Nathan Scott says Valocity Global has demonstrated strategic leadership in solving a critical need for innovation in markets restricted by legacy technology and manual processes. In doing so, it has brought choice and transformational change to the property valuation industry for the first time in several territories.
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Tower is well on its way to transforming into a digital challenger brand, says Peter Muggleston, chief operating officer at the insurance firm.
Mark Beder says delivering 5G and New Zealand’s wireless future are the key focus for his team at Spark New Zealand.
“It is important to be prepared to positively and continually disrupt ourselves,” says Mark Leadbetter, IT director at House of Travel (HOT).
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
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.
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.
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.
“We use technology for competitive advantage in a traditional industry sector,” says Brian Northern, group CIO at Fulton Hogan
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.
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.
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.
Richard Kay knows being Chief Digital Officer of New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) means any actions he and his team undertake will have impact across international borders.
“The innovative use of technology, enhanced through our own development capabilities, is transforming the value we can gain from data, and enhancing the data services we provide for New Zealand,” says Christopher Buxton, chief digital officer, Stats NZ
Anna Brodie and her team at Education Payroll delivered EdPay, a fully online payroll service for schools that is replacing the infamous Novopay.