.The smartest way to get tech stuff done..
.100 % Aotearoa, New Zealand owned, because context is everything..
New Zealand's first Māori-owned
technology strategy & project specialists
Everything data & digital
We combine computer and data science with Māori approaches – and can look under the technical 'hoods' of either of those sectors.
We serve three core sectors: Government, Iwi-Māori and NGO clients.
We deeply understand the ever-changing political, legislative, social and cultural environments you operate in.
We know the relationships you have with your stakeholders and communities are critical.
We quickly zero in on your data & digital requirements and challenges, and help you get in front of them.
We're specialists in Māori data, information governance, operationalising and applying it in your organisation and with your communities.
We're pragmatic and solutions-focused.
We can help you develop your Te Tiriti o Waitangi policies and KPIs.
And our clients say we're super easy to work with.
And we have a wonderful sponsorship programme for selected tech & Māori related projects for capability-building to help grow the Māori tech sector.
WHAT DO YOU NEED HELP WITH?
Discrete data & digital or ICT project
Strategy, ISSP, roadmaps
Māori data and information projects
Complex, core and critical projects
- Design, build, implement, manage
Engagement with your stakeholders
Fixed budgets or evolving – whatever suits your needs
Fixed delivery dates or ongoing tasks and monitoring
ON-CALL CIO, CTO, CDO
Virtual senior on-call IT specialist, CIO, CTO or CDO
Independent advisor, shadow coach who will also help your team get more tech-savvy
Assistance with your data and tech workforce development
Ongoing strategic, project, monitoring and risk reduction focus
Dedicated specialist you can count on
Monthly deliverables, reporting
12-months to 3 years subscription
The 'paua' is a southern Pacific abalone unique to Aotearoa/New Zealand and has a notably iridescent inner shell, aptly capturing the idea of diversity and the company's foundational value system.
Paua Interface Ltd ('Paua') was founded in '92 by Robyn Kamira when connectivity meant the sound of a dialup modem and the World Wide Web was barely crawling. It was registered as Paua Interface in 2002.
The company is purpose-led and works to be financially sustainable, while achieving wider social and cultural outcomes.
All projects consider where they can make tangible differences in the lives of people and communities.
Today, Paua has an exciting portfolio of hi-tech projects to inspire and many with social and cultural outcomes at the core. And it's still 100% New Zealand and Māori-owned.
Our vision sits where information and technology touches the lives of people and communities – and makes positive sustainable differences to people's lives.
It's what we care about and it drives us to do stuff.
Paua helps clients with their big questions. What difference will this project make in the world? Can it be achieved? Can the people who are involved make it happen?
Paua supports tech innovation for community, charitable, corporate and government organisations – right people, right skills and right outcomes.
WHAT WE DO
Core & critical tech projects like these:
Applications (apps, programs)
Data governance, sovereignty
Infrastructure & enterprise projects
- Instructional design
- IT governance
- IT & data policies
IT project management
Māori data and information specialists
Privacy Impact Assessments
Software design and build
Troubleshooting IT projects
In sectors like these:
Iwi and Māori
Te Pūkenga | NZ Institute of Skills and Technology – helping create a digital strategy and ISSP (Information Systems Strategic Plan) for NZ's largest tertiary education provider with 250,000 students.
UAV (drone) technologies – spearhead Incredible Skies' AI and mathematic modelling to identify rogue objects in airspace.
Interim Māori Spectrum Commission – design and build a unique Spectrum Innovation Platform for telecommunications and technology-related projects and trials using private 4G/5G networks.
TechMasterclass Aotearoa – create NZ's first industry tech programme for organisations without in-house tech expertise.
NZ Hi-Tech Awards – sponsors and judges.
Toi Hangarau Report – building a data-driven annual report on 20 plus Māori-owned tech companies including a deep dive into the Founder stories and what makes them sustainable. Paua is donating its time and funds to make this report free to everyone, and has the help of other sponsors and two volunteer reference group to peer review the report.
First we listen.
We'll ask about your challenges and expectations before we recommend a technology approach, team and quote.
We engage, collaborate, wānanga-codesign
We walk alongside your team and stakeholder communities and help you to shape a technology solution that gets the results you need.
We're communicative and responsive
We check in regularly to ensure we're all on the same page and responding to whatever priorities you're experiencing in a timely way.
We're determined and relentless deliverers
The mantra that IT projects are typically over-budget and late simply means either something in the management went wrong, or an external factor interfered with your goals. We are proud of our track record of ensuring we do everything in our power to make sure you get what you need on time and within your budget.
Here's what we typically hear from clients and what you can also expect.
"We needed fast delivery and Paua pulled out all the stops to make it happen!"
"Your consultant was familiar with our sector and our stakeholders, and had networks to call on, adding huge value to our project."
"I appreciated that the team checked in frequently to ensure we were all on the same page throughout the project."
"Having a Paua tech leader working with our in-house team is like having our own on-call CIO."
"Our Paua consultant was completely invested in our purpose and went above and beyond to make it happen."
Our clients rely on our deep industry knowledge, strong industry networks, and good communication.
Paua draws from a pool of senior industry professionals to create optimal teams, bringing together the right specialist talent for your project.
They are your trusted tour guides helping you arrive at your destination. They'll guide you through simple tasks through to complex digital roadmaps, solutions and strategies – and help to both optimise and systematically de-risk your technology investments.
Paua CEO Robyn Kamira says, "It comes down to this. Our clients need a fit-for-purpose team – experienced and competent people – who will deliver exactly what they need – nothing less."
Paua assigns senior consultants to lead projects so the tasks are well-guided and on point. The team members monitor global industry trends regularly, and collaborate to inform, challenge and augment their collective thinking for every project.
Bland is not in our vocabulary – only excellent results and outcomes.
Paua only employs highly motivated people and lets them do what they do best. In return, they get to support interesting projects with a purpose. Projects like yours. They're here to help you change the world.
Oh, and you may be pleased to know they all have relevant certifications and/or degrees, and real-world experiences that will give you peace of mind.
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