Ten years ago our Chief Executive was judging for a national business awards programme and was surprised to discover just how little market intelligence was available to the awards entrants. Where data was available, it was either too limited in scope to provide useful insights, or too expensive for many of the businesses entering the awards programme.
From this experience getsmart was born: a system with research smarts built-in. A system that is expertly-designed, modular and scalable to suit the needs of organisations large and small. A system that uses a shared platform/shared cost model so that it's accessible to businesses of any size – with the added benefit of benchmarking as a core feature.
Our mission - to make high-quality information accessible to all as the basis for good decision-making.
getsmart is based in Wellington, New Zealand, a city known globally for its technical innovation, hospitality, creativity and resourcefulness.
Meet the leadership team
Cristine Angus, Chief Executive
Cristine graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and has an extensive background in planning, management and market research. She has held senior research, marketing, management and governance positions across a range of industries in New Zealand and has also worked for large government and private sector organisations in Europe and the Middle East.
Katrina Barkle, Lead Systems Specialist and Client Support
Kat joined getsmart in 2013, having worked for many years in the health sector. Her past experience includes managing a critical software platform and providing technical support for clinical staff. Kat is renowned for her quick and super-helpful support, and for her expert advice on matters of survey design, data collection, data analysis and reporting.
Romain Louis, Lead Developer
Romain originates from France, where he graduated with a Masters of Computer Science from the EPU in Sophia Antipolis. He has worked with getsmart since 2011 and is now based in our Wellington office. Romain leads the development and ongoing evolution of the getsmart system, in line with client needs and new technology innovations.