Aaron McDonald, CEO, Centrality
Aaron is a 20 year tech industry veteran with experience leading teams across all aspects of a technology company. Aaron has held leadership positions in large technology companies managing portfolios over $1b in value across engineering and architecture, product management, product development, marketing and sales.
Carmen Casagranda, NZ CIO, Cigna
Carmen is driven by a passion for using Agile thinking to design and deliver customer focussed solutions that enable connectivity, collaboration and innovation using technology. This is driven with a strong focus on digital innovation and its role in transforming business models. Carmen joined Cigna NZ in 2010 as a Programme Manager before moving to the National IT Manager position in 2011.
Carmen was appointed Cigna NZ CIO in April 2015. Prior to this Carmen held Senior Programme Manager roles in the London Market at Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance, Allianz and Beazley Furlong and Senior Consulting roles at KPMG and Customer Intelligence Consultancy ClarityBlue (now Experian). In both 2017 and 2018, Carmen was judged in the top 20 of New Zealand’s 100 most innovative CIOs as part of CIO Magazine’s CIO100 Report.
Carmen and her family will shortly be moving to Hong Kong, where she has just been appointed Cigna CIO, Asia Pacific. Carmen will have overall responsibility for Cigna’s technology and digital strategies and operations across the International Markets group for Cigna’s Asia Pacific countries.
Martin McMullan, Connected Journey Solutions Director, NZ Transport Agency
Since July 2016, Martin has led the Transport Agency’s approach to innovation and new technology. He is passionate about using data to provide smart solutions that connect people, services and infrastructure.
Martin joined the Transport Agency in 2014 as Zero Harm manager. Working with industry partners, Martin led the introduction of new technology and data analytics to support the government’s objective to reduce workplace fatalities and serious harm by 25 percent.
Martin has more than 15 years’ experience in the engineering and construction industry. He has also established two technology start-up businesses. He sits on the Construction Safety Council Board of Directors and holds an executive role with the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative. Martin is also a registered member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand.