Thursday 4 October 2018
Concurrent Session 4A
Putting The C Into ICT
In 2017 AUT published its new strategic goals, AUT Directions to 2025. This strategy outlined five clear strategic goals including “Building our position as New Zealand’s university of technology”. The release of this new strategy led us to reflect on how, as an ICT team, we could help the University achieve these goals.
It soon became apparent that our current structures and ways of working were designed for an organisation that in effect, no longer existed. We now lived in a world where there was compelling external competition for all of the services we offered.
This talk tells the story of the journey we took to transform ourselves from simple a service provider to becoming a trusted partner in the achievement of the University's new goals.
Ian is the Director of ICT Strategy and Design at AUT. He is relatively new to the Tertiary sector having joined AUT in 2016. He has more than 20 years’ of IT experience, most of it in strategy and architecture. During that time he has worked in a variety of industries in both Europe and New Zealand including banking, manufacturing and retail. Ian holds a first class honours degree in computing from the University of Northampton.
Gina is the Director of ICT Business Partnerships and has had an extensive career in the tertiary sector spanning 26 years. Having joined IT to solely manage the telephony system, Gina has held a variety of technical and non technical roles and now predominantly focuses on the business end of IT, delivering value through relationship and emerging technologies and portfolio management. She is a member of the Tertiary Technology Procurement Group having previously been chair and in her spare time chairs the board of her daughters school. Gina holds an MBA from AUT.