Land Transport New Zealand

Land Transport New Zealand

2007 ranking: 17

Senior IS executive: Tony West, chief information officer Reports to: General manager, corporate services

Size of IS shop: 60

PCs: 7710

Mobile PCs: 205

Terminals: 0

Hand-held devices: 0

Total screens: 7915

Industry: Government and defence

PC environment: Linux, Windows XP, HP/Intel-based clone, OEM/


Server environment: Linux, Sun, Windows 2003, NT; Unisys, Dell, HP

DBMS: Jade, Oracle, Unisys, SQL

Address: Level 4, NZ Post House, 7-27 Waterloo Quay, Wellington


Key IS projects this year: Operator rating system; performance

monitoring system; business intelligence; and a range of projects

required to create the NZ Transport Agency.

LAND TRANSPORT IS a significant user of information technology

with nearly 8000 screens and an IT team of 64 headed by Tony

West, CIO, within the Information Systems and Technology Group.

West says Land Transport seeks to progress the broad outcomes

promoted by the New Zealand Transport Strategy. This will also be

the role of the NZ Transport Agency, which will be created on 1 July

2008 when Land Transport merges with Transit NZ.

While organisational direction and business strategies are reasonably

well understood, he says the new organisation structure will

bring further challenges.

He says Government policy changes “always create surprises”,

and the IT service arms of government departments driven by

legislation can not foresee all IT systems and services required in

the future.

“Big blocks” of work for Land Transport for the next year include

changes to support new Transport Operator licensing legislation, a

system which looks at all transport operators and operations. It is

part of the implementation of the rating system that targets information

to allocate resources to risk.

Land Transport will also make a signifi cant investment in VoIP to

coincide with new premises.

In the online space, West says Land Transport seeks to make more

transaction services available online for the public and partners.

The Road User Charges licence was introduced late last year and

it has a number of other transactions due this year. These projects

will also use the Government Logon Service.

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