Stories by CIO New Zealand

IT leaders honoured at CIO Awards

Information technology (IT) has become so important that the CIO has come to be viewed as the key contributor to the success of many organisations.

Vend and Xero win big at Hi-Tech Awards

Xero and Vend each won two awards at the New Zealand Hi-Tech Awards, which were announced at a gala dinner attended by 700 guests at Sky City in Auckland on Friday evening.
Xero won Company of the Year as well as Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - over $5million Award, while Vend won the Hi-Tech Exporter of the Year Award - under $5million and Innovative Service Product Award.

New Zealand slips in global network readiness index

New Zealand has dropped from 14th to 20th place in this year’s Network Readiness Index (NRI) compiled by the World Economic Forum.
The NRI, which according to WEF is designed to assess the capacity of “economies to leverage ICT for growth and well-being”, measures a range of ICT–related parameters including infrastructure, cost of access, skills levels, user uptake and the business and regulatory environment.

Former InternetNZ boss appointed Mega CEO

Vikram Kumar, who resigned as head of InternetNZ last month, has been appointed the new CEO of Kim Dotcom’s web service Mega.
Mega’s interim CEO Tony Lentino, owner of Instra Corporation and shareholder at Mega, will maintain a seat as a director with Mega.

ITEX Computerworld Awards 2012 winners announced

The winners of this year’s ITEX Computerworld Awards were announced last night at an event attended by ICT industry leaders at Auckland’s Viaduct Events Centre.
The ITEX Computerworld Awards provide an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding efforts of people working in the ICT industry.

ITEX 2012: Diversity on the agenda

A diverse range of sessions, including three international keynote speakers, have been lined up for the third annual ITEX conference today at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.
Opening the conference is Jeffrey Cole from the University of Southern California (USC). He has been at the forefront of media and communication technology policy issues in both the United States and internationally for the past 25 years.

Freeth quits TelstraClear

Folllowing the sale of TelstraClear to Vodafone, TelstraClear CEO Allan Freeth will leave the company on Thursday, the company has announced.
A statement issued by the company says that Freeth will leave “pending the completion of the sale of TelstraClear to Vodafone New Zealand, expected on 31 October 2012.”

Chris Quin appointed as CEO of Telecom Retail

Telecom has announced that Chris Quin has been appointed the CEO of Telecom Retail, effective from October 1.
Quin was previously the CEO of Telecom's enterprise IT business, Gen-i, and briefly acted as CEO of Telecom New Zealand before the current CEO, Simon Moutter, took the helm in August.