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In pictures: CIO roundtable on 'The collaboration imperative'

ICT leaders share pointers on enterprise collaboration across mobile, digital and cloud channels at a CIO roundtable held in conjunction with Spark Digital.

  • CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital, at SkyCity’s The Grill.

  • Monique Hooper, technology leader, Flight Centre NZ: "The big thing is, how can we make our experience for our customers better, and the consultants’ lives easier?"

  • Hannes van Zyl, CIO, Hawkins: "A collaborative approach is important within our business especially with regards to training but also when working with consultants and sub-contractors."

  • Leanne Buer of Spark Digital at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’.

  • Tim Chaffe, University of Auckland: "The vendors design their products thinking it’s a closed world. Collaboration is an open world."

  • Andries van der Westhuizen, CIO, Stevenson Group: "We used a BI [business intelligence] tool to trigger collaboration."

  • Peter Yates, Spark Ventures and Dave Wilson, Cisco, at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’ at SkyCity’s The Grill.

  • Vaughan Robertson, Beca: "Yammer has taken the water cooler across 11,000 kilometres and 17 different offices."

  • Carlo Bussen, NALCO: ,"Regardless of what collaboration solution we decide on, it needs to be easy to operate by the users and easy to roll out and support by IS."

  • Peter Yates, Spark Ventures: "Because we’ve have embraced the cloud, we’ve have actually given more flexibility to our users to such a point that they can work pretty much anywhere."

  • Richard Horton, CIO, Fidelity Life: "We are heading towards video and other more collaborative styles of communication."

  • Vanessa Sorenson, Spark Digital: "There is faster decision making, you know, in connecting to all the right people, [but] only if the tools work."

  • Dave Pollard, Fletcher Distribution: "We are deploying public access wi-fi across our branches."

  • Chris Robb of ANZ Bank and Tim Chaffe of the University of Auckland at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’.

  • Dave Wilson, regional manager for collaboration, Cisco: "The amount of knowledge and expertise that exists within any organisation has no real value without the ability to access and leverage it."

  • Andries van der Westhuizen, CIO, Stevenson Group; Carlo Bussen, information systems manager, NALCO; and Peter Yates, head, operations and platform delivery, Spark Ventures.

  • Walter de Wit of HEB Construction and Nigel Flack of Cisco at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’.

  • Craig Columbus, CIO, Russell McVeagh: "Video is a huge part of the future for us. It’s going to be, I think, much more pervasive than voice."

  • Dave Pollard, general manager technology, Fletcher Distribution (PlaceMakers and Mico): "We do make extensive use of videoconferencing, and are currently rolling out a cloud-based IP telephony solution."

  • Richard Horton of Fidelity Life and Simon Baxter of Spark Digital at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’.

  • Richard Horton, Fidelity Life; Andries van der Westhuizen, Stevenson Group and Chris Robb, ANZ Bank, at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital, at SkyCity’s The Grill.

  • Chris Robb of ANZ Bank; and Tim Chaffe, The University of Auckland at the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’.

  • At the CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital, at SkyCity’s The Grill.

  • Simon Baxter of Spark Digital: "We had around 50 videoconferencing rooms on two different systems which weren’t integrated. Just recently we integrated them onto ReadyCloud Video so anyone can call from any room, or from their laptop, iPad or Android."

  • CIO New Zealand roundtable discussion on ‘The collaboration imperative’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital, at SkyCity’s The Grill.

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