About the CIO Summit



On the 14-15 June 2017 Conferenz and IDC hosted the 11th edition of the CIO Summit.

With an emphasis on perfecting the “secret recipe” to enable companies to innovate and transform, attendees heard from world-class speakers including:

  • Frank Gens, IDC (USA)
  • Dr. Jonathan Reichental, City of Palo Alto (USA)
  • Leo Minervini, Carlo’s Bakery (USA)
  • Michael Cooper, BT PLC (UK)
  • Tim Occleshaw, NZ Government CTO
  • Claudia Batten, Entrepreneur
  • Jat Sahi, Fujistu (UK)
  • Junaid Ur Rehman, HP Inc. (Singapore)
  • and over 45 other speakers from across New Zealand



Speakers discussed:

  • Dawn of the DX Economy: Positioning for Leadership in an Accelerating World
  • Inspiring Your Digital Transformation
  • The future of an industry – people, place and technology
  • Expectations for technology growth and innovation from the board
  • From product focused to customer-centric – successful business transformation
  • Digital Leadership – Aligning vision, passion and technology
  • Transforming the Technology function
  • Balancing technology requirements to deliver what customers need, expect and want



CIO by the numbers:

  • 550+ Delegates
  • 850+ Gala dinner attendees
  • 93 Exhibitors
  • 65 Speakers
  • 20 Plenary sessions
  • 18 Seminar sessions
  • 3 How-to sessions
  • 10 Roundtables
  • 6 unconferences



To see highlights and keynote insights from 2017 around enabling innovation see the links below



We look forward to seeing you all at the 2018 New Zealand CIO Summit.

Steve Scott

Managing Director, Conferenz

Iggy Pintado

Managing Director, IDC Australia and New Zealand

About Conferenz



Conferenz is NZ’s largest and most respected conference and training company. We provide conferences and summits under our Conferenz brand and public and in-house training courses under our Brightstar brand.

We have been providing conferences and training for NZ’s corporates and public sector for over 16 years. Owned by Steve Scott, Conferenz is proudly NZ-owned and operated. We are also proud to play a significant part in the NZ community through our charitable, environmental and sustainable initiatives.

About IDC



International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.