ITEX 2012 - The Business Technology Show



Are you an IT Manager? Do you have responsibility for delivering your company's IT requirements? With four stages, plenary speakers, interactive learning experiences and an expo area to explore, ITEX 2012 is the place to be this November. 

Hear thought leaders from both New Zealand and abroad as they share insight into the industry that is shaping the way in which organisations undertake daily business. ITEX covers a range of topics including cloud, analytics, BYOD, governance, leadership and more,and is sure to provide insight into some of the top issues facing IT managers today.


ITEX 2012 also featured the ITEX Computerworld Awards.  Go to the Awards tab for more information.

Big data the NASA way:

Check out an article in the 22 October issue of Computerworld where editor Sarah Putt speaks to ITEX keynote, Chris Mattmann from NASA.  Read the article here.


Chris Mattmann, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (USA) 

Chris has a wealth of experience in software design, and in the construction of large-scale data-intensive systems. His work has influenced a broad set of communities, ranging from helping NASA unlock data from its next generation of earth science system satellites, to assisting graduate students at the University of Southern California (his alma mater) in the study of software architecture. 


Noah Broadwater, Sesame Workshop (USA)

Noah is the CTO of Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, and is a recognised pioneer in contextual media, open source, virtualisation, and cloud computing.  Aside from leading successful strategic IT initiatives, he also advises on consumer focused products, giving him a unique perspective on the impact of the consumerisation of IT. 


Dr Jeffrey Cole, University of Southern California (USA)

Jeffrey has been at the forefront of media and communication technology policy issues in both the United States and internationally for the past 25 years. He has testified before Congress on television issues and has spoken as a keynote and panel member at more than 200 conferences on communications issues.


Jamie Fitzgerald, Adventurer & Businessman (NZ)

Jamie was the first ever Kiwi to reach the South Pole unsupported on foot with fellow adventurer Kevin Biggar, creating media attention world-wide as they implemented a ‘business-like’ approach to their 52-day expedition. Jamie also helped manage the design and delivery of training to Rugby World Cup 2011 



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Opening International Keynote: Trends, Fads & Transformation: The Impact of the Internet 

Drawing on ten years of data and insights from a worldwide study in 30 countries, Jeffrey Cole, will separate myth from reality as he describes how the Internet and mobile technology are changing the fabric of daily life. He will examine the trends and developments that are likely to occur in the next two to three years and their impact on an enterprise environment.

Dr Jeffrey Cole, Director - Center for the Digital Future, University of Southern California (USA)


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— Morning Tea —


International Keynote: Enabling Consumerisation of IT

Many reports consider the Consumerisation of IT the most significant trend for IT in the coming years. Hear from Noah Broadwater as he discusses how he balances the freedom to use consumer devices and applications in the workplace with the control required to ensure security and productivity to provide new opportunities for IT at Sesame Workshop.

Noah Broadwater, CTO, Sesame Workshop (USA)


— Lunch —


Motivational Keynote: Taking IT to the extremes

In all of Jamie's expeditions around the world and his management consultancy projects, a balance of 'performance through people' and effective systems and IT is at the heart of his works. Jamie will share stories from his various adventures, Rugby World Cup 2011 and the IT behind 7000 volunteers, his First Crossings documentary, how IT (and IT staff) can connect with the customer experience, and how to get quality video footage back to your website from a tent in minus 40degsC. Jamie's approach to any of his campaigns has helped thousands of people achieve more than they believe they're capable of.

Jamie Fitzgerald, Adventurer & Businessman (NZ)


Closing International Keynote: Monitoring the data tide

Looking into big data, open source, data management systems, and covering his experiences with Apache and the realm of academia, Chris Mattmann will share stories of how NASA manages data and maintains its position on the cutting edge of technology.

Chris Mattmann, Senior Computer Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories – California Institute of Technology & Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Southern California (USA)

5.30ITEX Computerworld Awards Networking Function


ITEX 2012 Masterclasses – four separately bookable training opportunities

Masterclass 1: Enterprise Apps – Everything you need to know and how to build one

7th November 2012, Crowne Plaza, Auckland
9.00am – 5.00pm (Full day) 

This Masterclass will examine some of the avenues around the creation, application and management of both native and web based apps in an enterprise environment.

