Commerce Commission Chief Information Officer Suzanne Pullman on taking on the role of CIO just as NZ went into lockdown, why she favours servant leadership, and the challenge of getting more women to consider IT as a career.
Fisher & Paykel Appliances General Manager for IT Andrew Ramsay on the importance of alignment in any transformation, staying curious as a leader, and why he’s big on people bringing their fledgling ideas to the table.
Green Cross Health General Manager for IT Ray Liu on avoiding being a ‘seagull’ manager, why CIOs should be rolling up their sleeves and helping with go-lives, and the importance of pulling people out of COVID mindsets to focus on what’s next in healthcare delivery.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Vice President for ICT Nicholas Fourie on building T-shaped teams that work cross functionally, the importance of sustainability in any transformation project, and how the company is growing its talent pipeline through internal promotions, graduate programmes and leadership development for its indigenious team members.
Foodstuffs North Island Chief Digital Officer Simon Kennedy on the messy nature of transformation, the importance of working cross functionally, and how the organisation is using internships and tech accelerator programmes to develop new talent.
Orion Health Chief Information Security Officer Grant Anthony on securing health data in an ever-changing threat landscape, how CIOs can help upskill boards on cyber best practice, and how he learned that if everything is a priority nothing is a priority.
Auckland International Airport Chief Technology and Marketing Officer Jonathan Good on what he learned from starting his own business, dealing with turbulent times in the travel industry, and the importance of making transformation intentional to unlock human capability.
Restaurant Brands Chief Information Officer Kenny Thein on evolving to meet customers’ ever changing needs, thinking like a start-up but operating as an enterprise, and the importance of sparking STEM curiosity in the younger generation.
Tu Ora Compass Health CIO Alistair Vickers on the evolving role of technology in healthcare, allowing for flexibility in any transformation plan, and the importance of creating new pathways for people into IT.
RedShield Chief Technology Officer Sam Pickles on being mindful of power struggles when changing legacy systems, keeping stakeholders engaged along the way, and why continuous learning is vital at every stage of your career.
Fliway CIO Kevin Rowland on building trust through transparency, the importance of walking the shop floor to keep connected to end users, and why transformation is like eating an elephant – “best done one bite at a time.”
Fonterra’s Global CIO Toby Granwal on transforming the dairy co-op giant’s operating model, getting enterprise leadership mindsets embedded in the culture and why the organisation is looking to do fewer, bigger things.
Lotto New Zealand Chief Transformation Officer Sarah Thirlwall on creating a winning culture, staying curious, getting buy-in, and why it’s crucial to put deliverables against funding in any transformation journey.
General Manager for Information Services and Technology at Transpower New Zealand Cobus Nel on managing change fatigue, identifying how to maximise the benefits of transformation, and why career development is essential for retaining staff.
Gallagher CIO Neville Richardson on being part of a ‘83-year-old start-up’, creating psychologically safe spaces for his team to talk about failure, and why diversity is fundamental to high-performing teams.
CCL Director of Information Security and Technology Operations Donna Sanders on trusting your gut, being clear on priorities, and understanding the skills and talent necessary to drive the organisation into the future.
MediaWorks NZ Technology and Product Director Ilyas Bardak on dealing with accelerated change in the media industry, why a ‘scorched earth’ approach is not sustainable, and the power of a good story to drive transformation.