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From embracing BYOT, creating more successes in your role, to IT governance - our top stories in 2011.

Ready, set, grow! Campbell Such of Bidvest New Zealand exemplifies the new breed of CIOs focusing beyond business technology and delving into revenue generation strategies.

Master builder

Thirty years after becoming a trainee analyst, Opus CIO Bruce Tinsley continues to relish working in, and progressing to leadership roles in IT.

Driving for change

Garry Collings is one of a handful of New Zealand CIOs who leapt to top executive posts in both the ICT user and vendor spaces

Experience required

Are there areas where CIOs excel in or gravitate to should they wish to move out of their current roles?

Strategic shift

A number of CIOs have been tapped on the shoulder recently to reprise their role — but in another industry, or in another country. We talk to CIOs who accepted this challenge

Response, recovery, resilience

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry implemented a business resilience plan arising out of the first earthquake in Christchurch. This proved invaluable when the second earthquake struck, says Nigel Prince, deputy director-general business services.

Gaining altitude

Ventures into the cloud by Trade Me are sparing and selective, says its technology chief David Wasley.

Gearing for change

Garry Fissenden, CEO of ETITO, shares his insights on working across the business to build an organisation capable of evolving with shifting technology and business requirements.

Embracing 'bring your own' technology

Ben Robinson of Paymark acknowledges the challenge of staff wanting to use their own tech tools, but says managing this is easy by comparison with other problems an enterprise faces.

Anchoring IT

Pieter Bakker of Ports of Auckland shares the secrets of combining the traditional ‘keeping the lights on’ responsibilities of the CIO with a seat at the executive table.

The new C-change

Former TelstraClear CIO Andrew Crabb leaves IT to get closer to customers, but this doesn’t mean he is turning his back on the transformative effects of well-applied technology on a business.

Beyond technology

CIO of the Year Russell Jones moves to operations — the next arena for CIOs to shine.

Power steering

Five industry leaders discuss ways to push ICT governance to the top of the corporate agenda.

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