Allan Lightbourne, chief digital officer at Tauranga City Council, got his team members to work with their colleagues from across the organisation, and look at the city’s key challenges that could be alleviated by technology.
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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.
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.
“Building a comprehensive data set of real-time data on our environmental issues, our farming practices, and our cities needs is contributing towards a shift to a smarter, innovative and liveable city for the future, now,” says Mark John Denvir, ICT director at Auckland Council.
“My approach is to let business users make informed choices and create compelling business cases that are win/wins,” says Contact Energy CIO Iain Gauld.
Piers Shore increased the focus on digital delivery within his leadership team following a review of IT-related activity across business units. The aim is to identify duplicate or inefficient spend that would be more efficient if centralised to IT. This has provided a centralised development capability for digital initiatives across Fonterra.
Centrality is a blockchain venture studio that partners with innovators in key industries to create a decentralised peer-to-peer marketplace of applications. CTO Wilfred Godfrey says the organisation is always looking for innovative ways to break down the barriers that are holding back the mainstream adoption of blockchain.
Tower is well on its way to transforming into a digital challenger brand, says Peter Muggleston, chief operating officer at the insurance firm.
“Our objective was not just to improve the current carbon offset offerings but to reinvent the market itself,” says Paul Brady, chief technology officer and co-founder of startup Carbon Click.
Harmoney had just celebrated its fifth year and has grown from a startup to a strong successful business, says its CTO Andrew Bates.
Anna Brodie and her team at Education Payroll delivered EdPay, a fully online payroll service for schools that is replacing the infamous Novopay.
Over the past two years, Jason Mangan and his team at the University of Auckland have designed and implemented Connect. “Within this single organisation, our application and infrastructure staff are now organised into common practices and orchestrated across 26 multi-disciplinary teams, aligned to our academic faculty and business division customers in a value stream formation,” says Mangan.
We are forging through with an insights driven culture with the introduction of an advanced analytics platform and data engineering/data science capabilities, says Tim Aynsley, head of ICT at Mercury NZ.
Richard Wyke, chief product officer at Figured, works with market leaders to develop product and technology solutions, so that Figured can stretch its capabilities and open up new opportunities. This has led to the development of products like Figured Benchmarking, scenario planning and their work with BNZ on the response to M.Bovis.
Changing customer and regulator expectations and the digital revolution are the top drivers for Fidelity Life’s digital transformation and agile approach, says the insurance firm’s CTO Dan Wilkinson.