You will learn:

Plan - Defining Your Strategy

  • Development Options (Native versus Web)

  • Support for mobile devices/tablet devices or both

  • Technical Architecture Options

  • Special considerations for Enterprise Apps

  • Security considerations

  • Commercial Options

Build - Delivering Your App

  • Differences when building apps compared with other IT development projects
  • The Development Process Overview
  • Key Considerations
  • Recommended Methodology

Manage - Post Launch

  • Analytics and Reporting
  • Maintenance and Support Considerations

Facilitated by Jon Beattie, Partner, In House Digital

Jon Beattie a founder and director of the Marker family of companies, including boutique digital consultancy, In House Digital Jon has personally delivered mobile app projects for client including Microsoft, Air NZ, TOWER and St John. Through Marker Labs he has been involved with the product development of apps from idea to marketplace and then ongoing product management and marketing, including the award winning multiplayer game for Windows Phone, AlphaJax. This blend of agency and app owner experience, gives him a unique perspective when it comes to ideation and planning for app business models.


Masterclass 2: Leadership and management skills for IT managers

9th November 2012, Crowne Plaza, Auckland
9.00am – 12.30pm (Half day)

IT Managers often find themselves growing from a one-man contributor to managing a group of people with the whole team’s success tied into the manager’s ability to motivate, communicate, lead and create a cohesive team.

This Masterclass will uncover the soft skills required for successful people management while focussing on the development of core competencies and skills of the leader themselves.

You will learn:

  • What makes a good leader and finding your leadership groove
  • Why communication is key and good listening skills a valuable asset
  • How you can improve your written and verbal communication skills
  • Aligning tasks and requirements with team member’s strengths and goals
  • Successfully leading your team through change
  • Managing different personalities – understanding your team members and knowing what motivates them
  • What does neuroscience tell us about how to best lead and influence others
  • Skills for building cohesive and productive teams

Facilitated by: Graham Hart, Director, Leadership by Design

Graham Hart began his career in the UK, moving from operational management into HR, leadership development and business improvement project roles. For 7 years Graham worked as a Director with Deloitte in Auckland managing their Human Capital practice. He started his own consultancy GHA Limited in 2004 focusing on fostering leadership impact and organizational change flexibility


2012 Awards

The ITEX Computerworld Awards are designed to celebrate and recognise some of the county’s most dynamic, innovative and creative ICT professionals.

The 2012 winners were announced at the ITEX Awards cocktail party on 8th November at The Viaduct Events Centre, Auckland. Congratulations goes to:

  • The 2012 ICT Manager of the Year award was taken out by David Scott of Z-Energy
  • IT Project of the Year was awarded to the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) for its Business Continuity Programme
  • Software Developer of the Year was won by Keith Patton

To read more about the winners please see Computerworld

The finalists for the three awards categories for 2012 were:

2012 ICT Manager of the Year Award is sponsored by Candle  

  • Kausalia Apparao - Sealord Group Ltd
  • Colin Dixon - Wynyard Group
  • David Scott - Z Energy

The ICT Manager of the Year category is open to individuals in an ICT management position. The entrant must be a resident and working in New Zealand at the time entries close. 

ICT Project of the Year 

  • Fulton Hogan - IT establishment for SCIRT(Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)
  • NZ Transport Agency - Business continuity programme
  • Rugby NZ 2011 - IT & T Rugby World Cup 2011

The ICT Project of the Year award is open to all public or private sector organisations. 
The people involved must be ICT personnel or business users/sponsors of ICT-based projects. Note: At least some elements of the system must be in live operation by 30 June 2012 (work-in-progress does not qualify).

Software Developer of the Year

  • Scott Fletcher - Aura RedEye Security
  • Keith Patton - Marker Metro
  • Steve Wiltshire - FINNZ

The Software Developer of the Year category is open to individuals whose primary role in an organisation is to create software. This could be for a company, government department, ICT consultancy or entrepreneurial start-up. The entrant must be a resident and working in New Zealand at the time entries close.

For more information, please visit the ITEX Computerworld Awards website.

2011 Award Winners

The 2011 ICT Manager of the Year, sponsored by Cube People, went to Mark Bennett, ISG manager for The Salvation Army.

Joint winners in the ICT Project of the Year category are Z Energy for 'Enhance', and Ministry of Social Development for 'Earthquake Employment Support'.

Tim Taylor, senior java web developer at Vero was named Software Developer of the Year.


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