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Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards
Posted on 18-Jun-2018 13:03 | Filed under: News

Winners Announced for 2018 CIO Awards

IDC and Conferenz congratulate this year’s winners in the 2018 CIO Awards held in Auckland. The Awards recognise the individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business.


Winners were announced tonight at a glittering Gala Dinner on Auckland’s waterfront at the ANZ Viaduct Events Centre in front of a record attendance of 950 senior IT professionals.


The Awards were supported by Dell EMC, ClearPoint, Halo Consulting, Sharp, TechnologyOne, The University of Auckland Business School and Juniper Networks.


Highlights include:


Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer at Air New Zealand named as CIO of the Year, and;


Ian Taylor named for his outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand.


Winners were announced in six categories:




CIO of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by Technology One


WINNER: Avi Golan, Chief Digital Officer, Air New Zealand




Chris Buxton, CDO, Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa
David Scullin, CIO, Ballance Agri-Nutrients
Roger Jones, Chief Technology Officer, Auckland Transport


Outstanding Contribution to Technology and Business in New Zealand - Sponsored by Sharp


Recipient – Ian Taylor 


NZ Emerging ICT Leader of the Year 2018 – Sponsored by University of Auckland Business School


WINNER: Rohan Aggrawal, Head of Digital and Technology Solutions, AMP Financial Services NZ


FINALISTS: Josh Warman, Chief Customer Officer, Spectrum Consulting
Staci Scott, Digital Product Manager, The Warehouse Group


Engaging Youth in ICT – Sponsored by Juniper Networks


WINNER: TechWomen




Best ICT Team Culture – Sponsored by Halo Consulting


WINNER: Fraedom


FINALISTS: Air New Zealand, eStar, The Instillery


Business Transformation through Digital and ICT – Sponsored by ClearPoint


WINNER: Auckland Transport


FINALISTS: Abano Healthcare Group, Fulton Hogan, New Zealand Inland Revenue


Peter Wise, Country Manager of IDC New Zealand, applauded the winners and finalists for their outstanding work. “The high standard of entries reflects the growing importance of ICT in the delivery of business and digital strategies. The examples that the winners set in driving business transformation initiatives in their organisations demonstrate to all in the industry what is possible when leadership is combined with a culture of innovation and change.”


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