Frank Gens

Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst

IDC


Frank Gens guides IDC's research into broad IT industry trends, and led the development of IDC's "3rd Platform" scenario - forecasting the transformation of the IT industry (and other industries) through the strategic use of cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies. Mr. Gens is a 30 year veteran of the IT research and advisory services business, including over 20 years at IDC in a variety of senior roles. Prior to IDC, Mr. Gens held management positions at International Data Group (IDG), AMR Research and The Yankee Group.

Dr Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer

City of Palo Alto


Dr. Jonathan Reichental, is a multiple award-winning technology leader whose 25-year career has spanned both the private and public sectors. In 2016 he was named one of the top 20 most influential CIO’s in the United States and his innovative work in government has been recognised by the White House. Dr. Reichental works with his teams to apply technology innovation in organisations to create new value and to enable work to be more meaningful and fun.

Leo Minervini

Chief Information Officer & VP Business Affairs

Carlo's Bakery


Leo Minervini is the Chief Information Officer and VP of Business Affairs. Carlo’s Bakery, a hundred year old neighborhood bakery now infamous as the home of the cable television network TLC’s “Cake Boss.” He has over 18 years of experience in customer service and enterprise business process. As the CIO of Carlo’s Bakery he has been transforming customer experience and engagement by applying his knowledge to a family owned business that has grown over 150% in the past 5 years. Leo has extensive expertise in enterprise software, CRM and cloud computing. He attended the New Jersey Institute of Technology where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems with a Minor in Business Administration.

Michael Cooper

CTO BT Radianz

BT PLC


Michael is a business technologist with considerable experience of the capital markets. He combines a particular interest in the evolution of the capital markets with the exploitation and integration of technology. Currently, he is CTO for BT’s financial markets electronic trading services where he is responsible for architecture, technology strategy, innovation, client and market collaboration.
Michael is also engaged in a number of industry forums that include the Executive Committee of the Financial Information Services Association (FISD). He also chairs the FPL Cyber Security Working Group for the FIX Standards Body as well as being on the FIX EMEA Governance Board. Michael has an MSc from University College London.

Tim Occleshaw

Government Chief Technology Officer & Deputy Chief Executive - Service and System

Department of Internal Affairs


Tim Occleshaw is responsible for leading delivery of the Government ICT Strategy and Action Plan to 2017, developing ICT Common Capability products and services, and leading development and implementation of ICT System Assurance across government. He reports to Government Chief Information Officer Colin MacDonald.
Tim is also Deputy Chief Executive, Service and System Transformation, at the Department of Internal Affairs, where he leads ICT strategy and delivery.
Before joining Internal Affairs in 2012, Tim spent four years with Inland Revenue as Deputy Commissioner, Information, Design and Systems, and also served as Chief Information Officer at the Ministry of Social Development. In July 2008 he was New Zealand CIO of the Year. Tim has spent more than 25 years working in business and IT management roles in the financial services sector in Australia and New Zealand, including heading IT for ANZ New Zealand.

David Kennedy

Group Chief Information Officer

Transaction Services Group


David acts as CIO for 6 companies under the Transaction Services Group banner. His role is to grow the business through the simplification of the internal processes and creation of new service lines. He is also a specialist in growing technology companies and creating high performing teams. David likes to bring completely new ways of thinking to his teams and is very hot on empowerment and helping everyone succeed.

Angela Nash

Chief Information Officer

REANNZ


Angela is the Chief Information Officer at the Research and Education Advanced Network of New Zealand (REANNZ). She has over 20 years IT related experience spanning from hands-on technical roles (analyst/programmer, technical operations, etc) through to executive level leadership roles. Angela has worked across a wide range of sectors and technologies, including Spark (then Telecom), Datacom, and IBM with team sizes ranging from 10 to 200+. She is also a member of the Directors Institute of New Zealand.

John Bell

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building


John joined Fletcher Building from Deloitte Consulting in Auckland where he was a senior partner. John has over 30 years business consulting experience working in both public and private sectors, leading complex programmes of work, from business case through design and implementation, to post-implementation and benefits realisation.
John has had a variety of leadership roles, and has worked with Deloitte in Canada, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand. He has a broad range of experience in business strategy, sourcing, business transformation and information technology.

