Carl Powell of Fletcher Building and Victor Vae\u2019au of the New Zealand Defence Force will talk about CIO leadership amidst a constantly evolving business environment at the CIO100 breakfast events in Auckland and Wellington.\nThe results of this year\u2019s CIO100, the annual report on the top ICT using organisations in New Zealand, will also be presented at the events on March 24 at the Pullman in Auckland, and on March 25 at the Foxglove in Wellington.\nCIO100 is the flagship edition of CIO New Zealand and reports on the current strategies and future direction of the country's 100 largest technology users. The organisations are ranked based on screen numbers, staff and turnover. The report also features the top 10 business trends to prepare for in the upcoming year.\nThe event is open to CIOs and ICT directors.\nRelated: The evolving CIO agenda :As technology and market changes surge, the CIO has become more critical than ever to an organisation\u2019s success. Speakers at the 2014 CIO100 event highlight steps to take in this shifting environment.\nCarl Powellof Fletcher Building will talk about the CIO as chief collaboration and innovation officer. He will also talk about his personal experience in the evolving role of the CIO, and how his experience in establishing and leading a successful start-up honed his general business skills before stepping into a global CIO role.\nCarl Powell, Fletcher Building\nVictor Vae'au, CIO NZ Defence Force will talk about how he and his team are on a continuous mission of managing information as a strategic aspect of the organisation, and how they are providing a modern platform to enable the Defence Force to deliver on its mission critical goals.\nVictor Vae'au, NZ Defence Force\nThe featured analyst speakers this year are Denildo Albuquerque, executive partner, Gartner and David Spaziani, executive partner, Gartner Executive Programs. They will talk about pointers for working with the board and the executive team.\nDenildo Albuquerque, Gartner\nDavid Spaziani, Gartner\nJohn Paul Sikking, head of security at Cisco, will talk about the key pointers learned from his work with organisations in understanding and addressing security risks, plus Cisco\u2019s experience in securing its own network in a disruptive and transformative time.\nJohn-Paul Sikking, Cisco\nSteve Griffin, country manager at Unisys, will discuss the CIO agenda of driving innovation, based on the work of Unisys with New Zealand public and private organisations.\nSteve Griffin, Unisys\nThe program will feature a panel discussion on the top business technology trends CIOs should prepare for in the next 12 months. Panellists include David Spaziani of Gartner, Orion Health CIO David Kennedyand Manukau Institute of Technology head of ICT John Holley.\nDavid Kennedy, Orion Health\nJohn Holley, Manukau Institute of Technology\nThis year\u2019s CIO100 is sponsored by Cisco, Unisys and Datacom.\nThe trophy for the top-ranked organisation in the 2015 CIO100 courtesy of Cisco\nSend news tips and comments to email@example.com\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.