Techweek TV: The trials of COVID-19

What did we learn? See how AUT’s COVID-19 emergency response has enhanced rollout plans for digital tools.

What's it all about?

The swift move to Alert Level 4 during the COVID-19 pandemic meant almost overnight New Zealand businesses and organisations had to support stakeholders in a ‘new normal’. For AUT CIO Liz Gosling, that meant supporting its staff of almost 3,000 people in working from home, in addition to moving teaching and learning to the online environment.

The move to online learning also required considerable work around digital equity, in order to ensure all students had access to both broadband connectivity and suitable devices.

Liz will talk about agility in a large organisation, putting users at the centre of planning to ensure both students and staff had the support they needed, informed both by her role as CIO and as the head of AUT’s Emergency Management Team.


This Techweek TV session is aimed at online learning for students.

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Tuesday 28 Jul
11:00am - 11:30am

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Liz Gosling

Chief Information Officer

Liz has worked in the IT industry for more than three decades, in New Zealand, the US, UK and Europe, in a variety of roles in commercial and not for profit organisations, and in both vendors and client companies.   
She is currently the Chief Information Officer at Auckland University of Technology.  She leads a team of 170 people, and is responsible for information technology provision for AUT’s nearly 30,000 staff and students, including 6,500 + desktop and laptop computers, IT and Digital plans, networking, audio visual services, innovation, contracts and software licensing, customer relationships and support services, as well as the development teams and infrastructure. 
Her role is focussed on contributing to the University’s strategic direction, creating and executing ICT strategy, building collaborative relationships with key stakeholders across the University and ensuring that ICT delivers excellent services and value. 
Liz is also Director of Emergency Management at AUT, charged with leading the University’s immediate response to crisis situations. In 2020, this has been a core component of Liz’s role as the University dealt with the requirements of COVID-19, including ensuring staff were able to work remotely, and supporting the University’s pivot to online learning.  
Her professional interests include customer relationship management, human resources and change management, strategy and people development.  She is passionate about helping everyone develop, both professionally and personally.

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