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In pictures: CIO Roundtable on 'Transforming the workplace'

ICT executives discuss the impact of new collaboration tools on the enterprise, and the skills needed to succeed in this new environment, in a CIO roundtable discussion with Spark Digital.

  • Aaron O'Brien, CIO, Les Mills International Roger Jones, chief technology officer, Auckland Transport Alin Ungureanu, CIO, Oceania Healthcare James Christopher, chief technology officer, UXC Oxygen John Pye, director, associate director, applications and business intelligence, University of Auckland Dave Wilson, regional manager for collaboration Cisco Neil Gong, IS manager, NZMA Leanne Buer, head of collaboration, Spark Digital Pam Nobbs, head of IT, The Comfort Group Simon Gillespie, GM national corporate, Spark Digital Peter van Dyk, CIO, BEST Pacific Institute of Education Vanessa Sorenson, business manager, commercial acquisition, Spark Digital Divina Paredes, editor, CIO New Zealand (moderator)

  • At the CIO roundtable on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital.

  • Alin Ungureanu, Oceania Healthcare: "Collaboration is very important for us. We operate throughout New Zealand and have 3500 staff nationwide in about 50 locations."

  • At the CIO roundtable on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital.

  • Dave Wilson, Cisco: “It’s not just about the tools, it’s also how you’re enabling people, changing the culture and driving adoption; that the limitations of geography are taken out of the equation.”

  • Pam Nobbs, The Comfort Group: "We use the Agile methodology for project management."

  • At the CIO roundtable on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital.

  • Leanne Buer, head of collaboration, Spark Digital, at the CIO roundtable on on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’.

  • Neil Gong, NZMA: "We have spent quite a bit of effort working on building our staff portal as the main collaboration platform. It’s important to get the basics right, making sure the information is relevant and specific and up-to-date so staff have a trusted platform where they can work together."

  • Vanessa Sorenson, business manager, commercial acquisition, Spark Digital at the CIO roundtable on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’.

  • James Christopher, chief technology officer, UXC Oxygen and Roger Jones, chief technology officer, Auckland Transport at the CIO roundtable on ‘Transforming the workplace through collaboration tools’ held in conjunction with Spark Digital.

  • Aaron O’Brien, Les Mills International: "I have two roles at the company: Half a week in marketing as head of digital, and half a week as a CIO. So collaboration is really close to what I’m looking at both internally and externally."

  • Simon Gillespie, Spark Digital: “Teams change and form, and then come apart very regularly and that’s a very agile and fast way of working. Technology supports that with mobility, wireless and collaboration tools.”

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