Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
14 June 2018
Auckland, 13 June 2018 – IDC and Conferenz congratulate this year’s winners in the CIO Awards held tonight in Auckland. The Awards recognise the individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business.
Winners were announced tonight at a glittering Gala Dinner on Auckland’s waterfront at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in front of a record attendance of 950 senior IT professionals.
The Awards were supported by Dell EMC, ClearPoint, Halo Consulting, Sharp, TechnologyOne, The University of Auckland Business School and Juniper Networks.
Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer at Air New Zealand named as CIO of the Year, and;
Ian Taylor named for his outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand.
Winners were announced in six categories:
CIO AWARD WINNERS 2018
CIO of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by Technology One
WINNER: Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand
Chris Buxton, CDO, Stats NZ
David Scullin, CIO, Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Roger Jones, Chief Technology Officer, Auckland Transport
Outstanding Contribution to Technology and Business in New Zealand - Sponsored by Sharp
Recipient – Ian Taylor
NZ Emerging ICT Leader of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by University of Auckland Business School
WINNER: Rohan Aggrawal, Head of Digital and Technology Solutions, AMP Financial Services NZ
FINALISTS: Josh Warman, Chief Customer
Officer, Spectrum Consulting
Staci Scott, Digital Product Manager, The Warehouse Group
Engaging Youth in ICT – Sponsored by Juniper Networks
FINALISTS: MindKits, MYOB
Best ICT Team Culture – Sponsored by Halo Consulting
FINALISTS: Air New Zealand, eStar, The Instillery
Business Transformation through Digital and ICT – Sponsored by ClearPoint
WINNER: Auckland Transport
FINALISTS: Abano Healthcare Group, Fulton Hogan, New Zealand Inland Revenue
Peter Wise, Country Manager of IDC New Zealand, applauded the winners and finalists for their outstanding work. “The high standard of entries reflects the growing importance of ICT in the delivery of business and digital strategies. The examples that the winners set in driving business transformation initiatives in their organisations demonstrate to all in the industry what is possible when leadership is combined with a culture of innovation and change.”
The CIO Summit is New Zealand’s premier professional development forum for senior ICT executives. More about the awards can be found athttps://www.ciosummit.co.nz/cio-awards.