Stories by Divina Paredes

The CIO as peacekeeper

John Holley ventures into an unfamiliar territory to most CIOs - to South Sudan, as a planning officer for the United Nations Mission. He talks about the upsides of taking a ‘career sabbatical’ and how CIOs can do the same - without leaving the country, or their respective organisations.

St John creates new CIO role

Charitable organisation seeks ‘innovator and expert’ to steer the organisation from an ‘IT perspective’

High school students get a dry run on IT careers

Edwina Mistry, a senior lecturer at the Manukau Institute of Technology, turned around the traditional practice of having professionals talk to students to encourage them to consider certain careers and courses.

BlackBerry pitches to NZ businesses in bid to recapture market share

It was a more humble BlackBerry team that came to Auckland last week to launch the company’s new platform and smartphone, the Z10.
“The arrogance is gone, the sense of entitlement is gone,” says Matthew Ball, managing director for BlackBerry in Australia and New Zealand.

Opus CIO resigns for role at ANZ, and other IT staff changes

Bruce Tinsley is among several senior IT professionals to have moved companies recently, having resigned as CIO of Opus International to join ANZ Bank as a consultant in its technology division.
Richard Croad has stepped up as Opus International director, information management and technology, from his role as director, service excellence/partner. Croad’s role reports directly to the chief executive and managing director, as opposed to the former structure where the CIO reported in to the CFO.

NZ mobile data traffic to increase eight-fold by 2017

New Zealand’s mobile data  traffic growth is forecast to increase eight-fold in the next five years.
This equates to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50 percent, says Dr Robert Pepper, vice president for global technology policy at Cisco.