Sarah Putt

New Zealand Community Editor

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

The Trans-Tasman travel bubble may not matter that much to CIOs

NZ health insurer pursues simplification with HR and IT in close alliance

NZ health insurer pursues simplification with HR and IT in close alliance

20 spreadsheets and multiple tools comprised the HR tool set for 800 people. So Southern Cross Medical Care Society replaced them all with a single suite.

Robots take the guesswork out of doctors’ handwriting at NZ’s Mercy Radiology

Robots take the guesswork out of doctors’ handwriting at NZ’s Mercy Radiology

The use of robotic process automation has been key in digitising mundane processes and better engaging customers—all without costing human jobs.

Inside the NZ tax system overhaul that was too big to fail

Inside the NZ tax system overhaul that was too big to fail

A seven-year transformation effort is nearing its end, and its programme manager describes how the “total makeover” was accomplished.

Online ANZ retailer Ezibuy brings data closer to the business user

Online ANZ retailer Ezibuy brings data closer to the business user

BI data should not be owned by IT, but instead should be at the heart of the business, the retailer believes. So that’s how Ezibuy deployed its BI tools.

NZ retailer Warehouse Group adopts agile to drive digital transformation

NZ retailer Warehouse Group adopts agile to drive digital transformation

CDO Michelle Anderson says IT has benefitted from the methodology as retail faces significant shifts in technology to support changed customer behaviours.

Digital leads Air New Zealand’s planned revival

Digital leads Air New Zealand’s planned revival

The digital-first approach being undertaken by chief digital officer Jennifer Sepull will see increased personalisation and a revamp of its core systems to make them simpler.

How Chorus is planning the future of New Zealand’s broadband network

How Chorus is planning the future of New Zealand’s broadband network

CTO Ewen Powell explains how New Zealand’s core network is changing, what the telco has to plan for, and what CIOs should know.

NZ IT sector grapples with training tomorrow’s CIOs

NZ IT sector grapples with training tomorrow’s CIOs

New Zealand industry groups, government, and academia are all seeking ways to increase technology education with a business context.

Trustpower’s tech transformation takes the next (cloud-native) steps

Trustpower’s tech transformation takes the next (cloud-native) steps

Continued adoption of cloud-native systems in a multicloud strategy is key to both business and IT transformation at the New Zealand utility.

Chatbot at forefront of training organisation’s effort to scale globally

Chatbot at forefront of training organisation’s effort to scale globally

Exemplar Global’s New Zealand-based CEO describes its efforts to create Emma, an IBM Watson-based chatbot whose first phase helps users find answers.

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri hits play on major IT transformation programme

Kiwifruit marketer Zespri hits play on major IT transformation programme

A changing business and reliance on legacy technology spur the New Zealand agritech firm to modernise its IT systems.

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