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To be eligible for the CIO of the Year award, applicants should:

  • Be able to demonstrate excellence in their role as a CIO or CTO.
  • Be employed in a full-time senior position for a private, public, not-for-profit, or government organisation in Australia that reaches an annual turnover of $10 m+.
  • Be available to attend the awards from 6 to 11 pm on Thursday 24 November 2016 at Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Applicants were required

  • What were your key objectives and how have you achieved them?
  • Why should you win this award?

CIO of the Year – Finalists

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Carl Gadini


The Good Guys

Through a carefully managed hybrid approach to vendor management, The Good Guys has been able to successfully deliver major IT transformation projects in rapid time and very cost effectively.


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Simon Raik-Allen

Chief Technical Advisor


I am a passionate and energetic CTO and I believe it is this passion and drive that has contributed to MYOB taking top place in innovative awards across the country.


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Tim Thurman


ASX (Australian Securities Exchange)

I thrive off challenge and change; I live to retire legacy applications & overhaul organisational behaviours & cultures.


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William Daniel Confalonieri

Chief Digital Officer, CIO and Vice President

Deakin University

In times of digital disruption, to focus on innovative applications of technology is not enough.