Chief Technology Officer
“The course set itself apart from any other professional development I have undertaken by blending tuition on aspects that actually matter to a CX level role with learnings shared by seasoned CIOs. Less than two years later I found myself successful in securing the CTO role at Agrigate. There’s no question in my mind that this course played a significant part in preparing me for that step up.”
Transaction Services Group
“There’s no other programme like it in New Zealand, perhaps not even globally. It is specifically designed by CIOs, for CIOs to develop future CIOs. The programme offers the participant a critical path to leadership in the IT space: what do we have today, and what do we need to be successful tomorrow?”
Business Solutions Manager
“I was fortunate to be paired with a business mentor who is the group CIO of a global organisation. I met with him once a month and he guided me through my strategic initiative. I also enjoyed the networking opportunities with people from lots of different companies.”
Strategic CIO programme
This intensive, practically focused programme prepares mid-career IT professionals to step into a CIO role.
Refreshed programme for 2020 is here!
C-Suite Programme Information Session
Find out about our Strategic CIO programme and our C-Suite programme portfolio (CIO, CFO and Supply Chain). Meet alumni, network with potential students and learn how our portfolio of C-Suite programmes are designed to provide learning and networking opportunities with executives from across the C-Suite portfolio.
About the programme
In today’s digital world, IT is fundamental to enabling and delivering business success. This generation of CIOs have a new challenge – to not only speak the language of technology fluently, but to work collaboratively across the business to achieve credibility, drive efficiency and growth, and communicate a story about how IT enables this success. CIOs must seek new ways to transform their business, all while leading the technology function.
This experiential programme equips ambitious mid-career IT professionals to develop the enterprise leadership mindset required to address organisational challenges and create customer value. It is designed to be practical and relevant and give IT leaders the tools to contribute at C-Suite level, both functionally and across the business.
This programme is designed for busy working professionals. It is a 10-day programme set across five modules held over six months.
The expected time commitment outside of the module components involves work on a strategic project, mentoring sessions, peer coaching, reflection on learning and pre and post readings.
Am I eligible?
- Currently be in an IT-based role that reports to the CIO, CEO or other member of the executive team
- Have a minimum of five years’ senior IT experience
- Have been identified as having the potential to progress to a CIO or equivalent role within the next five years
*please note applications outside of the above criteria will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
To encourage you to think beyond IT and develop the strategic whole of business mindset, module 1 and module 3 will be delivered with a combined audience of C-Suite participants. The remaining modules will be delivered in your CIO cohort.
|Navigating complexity as CIO
|Applying strategy to deliver value||Collaborating and change
|Influence and impact||Roadmap for the future|
Interactive workshops, industry speakers, case studies, participative exercises, project work, mentoring, cross-functional learning, peer group coaching, support material.
In addition to the modular content and with the support of your mentor and your organisational sponsor, you will identify a project of strategic value to your organisation. This project work aims to build leadership capability across the organisation – in particular thinking strategically, influencing and working successfully across the business.
The action learning project delivers immediate value and ensures your programme learning is embedded by applying it to real issues in your own organisation
This programme is co-designed and supported by senior University faculty in conjunction with an Advisory Group of experienced business leaders who also feature as mentors and guest speakers.
- Faris Azimullah (Partner, Deloitte)
- Rebecca Chenery (CDO Watercare Services)
- Mike Clarke (Partner IT Strategy & Performance KPMG)
- Richard Jarrett (Deputy CIO Westpac)
- Russell Jones (EGM Technology and Operations)
- Simon Kennedy (CDO Foodstuffs North Island)
- Allan Lightbourne (CIO Tauranga City Council)
- Jason Mangan (CTO University of Auckland)
- Angela Nash (CTO NZ Rugby)
- Julia Raue (Independent Director)
- Vanessa Sorenson (Enterprise Director Microsoft)
- Sarah Thirlwall (CDO MinterElisonRuddWatts)
- Chris Trigg (EGM, Technology Operations IAG)