CIO100 2018

CIOs have evolved to become visionary strategic business leaders who are driving innovative and transformative projects across their organisations.

CIO100: New Zealand’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the third annual CIO100 list where we recognize New Zealand’s 100 most innovative and effective Chief Information Officers who are influencing rapid change across their organisations. This list recognizes those who are leading the ICT function and are driving innovative technology projects that have completely transformed business processes. The successful CIOs will be business leaders who enable their organisations to meet the needs of their customers or communities through technology. 

Unmistakably, CIOs are transforming to become business strategists, cleverly adopting innovation and continually shifting towards an ICT visionary role. No doubt, the CIO’s responsibilities have switched from managing cost centers to a stronger business orientation. It is a pivotal time in the life and times of a CIO, and with CIO New Zealand at the coalface of the C-level environment (chronicling and capturing the stories that matter), it is now more important than ever to recognize and applaud the ICT leaders shaping the future of industry and government.

Steps and procedures

So let's get started. In order to determine the Top 100 leaders, nominees must fill out a CIO100 questionnaire, which showcases three key pillars: Demonstrating IT’s Business Value, Innovation, and Leadership. Nominees can either answer the questions and send back directly via email, or enter online via survey monkey on the CIO New Zealand website. 

Nominations will open on September 18, 2017 and close on November 30, 2017. To be considered, nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated by a suitable peer via a submission form, which can either be emailed directly or entered online via the CIO New Zealand website. 

All nominations will be reviewed by our CIO100 judging panel (please see the 'Judges' section for bios and backgrounds), who will rate each section of the questionnaire in order to determine the final list. These responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our 100 CIOs, which will be revealed at a breakfast forum in March 2018.

ICT-enabled community project

In 2018, CIO New Zealand will once again honour and recognize the leading organisation that has developed a technology-enabled initiative that helped address a community or social issue. The awards will be presented at the CIO100 forum, when we will present the results of the 2018 survey. 

If you wish to nominate your organisation for this category, please complete the questionnaire here.This is a separate category and recognizes an organisation that harnesses business technologies to help address social or community issues. It will detail the impact of the programme in addressing the issue and the metrics used to determine its success over the past 12 months. 

As the CIO100 for 2018 takes shape, please stay tuned for more story announcements and updates on the CIO100 process.