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Navigating operational and technology complexities to sustain a competitive edge

18-19 MARCH 2025

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.


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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Building upon seven years of successful IT events, we unveiled the TechXcelerate series in 2024. 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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2024 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

Lena Jenkins

Chief Digital Officer

Waste Management NZ

Joe Locandro

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building

Marc Hale

Chief Technology Officer


Kenny Thein

Chief Information Officer & GM, IT

Restaurant Brands

Michael Bullock

Chief Information Officer ANZ New Zealand and Pacific


2024 Event Highlights

Hear from Liz MacPherson, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner | Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu on data governance and privacy for businesses success

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Liz MacPherson

Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Te Mana Mātāpono Matatapu

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 and IANZ are ensuring IT functionality and security for enhanced visibility with the rise from Shadow IT to Shadow AI 

Find out how Provident Insurance and Fonterra and Te Whatu Ora Health 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, Air New Zealand, 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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Abhishek Kumar

Cloud & Infrastructure Architect

The Warehouse Group

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Joe Locandro

Chief Information Officer

Fletcher Building

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Kirti Desai

GM Digital, Data & Technology


Who Attends?

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

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