CIO Summit 2020
This is a premier leadership summit for senior IT executives across New Zealand.
As companies are being forced to innovate to continue to survive, CIOs must continue to lead organisational strategy and transformation from the technology team.
Gain fresh inspiration, insight and knowledge into the greatest influences facing the technology industry currently.
With the cancellation of the physical event at Spark Arena due to Covid restrictions, attendance will now be via the virtual CIO Stadium.
You can also log in and take part in the CIO Summit for 30 days after the event.
Interviews and articles by iStart editor
CIO Summit goes hybrid – Yvonne Gill, IDC Australia and New Zealand events and marketing director
Mars’ global pet business sprints toward digitisation – Miao Song, Global CIO, Mars Pet Food (Belgium)
Key themes for 2020
- Thriving in the innovation age
- Driving modernisation and digitisation from the IT team
- Customer centricity as the motivation for transformation
- Leading today’s ICT teams – Getting ready for the next generation of talent
- Cyber security awareness – Taking risk management and governance to the next level
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.
Celebrating innovation and success within NZ’s business IT sphere, the NZ CIO Awards are a great opportunity to recognise an individual or team’s hard work in the ICT industry. Closing date for nominations has been extended to 15 July.
This year, the Awards finalists will be announced at the CIO Summit, with the big winners reveal happening later in the year at a special Pre-Christmas cocktail function.
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.
New in 2020 attend the tech expo showcase for free! Network with the expert vendor showcase. Check out the various CIO Tech Expo themes for 2020.
The content will be available for 30 days on-demand. You will be able to access this by re-logging back into the event through the link you receive on registration.
Check out the agenda for the CIO Summit 2020.
Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President, IDC USA
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
Kitty Fok, Managing Director, IDC China
Dr Eng Lim Goh, Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Officer – AI, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Singapore
Angela Nash MInstD, Chief Technology Officer, NZ Rugby
Terri Carajannis, Chief Digital Officer, Harrison Grierson
Superintendent Rob Cochrane, Chief Information Officer, New Zealand Police
Greg Cross, Director, Soul Machines
Dr. Figen Ulgen, Head of Data, Analytics & Insights, Woolworths NZ
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
Nominations are open
Nomination deadline – 8 May 2020
Entry & submission deadline – 15 July 2020
Find out more about the entry process.