Transpower NZ (MIS100 2012)

Transpower NZ (MIS100 2012)

2011 ranking: 84

Senior IS executive: Jim Tocher, GM — information services and technology

Address: Transpower House, 96 The Terrace, Wellington


Transpower NZ is in the midst of a $150 million plus telecommunications rollout. The company relies on a multi-vendor solution for its telecommunications needs, partnering with Telecom and Vodafone for voice services and Telecom/Gen-i, TelstraClear, FX Networks, Kordia and others for data and communications leases. “ICT is playing a central role in helping the business innovate through new applications of practices and technologies,” says general manager, information services and technology, Jim Tocher. “Our focus is particularly in the area of enhancing asset management capability for the business, as well as leveraging wireless technologies to enable productivity improvements. The consumerisation of IT is also leading to the development of strategies to address increased work-place flexibility and changes to our application sourcing strategies.” To support those overarching IT goals and plans, key projects are scheduled for 2012, including enhancements to mission critical systems, business systems upgrades and deployment of new applications, infrastructure consolidation and virtualisation, and enhancements to IT security. The SOE will leverage information technology to enable transformation of core asset management functions, enable operational excellence through improvements in ICT process maturity and technology architecture, promote flexibility through rapid prototyping and innovation, and enable “Smart Grid” initiatives through the transformation of core telecommunications infrastructure.

Join the CIO New Zealand group on LinkedIn. The group is open to CIOs, IT Directors, COOs, CTOs and senior IT managers.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags MIS100

Show Comments