Computerworld NZ IT Leaders Awards: Delivering innovation and business value

Meet the winners of the inaugural Computerworld NZ IT Leaders Awards.

Honouring the best in ICT talent globally, the Computerworld NZ IT Leaders represents the first time the Computerworld's IT Leaders program initiative has been brought to New Zealand.

Turning the spotlight not just on the individual members that have worked to set themselves apart, the Computerworld NZ IT Leaders Awards recognises the path-breaking projects that set the tone for peers and end-users across the country.

Highlighting risk takers and achievers in the country's ICT teams, the end-user awards represented eight categories, ranging from industries such as healthcare, manufacturing and education.

Christchurch electronics manufacturer Dynamic Controls took out the Innovative ICT Project of the Year award for its pioneering use of Internet of Things technologies around maintenance monitoring while Capital and Coast District Health Board claimed the Healthcare ICT Project of the Year for its adoption of a New Zealand developed solution which delivers measurably better clinical outcomes for patients.

“It’s great to be recognised in New Zealand for the vision we and CCDHB share, to provide accurate information supporting the decisions of those who care for patients with wounds,” says Dr Bruce Davey, CEO, ARANZ Medical, who helped deliver the project.

“We employ some of the world’s best engineers and software developers in Health IT, and this award recognises their determination to create solutions that make a difference to the lives of people afflicted with wounds.

“It’s also a great endorsement of the quality of IT coming from Christchurch. The future of health is in informatics, and we are taking a leading role internationally in making higher quality information available to practitioners in wound care.”

Meanwhile, Kiwi apparel company Icebreaker claimed the Manufacturing ICT Project of the Year following the business’s successful scaling of its existing supply chain, Silver Fern Farms received the Agriculture ICT Project of the Year award for its effective use of portable computing out in the field and the Ministry of Education took the Government ICT Project of the Year honours after moving its Wellington-based production data centre to Datacom’s Kapua data centre earlier this year.

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