CIO of the Year

Eligibility criteria

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 $5m+.
  • Be available to attend the awards from 6pm to 11pm on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Crown Melbourne.

Application criteria

As part of the application process, applicants are required to answer four equally weighted questions that refer to achievements in the last 12 months. Each answer has a maximum length of 200 words. The questions for CIO of the Year are outlined below.

  1. What were your main objectives this year, and how did you achieve them?
  2. What strategies did you implement to improve cyber security and combat potential threats to your organisation?
  3. How have you ensured that your organisation stays abreast of innovation and meets customer demands?
  4. Why should you win this award?

Application process

1. Check criteria

Check eligibility criteria above

2. Register online

Begin application in awards portal

3. Answer questions

Answer questions as outlined above

4. Upload attachments

Upload any supporting documents (optional)

5. Submit application

Submit application and pay fee ($199)

CIO of the Year – Hall of Fame

William Confalonieri

2016 CIO of the Year

William Confalonieri
Chief Digital Officer, CIO & VP
Deakin University


Ajay Bhatia Photo

2015 CIO of the Year

Ajay Bhatia
Chief Product and Information Officer


Paul Young Photo

2014 CIO of the Year

Paul Young
Chief Product and Information Officer