CIO50: New Zealand’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the annual CIO50 list where CIO New Zealand recognises the top 50 senior technology executives who are driving innovation and influencing rapid change across their organisations.

The research is held in conjunction with CIO50 in Australia. Together, the executives in these lists comprise the CIO100 ANZ leaders.

Entries and Judging of the CIO50 2020 has now closed. Judging was based on the responses provided by entrants under two core pillars: Business Innovation and Leadership. Join us as we honour the 2020 CIO50 at our virtual event on 14 October 2020.

We understand that not every tech chief is engaged in delivering a transformational programme all the time. This is why we asked entrants to describe real innovations – from a small project or programme to a large initiative - that have had a positive impact on their businesses (Read about the 2019 CIO50 leaders).

We will also honour and recognise the leading organisation that has developed a technology-enabled initiative that helped address a community or social issue. (Read about the 2019 winner and finalists). This is a separate category for the CIO50 awards.

Steps and procedures

Nominations are now closed. Join us as we honour the 2020 CIO50 at our virtual event on 14 October 2020.

All nominations were reviewed by our CIO50 judging panel (see the ‘Judges’ section for bios and backgrounds), who rated each section of the questionnaire to determine the final list.

These responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our 50 top business technology and digital chiefs, which will be revealed after our virtual event on 14 October 2020.

The profiles were written by an editorial team led by former CIO New Zealand editor Divina Paredes.

We wish nominees the very best of luck, whether you are nominating for the first time or are coming back again for the 2020 CIO50.