Vernon Turner, senior vice president enterprise infrastructure, consumer and telecom research of IDC, and Dr Peter C. Wilton, who teaches strategy and international management at the Haas School of Business at the University of California in Berkeley, lead the international panel of speakers at the upcoming CIO Summit taking place this July in Auckland. Turner is one of the authors of the IDC Special Report on Reducing Greenhouse Gases through Intense Use of ICT, released during the UN Climate Summit in Copenhagen. His presentation will focus on how enterprises can lower carbon emissions and infrastructure and operations cost through the focused use of ICT tools. The session will provide guidance for how CIOs across specific sectors can work across the business to achieve this.
Dr Wilton will expose leading edge thinking on how to respond to the shifts in the rules of market competition. These will include tools and approaches for systematically anticipating changing market realities, and uncovering powerful new marketing and business strategies to prosper in the face of such change.
The CIO Summit, to be held on July 20 and 21 at the SkyCity Convention Centre, is organised by CIO magazine, IDC and conference company BrightStar.
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.
CIOs and other business leaders from across sectors who will speak at the Summit include: Phil Brimacombe, healthAlliance; Liz Gosling, AUT University; Bohdan Szymanik, Kiwibank; Rob Tillotson, Colenso BBDO; Peter McDowall, St John NZ; Daniel Thompson, Adidas NZ; Alastair Grigg, Xero; Geoff Calhoun, Accuquote USA; Mike Clarke, SkyCity; Manfred Friedrich, Adscale Laboratories; Hamish Grant, Ezibuy; Rosalie Nelson, IDC; and lawyer Michael Wigley.
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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