CIO Summit 2022

Event Details


CIO Summit

2020, and then 2021, were years of accelerated digital transformation with plenty of disruption, and the events sector was no exception. IDC New Zealand and Conferenz (now Brightstar) delivered the annual CIO Summit as a fully digital event in the virtual CIO Stadium in August 2020. With 1,313 registrations, 3,700 session views, 13,726 booth visits, it was a very different experience for the CIO community.

After postponement of the physical 2021 event, the organisers are proud to be announcing that the 13th annual CIO Summit will be taking place on 14-16 March 2022 at Spark Arena in Auckland. Due to Omicron, the event will again be held online in the CIO Virtual Stadium.

The event will still have all 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
Vanessa Sorenson, Managing Director – Microsoft New Zealand
Dr. Carissa Véliz, Associate Professor – University of Oxford
Rob Cochrane, CIO – NZ Police
Russell Pickering, Founder & Managing Director – The Pickering Group
Precious Clark, Director – Maurea Consulting
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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