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.

‘Drop dead weight, think analogue’: The modern CIO’s New Year resolutions

‘Drop dead weight, think analogue’: The modern CIO’s New Year resolutions

Gartner lists non-digital tools to help CIOs up their game for the year ahead

CIO to CDO: A new role for Peter Radich

CIO to CDO: A new role for Peter Radich

Wraps up more than eight years as ICT exec at Abano Healthcare Group

Technology and trust run in parallel at NZ Police

Technology and trust run in parallel at NZ Police

Deputy chief executive Mark Evans and CIO Rob Cochrane discuss how the NZ Police is working together - and differently - as ICT becomes a critical component of policing

ICT helps bring ‘Xmas magic’ to Kiwi children

ICT helps bring ‘Xmas magic’ to Kiwi children

Tech for Good volunteers help not for profit group do away with manual systems for the annual gift giving for underprivileged children. They developed a platform that can help the project scale and be used for other social causes

Carmen Casagranda joins Chubb Life as global CIO

Carmen Casagranda joins Chubb Life as global CIO

Leaves Cigna International after nearly 10 years

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...

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 Translator now includes te reo Māori

Microsoft Translator now includes te reo Māori

App enables instant translations of text from more than 60 languages into te reo Māori 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

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

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

NZ’s major tech exporting firms bring $12 billion revenue, Datacom leads the way

NZ’s major tech exporting firms bring $12 billion revenue, Datacom leads the way

“Our tech export sector is sending a strong message that it has the potential to become our country’s leading source of offshore income,” says Greg Shanahan, founder and managing director of TIN.

BNZ and Vodafone ‘co-deliver’ business accelerator programme for tech startups

BNZ and Vodafone ‘co-deliver’ business accelerator programme for tech startups

The Vodafone xone Partner Series aims to help scale and grow Kiwi startups that have a digital offering for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

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