Stories by Divina Paredes

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

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 #17: Nicholas Fourie, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

“We have an explicit ‘non-technology first approach’,” says Nicholas Fourie, vice president – ICT at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare. The goal for him and his team is to become so integrated in the business, so they are called upon to solve problems whether there is a digital solution or not.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

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 #26-50: Christine Yip, LSG Sky Chefs NZ

“The most important lesson I have learnt so far is to be open-minded in my perspective as a leader,” says Christine Yip, business improvement manager at LSG Sky Chefs NZ.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #21: Mark John Denvir, Auckland Council

“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.

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

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 #16: Nathan Scott, Valocity Global

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.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #26-50: Craig Ward, Kiwi Wealth

Through working with partners and using SaaS in the investment management space, Kiwi Wealth CTO Craig Ward says they are able to launch new funds and offerings to the market quickly and at a reduced cost.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #24: Jason Mangan, University of Auckland

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.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #26-50: Iain Gauld, Contact Energy

“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.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #18: Piers Shore, Fonterra Co-operative

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.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30

CIO50 2020 #26-50: Dan Wilkinson, Fidelity Life

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.

Written by Divina Paredes14 Oct. 20 16:30