About the 2019 CIO Summit


This year the 2019 CIO Summit examined the four main pillars of the modern ICT team - technology, innovation, transformation and culture. With presentations on the strategic use of technology to ensure competitiveness and innovation within their industries, attendees walked away with tips and renewed mindsets to continue thriving.

Culture and building high performing teams were other stand out notes from the day and kicking off day two we had a look at how negative cognitive priming impacts creativity and problem solving.

This year's stellar line up of speakers includes:

  • Meredith Whalen, Chief Research Officer, IDC (USA)
  • Boyd Multerer, Founder and CEO, Kry10 Technologies (New Zealand)
  • Dr Sean Brady, Managing Director, Brady Heywood (Australia)
  • Anthony Roe, Head of Digital Technology, Downer MEI (Australia)
  • Owen Key, Chief Security Officer and Chief Information Security Officer, City of Calgary (Canada)


2019 CIO by the numbers:

  • 550+ Delegates
  • 960+ Gala dinner attendees
  • 90+ Exhibitors
  • 50+ Speakers
  • 18 Seminar sessions
  • 9 Roundtables


Save the date! We look forward to seeing you all at the 2020 New Zealand CIO Summit.
Dates to be announced soon!



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.