Register NOW for the CIO Summit

Register NOW for the CIO Summit

Register by 8 June 2010 to save $300 and enter the prize draw for a trip for two to Rarotonga.

The CIO Summit, New Zealand’s premier, two-day gathering for ICT leaders, will be held on July 20 and 21 at the SkyCity Convention Centre. Those who register and pay by 5 pm on 8 June 2010 for the CIO Summit can save $300 and enter the prize draw for a trip for two to Rarotonga. To register for the CIO Summit, click here.

The event will also include a gala dinner on July 20 where the winners of the CIO of the Year sponsored by NetApp and the IT Excellence in Recruitment Awards sponsored by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) will be announced. The entries for these awards will be opening shortly.

The 2009 winners were Julia Raue of Air New Zealand as CIO of the Year, and Candle ICT for Excellence in ICT recruitment.

The conference will kick off with international keynote speaker, Dr Peter Wilton, senior lecturer at the Haas School of Business, University of California in Berkeley, on “The CIO as Strategist: Architecting for Leadership, Growth and Innovation”.

Andre Mendes, CIO/CTO, US Broadcasting Board of Governors – International, will deliver the international keynote presentation on ‘Crisis driven innovation’ on the second day.

Gabrielle Davies, change architect, will share insights on how and where the next-generation communication solutions can shape enterprise improvements to service delivery, transform back office processes and increase productivity.

One of the key sessions at the CIO Summit is a leaders’ panel on “Should CIOs help drive the business, or align with the business?”. The panel is composed of Damian Swaffield, business consultant and former CIO of TVNZ, who will be the moderator; Julia Raue, Air New Zealand; Alma Hong, NZ Fire Service; Tanya Harris, The Reserve Bank of New Zealand; and Kevin Drinkwater, Mainfreight.

Rosalie Nelson, research manager – telecommunications at IDC and lawyer Michael Wigley will discuss the state of New Zealand telecommunications.

Hamish Grant, CIO, Ezibuy, will speak from the point of view of a commercially focused CIO, and the steps to take on building a customer-centric IT strategy and winning culture. Mike Clarke, SkyCity CIO, will speak on the ‘value disciplines’ regarded by Treacy and Wiersema as the key to company success.

This year’s speakers represent a range of sectors and executive roles. They include: Vernon Turner, senior vice president - enterprise infrastructure; consumer and telecom research, IDC; Phil Brimacombe, CIO, healthAlliance; Liz Gosling, director - ICT services, Auckland University of Technology; Bohdan Szymanik, CTO, Kiwibank; Rob Tillotson, CFO, Colenso BBDO; Peter McDowall, CIO, St John New Zealand; Alastair Grigg, chief operating officer, Xero; Manfred Friedrich, CEO/CTO, Adscale Laboratories; and Geoff Calhoun, director of IT, AccuQuote, USA.

The CIO Summit is organised by CIO magazine, IDC and conference company BrightStar.

CIOs across a broad reach of industries are members of the advisory council for the CIO Summit 2010, and helped draft the agenda for New Zealand’s premium event for ICT leaders.

The 2010 CIO Advisory Council is composed of Andrew Cammell, Chapman Tripp; Channa Jayasinha, Ministry of Fisheries; Ashley Mudford, New Zealand Food Safety Authority; Julia Raue, Air New Zealand; Mike Foley, Watercare; Miles Fordyce, University of Auckland; Owen McCall, The Warehouse; Peter McDowall, St. John; Robin Johansen, Beca; Russell Jones, ASB; Tanya Harris, Reserve Bank of New Zealand; Mike Clarke, SkyCity; and David Spaziani, former CIO, Department of Internal Affairs.

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