CIO Summit 2020

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CIO Summit 2020
The Adaptation Evolution

As culture, technology and workplaces continue to evolve, so does the role of business technology. Be inspired by our world-class line up of speakers, connect with vendors and experts and network with your fellow CIOs.

What’s happening this year?

  • World-class keynote speakers covering the latest technology trends
  • Hear from Holly Ransom – one of Australia’s 100 most influential women
  • Get inspiration from our tech start-up zone
  • Explore the CIO Tech Expo and find out what is new in the industry
  • Celebrate success and innovation with the CIO Awards & Gala Dinner
  • Uncover a variety of perspectives with 24 seminars

Design your own CIO Experience
We have a comprehensive line up of features to allow you to connect, network and learn with peers and experts. Choose your own path with a selection of keynotes, roundtables, seminars and lots more.

CIO Awards
This exciting element recognises and awards IT teams and leaders who are transforming their organisations and industries. The CIO Awards and Gala Dinner is an evening of celebration, networking and inspiration.

CIO Summit
Exclusive for senior ICT executives, the CIO Summit features world class keynotes alongside insights from global and local IT leaders. Examine your role and the skills required to continue to evolve business technology.

CIO Tech Expo – free
Refreshed for 2020, join us and network with our expert vendor showcase and hear a line up of free seminars – prizes, networking and connections abound.

2020 speakers

Kitty Fok, Managing Director, IDC China
Holly Ransom, Founder and CEO, Emergent
Miao Song, Global CIO, Mars Pet Food (Belgium)
Dr Angus Hervey, Political Economist, Future Crunch
Tane Hunter, Cancer Scientist, Future Crunch‎

CIO Awards 2020

Best ICT Team Culture
This award recognises outstanding team culture within an organisations ICT team. With the industry challenged by skills shortages, fostering an excellent team culture and retaining and nurturing a diverse IT staff can create a competitive advantage for the entire organisation. The aim is to celebrate organisations that recognise this and see recruitment, retention and training top talent as key part of the integral recipe for high performing IT teams.

Sponsored by:
RWA Technology

Business Transformation through Digital and IT
This award honours the achievements of organisations that have successfully planned and executed a Business Transformation initiative or initiatives through the use of digital and disruptive technologies. By using technology to innovate and transform their business they have produced a range of benefits for the organisation.

Sponsored by:

Community Tech Champions
The Community Tech Champions Award [formerly known as Engaging New Zealand in ICT Award] honours and showcases outstanding initiatives by private enterprise, public sector or academic institutions that address diversity issues (such as women in tech/Pasifika in Tech, regional initiatives), engaging youth (workforce of the future) and/ or lifelong learning (bringing older generations along on digital journey.)

Sponsored by:

Emerging ICT Leader of the Year
The Emerging ICT Leader award recognises, celebrates and encourages the exceptional ICT Talent of professionals under the age of 33 years. We are looking for the future CIO’s and leaders of the ICT sector in New Zealand; people who have demonstrated outstanding ICT initiative.

Sponsored by:
University of Auckland

CIO of the Year
New Zealand’s CIO of the Year will demonstrate how they have positioned the role of CIO strategically within the company. They will be able to show innovation and key successes achieved in the past 12 months and into the future and show how this fits with the company’s overall business strategy.

Sponsored by:

Outstanding Contribution to Technology and Business in New Zealand
This award is given to a high profile business person from a public or private company whose contribution has significantly and uniquely impacted the greater New Zealand or global business community in an information technology sense over the course of his or her career. The award recognises people at the intersection of business and technology. That could be someone who has had a long and successful career in IT, who has contributed significantly to the effectiveness of business through technology, or someone who has had great success in a technology company.

The recipient is selected by the judging panel. However, if you believe you know a worthy candidate please drop us a line and let us know why you think they should be considered.

Sponsored by:

Sustainability through Technology

The Sustainability through Technology Award, sponsored by Younity, honours the achievements of organisations that have successfully planned and executed a sustainability initiative(s) through the use of technology. Using technology and innovation to drive a sustainable initiative within an organisation that has produced a range of benefits for the organisation and/ or communities. The initiative or project could address any/or all of the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social (profits, planet and people).

Sponsored by:

Nominations are open

Nomination deadline – 8 May 2020
Entry & submission deadline – 15 May 2020

Find out more about the entry process.

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