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9th March 2017 | Pullman | Auckland

OmniChannel Media’s ‘Disrupt Series’ is an event series for C-Suite executives which showcases the technologies disrupting the world’s business models.

With business models being challenged, new customer platforms being created, and nimble players entering every major market, C-Suite technology executives must respond to this change. The impact of this change is not only disrupting business, but the role of C-Suite executives within their business is changing.

To address this, CxO Disrupt Auckland will showcase cross-industry examples of how CIOs, CTOs, CMOs, COOs, CEOs, and Technology Directors are harnessing technological innovation to drive change. The event will be held in combination with CXO Disrupt Wellington, on the 7th March 2017.

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Carmen Casagranda

Carmen Casagranda

Chief Information Officer
Cigna New Zealand

Dianna Taylor

Dianna Taylor

Former Chief Information Officer


Alistair Vickers

Chief Technology Officer
New Zealand Parliament

Keith Chilek

Keith Chilek

Chief Technology Officer
Tourism Holdings Limited

Sonya Crosby

Chief Innovation Officer
SKYCITY Entertainment Group


Gerard Graham

Chief Operating Officer – Technology

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Head of Business Enablement/CDO/CSO
Earthquake Commission


To ensure CxO Disrupt 2017 will be Auckland’s most relevant technology innovation and disruption conference,
OmniChannel Media has engaged with some of the region’s most senior CxOs as part of the event’s speakers.

Keith Chilek

Keith Chilek

Chief Technology Officer
Tourism Holdings Limited

Sonya Crosby

Sonya Crosby

Chief Innovation Officer
SKYCITY Entertainment Group


Gerard Graham

Chief Operating Officer – Technology

Chris Murray

Head of Enterprise Data
Heartland Bank LTD

Jonathan Good

Chief Technology and Operating Officer
Turners & Growers

David Healy

CIO & GM Business Transformation

Raf Rasile

General Manager, Digital Innovation


CxO Auckland 2017

08.30 AM – 09.00 AM

Registrations Commence

CxO Auckland 2017

09.00 AM – 09.10 AM

MC Introduction

Peter Nejaim, OmniChannel Media

CxO Auckland 2017

09.10 AM – 09.35 AM

Opening Keynote Presentation: The role of digital in creating a modern enterprise

Simona Turin, General Manager Digital Strategy and Capabilities, Air New Zealand

Richard Busby

09.35 AM – 10.05 AM

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning

Richard Busby, Principal Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services

CxO Auckland 2017

10.05 AM – 10.30 AM

Foundations for Digital Disruption Panel

• Assessing the role of the CxO in driving disruption and responding to change
• Building a culture of innovation and disruption, driving change from within
• Leveraging disruptive technologies to lead the post-digital enterprise
• Creating a responsive customer-focused enterprise
• Owning disruption, it is a culture or a strategy?
Sonya Crosby ,Chief Innovation Officer, Skycity Entertainment Group
Kieth Chilek ,Chief Technology Officer, Tourism Holdings Ltd.
Gerard Graham ,Chief Operating Officer – Technology, BNZ
Steven Preston ,Head of Marketing, Akamai
Sam McDonagh ,Country Manager – Australia & New Zealand, Airbnb

CxO Auckland 2017

10.30 AM – 11.05 AM

Morning Tea & Networking Break

11.05 AM – 11.30 AM

The Disruptive Qualities of Blockchain on New Zealand’s Industry

• An introduction to blockchain, what is it and how will it impact business.
• Understanding the far-reaching applications of ledger technology and the timeframes in which we should expect it.
• The role blockchain could have on paving the way for the “next wave” of digital disruption.

Chris Murray, Head of Enterprise Data, Heartland Bank

CxO Auckland 2017

11.30 AM – 11.55 AM

Activating Value: Building Data as A Strategic Asset

• Adopting a bimodal IT approach to enable agility and maintain vital security measures
• The chain of command in data-driven disruption: management, analysis, innovation
• AI, cognitive and automation: the next wave of data analytics.
• The role of data in underwriting the organisation of the future.
• Maintaining a high level of data quality in order to meet compliance needs and have a full view of your organisation.
Chris Gondek ,Principle Engineer & Technology Evangelist, Commvault Systems

CxO Auckland 2017

11.55 AM – 12.20 PM

Disruptive TechX: A Panel on the Future

  • A look at the technologies driving disruption, their impacts, and possibilities.
  • Blockchain, IoT, Enterprise 3D Printing, Machine Learning and other upcoming tech: how far off are we from real applications?
  • The challenges of becoming “business ready” for innovation.
  • Startups and disruption: is industry collaboration fostering growth or inhibiting exploration?

Jonathan Good ,Chief Technology & Operating Officer, Turners & Growers Group
Chris Murray ,Head of Enterprise Data, Heartland Bank
David Healy ,CIO & GM Business Transformation, Icebreaker
Raf Rasile ,General Manager, Digital Innovation, Fonterra

CxO Auckland 2017

12.20 PM – 02.30 PM

Conference Networking Drinks

CxO Auckland 2017

01.00 PM – 02.30 PM

VIP Roundtable Lunch

CxO Auckland 2017

02.30 PM

Conference Close


OmniChannel Media thanks for following organisations for supporting CxO 2017, Auckland:

Gold Sponsor


Silver Sponsors


Commvault is the leader in enterprise data protection and information management (PRNewsFoto/Commvault)

Polling Sponsor

Intergen copy

Supporting Sponsor

Dancing Sands Logo

Media Partner




CxO Disrupt 2017 is a by invitation only initiative.

For information on registration please contact OmniChannel Media at: info@omnichannelmedia.com.au.

Hotel Pullman Auckland, New Zealand +61 2 9358 4274 info@omnichannelmedia.com.au

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