About Us


TechX aims to be New Zealand’s leading independent technology advisory company ensuring investment in technology delivers the business value and outcomes our clients are seeking.  Over time our team of senior consultants will offer clients experience across the wide range of service including business transformation leadership, technology investment optimisation, ICT strategy and plan development, business and technology risk assessment, independent guidance and mentoring at Board and CX level, governance services, vendor management and procurement, programme and project management, architecture, training and recruitment independent guidance and mentoring at Board and CX level, governance services including Advisory Board services, virtual CXO services, vendor management and procurement, programme and project management, architecture, training and recruitment.

Trusted relationships

Our years of experience tell us that trusted advice combined with client ambitions is the key to ensuring successful technology investment. Working with customers we aim to build long term relationships as they appreciate the value of the sensible and practical advice we offer.


Having provided advice to a wealth of clients for more than 10 years, following a successful corporate career at the most senior levels at ASB and Telecom NZ and now having a successful independent director career, Clayton Wakefield is recognised as one of New Zealand’s  leading business technology advisors. Clayton has the knowledge and experience that New Zealand companies can rely on to help them successfully deliver their business and technology outcomes .  As Clayton enhances the team at TechX  with New Zealand’s most respected  senior technology people, so will the depth of experience and knowledge be enhanced.

Independent and Objective

Our advice is independent, objective and pragmatic. Independence is very important and allows TechX to scrutinise, challenge and refine the information that is provided to organisations by vendors and partners.  TechX has no conflicts when it comes to offering our clients the best possible advice for their organisation.

Team TechX

Clayton Wakefield


Clayton Wakefield has over 35 years has experience at the most senior level of technology in New Zealand.  Clayton has spend his corporate career at the most senior levels of ASB Group and Telecom ( Spark).  Clayton was a founder and major shareholder of Techspace, a successful NZ technology advisory company that was acquired by management in 2015.  In addition he has had a successful governance career as a Director of Endace, Chorus, F&P Finance and Cooperative Bank. Having a successful corporate carer followed by providing advice to a wealth of clients for more than 10 years, Clayton Wakefield is recognised as one of New Zealands leading business technology advisors. Clayton is known for his integrity, warmth, pragmatism, attention to detail, delivery of critical outcomes and his sense of humour.

Senior Advisors

TechX will provide the right environment for the most respected and trusted senior business technology advisors in New Zealand. Our aim is to have a team of 25 senior advisors by 2020.

Technology Services

Advice & Guidance

Techx provides its clients with advice and guidance that addresses the specific needs and situation that client faces. Our advice ensures investment in technology delivers the business value and outcomes that clients and organisations need. Clients can expect to enhance outcomes, minimise risk, ensure all stakeholders are communicated with effectively and understand the challenges and opportunities.

Our advice and guidance will be based on our deep knowledge and experience of business, technology processes and the New Zealand market.


TechX is proudly 100% New Zealand owned and operated.

Communications & Training

Technology can often be confusing to stakeholders and technology professionals are sometimes stereotyped as “techies” who are hard to understand and communicate poorly.

Techx prides itself on being able to assist and support clients to proactively engage with stakeholders to ensure that business, technology concepts and initiatives are well understood.

TechX is formulating a training framework on  “Effective Communication for Technology Professionals” to enhance the communication skills of the industry.  This framework is aimed at senior and CX or Board level professionals who wish to enhance their technical communication skills.

When things go wrong in your business!

Sometimes things go wrong in when businesses utilise technology.  Transformations, programmes and projects can often exceed budgets and timelines. Technology can become obsolete and unreliable.  This can create uncertainty and risk to an organisation.  TechX believes that delivering business value from technology  within an organisation requires strict processes to prevent significant issues.  This includes ensuring any initiative is established with the right strategy, governance, people and processes.  However TechX recognises that often initiatives aren’t established well. In this case the extensive experience and seniority of the TechX team will assist in getting things back on track and performing to plan.


Effective governance is essential to successfully delivering outcomes within an organisation.  TechX has vast experience in establishing governance structures and recommends that all organisations have an “independent” trusted advisor to provide greater insight and ensure optimum outcomes.   In this way a balanced and impartial view is available to maximise outcomes and minimise risk.

Market Experience

Often the greatest value an advisor can offer is to provide insight into other organisations with the same challenges and opportunities.  TechX has wide ranging experience in the New Zealand market with its advisors having assisted the following organisations as independent advisors prior to its formation.

ANZ Bank, Air NZ, Tower, ING, IRD, ACC, NZ Rugby Union, Fonterra, Westpac, Fulton Hogan, HEB, FMA, TVNZ, Health Alliance, Farmlands, PF Olsen, Spark, AsureQuality.


Techx features in CIO Magazine – Movers and Shakers Read the full article

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TechX officially launches on the 18th of May at Seafarers Club, Britomart,

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Office: 027 492 6408 | Clayton@techx.co.nz