CIO Awards 2014

CIO of the Year

Winner


Kevin Angland, IAG

Following several major acquisitions and the significant impact of the Christchurch earthquake, the ICT challenge within IAG has been significant. Kevin has clearly brought a business focus to the role of CIO and has ensured that the ICT team has the culture and focus to deliver on the outcomes the IAG Business requires. Kevin is clearly respected for his ICT and business leadership within IAG, not only in New Zealand, but also in the Australian Group Head Office.


Finalists



Emerging ICT Leader

Winner


Amanda White, Marlborough Lines

Amanda is the ICT Manager at Marlborough Lines, a utilities company based in Blenheim. In this role Amanda is accountable for the strategic direction and overall management of the ICT department and also directly involved with design, implementation and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure.


Finalists



Amanda White

Marlborough Lines


James Bergin

ASB


John Fitness

Financial Markets Authority


Neil Gong

NZMA


Executive Team of the Year

Winner


Global Dairy Trade

The judges felt that Global Dairy Trade’s executive team worked cohesively and effectively under pressure to deliver a project for which there was no obvious blueprint, given the uniqueness of the new platform. As one of their referees put it, “Their value to the New Zealand economy should not be underestimated. Potentially what they have done is worth billions of dollars to the economy. This is a significant contribution to New Zealand. Not only did they have the audacity to do it but they managed to pull it off. And the only way they could do it was to have an effective executive team.”


Finalists


Global Dairy Trade

Grabone

Serko



Engaging Youth in ICT

Winner


The Mind Lab by Unitec

The Mind Lab is focused on raising access to, and understanding of, 21st century technologies that are shaping our lives.
As one of the referees stated:
The Mind Lab is addressing the most significant long term issue facing our aspirations for a knowledge economy - creating the pipeline of IT savvy people required for the future.
How The Mind Lab has approached this has been a step change and has full support of the Industry, of Government and after initial concerns growing support from education stakeholders.
What the Mind Lab has achieved in such a short amount of time and on a shoe string budget, is a testament to Frances - her passion, her engagement skills and to the way she has approached this problem from an entirely different angle - she is following no one.



Finalists


ASB

AUT University

The Mind Lab by Unitec



Outstanding Contribution to Technology in New Zealand


Rod Drury, CEO, Xero