Alma Hong

Chief Technology & Operations Officer

Radio New Zealand


Alma has extensive experience as a CIO and executive manager across sectors including emergency services and media and broadcasting. She is fascinated by technology’s role in the evolving digital world and is passionate in enhancing that role. Alma also makes contributions through her participation on industry and project boards.

David Healy

Global Chief Information Officer & GM - Business Transformation

Icebreaker


David Healy is Global CIO & GM Business Transformation at Icebreaker, providing leadership around Icebreaker’s strategic projects and IT throughout Icebreaker’s global offices. David has over 15 years experience in delivering programmes of work and over 20 years experience in delivering IT solutions. Recognised for expertise envisioning and leading transformational based programmes of work enabling business strategies on a global scale. David has been enabling business strategies in the retail sector for 10 years and prior to this, leading software development & R&D teams in the UK within the manufacturing sector.

Carolyn Algar

Chief Information Officer

Z Energy


Carolyn has spent most of her career in the ICT industry, predominately in the Energy sector. Carolyn spent many years working in software in New Zealand, Australia and America which has given her an interest in the promotion of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Throughout her career Carolyn has led teams and is now CIO at Z Energy. Carolyn particularly enjoys environments where she can build teams and focus on people engagement and development to deliver great business outcomes. With two daughters Carolyn has a particular interest in role modelling positive women in leadership messages and is an advocate for coaching and developing women in the workplace. Carolyn has recently completed a master’s degree in Information Management.

Simon Gould-Thorpe

Chief Information Officer & Head Of Marketing

Turners


Simon is passionate about assisting companies through business transformation. He has joined companies as they entered a pivotal point in their evolution. While Simon comes from an IT background, over the last 10 years, a large focus has been placed on combining the creative talents of both IT and Marketing teams to achieve this cooperatively. Previously at Honda New Zealand and now at Turners Group NZ Limited.

Peter Muggleston

Chief Information Officer

Foodstuffs North Island


Peter Muggleston joined Foodstuffs Auckland as Chief Information Officer in 2012 and was appointed CIO at Foodstuffs North Island in 2013. In this time he has led a significant business transformation based on deploying SAP Retail across the North Island, replacement of the entire technology stack, and the technology work stream of the merger of Foodstuffs Auckland and Wellington to form the 3rd largest company in NZ by revenue. His focus has now shifted to developing digital capability to enhance the customer experience both in store and through online channels. Prior to Foodstuffs, Peter worked internationally with Shell Oil before returning to New Zealand where he held senior roles at ASB Bank including; Chief Manager Information Services, GM Online Banking and GM Technology Planning & Architecture before joining Sovereign as Chief Information Officer.

Kevin Angland

GM Digital Services

Mercury


Kevin is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership and management of all customer operations, digital and technology capability at Mercury. He is at the heart of Mercury’s focus on customer-lead innovation, delivering value to customers through data and digital platforms.
Kevin has a breadth of experience in digital transformation and delivering some of New Zealand’s biggest technology projects. He was NZ CIO of the Year in 2014, and held senior leadership positions with New Zealand’s largest insurer IAG over the past decade prior to joining Mercury in 2016.
Kevin is a member of the advisory boards for the University of Auckland Strategic CIO Programme, the annual New Zealand CIO Summit and a Board member of Electricity Retailers' Association (ERANZ). He holds an MBA and Graduate Diploma in Business & Information Services from the University of Auckland.

Glen Willoughby

General Manager – IT

Downer


Glen has over twenty five years’ experience in the information and communications technology field. He holds Information Technology qualifications from Waikato Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Waikato, and is a Certified Project Management Professional of the Project Management Institute. He is a past Research Fellow (Medical Informatics) of Harvard Medical School (1996-2013), has co-authored papers on ICT innovation with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories and has previously consulted to the World Bank-IFC (Education and Health Directorate), The International Monetary Fund (China) and Ministry of Health on health and economic development engagements.
Currently Glen is the General Manager IT for Downer New Zealand and prior to this he has held ICT leadership positions at Hutt Valley, Wairarapa and Capital and Coast District Health Boards, Cranleigh Merchant Bank, New Zealand Institute of Rural Health, Waikato Institute of Technology and Fonterra.

Simon Kennedy

Group Chief Information Officer

The Warehouse Group


Simon is an experienced retail technology leader with a background in management consulting. He brings a business and people perspective to technology leadership, with a keen focus on the customer and user experience. Before joining The Warehouse Group in 2009, Simon enjoyed a career in management consulting, starting with Accenture in London in 1991 and becoming a Partner at Kurt Salmon Associates in 2007. Focused on the retail and consumer goods industries, he also spent three years (2006-9) in India working on one of the world's largest retail build programmes as a Vice-President for Reliance Industries. Simon holds an MA in History and Economics from Oxford University.

