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CIO50 2019 #26-50: Liz Gosling, Auckland University of Technology

Liz Gosling has driven the adoption of agile within the ICT services team at AUT. The agile approach is now being adopted in other areas of the university, including people and culture, finance and student services and administration.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #15: David Kennedy, Transaction Services Group

“The IT transformations under my remit are being treated as the lighthouse programmes. Our programme approach and processes are being used by other Group and Regional Executives as a way to increase value in their lines of business," says David Kennedy, CIO at Transaction Services Group.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Victor Yuen, FaceMe

Victor Yuen says the chatbot and virtual assistant market is estimated to grow beyond $40 billion in the next 10 years, and human connections will be reduced to less than 15 per cent of customer interactions. FaceMe has moved head on into this market.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Mark Rees, Xero

“Our growth in customers and staff, means that we have to be continually reviewing the way we work to ensure we can keep ahead of our growth, without losing any process or functionality,” says Mark Rees, chief technology officer at ​Xero.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Allan Lightbourne, Tauranga City Council

We opened our standup meetings to the rest of the council. Not only do we encourage others to attend, but we also coach other teams on how to leverage standups and Kanban boards, says Allan Lightbourne, chief digital officer at Tauranga City Council.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 One to watch: James Allison

Just like the healthcare professionals his teams serve, James Allison makes sure that his staff understand their duty-of-care to the people in the region. “Theirs is no ordinary IT job,” he constantly tells them.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #3: Craig Bunyan, ANZ Bank New Zealand

Craig Bunyan and his team at ANZ Bank work in partnership with both startups and larger, innovative technology companies, to use disruptive technologies that deliver easy, fast, safe and connected banking.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #11: Andrew Goodin, Zespri

“People and partnerships matter,” says Andrew Goodin, who has worked for over 10 years at Zespri, including CIO and acting chief digital officer. “It is very difficult to create something of value alone.”

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #21: Gary Baird, Inland Revenue

“We are in the midst of a once-in-a-generation opportunity to modernise tax administration in New Zealand,” says Inland Revenue CTO Gary Baird.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #6: Chris Trigg, Southern Cross Health Society

“More than 92 per cent of claims are now submitted electronically, up from 80 per cent a year ago,” says Chris Trigg, chief digital officer at the Southern Cross Health Society.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #10: Shayne Tong, Auckland District Health Board

“We now have a stronger focus on digital and data to ensure we ensure we transform into a data-driven, digital healthcare system,” says Shayne Tong, chief digital officer at Auckland District Health Board.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Chris Duran, Biomatters

These days, the boundary between internal infrastructure and technology and external technologies for the customer-base are either blurred or removed altogether, says Chris Duran, COO and CTO at Biomatters.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30