Award Categories

Following are the categories and criteria for the 2020 CIO Awards New Zealand programme.

New Zealand CIO of the Year

New Zealand’s CIO of the Year will demonstrate how they have positioned the role of CIO strategically within the company. They will be able to show innovation and key successes achieved in the past 12 months and into the future and show how this fits with the company's overall business strategy.

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Emerging ICT Leader of the Year

The Emerging ICT Leader award recognises, celebrates and encourages the exceptional ICT Talent of professionals under the age of 33 years (on 27 March 2020). We are looking for the future CIO’s and leaders of the ICT sector in New Zealand; people who have demonstrated outstanding ICT initiative.

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Business Transformation through Digital and IT

This award honours the achievements of organisations that have successfully planned and executed a Business Transformation initiative or initiatives through the use of digital and disruptive technologies. By using technology to innovate and transform their business they have produced a range of benefits for the organisation.

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Community Tech Champions

The Community Tech Champions Award [formerly known as Engaging New Zealand in ICT Award] honours and showcases outstanding initiatives by private enterprise, public sector or academic institutions that address diversity issues (such as women in tech/Pasifika in Tech, regional initiatives), engaging youth (workforce of the future) and/ or lifelong learning (bringing older generations along on digital journey.)

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Juniper Networks

Best ICT Team Culture

This award recognises outstanding team culture within an organisations ICT team. With the industry challenged by skills shortages, fostering an excellent team culture and retaining and nurturing a diverse IT staff can create a competitive advantage for the entire organisation. The aim is to celebrate organisations that recognise this and see recruitment, retention and training top talent as key part of the integral recipe for high performing IT teams.

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RWA Technology

Sustainability through Technology

The Sustainability through Technology Award, sponsored by Younity, honours the achievements of organisations that have successfully planned and executed a sustainability initiative(s) through the use of technology. Using technology and innovation to drive a sustainable initiative within an organisation that has produced a range of benefits for the organisation and/ or communities. The initiative or project could address any/or all of the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, and social (profits, planet and people).

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Outstanding Contribution to Technology and Business in New Zealand

This award is given to a high profile business person from a public or private company whose contribution has significantly and uniquely impacted the greater New Zealand or global business community in an information technology sense over the course of his or her career. The award recognises people at the intersection of business and technology. That could be someone who has had a long and successful career in IT, who has contributed significantly to the effectiveness of business through technology, or someone who has had great success in a technology company. The recipient is selected by the judging panel. However, if you believe you know a worthy candidate please drop us a line and let us know why you think they should be considered. [email protected]

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