When Hannes van Zyl became CIO at Hawkins Group, the staff were ‘screaming for IT.’ But after laying the foundations for the new business technology platform, he ponders on the next mission for ICT.
...And why the CIO post may be split into several roles during the process.
Carmen Casagranda steps up from IT director to become the first CIO at Cigna New Zealand – and leading its move to a digital organisation.
Why are we not systematically aggregating data to force (and support) the government to see the full picture to make better social investment decisions?
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James Mansell is part of a small, but growing group of volunteers who are pushing for the responsible use of data to deliver social and economic value. What motivated him to immerse himself in this role?
Clarke treaded quite an unusual career path – corporate lawyer, CEO, and now general manager business solutions and technology for Trustpower.
CEO Geraint Martin on how the Counties Manukau District Health Board is preparing for tech-enabled disruption.
Victor Vae’au does not have a separate ICT strategy - it is Future35, the framework for change of the New Zealand Defence Force in the next 25 years.
Common IaaS services have already delivered $70M in annualised savings, says CIO, Colin MacDonald
Richard Parry of Stand Children’s Services Tu Maia Whanau taps disruptive technology to reduce IT ‘cost centres’
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The CEO of franchise businesses Green Acres and Hire-a-Hubby, talks about the nuances of becoming a digital company – and why revealing more information online gives them an edge over the competition.
Winning users’ hearts and minds
"In the commercial space, you work with your customers to develop the product. We are transposing that to the education sector," says Chris South of Network for Learning on the Crown company’s learning portal, Pond, now approaching 1000 new users each month.
Pointers from Hamish Nuttall, now ‘outsourced chief digital officer’ after founding and selling a startup that became the Naked Bus company.
Julia Raue helped create a new role – the chief digital officer – who will take charge of her CIO portfolio when she leaves.
The former CIO of Inland Revenue Department and Westpac NZ is now immersed in the world of business incubators, venture capitalists and crowdfunding.
Start with the end in mind
Jason Millett of Westpac and Kevin Angland of IAG talk about their ascent to the role. They also share career insights for up and coming CIOs, and how they see the role evolving.
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