Bill Moses, Chief Digital Officer at Te Kawa Mataaho/Public Service Commission, on the organisation’s ‘spirit of service’, keeping up to date on emerging trends, why digital leaders don’t need to come from technology backgrounds, and the growth in ‘wiggly line’ career paths.
Roxanne Salton, Chief Digital Officer at Southern Cross Health Society, on why the job of transformation is not just the job of the CIO, the need to get more women into IT leadership roles, and being mindful of uncertainty in the year ahead and how it impacts your people.
Fred Laury, Chief Digital Officer at TAB New Zealand, on the importance of empathy to influence and collaborate, how the CIO role is changing post-pandemic, and how he’s learned to adjust the sails in rough waters.
Josh Robb, Chief Product and Technology Officer at Tend Health, on what he's learned founding and scaling start-ups, the importance of candid feedback and enabling a just culture, and why the best leaders are always great storytellers.
Loyalty NZ Chief Data, Analytics and Technology Officer Brian Ferris on the importance of listening to understand what the business challenges are and collaborating with the leadership team to tackle them, what he learned working overseas at global companies, and why building diversity and belonging is a central focus for the organisation.
Genesis Chief Digital Officer Peter Kennedy on being visionary and playing the long game, identifying the capacity and ambition for change in any business, and the importance of CIOs being ‘value creators not risk mitigators’.
SkyCity Entertainment Group Chief Information Officer Glen McLatchie on his career-defining moments, the importance of mentoring and professional development, and the transformation plans ahead for the casino and hotel group after a challenging few years.
Fulton Hogan Group Chief Information Officer Brian Northern on how machine learning is helping detect road defects, taking on the role of ‘The Blocker’ to allow his team to do their jobs without interference, and how the company is embracing Te Ao Māori.
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.
Fingerprint for Success Chief Technology Officer Eduard Liebenberger on the challenges of leading a global remote team, taking calculated risks and the benefits of working in a coaching-focused environment.
Te Pu016bkenga Workplace Learning Chief Digital Officer Peter Fletcher-Dobson on the challenge of transforming the vocational education sector, aligning technology with business strategy, and why CIOs should be thinking 10 years in the future.
Vodafone New Zealand Director & Chief Enterprise Officer Lindsay Zwart on bringing empathy and compassion to work, solving customer problems and the importance of organisations coming together to work on diversity and inclusion.n
ANZCO Foods Head of ICT Iain Boyd on keeping change management sustainable to avoid burnout, the importance of executive sponsorship of projects and why he’s changing job ads to appeal to more diverse candidates.
Beca Executive Director and Chief Digital Officer Thomas Hyde on avoiding a 'Kodak' moment, creating a case for change, taking an agile approach at the leadership level and the challenges and opportunities of being an employee-owned organisation.
Rebecca Thomas, CIO for PwC New Zealand, discusses how she lifted her team's staff engagement rate to 96%, built a diverse team and a culture that allows people to bring their whole self to work. Thomas says it's all about enabling the team to "connect to their purpose" and creating "IT jobs that don't suck."