The CIO Summit Awards recognise individuals and teams who have shown leadership, innovation and foresight in their contribution to ICT and business.
The winners of this year’s awards were announced at last night’s ceremony at the ANZ Viaduct Events Center in Auckland.
The 2017 CIO Summit Awards winners are:
This award recognises the exceptional ICT Talent of professionals under the age of 35 years.
Winner: Nick Whitehouse, chief digital officer, MinterEllisonRuddWatts
MinterEllisonRuddWatts, an Auckland based law firm, aims to be a digitally enabled market disrupter. Whitehouse has been instrumental in making MinterEllisonRuddWatts' vision become a reality, leading several engaging and challenging technology initiatives.
This award recognises outstanding initiatives by private enterprise, public sector or academic institutions that encourage young people to learn about and successfully pursue careers in information technology.
Winner: Code Avengers
The Code Avengers (CA) program takes a gamified approach to teaching both secondary and tertiary students how to code.
This award recognises outstanding team culture within an organisation’s ICT team.
This award recognises organisations that have used disruptive technology to innovate and transform their business.
New Zealand’s CIO of the Year has demonstrated how they have positioned the role of CIO strategically and delivered innovation and success that have contributed to their organisation’s overall business strategy.
Winner: Richard Kay, CIO, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise
This award is given to a high-profile business person from a public or private company whose contribution to IT has significantly impacted the greater New Zealand or global business community over the course of their career.
Recipient – Claudia Batten