CIO50 deadline extended until Dec 17

The CIO50 list recognises New Zealand’s 50 most innovative and effective CIOs or head of technology - who are influencing rapid change across their organisations.

It applauds those who are leading the IT function and driving innovative technology-driven projects that have completely transformed business processes.

It also showcases the variety of organisations and transformations that exist in different market sectors.

Nominations for the CIO50 will be accepted through 17 December 2018.

Nomination questions give entrants an opportunity to showcase their achievements in two areas: Business innovation and leadership.

This is the first year CIO50 is being launched in New Zealand.

The research is held in conjunction with CIO50 in Australia. Together, the executives in these lists will comprise the first batch of CIO100 ANZ leaders.

Avi Golan of Air New Zealand was the top ranked leader in the 2018 CIO100

A separate award will recognise the leading organisation that has developed a technology-enabled initiative that helps address a community or social issue.

The 2018 winner in this category is the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, represented by CIO Ralph Chivers, for the 111 Emergency Caller Location Information service

We have assembled a panel of industry leaders and analysts – to judge the 2019 list.

Dr Marcus Blosch of Gartner is a member of the 2019 CIO50 panel of judges. He will also be the keynote speaker at the CIO50 event in Auckland and Wellington in March 2019.

TheCIO50report and those awarded will be celebrated at a breakfast forum at The Hilton in Auckland on March 27, and at the Te Papa in Wellington on March 28, 2019.

To fill in your nomination form for CIO50, download the form here and email the completed form to

To fill in your nomination form for ICT-Enabled Community Initiative, download the form here and email the completed form to

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