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An exorcism at Microsoft

Satya Nadella has been Microsoft CEO for more than five years. Along the way, he’s made dramatic changes in the way Redmond operates.

Written by Preston Gralla12 Nov. 19 22:00

In pictures: Launching the 2019 CIO50 in Auckland

CIO New Zealand launches the inaugural CIO50, recognising the nation's top 50 technology and digital chiefs of 2019. Business executives gathered at the Hilton in Auckland to celebrate their achievements (Photos by Jason Creaghan)

Written by CIO New Zealand29 March 19 08:15

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Rebecca Chenery, Watercare

“Don’t follow a rulebook and instead do what’s right for our organisation and culture,” says Rebecca Chenery of Watercare on leading digital transformation programmes.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #16: Mark Beder, Spark

Spark has made the transition to Agile @scale, an unprecedented business model of this scale in New Zealand. Where previously technology people all sat at desks on one area, now they are spread throughout several different tribes and squads, explains Mark Beder, whose role combines both the CIO and CTO functions at Spark

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #13: Cobus Nel, Transpower

Transpower is working on several projects that harness AI and related technologies. One of these is the deployment of the robots Wall-E and Evie to provide real-time situational awareness of their remote sites.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50: Aaron McDonald, Centrality

“It’s a thousand apps working together...Think of it as a thousand zebras, running in a herd against the competition, rather than one unicorn,” says Aaron McDonald of Centrality

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #20:Richard Wyke, Figured

Figured was built on the idea of connecting farmers and their advisors on a common cloud financial platform to enable better collaboration across each member of the farming team, says its chief technology officer Richard Wyke.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #8: Sarah Ellisdon, Counties Power

Counties Power CIO Sarah Ellisdon adheres to Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s famous dictum of, “Don't be a know-it-all; be a learn-it-all.”

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #17: Mark Leadbetter, House of Travel

“Whenever you deliver IT projects or enhancements to a business, you are delivering a change. You should never lose focus on who is impacted by this change and how the change affects them,” says Mark Leadbetter of House of Travel.

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 #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 #19: Gerard Naish, Ports of Auckland

It is important for the CIO to become the ‘trusted advisor’ in the organisation, says Gerard Naish, head of ICT at Ports of Auckland. “Ideally, this means rather than finding ways to bypass IT, people instead beat a path to your door.”

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 #12: Shane Lenton, Cue Clothing

“From a ‘fast follower’ of retail trends a few years ago, we are now a leader in retail innovation,” says Shane Lenton, CIO at Cue Clothing.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #26-50 Sean Davidson, VTNZ/Dekra

“We have successfully moved the perception of IT from ‘phones and laptops’ to business savvy sources of competitive advantage,” says Sean Davidson of VTNZ

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30

CIO50 2019 #4: Kevin Angland, Mercury

Kevin Angland, general manager digital services at Mercury, says some of their projects, tapping disruptive technologies like AI, are a first in New Zealand

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 19 08:30