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Publication date: 29 Nov 2022

IDC and Brightstar Names 2022 Winners for CIO Awards New Zealand

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND, 30 November 2022 – IDC and Brightstar announced the 2022 CIO Awards winners during a gala dinner at Te Pae Convention Centre in Christchurch 29th November 2022. The awards recognise both individuals and teams, highlighting their strong and meaningful leadership, innovative and future-oriented approach, and strategic decision-making. Each is contributing to the successes of New Zealand organisations, the prosperity of Aotearoa’s digital economy and cultivating local ICT talent.

Thank you to CompTIA, 2degrees, ClearPoint, Juniper Networks, Younity, Sharp, and Canterbury Tech for supporting the 2022 CIO Awards.

Highlights include:

Alistair Vickers, Chief Information Officer, Tū Ora Compass Health, was named as CIO of the Year, and

Peter Beck received an award for his outstanding contribution to business and technology in New Zealand, promoting Aotearoa as a leading innovator on the world stage, in space and beyond.

Winners were announced in seven categories:


New Zealand CIO of the Year 2022 – Sponsored by CompTIA


  • Alistair Vickers, Chief Information Officer, Tū Ora Compass Health


  • Quin Carver, WorkSafe NZ
  • Cobus Nel, Transpower
  • Roxanne Salton, Southern Cross Health Society

2022 Outstanding Contribution to Technology and Business in New Zealand - Sponsored by Sharp

  • Recipient – Peter Beck

Emerging ICT Leader of the Year – Sponsored by 2degrees


  • Saba Samiei, Founder and CEO MACSO


  • Desiree Suligan, Automation Capability Lead, Tower Insurance
  • Simon Wilkinson, Head of Information Technology, Jones Family Business (JFB)

Business Transformation through Digital and IT – Sponsored by ClearPoint


  • ProCare Network Limited


  • Auckland Council
  • Steel and Tube Holdings Limited
  • Tonkin+Taylor

Community Tech Champions – Sponsored by Canterbury Tech


  • Tōnui Collab Charitable Trust


  • Christchurch City Council
  • Digital Future Aotearoa

Best ICT Team Culture and Inclusion – Sponsored by Juniper Networks


  • Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)


  • Foodstuffs North Island
  • Selwyn District Council
  • Southern Cross Health Society

Sustainability through Technology – Sponsored by Younity


  • Auckland Council


  • Christchurch City Council
  • Computer Recycling Ltd

Louise Francis, Country Manager of IDC New Zealand, commended the winners and finalists for their exceptional achievements. “This year’s winners and finalists have all defied the challenges faced by local organisations in the past year, once again setting the stage promoting Aotearoa as a hotbed of innovation, inclusion, and digital leadership. Each one has shown their peers how to convert the titanic challenges we all face today into opportunities to thrive in the face of digital disruption. With the extraordinary talent, aspirations, and vision of these digital leaders we have celebrated tonight, the future of digital excellence in Aotearoa is guaranteed,” says Francis. More about the awards can be found at

Media contact:

Louise Francis

Country Manager, New Zealand

IDC Australia and New Zealand

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