Stories by Divina Paredes

Fit to lead: What fitness can teach you about leadership

Louis Sylvester applies the principles he used as a personal trainer to get his clients “fitter, stronger, healthier and generally feel better about themselves” in the enterprise space.

Written by Divina Paredes27 May 15 07:00

Dawie Olivier new Westpac NZ CIO

Westpac New Zealand has appointed Dawie Olivier as chief information officer, taking over from Jason Millett who is interim CIO.

Written by Divina Paredes18 Feb. 15 14:13

Westpac NZ turns to New York start-up for web banking

Westpac New Zealand is using money management tools created by New York start-up Moven to drive a new platform that will enable customers to do 90 per cent of their banking online.

Written by Divina Paredes26 Aug. 14 18:16

Westpac NZ to deploy private cloud

Westpac New Zealand will roll out private cloud infrastructure under a new five-year agreement that will see the bank migrate some of its critical systems across to IBM’s Highbrook, Auckland data centre.

Written by Divina Paredes21 Aug. 14 13:29

Using shadow IT to your advantage

CIOs have two options: ignore it, maintain centralised control. Or, become an enabler to the business

Written by Divina Paredes24 June 14 06:00

Simon Pomeroy of Westpac NZ: Inside the digital suite

A background in human resources led Simon Pomeroy to one of the most in demand executive roles today. He lifts the lid on what it is like to be chief digital officer in one of the largest enterprises in New Zealand, and in a very competitive sector.

Written by Divina Paredes29 May 14 05:59

John Holley: Leadership lessons from the frontline

Back from his stint as planning officer for the UN Mission in South Sudan, John Holley shares how the Army’s approach to strategic planning and operations can apply to the business environment.

Written by Divina Paredes16 May 14 12:29

An insider's guide to change management

Change management is one of the key skills CIOs need if they’re to help their organisation embrace new ways of working. Divina Paredes speaks with several IT leaders who have headed transformation projects to find out more.

Written by Divina Paredes17 April 14 10:32

CIO to CEO: Career advice from Rob Fyfe

‘The CIO can be an incredibly powerful position’ – the relentless pressures of the job are also opportunities to forge a great career and help the organisation outrank the competition.

Written by Divina Paredes13 Jan. 14 05:00
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