About the 2018 CIO Summit



The 2018 CIO Summit tackled the impending cultural shifts looming for IT teams across the country. We discussed how we can use data and emerging technologies to provide opportunities for growth and innovation as digital transformation becomes integral for organisational strategy and cyber security challenges become the new battleground. The competitive advantage the human element gives us can no longer be overlooked, and this year we challenged the audience to cultivate and grow the best teams possible.

Some of our keynote speakers included:

  • Joe Pucciarelli, Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor, IDC (United States)
  • Loic Tallon, Chief Digital Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Art (United States)
  • Roberto Calati, Head of Enterprise IT Performance, Toll Group (Australia)
  • Jeff Murray, Chief Information Officer, University of Tasmania (Australia)
  • Zubair Ahmed, Chief Information Officer, Emirates Islamic (Dubai)
  • Claire Barber, Chief Digital Officer, Spark (New Zealand)
  • Gary Adey, Operations Director - Group Enterprise, Vodafone (UK)
  • Michael Henderson, Corporate Anthropologist (New Zealand)


And local insights from companies including:
Gallagher Group | Beca | Holmes Group | Ministry of Justice | Transaction Services Group | Airways NZ | Inland Revenue | Air New Zealand | Auckland Transport | SafeStack

2018 CIO by the numbers:

  • 550+ Delegates
  • 960+ Gala dinner attendees
  • 90+ Exhibitors
  • 50+ Speakers
  • 18 Plenary sessions
  • 18 Seminar sessions
  • 3 How-to sessions
  • 10 Roundtables


We look forward to seeing you all at the 2019 New Zealand CIO Summit.
12 & 13 June 2019
SkyCity Convention Centre


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.