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Navigating operational and technology complexities to sustain a competitive edge

19-20 MARCH 2024

Strategies and Initiatives from Industry Leaders that Revolutionise the Role of the
CIO Leadership

In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, CIOs encounter a multitude of intricate challenges that require immediate attention and innovative solutions. These include navigating a diverse array of technologies like artificial intelligence, cloud computing, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT), all while strategically integrating them with existing legacy systems.


Decisions made today will not only determine your organisation’s competitive edge but also its ability to thrive in the digital age. The CIO Leaders Summit NZ will provide you with the tools and strategies needed to effectively harness emerging technologies, streamline your IT operations, and drive transformative growth within your organisation. Join over 150 IT leaders in propelling your organisation’s journey forward.


What you can look forward to:

  • Gain insights from over 20 leading organisations through practical case studies and interactive panels on AI, emerging technology, disruption, talent acquisition, organisational culture, cybersecurity, and more!

  • Engage in our collaborative Unconference Sessions for peer-to-peer learning opportunities, where you can brainstorm solutions and share best practices with fellow industry leaders

  • Hear how IT leaders are navigating the war on talent and what your next-generation workforce could look like, considering today's remote work model and global talent shortages.

  • Part of the TechXcelerate series, join us to connect with over 350 IT leaders to advance digital transformation, data analytics and cybersecurity efforts


Don’t miss the opportunity to engage with fellow CIOs and IT executives to share experiences and gain invaluable insights that will shape the future of IT. Secure your spot today!

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Part of

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Building upon seven years of successful IT events, we're excited to unveil the 2024 TechXcelerate series. This series addresses unique challenges faced by CIO teams in digital transformation, data analytics, and cybersecurity, offering a holistic experience for IT leaders.

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Our Expert Speakers

Liz MacPherson

Deputy Commissioner - Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

Clinton George

Head of Technology


Hema Pericherla

Chief Technology Officer

Simply Energy

Andrew McPherson

Chief Technology Officer


Joe Locandro

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building

Lena Jenkins

Chief Digital Officer

Waste Management NZ

Kenny Thein

Chief Information Officer & GM, IT

Restaurant Brands

Marc Hale

Chief Technology Officer


Why Attend?

Hear from Roxanne Salton, Chief Digital Officer, Southern Cross Health Society, on how to adopt a digital-first mindset to drive business goals and growth

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Roxanne Salton

Chief Digital Officer

Southern Cross Health Society

Connect, network and engage with more than 150 digital, data and technology leaders, and gain actionable insights to implement in your organisation

Hear how ANZ, Simply Energy, Whānau Tahi Limited are ensuring IT functionality and security for enhanced visibility with the rise from Shadow IT to Shadow AI

Find out how Provident Insurance and Contact Energy are redefining their workplace vision to align stakeholder alignment and ROI through people and technology

Unpack key strategies for attracting, mentoring, retaining, and nurturing diverse Gen Z talent to prepare for the next-gen workforce

Learn how AIA NZ is navigating the paradigm shift in cloud computing and effectively adapting its cloud infrastructure to meet evolving business requirements

Discover how Mitre 10 New Zealand, Fonterra, Watercare Services, and the University of Auckland are adapting to technological shifts, including remote and hybrid work models and growing demand for self-service

As AI becomes more pervasive, how can organisations ensure ethical innovation when driving strategy for a competitive edge? Explore how IT leaders are leveraging AI to optimise resource allocation, identify cost-saving opportunities, and create distinctive customer experiences.

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Angela Henderson

GM Digital

Kiwi Property

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Abhishek Kumar

Cloud & Infrastructure Architect

The Warehouse Group

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Tim Glover

Head of Digital Technology

Woolworths New Zealand

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Joe Locandro

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building

Who Should Attend?

The  CIO Leaders Summit is the perfect platform to meet your key digital transformation objectives. Engage with like-minded peers to enhance your strategic priorities.​

Meet Chiefs, Heads, Directors, General Managers and Senior Managers from enterprise, commercial and private sector(s) involved in:

  • Digital Transformation

  • Digital Strategy

  • Technology and Innovation

  • IT / IT Operations

  • Cyber Security

  • Information Systems and Management

  • Business Intelligence

  • Business Transformation

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Access

  • Data Security

  • Data Science

  • Data Governance

  • Business Enablement

  • Continuous Operational Improvement

  • Customer Experience

  • Customer Analytics

  • Corporate Services

  • Service Delivery

  • Digital Channels

  • Agile Transformation



770 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland 2104

Conference Room: Sir Noel Robinson Conference Centre

Exhibition: Sir Woolf Fisher Arena



Find the Due Drop Events Centre on Google Maps

The Due Drop Events Centre is conveniently served by motorway links into the CBD (20 min) and Auckland International Airport (13 min) as well as to major transport terminals.


Complimentary parking is available at the venue. Please use the VEC South Car Park - an event sign will indicate where to park on arrival.  View the access / parking information here

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