CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

CIO50: Australia’s most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the second annual CIO50 list where we recognise Australia’s 50 most innovative and effective Chief Information Officers who are influencing rapid change across their organisations.

This list recognises those who are leading the IT function and are driving innovative technology projects that have completely transformed business processes. The successful CIOs will be business leaders who enable their organisations to meet the needs of their customers or communities through technology.

Unmistakably, CIOs are transforming to become business strategists, cleverly adopting innovation and continually shifting towards an ICT visionary role. No doubt, the CIO’s responsibilities have switched from managing cost centres to a stronger business orientation.

It is a pivotal time in the life and times of a CIO, and with CIO Australia at the coalface of the c-level environment (chronicling and capturing the stories that matter), it is now more important than ever to recognise and applaud the ICT leaders shaping the future of industry and government.

Steps and procedures

So let's get started. In order to determine the Top 50 leaders, nominees must fill out a CIO50 questionnaire, which showcases three key pillars: Demonstrating IT’s Business Value, Innovation, and Leadership.

Nominees can either answer the questions and send back directly via email, or enter online via survey monkey on the CIO Australia website.

Nominations will open on June 15, 2017 and close on August 31, 2017. To be considered, nominees can either self-nominate or be nominated by a suitable peer via a submission form, which can either be emailed directly or entered online via the CIO Australia website.

All nominations will be reviewed by our CIO50 judging panel (please see the ‘Judges’ section for bios and backgrounds), who will rate each section of the questionnaire in order to determine the final list. These responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our 50 CIOs, which will be revealed in late 2017, and written by the editorial team of CIO editor-in-chief, Byron Connolly, CIO associate editor, Jennifer O’Brien, and CIO senior journalist, George Nott.

A cocktail reception and celebration to reveal the CIO50 - and applaud and showcase some of the successful thought-leaders – is slated for late November.

As the CIO50 for 2017 takes shape, please stay tuned for more story announcements and updates on the CIO50 process.