Sarah Putt

New Zealand Editor

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

CIO50 2021: Aotearoa New Zealand’s IT innovators and leaders honoured

How New Zealand’s prisons adapted process, not technology, for better welfare

How New Zealand’s prisons adapted process, not technology, for better welfare

A new rostering system is one example of a digital transformation underway at NZ Corrections, led by chief digital officer Alastair Turrell.

From stability to agility: IT’s shift at Vodafone NZ

From stability to agility: IT’s shift at Vodafone NZ

CIO Andrew Haddad has overseen IT’s emergence from the cost-centre shadows to the core of the business strategy at the Kiwi telco as it goes independent.

Inside Fonterra’s incremental digital transformation

Inside Fonterra’s incremental digital transformation

CIO Toby Granwal outlines the New Zealand dairy cooperative’s rebalancing of in-house and contracted talen, and the simplification of its IT infrastructure.

Adopting a Te Ao Māori approach to data and analytics

Adopting a Te Ao Māori approach to data and analytics

Western notions of ownership and power are often imbalanced. Taking Māori principles based on community could make New Zealand a model for a better approach to tech and data.

National strategy, digital twin, and skills shortages on NZ tech minister’s mind

National strategy, digital twin, and skills shortages on NZ tech minister’s mind

David Clark explains how a proposed national digital strategy differs from the ITP effort, and why he views the skills shortage as a skills mismatch.

Inside NZ retail chain Mitre 10’s digital transformation

Inside NZ retail chain Mitre 10’s digital transformation

The owner-operated home-improvement retailer’s Programme One effort will remake the technology stack. Mitre 10 execs share the details of where the five-year effort stands in Year 2.

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.

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