Auckland, NZ, Los Angeles, CA – May 23, 2016 – Vista Group International Ltd, the world leading New Zealand company comprising seven businesses providing software solutions to the global film industry, has won the prestigious “PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year” at the 2016 New Zealand Hi-Tech awards. The award was presented to Murray Holdaway, CEO of Vista Group International at the annual New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards gala at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland on May 20th.
Vista Group was selected over significant competition from finalists ARANZ Geo, Orion Health and Serko.
In selecting Vista Group as the winner the judges said: “Vista Group demonstrated strong growth with an offering that truly has worldwide potential. They have a well thought out and tailored product and market knowledge and a fantastic understanding of their target market. They have a great management team that hasn’t been afraid to go hard to secure deals around the world and have forged a strong relationship in the key market of partner in China. A great Kiwi company taking on the world and winning.”
“We are so honored to be recognized as High Tech’s “PwC Hi-Tech Company of the Year,” said Murray Holdaway. “At Vista Group we are intently aware that moviegoers today are faced with a growing number of choices for how, where and when they watch films which makes us particularly proud that our software is helping the industry better serve those customers.”
Building on the leading position of Vista Entertainment Solutions in the cinema exhibition sector, Vista Group is now expanding to offer solutions to other sectors of the industry. The cross-border global nature of the movie business has resulted in Vista Group businesses enjoying customer relationships in multiple countries around the world. Vista Cinema software developed by Vista Entertainment Solutions is installed in more than 60 countries including the USA, Canada, Mexico, the UK, India, China, Australia and New Zealand. Management estimates that in excess of a billion cinema tickets are processed every year through Vista Cinema.