Sarah Putt

New Zealand Editor

Sarah Putt is the New Zealand editor for CIO and Computerworld.

Inside NZ retail chain Mitre 10’s digital transformation

Why NZ CIOs should consider directly managing their vendor ecosystem

Why NZ CIOs should consider directly managing their vendor ecosystem

Research suggests that the lead-vendor model often falls flat globally. An IT-led ecosystem approach may be a better option—and a better fit in New Zealand’s IT culture.

‘Cleantech’: How NZ CIOs can play a key role in environmental technology

‘Cleantech’: How NZ CIOs can play a key role in environmental technology

Callaghan Innovation’s James Muir wants New Zealand businesses to help make New Zealand a lead innovator for climate technology—and adopt it, too.

What CIOs must know about the NZ Privacy Act in practice

What CIOs must know about the NZ Privacy Act in practice

The Privacy Commission has clarified expectations on the 2020 law’s enforcement, as it prepares to bring a consumer data right (CDR) to New Zealand as well.

Competition for talent remains challenging for NZ CIOs

Competition for talent remains challenging for NZ CIOs

High salary demands, nearly no immigration, and strong demand for critical roles are requiring organisations to be creative in hiring IT staff.

IT provides NZ real estate company with competitive edge

IT provides NZ real estate company with competitive edge

How an agile-focussed, empowered IT team helps a decentralised properties firm stay nimble.

2021 CIO50 New Zealand awards: Nominations are now open

2021 CIO50 New Zealand awards: Nominations are now open

The awards honour the two core pillars of business innovation and influence by transformational, inspiring, and enduring CIOs in all sectors in Aoteoroa New Zealand.

Real-time data capability boosts NZ campervan company’s intelligence

Real-time data capability boosts NZ campervan company’s intelligence

Telemetrics capabilities in THL’s vehicles provides more than monitoring for customers; it provides intelligence to both customers on the road and company strategists at the office.

AI presents governance questions for NZ IT leaders

AI presents governance questions for NZ IT leaders

Issues include bias in recruitment, lack of transparency in algorithmic management, customer understanding, and inadvertently creating new cyberattack vectors.

An ecosystem approach to IT is paying off for Māori language agency

An ecosystem approach to IT is paying off for Māori language agency

Despite its small size, the New Zealand agency favours fitting together multiple tools to keep its bespoke capabilities and have flexibility in each module.

The personal transformation in IT leadership at NZ’s Countdown

The personal transformation in IT leadership at NZ’s Countdown

Tech chief Steve James explains the five ‘orders of mind’ that set the leadership style, and explains how COVID-19 sparked a culture change at the grocer.

How government productivity efforts could affect New Zealand CIOs

How government productivity efforts could affect New Zealand CIOs

Kiwi firms aren’t as productive as their peers abroad, but reforms around consumer data rights, skilled migration policy, and health technology might help.

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