Stories by Divina Paredes

PwC appoints new GM IT operations

PwC has a new general manager IT operations, Nicole Hughes, who came from Microsoft where she was service management consultant. Hughes, who reports to chief operating officer Peter Doyle, has 15 years experience in IT operations and project management.

Written by Divina Paredes29 Aug. 13 09:44

The CIO as peacekeeper

John Holley ventures into an unfamiliar territory to most CIOs - to South Sudan, as a planning officer for the United Nations Mission. He talks about the upsides of taking a ‘career sabbatical’ and how CIOs can do the same - without leaving the country, or their respective organisations.

Written by Divina Paredes27 Aug. 13 15:28

New CIO at healthAllliance

Johan Vendrig moves to HSA as chief operating officer; ex-Vodafone CIO Claire Govier takes on role.

Written by Divina Paredes23 Aug. 13 10:45

St John creates new CIO role

Charitable organisation seeks ‘innovator and expert’ to steer the organisation from an ‘IT perspective’

Written by Divina Paredes19 Aug. 13 12:47


For Rob Fyfe, innovation and risk management go hand in hand, and he shares how this was demonstrated during his term as CIO and then chief executive at Air New Zealand.

Written by Divina Paredes18 Aug. 13 16:44

On solid ground

Craig Soutar of the New Zealand Transport Agency talks about the CIO’s ‘balancing act’ of simultaneously leading through a growing ICT portfolio and delivering core services.

Written by Divina Paredes07 Aug. 13 20:42

The transformation of the CIO portfolio

The CIO should really think how they can work with business leaders around the company not only to deliver services internally but to use technology to help the company differentiate and expand the business, says IDC chief research officer Crawford del Prete.

Written by Divina Paredes25 July 13 07:49

The day after the earthquake

It was a Sunday afternoon but Channa Jayasinha was in the Wellington City Council (WCC) complex when the earthquake struck.

Written by Divina Paredes22 July 13 16:19

Role of ICT staff in emergency response on the rise

Information and communication technology is becoming increasingly integrated into the response teams for emergencies, while social networks are important channels for agencies involved in disaster responses.

Written by Divina Paredes22 July 13 16:01