CIO Department of Conservation, NZTE
Richard is NZTE’s Chief Digital Officer. In this role he leads our IT development and support functions, but also provides strategic direction for the organisation, and how it will meet the digital needs of NZTE’s customers.
Richard grew up in Dunedin, spent a number of years in Christchurch before moving to Wellington. He has delivered and owned some of the largest ICT projects in New Zealand during the last decade, including the build of New Zealand’s third largest telecommunications network.
His professional roles have included Global IT Director and Solutions roles for PGG Wrightson, senior technical and consulting roles at Spark (previously Gen-i), senior strategic advisory roles for a number of organisations, and Shared Services Manager for Transpower.
Richard has been with NZTE since late 2015. Apart from a BA Hons. with the University of Otago, he has completed an Executive Leadership Program with the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. He also lectures from time to time at the Auckland University, as part of the CIO education programme.
Thanks to his work with NZTE, Richard was judged the 2017 New Zealand CIO of the Year.
Country manager New Zealand and Research Director A/NZ, IDC
- managing the business performance, research, and strategic direction of New Zealand in collaboration with the global IDC leadership team;
- providing customers with strategic advisory services to make more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research leveraging IDC's deep portfolio of expertise;
- acting as an interpreter and facilitator for change to IDC customers positioning themselves as digital leaders on the global stage;
- leading the NZ InTEP group to lift the level of engagement with NZ CIOs, digital decision makers, and business leaders;
- collaborating with the wider IDC research community on customised projects and developing innovative research solutions for customers; and representing IDC A/NZ through presenting keynotes at key events, facilitating panels, and leading roundtable discussions.
Executive Technology, Bank of New Zealand
General Manager, Ten Four Technology
CIO Horizon Energy Group
Alistair has 20+ years of experience working in IT, including roles as CIO for Horizon Energy Group, Tū Ora Compass Health, MetService, and Wellington Water, IT Manager for Plunket, CTO for Parliamentary Service, and Technology Manager, Metering for Vector.
Alistair moved to New Zealand in 2003 from the UK, after a varied career in teaching, merchant banking, and IT – amongst others. He spent five years in Chad and Algeria as a boy and has worked in France, Germany, Israel, and Australia, as well as the UK and New Zealand.
Alistair’s main areas of interest are in the innovative use of technology to drive new opportunities for service improvement and benefits realization into all organizations and their customers. He was an early champion for and adopter of Cloud Computing, Smart Metering, and the Internet of Things in New Zealand.
Most recently, in his role at Tū Ora, Alistair has made the Top 50 CIO list for the last 2 years and in November was recognised as CIO of the Year for 2022.
General Manager of Wellbeing, Skills Consulting Group
Industry & Sector Development Manager, Kaihautū Rāngai Tūmataiti
Futurist, Presenter, Strategic Change Consultant
Vaughan is a Futurist, Raconteur and Commentator on Digital and Emerging Technologies, with a passionate interest in Digital Transformation and the development of Change Resilience in organisations and individuals.
He has recently retired from an 18 year career with Beca, New Zealand's largest Engineering and Management Consulting practice. In his time at Beca, he worked on the Digital Transformation of the organisation, being "designated futurist" for the business with the role of Group Manager, Digital Strategy. In 2018 he was appointed as a Beca Technical Fellow in Emerging Technologies.
While currently spending quality time on personal projects and improving his "abysmal" golf, he maintains an ongoing interest in monitoring the timing and impact of the emergence new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Quantum computing and the Metaverse.
Associate Research Director, Telecommunications, IDC Asia/Pacific
Monica Collier is an Associate Research Director for the regional telecommunications team in IDC Asia/Pacific. Based in New Zealand, Monica focuses on communication service provider and tech vendor strategies, with a focus on the New Zealand and Australian markets. In her role, Monica
Monica's current research focuses include market opportunities with 5G and LEO satellite services, rural connectivity and digital equality, innovative use cases leveraging IoT, as well as service provider competitive intelligence and the CSP strategies, trends, and market developments within the broadband markets, mobile markets, and enterprise services markets. She also has current research experience in other tech market fields particularly in EdTech, Agritech, and FinTech.
Prior to joining IDC in 2015, Monica worked predominantly in the telecommunications industry within analysis and insights, as a specialist and manager, including at One New Zealand (previously Vodafone), Telstra, and Spark New Zealand, as well as analyst roles within global dairy co-operative Fonterra.