Finalists named for 2018 CIO Awards

Published on the 17/05/2018 | Written by Newsdesk


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Winners will be announced at a gala dinner on 13 June in Auckland...

The finalists in this year’s CIO Awards have been announced, recognising individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to the digital transformation of both ICT and business functions.

The winners will be announced at the CIO Awards Gala Dinner, 13 June at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland, with 850 senior IT professionals expected to attend.

Finalists are interviewed by independent judges representing the top echelon of New Zealand’s ICT and business community, from former award winners to leading executives and educators. They include CIO at Foodstuffs North Island Peter Muggleston, last year’s CIO of the Year and NZTE CIO Richard Kay along with Michael Myers Professor of Information Services at the University of Auckland Business School.

“The digital transformation of New Zealand relies on the success of these individuals and their teams.”

Judging focuses on “the intersection of business and technology for both individuals and teams that have significantly contributed to driving outstanding digital transformation initiatives for the companies they work for”.

“The CIO role is evolving rapidly and these awards play an important role is showcasing the transformative work that is being done,” says IDC New Zealand Country Manager Peter Wise. “They are driving outcomes for the country as a whole, so we congratulate each finalist and wish them all the very best. The digital transformation of New Zealand’s product and service offerings relies on the success of these individuals and their teams.”

The 2018 finalists, in five categories, are:

‘CIO of the Year’, for demonstrating innovation and success in the past 12 months that reinforces the transformational role of the CIO in supporting their company’s overall business strategy.

Sponsor: Technology One

Finalists:

  • Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand
  • Chris Buxton, CDO, Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa
  • David Scullin, CIO, Ballance Agri-Nutrients
  • Roger Jones, Chief Technology Officer, Auckland Transport

‘Emerging ICT Leader’ recognises and encourages exceptional ICT talent by professionals under 35 years of age.

Sponsor: University of Auckland Business School

Finalists:

  • Josh Warman, Chief Customer Officer, Spectrum Consulting
  • Rohan Aggrawal, Head of Digital and Technology Solutions, AMP Financial Services NZ
  • Staci Scott, Digital Product Manager, The Warehouse Group

‘Engaging Youth in ICT’ showcases outstanding initiatives by private enterprise, public sector or academic institutions that encourage young people to learn about and pursue careers in information technology.

Sponsor: Juniper

Finalists:

  • MindKits
  • MYOB
  • NZ Tech

‘Best ICT Team Culture’ recognises outstanding team culture within an organisation’s ICT team where fostering team culture, retaining and nurturing a diverse IT staff has created a competitive advantage for the entire organisation.

Sponsor: Halo Consulting

Finalists:

  • Air New Zealand
  • eStar Online
  • Fraedom
  • The Instillery

‘Business Transformation through Digital and ICT’ 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.

Sponsor: Clearpoint

Finalists:

  • Abano Healthcare Group
  • Auckland Transport
  • Fulton Hogan
  • New Zealand Inland Revenue

The recipient of the ‘Outstanding Contribution to ICT in New Zealand’ award will also be named at the Awards dinner.

The Awards are supported by Dell EMC, ClearPoint, Halo Consulting, Juniper, Sharp, TechnologyOne and The University of Auckland Business School.

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