ITx Rutherford 2019 Programme

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CITRENZ Panel: Introduction and discussion of RoVE

Wednesday 1:20pm - 2:20pm, CITRENZ (Ara Room 3)

Introduction to the Review of Vocational Education and a discussion of current related issues.


Aaron Steele

Centre Director for IT and Business Enterprise, Wintec


Paul Matthews

Chief Executive, IT Professionals NZ

Paul Matthews is Chief executive of IT Professionals New Zealand, a role he has held for the past 11 years. He is a well networked leader, technologist, commentator within the tech sector.

At ITP, Paul leads the team that has transformed the organisation and delivered on a comprehensive programme of projects to improve the delivery of tech in NZ. His team also introduced professional certification to New Zealand (Chartered IT Professional NZ and CTech), accreditation of IT tertiary degrees, the ITx conference and much more.

Prior to this role Paul founded two technology-related companies including establishing and building the largest locally-owned IT company in Dunedin. Paul was originally MD and lead developer before expanding the company with teams focusing on both bespoke software and infrastructure.

He has a technology, management and entrepreneurial business background, supported by a BSc in Computer Science (Otago) and Executive MBA (Auckland).

Mary-Claire Proctor

Head of IT and Business, Weltec and Whitireia

Mary-Claire Proctor is the Head of School of IT and Business at WelTec and Whitireia. She has twenty years’ experience in the tertiary education sector, most recently as Head of Department of Arts, Media and Digital Technology at NMIT.

Mary-Claire has an excellent track record for leading and promoting Information Technology. She is the Immediate Past Chair of Computing and Information Technology Research and Education New Zealand (CITRENZ), part of IT Professionals New Zealand, and the national representative body for IT delivery by Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs).

David Skelton

Assistant Head of School - Business & Computing, EIT