2019 IT Architecture Forum
Aligning business, technology, customer and product in a digital age
Meet your Chair
David is a passionate IT leader who at Cyma helps customers design and deliver their business strategies and initiatives, and improve their architecture practices. He's comfortable working with teams on technical challenges up to communicating solutions to business audiences and execs. Previously he was the Architecture Manager at Southern Cross Health Society and prior to that was a Manager at Deloitte Consulting. He’s worked in many industries including Health, Insurance, Utilities, and Local Government. He's managed large technology and architecture teams, million dollar programmes and projects, and developed national level strategies.
As a CIO focussed on the future, Dawie has driven cultural and technological change across three banks on two continents, joining Westpac New Zealand in April 2015. Leveraging the awesome combined power of Customer Experience, Strategy, Product, Marketing, Data, Digital, Architecture, Technology and Ventures to propel Westpac into the future. Leader of large scale transformation in enterprises, creating product managed, customer-led businesses through the integration of business and technology, leading with culture and people. Builder of world-class product, digital, data and software development teams. Improvement of technology delivery efficiency across all types and styles of delivery, while maintaining the high levels of reliability and governance required in complex enterprise environments.