David KenneyDavid Kennedy has left Orion Healthand is now a management consultant, drawing on his CIO and CISOexperiences across the globe for nearly two decades.\nKennedy joined Orion Health as a contractor in February 2012, and was made chief information security officer six months later. The CISO role was then integrated into the inaugural CIO post. He was also an advisor at KPMG for almost a decade, and was IT security architect with IBM Global Services for four years.\nKennedy has been a guest lecturer at the CIO program of the University of Auckland and says he will continue to support programs to train the "next wave of industry leaders".\nAshley Mudford is now the principal advisor, secretariat lead, at the Department of Internal Affairs, following three-and-a-half years CIO at the Department of Conservation.\nAshley Mudford\nJohn Ruthven is the new president and managing director for SAP Australia New Zealand. He succeeds Andrew Barkla, who is taking on a new role outside the ICT industry.\n\nRuthven joined SAP in January 2014 as the regional lead for cloud and line of business solutions across the SAP Asia Pacific Japan (APJ) region. He will be reporting to regional president Adaire Fox-Martin.\n\nEdwina Mistry: Clarion call to support the next generation ICT leaders\nEdwina Mistry (right) of the Manukau Institute of Technology is one of the organisers of the Shadow IT program. (Photo by Jennie Vickers)\nThe Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and LearntoMod are calling on schools to participate in the first JHack\nJHack will bring together over 20 high schools and 100 students across Auckland in a series of programming challenges in a competition format. \u201cThe ultimate goal of JHack is to introduce programming to kids in a fun format to show how they can be a part of New Zealand\u2019s digital economic future,\u201d says chief organiser Edwina Mistry, MIT industry and community engagement manager.\nMistry says the program welcomes ICT companies and ICT departments to support it as sponsors or mentors.\n"In order to address IT industry shortages, it is important to encourage kids starting at school to look at IT as a career,\u201d says Mistry. "JHack is an opportunity to show kids IT in a positive and fun context."\n\u201cGetting kids involved with IT professionals and IT organisations, gives them a view into the kinds of variety in IT careers.\n\u201cSome school kids, parents and caregivers buy into the myth that IT career means being highly technical and steeped purely in the Maths and Sciences. However in reality, IT has various options including programming, infrastructure, project management, sales, and IT support to name a few; all roles that benefit when people from a diverse background become involved.\nDaniel Martushev, chief engineer at HP and JHack organiser says as an IT professional he has attended hackathons and seen first-hand the surprising and innovative ideas communities develop over the span of a weekend event.\n\u201cThese programs involve kids in a fun format, showing how they can play a role in the country\u2019s digital future..\n\u201cOn a personal note, I have been teaching my six-year-old son how to program using some amazing kid friendly tools. As I\u2019ve watched him enjoy learning what he can \u2018create\u2019 with code, I\u2019ve decided to help drive the creation of a hackathon in a kid friendly format with the ultimate goal of having fun while learning.\u201d\nMistry says invited schools will field teams of students to work through a series of programming tutorials earning badges as they progress over the month of June. The first 35 teams to qualify will be invited to compete at the final event on the 4th of July, held at MIT\u2019s new Manukau campus.\nThe final competition will pit teams against each other for prizes requiring kids to use programming and problem solving skills learned during the June build-up event.\nMentors from the IT industry will be assigned to work with each school, she says. These industry mentors will provide support, guidance, encouragement and promote self-esteem and independent thinking.\n\nSimon Taylor is now working on contract as senior project manager at the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. His previous role included head of enterprise delivery at Kiwibank and director of a consultancy on transformation Programmes\nNew executive appointments at Origin IT: Simon Tong as non-executive director on the board; Steven Gregan, CFO; and Carolyn Dunn,,marketing campaign manager.\nSimon Tong\nSteven Gregan\nCarolyn Dunn\nSend news tips for \u2018Movers and shakers\u2019 to firstname.lastname@example.org\nFollow Divina Paredes on Twitter: @divinap\nFollow CIO New Zealand on Twitter:@cio_nz\nSign up for CIO newsletters for regular updates on CIO news, views and events.\nJoin us on Facebook.