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.
New Zealand Rugby Commercial
NZ Rugby Commercial (NZRC) manages the commercial activities related to rugby to enable a laser focus on their customers and delivering commercial success back to rugby in New Zealand. They live by Te Ara Rangatira, the four pou of The Rugby Way – Be Welcoming, Be Our Best, Be Passionate and Play Fair.
As the Chief Information and Technology Officer, Angela set a goal for NZRC to be the leaders in utilising technology inside rugby in previously not-seen-before ways and creating back-end systems that deliver world-class capability to commercial and rugby teams both on and off the field. These ambitions led Angela and her team to focus on the data landscape, launching a Data Centre of Excellence (DCoE) and Data Governance Committee with representation from all business units and key stakeholders. The team undertook a full re-architecting and re-building of the data warehouse and SSO solution to scale rapidly. Along with other innovative products this work enabled Angela to drastically move forward technology within NZRC, as a true partner and enabler to the business.
Angela hires smart people and lets them be smart, enabling autonomous action for the entire team by creating supportive systems and processes. Deliberately open communication allows for a hightrust, empowered environment and her leadership style promotes a trusted environment where the team can openly challenge and debate outcomes in a healthy way. As a result of Angela's vision and leadership technology inside NZ Rugby is unrecognisable from only a few years ago and provides a platform for more some exciting plans on what comes next.
Before his recent move to Datacom, Alex introduced significant changes in other organisations that shaped his growth into an emerging ICT leader. At Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC) he identified to create collaboration between departments and creating new operating model concepts. As a platform architect he led Smart Wearables Integration with MINDA, a high-profile project where managing complex stakeholders was critical to success and fast deployment. In his next role, at startup FarmIQ, Alex designed and implemented a regular product development lifecycle, turned around the software delivery process and introduced a culture of data-informed decision-making and learning. Though his ability to solve complex problems involving of people, process, technology, and the intersection of humanity and technology, Alex is focused on broadening his impact by seeking out ever more significant challenges in ever more challenging roles in his journey to ICT leadership.
Emerging ICT Leader of the Year
The Emerging ICT Leader Award celebrates and encourages the exceptional ICT talent of professionals under the age of 33 years (on 8 August 2022). We are looking for the future CIO’s and leaders of the ICT sector in New Zealand; people who have demonstrated outstanding ICT initiative.
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.
Te Aka Toitū Trust
Community Tech Champions
The Community Tech Champions Award honours and showcases outstanding initiatives promoting digital inclusion with the goal of educating, exposing and engaging New Zealanders previously underrepresented in the ICT sector. Programmes should address diversity issues and encourage or develop New Zealand’s digital capabilities.
Best ICT Team Culture & Inclusion
The Best ICT Team Culture & Inclusion Award recognises outstanding ICT team culture, recruitment, inclusion, and diversity practices that contributes to the team's success. The ICT industry is challenged by skills shortages, and today has a strong focus on Diversity & Inclusion at board and executive levels. Practices, policies, and strategies that foster a modern, inclusive, and open workforce and team culture lead to excellence in retention and nurturing of a diverse IT staff and drive a competitive advantage for the entire organisation. The aim of this award is to celebrate organisations that recognise how culture and inclusion enables business success and that see recruitment, retention, and training future talent as a key part of the integral recipe for high performing IT teams.
Southern Cross Travel Insurance
Christchurch City Council
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).
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.