“Our job is to reduce this complexity for schools, making sure teachers and students can release the throttle on fantastic learning, equipped as confident, connected learners prepared for 21st century success,” says John Hanna, CEO at Network for Learning.
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ICT services is not something we have to sell to the organisation, says Walter Chieng, director of ICT at Saint Kentigern Trust.
“The core services are expected and delivery is guaranteed as all users depend on it every day.”
For Andrew Goodin, Zespri International’s Global Manager Information Services, implementing the company’s Industry Relationship Management Project (using MS Dynamics xRM online platform), has been a rewarding time for his team and ultimately, the company.
Over the past 12 months, Biomatters has successfully transitioned over 50 per cent of its business from a perpetual licensing model to a subscription software model.
Kristin School is constantly looking at ways to improve electronic access of information for students and parents, says the school's director of business services Nigel Wilkinson.
New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) operates in a closely regulated environment, with its core activities including the collection, testing, manufacturing and distribution of blood products, says CIO Tony Carpinter.
Our most important business transformation project completed over the past 12 months has been the transition from traditional hosting, using third-party VPS providers for our software as a service product, to 100 per cent cloud-based hosting, using Amazon Web Services,” says Figured CTO Richard John Wyke.
When Shayne Tong took on a year-long stint as interim CIO at Genesis Energy, he was given a remit to lead a high performing team across IT operations, agile digital delivery, IT transformation, big data and analytics and partnering with the business on lean digital startups.
Over the past 12 months, Business Mechanix embarked on its biggest challenge to date, the spinning off and launching a startup company called Find My Study.
In the past three years Unitec has made serious moves to rethink the provision of learning spaces across several campuses, in association with significant curriculum rewriting and strategic property change says the institute’s chief digital officer, Owen Werner.
St John has 14,000 employees and over 17,600 personnel so requires a multi-modal ICT team to deliver on a critical 24x7 business, plus a strong customer and digital vision, says CIO Cameron Brill, who leads a team of 70.
“With every new service or enhancement, we take a ‘digital first’ approach and look to digitise and automate processes or bring them online where appropriate,” says Ralph Chivers, who took on the CIO role at MBIE late last year.
The electronic Plunket Health Record (ePHR) application has changed the shape of wellbeing for 90 per cent of children aged 0-5 years in New Zealand says Plunket’s acting CIO, Roy Goldsmith.
Hawkins Group has completed two of the three phases of the 'Step Change' project, which is altering the way it provides data services to company employees on construction sites, says CIO Hannes Van Zyl.
Corrections has the dual responsibilities of keeping the public safe and actively reducing re-offending, through activities and programmes offered to custodial and community-based offenders. Within this strategic context, technology transformation must be delivered securely, effectively and reflect the strong governance and low-risk principles that are embedded in the Corrections’ culture,” says the organisation’s CIO, Sean Mills.