Liz Gosling

Chief Information Officer

AUT University


Liz Gosling leads a team of 170 people, and is responsible for information technology provision for AUT's staff and students, including 6,500 + desktop and laptop computers, IT and Digital plans, networking, audio visual services, innovation, contracts and software licensing, customer relationships and support services, as well as the development teams and infrastructure. Her role is focussed on contributing to the University’s strategic direction, creating and executing ICT strategy, building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the University and ensuring that ICT delivers excellent services and value.

Junaid UR Rehman

Security Advisor

HP Inc.


Junaid UR Rehman works as a security consultant in HP Inc. He provides consultancy to his managed print services teams regarding how to securely deploy and manage a print infrastructure. He also helps customer in security assessments pertaining to print fleet. Junaid has over 10 years of information security experience. He had previously worked with IBM and Oracle as security consultant and holds CISA, CISM, Mobility+, OCP 11g, ITILv3, COBIT, SABSA certificates.

Rachel Kelly

Director

Spark Tank


Rachel Kelly is a University of Waikato Alumni, who graduated with a Master of Science (First Class Honours) in 2005. In 2006, she moved to California to work for a global high-tech manufacturing company where she led, managed and grew multi-million-dollar business units within the USA, South East Asia, Central Asia, Middle East, and Africa. Rachel returned from California in 2014, launching a successful marketing technology and business strategy company called SparkTank, Ltd., working primarily with national and international technology-based clients. In addition to SparkTank, Rachel is currently Deputy Chair of NZ Technology Industry Association (NZTech), Executive Director of the Community and Enterprise Leadership Foundation (CELF), and holds various governance roles. As a member of the Institute of Directors, she is committed to governance excellence, authentic leadership and active collaboration.

Jat Sahi

Digital Innovation Lead Retail & Hospitality EMEIA

Fujitsu (UK)


Jat has pursued Innovation in a number of roles including as a member of Fujitsu’s global innovation community, and as a founder and director of technology start-ups.

Gary Baird

Chief Technology Officer

IRD


Gary Baird is the Chief Technology Officer for Inland Revenue, reporting directly into the Inland Revenue’s Commissioner. He leads the IT Group – Technology Strategy and Operations (TS&O), a team of over 500 people who are proud to deliver trusted and reliable technology services. The services they build, support and improve are the foundation for Inland Revenue to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of New Zealand.

As a member of Inland Revenue’s Executive Leadership team, Gary is involved in decision making and influencing at the highest level, including the governance of Inland Revenue’s multi-year Business Transformation Programme.

Gary has over 20 years’ experience in the banking and logistics sectors managing large and complex technology environments.

2017 Speakers


Featured Keynote Speakers




Frank Gens

Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst

IDC




Dr Jonathan Reichental

Chief Information Officer

City of Palo Alto




Leo Minervini

Chief Information Officer & VP Business Affairs

Carlo's Bakery




Michael Cooper

CTO BT Radianz

BT PLC




Tim Occleshaw

Government Chief Technology Officer & Deputy Chief Executive - Service and System

Department of Internal Affairs




Rachel Kelly

Director

Spark Tank


Speakers




David Kennedy

Group Chief Information Officer

Transaction Services Group




Angela Nash

Chief Information Officer

REANNZ




John Bell

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building




Alma Hong

Chief Technology & Operations Officer

Radio New Zealand




David Healy

Global Chief Information Officer & GM - Business Transformation

Icebreaker




Carolyn Algar

Chief Information Officer

Z Energy




Simon Gould-Thorpe

Chief Information Officer & Head Of Marketing

Turners




Peter Muggleston

Chief Information Officer

Foodstuffs North Island




Kevin Angland

GM Digital Services

Mercury




Glen Willoughby

General Manager – IT

Downer




Simon Kennedy

Group Chief Information Officer

The Warehouse Group




Liz Gosling

Chief Information Officer

AUT University




Junaid UR Rehman

Security Advisor

HP Inc.




Jat Sahi

Digital Innovation Lead Retail & Hospitality EMEIA

Fujitsu (UK)




Gary Baird

Chief Technology Officer

IRD