Education / Interviews

In pictures: Launching the 2019 CIO50 in Wellington

CIO New Zealand launches the inaugural CIO50, recognising the nation's top 50 technology and digital chiefs of 2019, at the Te Papa in Wellington (Photos by Mark Coote)

Written by CIO New Zealand29 March 19 15:41

CIO100 2018 #31-100: Andy Keiller, University of Canterbury

“With a significant reduction in capital and operational budgets, the challenge has been to keep technical debt, and its associated risks, at an acceptable level, against the backdrop of the university’s new technology roadmap,” says Andy Keiller, chief information officer, University of Canterbury. “This roadmap has the key component of an integration layer that will allow the leveraging of legacy technology and solutions by creating the opportunity to develop new services through modern presentation technologies. It will also allow easier integration of new solutions with older ones."

Written by CIO New Zealand28 March 18 08:30

CIO100 2018 #31-100: Grant Strang, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa

“We are confident, audacious and constantly challenging ourselves, the status quo and leading the pace of change,” is how Grant Strang describes the approach of the technology team at tertiary provider Te Wānanga o Aotearoa (TWoA). The results, he says, can be seen in the range of projects they have delivered over the past year.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 18 08:30

CIO100 2018 #31-100: Neville Richardson, Gallagher Group

“Being a good CIO means you need to focus on things other than the technology,” says Neville Richardson of Gallagher Group.
“IT managers deal with technology. CIOs understand that IS is about the interaction of Technology, Process, People and Structures. If you look at why IS initiatives fail, it will always be that one of these elements, or the way they interact, have been forgotten about,” says Richardson.

Written by CIO New Zealand28 March 18 08:30

CIO100 2018 #31-100: Jason Patrick Mangan, University of Auckland

“In a year when everyone was trialling new capabilities to drive further improvements to business process and customer outcomes (including ourselves), we decided do the basics better,” says Jason Patrick Mangan, director IT services at the University of Auckland. This is the backdrop of the “Service Effectiveness” programme which focused on what matters most to their customers - students, faculty and the university staff.

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 18 08:30

CIO100 2018 #31-100: Lyndal Stewart, Find My Study

Our innovations are unique as no-one has ever tried to combine data from so many sources via the Internet of Things around Tertiary Education before, says Lyndal Stewart, founder and chief executive of

Written by Divina Paredes28 March 18 08:30

CIO100 2017 #31-100: Owen Werner, Unitec Institute of Technology

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.

Written by Rodney Fletcher29 March 17 07:00

CIO100 2017 #31-100: John Hanna, Network for Learning

“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.

Written by Rodney Fletcher29 March 17 07:00

CIO100 2017 #31-100: Alistair James Massey University

Massey University is midway through a major business transformation programme. It commenced in mid-2015 and is due for phased deployment from late-2017 onwards, says its CIO Alistair James.

Written by Rodney Fletcher29 March 17 07:00

CIO100 2017 #7: Dr Claire Barber, Spark New Zealand

Before Claire Barber took on the newly created role of chief digital officer at Spark New Zealand, she led the re-engineering programme for the telecommunications company.

Written by Divina Paredes29 March 17 07:00

CIO100 2017 #31-100: Mike Harte, University of Otago

The University of Otago has been building and rolling out a new network, which includes the installation of a wireless service across its campuses in Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington and Invercargill.

Written by Rodney Fletcher29 March 17 07:00

CIO100 2017 #31-100: Liz Coulter, University of Auckland

The ITS department has had an increased focus on innovation. One of the initial activities which has helped with innovative is the facilitation of the bi-annual Hack Day at the University of Auckland.

Written by Divina Paredes29 March 17 07:00