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I am standing for election to the Wellington Branch Committee of IITP. The voting process is now open. I note with interest that if I had not stood the probability is that the 2013 Committee Group Ticket would have been returned unopposed. So in that sense you could describe me as an independent voice.
My intent in standing is to assist IITP further it’s aims. In addition I believe passionately that we need to improve governance in business. Therefore should I be fortunate enough to gain sufficient votes to be elected I should wish to promote the efforts of IITP both in Wellington and nationally in this critical area.
Please help me if you are an IITP Wellington elector by supporting my candidacy.
I attended an interesting presentation at lunchtime today. The presenter was Alison Schulze the recently appointed Director of ICT Assurance at Department of Internal Affairs. Ms Schulze reports via Tim Occleshaw, Deputy Chief Executive - Service and System Transformation, Government Chief Technology Officerto Colin MacDonald, DIA CEO and Government Chief Information Officer. The remit of Ms Schulze is across government and not confined to just DIA.
Initial indications from the session today are that government is, at long last, making serious efforts to get to grips with the issue of assurance based on a business perspective, not just an IT one. However, it is as stated today very much work in progress.
I hope to be able to write in more detail on this in the near future.
Arrived late Wednesday afternoon in Tauranga. Checked into the Trinity Wharf hotel. Great location on the water. Beautiful views of tranquil waters. Hotel comfortable and modern with the advantage of free WiFi.
First up event was a Welcome reception, conferences are such hard work.
Refreshed, I retired for the night to be ready for the fray today.
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I am a senior executive and consultant with an extensive business management, professional services development and delivery background.
I combine this with significant organisational change, business assessment, and resource management experience.
My experience is augmented by my having worked in a number of countries and a varied range of business sectors.
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