Current and future leadership imperatives

Current and future leadership imperatives

The rise of CIOs as business strategists is key theme at CIO Summit on July 20 and 21.

What are the critical and strategic issues facing today’s ICT leaders? How should they respond to the shifts in the rules of market competition? How do they successful navigate the move from ICT manager to business leader? These are some of the key questions a panel of local and offshore business leaders will cover at the CIO Summit 2010 on July 20 and 21 at SkyCity Convention Centre.

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; Mike Clarke, SkyCity CIO; 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; and Manfred Friedrich, CEO/CTO, Adscale Laboratories.

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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