Divina Paredes

New Zealand Editor

Divina Paredes was the editor of CIO New Zealand. She also organised and moderated CIO community events such as the CIO roundtable discussions and CIO leaders’ luncheons.

The NZ CIO’s guide to managing leadership challenges of the ‘new world’

The NZ CIO’s guide to managing leadership challenges of the ‘new world’

Set boundaries but be visible, even if virtually, are some pointers from business coach Steve Griffin on navigating the changes brought by the coronavirus pandemic

What comes next: 4 NZ perspectives on post-pandemic preparation

What comes next: 4 NZ perspectives on post-pandemic preparation

NZ technology and digital chiefs’ responses to COVID-19 guide their business continuity plans for the emerging work environment

Frucor Suntory: Inside a digital transformation programme

Frucor Suntory: Inside a digital transformation programme

The ANZ beverage company shares lessons on building a digital platform that meets concurrent needs of customers and staff during uncertain times.

University of Auckland CTO on shifting to remote teaching and learning

University of Auckland CTO on shifting to remote teaching and learning

Jason Mangan shares how the ICT team at NZ's largest university dealt with the immediate impacts of COVID-19, and ensures no one will be left behind in the new environment

Building NZ businesses amidst adversity: Think differently

Building NZ businesses amidst adversity: Think differently

COVID-19 opens the space - and time - for organisations to consider ICT decisions if they were to restart the business

Leading through the lockdown: NZ ICT chiefs channel tech for good

Leading through the lockdown: NZ ICT chiefs channel tech for good

Digital and technology executives across New Zealand rally support for sectors hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis

How to champion human-centred design: Lessons from ANZ Bank

How to champion human-centred design: Lessons from ANZ Bank

ANZ was the first bank in the world to appoint a chief design officer, Opher Yom-Tov. He talks about the massive benefits for organisations that understand design is more than ‘lipstick’

With tech enabling work from home, NZ CIOs tackle the next challenge: culture

With tech enabling work from home, NZ CIOs tackle the next challenge: culture

ICT leaders with a headstart in teleworking share pointers, as well as what’s next as COVID-19 prompts more changes in the workplace

CIO to CEO: James Pan of Arkturus

CIO to CEO: James Pan of Arkturus

After leaving his last corporate job as CIO, James Pan invested in tech firms, went back to university, and now heads an AI startup. He talks about this atypical career path.

Fonterra taps HCL to manage ICT infrastructure

Fonterra taps HCL to manage ICT infrastructure

“We are consolidating our external IT suppliers and through this we expect to make significant savings in our infrastructure IT spend over the next five years,” says Fonterra CIO Piers Shore

Craig Columbus of TR Group: Shifting industries and powering growth through big data

Craig Columbus of TR Group: Shifting industries and powering growth through big data

An interview with the chief information officer of New Zealand’s largest heavy vehicle rental and lease company

The making of a multitasking chatbot: Lessons from NZ’s Mercury

The making of a multitasking chatbot: Lessons from NZ’s Mercury

Hiko (‘power’ in Te Reo) is part of the energy company’s long-term strategy for “intelligent automation”

2020 State of the CIO, New Zealand

2020 State of the CIO, New Zealand

CIOs are spending less time on traditional ICT responsibilities and moving into more expansive roles. So, what new areas are increasingly taking the focus - and resources - of New Zealand CIOs?

 Invest for insight, digitally-enhanced workers and new co-innovation

Invest for insight, digitally-enhanced workers and new co-innovation

How and why they will shape the CIO agenda over the next five years, according to IDC New Zealand

Wireless internet in NZ schools gets massive upgrade

Wireless internet in NZ schools gets massive upgrade

Programme aims to remove the burden on schools to monitor, maintain and manage the internet inside their classrooms

CIO to CEO: Todd Cassie shifts industries

CIO to CEO: Todd Cassie shifts industries

Todd Cassie joins growing rank of NZ tech leaders transitioning to the top role

New CIO for JLL in Australia and New Zealand

New CIO for JLL in Australia and New Zealand

Kathleen Stubbs brings experience across blockchain for property, IoT, AI and RPA

Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ to become carbon negative by 2030

Microsoft’s ‘moonshot’ to become carbon negative by 2030

“It is an ambitious goal, but science tells us that it is of fundamental importance to every person alive today and for every generation to follow,” says Microsoft president Brad Smith.

Denk analoog! De beste voornemens voor de moderne CIO

Gartner geeft zoals elk jaar de 'beste wensen' aan IT-leiders.

Movers and shakers: Riki Manarangi, sustainability advocate and startup founder

Movers and shakers: Riki Manarangi, sustainability advocate and startup founder

Jodie King joins Vodafone as chief people officer

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