CIO Summit 2021

Event Details


CIO Summit

2020 was the year of digital transformation and disruption, and events sector was no exception. IDC New Zealand and Conferenz delivered the annual CIO Summit as a fully digital event on the virtual CIO Stadium in August. With 1313 registrations, 3700 session views, 13726 booth visits, it was a very different experience for the CIO community.

The organisers are proud to be announcing that the 13th annual CIO Summit will be taking place on the 23-24 November at AUT Events Space in Auckland. The 2021 event will be a hybrid event providing both physical and virtual elements.

The event will bring back the elements of the CIO Summit – keynote sessions at the plenary, the virtual seminars on the tech pass, roundtable sessions and the Awards night.


Bob Parker, Senior Vice President – IDC USA
Douglas Terrier, Chief Technologist – NASA USA
Kieran Brown, Partner and Director – Polis Consulting Group
Carissa Véliz, Associate Professor – University of Oxford
Jacqui Maguire, Clinical Psychologist
Russell Pickering, Founder & Managing Director – The Pickering Group
Wade Jackson, High Performance Coach
Māui Hudson, Director – Te Mata Punenga o Te Kotahi

Key themes for 2021

  • Tech’s role in unlocking NZ’s productivity
  • Digital resilience to succeed in the future digital economy
  • Mental Health, wellbeing, and resilience
  • Culture and driving a high-performance team
  • Balancing data use with privacy and digital ethics


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