About Me

pete yates blog


Welcome to my blog….

Why Blog, what’s my motivation?

Blogging and writing in general is a real passion of mine where I wanted a place that I had control over my own content and brand.  This blog is meant to be a place where like minded individuals can be positively controversial by leaving a comment or insight on Digital Culture, CIOs, leadership, social media or careers for others…………..so we can give back and share valuable insights and experiences.

Who am I?

CTO & CIO | Tech Business Leader and digital advocate | Chief Blogger @ livingthetech.com | Family Man | Pinot Noir drinker | Sports Fan | Avid Golfer | Beach lover

I am technology leader and IT strategist with an operational focus who is able to create a climate for the adoption of digital mindsets & technologies to enhance customer and people engagement and to simplify business processes.  Above all I am able to create & execute on strategic initiatives to deliver real business value such as increase in revenue .  I was also recently recognised as one of the top 100 CIOs in New Zealand for 2018.

I constantly look for ways of doing things better, increasing revenue and optimising processes to improve the way a business functions as well as driving a customer first culture. Although I have managed large IT and Technology teams (with overall responsibility for IT as a CIO and CTO), I specialise in IT/Operations Service Management good practices, where I have been recognised as one of the top 100 IT Global Service Management Influencers .

I am also regular contributor to the NZ IT industry (speakerblogs, articles, webinars and podcasts) who is equally comfortable working in both Enterprise & start-up/SME environments.



Leading and Modernising IT

I lead by example and aim to win hearts and minds of those around me through a collaborative and engaging leadership style that creates empowered and highly motivated teams that actually deliver and feel free to innovate.


I have been fortunate enough to have held a number of senior roles in industries such as local government, healthcare, telecommunications, media, Internet Service Providers, software and managed IT services.  Where I have created and executed on strategic initiatives/plans that encompassed innovative solutions as part of a collaborative approach to on going delivery and transformation.


If you need help modernising your IT group utilising new ways of working and ultimately setting them up to enable the organisation as a whole on a path for growth then get in touch.


Sharing Insights

On a number of occasions I have been asked to share my experiences/insights with a number of startups and larger organisations, advising them on digital operations, customer channels, service management, DevOps, strategy, technologies, delivery methodologies and working with SaaS based solutions.


Views expressed on this site are my own and all tech news published is not meant as an endorsement of the product within the article.