Stories by Divina Paredes

CIO50 2020 #1: Rebecca Chenery, Watercare

Rebecca Chenery has been leading a cultural and digital transformation of Watercare for nearly three years now.
“Through this digital transformation, the most significant change achieved has been the cultural shift towards agile, collaborative, cross-functional team working across all areas of the business – not just projects delivering digital solutions,” she says.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020: #2 Brian Northern, Fulton Hogan

“We use technology for competitive advantage in a traditional industry sector,” says Brian Northern, group CIO at Fulton Hogan

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CIO50 2020 #3: Kevin Drinkwater, Mainfreight

Kevin Drinkwater provides an environment for Mainfreight tech teams to work with other business units on emerging and disruptive technologies such as Internet of Things and machine learning. They also pilot or test these with their global customers.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #4: Thomas Hyde, Beca

Thomas Hyde operates across different levels at Beca, leading a team with a diverse and strategic portfolio and over the past year, influenced the organisation to modify its mission statement.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #5: Pete Yates, Entrada Travel Group

Over the past two years as inaugural chief technology officer at Entrada Travel Group (ETG), Pete Yates and his team worked on a portfolio of initiatives with massive impact on the organisation. “No part of the business has been left untouched,” says Yates of the programmes that include implementing a new financial system incorporating all financial workloads, replacing the core reservation system and bringing corporate data into one place.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #6: Roger Jones, Auckland Transport

Roger Jones holds a C-level role at Auckland Transport (AT), as executive general manager technology, which also involves being the co-executive leadership team lead of the customer and innovation committee.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #7: Jennifer Sepull, Air New Zealand

Jennifer Sepull highlights her team’s work on the company-wide programme to improve Air New Zealand’s On Time Performance (OTP) metrics, which led to a raft of innovations across the business

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CIO50 2020 #11: Craig Bunyan, ANZ New Zealand

ANZ is always looking for opportunities to improve and personalise customer experience by providing a more natural and simple interaction, says Craig Bunyan, general manager technology at ANZ New Zealand.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 13:00

CIO50 2020 #9: Mark Leadbetter, House of Travel

“It is important to be prepared to positively and continually disrupt ourselves,” says Mark Leadbetter, IT director at House of Travel (HOT).

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CIO50 2020 #10: Shayne Tong, Auckland District Health Board

Our focus is on strengthening the organisation’s capabilities around digital acceleration, advanced analytics, data science, and interoperability, says Shayne Tong, chief digital officer, Auckland District Health Board.

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CIO50 2020 #12: Simon Kennedy, Foodstuffs North Island

Foodstuffs North Island has moved from not even operating retail e-commerce to having online revenues now measured in the hundreds of millions annually, says its chief digital officer Simon Kennedy.

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CIO50 2020 #15: David Kennedy, Transaction Services Group

The tech team created over 200 tools under its “infrastructure as code programme”, which reduced testing time for developers by over 90 per cent. Developers now have access to this suite of tools, says Transaction Services Group CIO David Kennedy.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30