Divina Paredes

Editor

Divina Paredes is the editor of CIO New Zealand , the premium leadership and management resource for information and communications technology (ICT) executives and members of the CXO suite. She also organises and moderates CIO community events such as the CIO roundtable discussions and CIO leaders’ luncheons.

Tower Insurance works with EIS Group to accelerate digital business transformation

Tower Insurance works with EIS Group to accelerate digital business transformation

Tower Insurance deploys EIS Group’s digital insurance platform as a cornerstone of its digital transformation initiative

How analytics is shifting from ‘nice to have’ to strategically important for NZ firms: IDC

How analytics is shifting from ‘nice to have’ to strategically important for NZ firms: IDC

“NZ firms that have not adopted analytics are finding themselves increasingly disadvantaged compared to peers who do utilise the technologies to improve operational efficiency, increase agility, manage costs, and comply with...

Campbell Such: The CIO as leadership advisor

Campbell Such: The CIO as leadership advisor

Starts advisory firm providing leadership and management courses for technology professionals

Data governance: The new competitive weapon of ‘torchbearer’ organisations

Data governance: The new competitive weapon of ‘torchbearer’ organisations

New Zealand and Australian firms, however, need to keep pace with their global peers in this area, according to IBM’s latest C-suite study

‘We have to continuously reinvent ourselves’: Oracle ANZ chief Valery Lanovenko

‘We have to continuously reinvent ourselves’: Oracle ANZ chief Valery Lanovenko

Explains the drivers behind the company’s new mission statement

Majority of CMOs will abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 - report

Majority of CMOs will abandon personalisation efforts by 2025 - report

Some marketers’ ambitions have backfired, as consumers both directly and indirectly reject brands’ overtures, cautions Gartner

Wellington Airport provides travellers sneak preview of 5G

Wellington Airport provides travellers sneak preview of 5G

Teams up with Vodafone to offer travellers a chance to try 5G speeds for free - but only for five minutes at a time

Grant Taylor takes on new chief digital officer role

Grant Taylor takes on new chief digital officer role

Joins e-commerce group Online Republic, his second CDO role

Movers and shakers: Sue McLean appointed CIO at Greater Wellington Regional Council

Movers and shakers: Sue McLean appointed CIO at Greater Wellington Regional Council

McLean comes from Transpower, where she was digital technology services manager

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touts ‘tech intensity’ formula to Kiwi firms

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella touts ‘tech intensity’ formula to Kiwi firms

In his second visit to New Zealand, Microsoft CEO outlines factors to consider as organisations increasingly tap data and AI to transform their businesses

Microsoft Translator now includes te reo M?ori

Microsoft Translator now includes te reo M?ori

App enables instant translations of text from more than 60 languages into te reo M?ori and vice versa

‘We need to move away from the notion of uncertainty, to collectively embracing change’: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

‘We need to move away from the notion of uncertainty, to collectively embracing change’: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Says NZ economy is in good shape amidst global headwinds, and details plans for tackling the future of work

Digital human joins customer service team at Southern Cross Health Society

Digital human joins customer service team at Southern Cross Health Society

‘Aimee’, the AI-powered digital assistant, was developed with UneeQ

CIOs advised to review outsourcing arrangements to mitigate geopolitical risks

CIOs advised to review outsourcing arrangements to mitigate geopolitical risks

Gartner outlines steps to address risks organisations can - and can’t - control

Movers and shakers: Hannah Walton is new head of digital at Metlifecare

Movers and shakers: Hannah Walton is new head of digital at Metlifecare

Neil Cowie now solarcity CEO, Humankind Workplace Employee Experience awardees, iSANZ honours cybersecurity leaders

Diversity policies rise, but actual diversity stalls in NZ boards - report

Diversity policies rise, but actual diversity stalls in NZ boards - report

The lack of progress in gender and ethnic diversity raises the question of whether companies see creating diversity policies as an easy alternative to actually implementing diversity, according to the latest NZ Census of Women on...

Study highlights pitfalls of failing to integrate cloud migration into core business strategy

Study highlights pitfalls of failing to integrate cloud migration into core business strategy

“You have to look at the business end to end. Otherwise, you don’t get the benefits that are expected,” says Leon Sayers of Unisys

Rocket Lab taps Siemens software to scale up production

Rocket Lab taps Siemens software to scale up production

“Investing in the right digital platforms is critical to the sustainability of our business,” says Shaun O’Donnell, vice president of global operations at Rocket Lab.

Movers and shakers: Kordia appoints chief information security officer

Movers and shakers: Kordia appoints chief information security officer

Hilary Walton joins Kordia from Airways

Spark trials 5G service on the water for Emirates Team New Zealand

Spark trials 5G service on the water for Emirates Team New Zealand

"The America’s Cup is as much a technology race as a yacht race,” says Dan Bernasconi, head of design for Emirates Team NZ

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