Conferenz and IDC announced the winners and finalists in the 2015 NZ CIO Summit Awards. The Awards are made up of five categories, recognizing individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business.
EMERGING ICT LEADER 2015
Winner: Robert Muller, DB Breweries
Christopher Duncan, Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
Robert Muller, DB Breweries
ENGAGING YOUTH IN ICT 2015
Winner: OMG Tech!/Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
OMG Tech!/Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust
EXECUTIVE TEAM OF THE YEAR 2015
Winner: Foodstuffs South Island
Foodstuffs South Island
CIO OF THE YEAR 2015
Winner: Peter Muggleston, Foodstuffs North Island Special Commendation: Roger Jones, Auckland Transport
Aaron Mikoz, Maritime NZ
Glen Willoughby, Waitarapa, Hutt Valley & Capital Coast District Health Board
Peter Muggleston, Foodstuffs North Island
Roger Jones, Auckland Transport
Tracy Voice, Ministry of Primary Industries
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO TECHNOLOGY IN NEW ZEALAND AWARD 2015
Winner: Sir Neville Jordan
Sir Neville Jordan has long championed New Zealand's ICT industry in a variety of roles that include as founder of MAS Technology and Endeavour Capital, advisor to many government research and science agencies, and pioneer venture capitalist. He has invested in more than 35 start-up and early stage companies, from research, science and technology to horticulture and large-scale real estate, with many successful exits achieved.
CIO Awards judge Wendy Bussen commented “The CIO Awards celebrate excellence in the industry. We recognise that high performing technology professionals, no matter where they are in their career path, have a positive impact on their employer, customers, suppliers and taxpayers. That’s why it’s so rewarding celebrating their work. This year we were inspired by the professionals who are leading projects to help young people engage in ICT and in the process are creating a pipeline of future talent”.
Ullrich Loeffler, Managing Director of IDC Australia and New Zealand, says “The quality and popularity of entries in the 2015 CIO Awards from individuals and teams shows their value to participants, employers and sponsors. We are also fortunate to attract a highly experienced judging panel representing a range of perspectives.”