Well… we won!

Backstage at the Sports Emmys. Left to right : John Rendall – Animation Research Ltd, Ian Burns – Oracle Team USA, Jimmy Spithill – Oracle Team USA, Stu Sharpe – Cannonball Software, Nathan Martin – Moving Pixel.

Last week in New York, the America’s Cup Official Mobile App won the Emmy award for the category Outstanding New Approaches – Sports Event Coverage.

It was wonderful to be able to share the excitement with friends and family back home through social media and email.  More than one person was telling me to “Get off Twitter and enjoy yourself!”, but in truth I really was enjoying the virtual celebration happening online as much as the party in NYC.

I’m very honoured to have been part of such a talented team. A huge thanks to Ian Taylor and John Rendall of Animation Research Ltd for making this happen. Animation Research Ltd is a company that brings together smaller local companies, giving us access to networks and opportunities that we could never get otherwise. More companies need to start working like this, as this is how we create *true* growth in the New Zealand tech sector.

Here’s the TV One story.  Kudos to TVNZ’s US Correspondent Jack Tame, for getting these shots so soon after the event – we were still buzzing, as you can tell.

Kiwi designers win Sports Emmy for America’s Cup app

Here are some photos from the night and trip home.  Enjoy!

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