Registrations to the 2009 CI0 Summit have started and those who register before 5 June will save $300 from the registration fee and go into the draw to win a trip for two to Rarotonga plus five nights accommodation at The Pacific Resort. In addition, each paying delegate will receive a 12-month subscription to CIO. Five Blackberry Bold units will also be given away during the two-day conference .
The 2009 CIO Summit will be held at the Hyatt Hotel in Auckland on July 21 and 22 and marks the merging of the CIO Conference and CIO Summit into one premium event for New Zealand’s ICT leaders. This has been made possible with the partnership of IDC, CIO and BrightStar to present this event.
The sessions will focus on the key themes of CIO leadership amidst rapid ICT changes and a shifting economy.
Conference attendees will hear from international and NZ speakers that include John Gantz, Global Chief Research Officer and Senior Vice President, IDC; Carey Eaton, CIO, SEEK; Sid Ahuja, VP Business Partnerships, Bell Labs Innovation; Mike Clarke, CIO, SkyCity; Russell Jones, Head of Group Technology, ASB; Owen McCall, CIO, The Warehouse; Andrew Wilshire, Chief Technology Officer, Fonterra; Lynley Lee, CIO, AsureQuality; Bruce Gallie, Chief Operating Officer, Colliers International; Stephen Crombie, Government Technology Services, DIA ; Steven de Jong; Partner, Pinnacle Life; Julie Bedggood, CEO, Intellimim; Andy Neale, Programme Manager, DigitalNZ.org; National Library; Paul Blowers, Enterprise Security Architect, NZ Police; Rhys Gould, CIO, DownerEDI Works; David Allen, General Manager, Document Solutions, Datamail; and Dr Murray Milner, Principal Consultant, Milner Consulting.
There will be two panel discussions: ‘Leadership at the Top: Skill Sets of Technology Leaders’ and ‘Effects of the Global Economic Crisis on Business and How IT is Contributing to Meet This Challenge.’
A group of CIOs across a broad reach of industries assisted in the drafting of the agenda: Andrew Cammell, Chapman Tripp; Chris Wickham, Wellington City Council; Hazel Jennings, Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind; April Walker, Southern Cross Healthcare; Robin Johansen, Beca; Ross Hughson, Inland Revenue Department, and Channa Jayasinha, Ministry of Economic Development.
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