Roger Jones is a key member of the executive at Auckland Transport (AT). He has led the implementation of a digital approach within AT including the establishment of a customer centric innovation hub for the organisation, prepared and implemented a technology and digital strategy, incorporating an integrated approach to digital, Intelligent Transport Systems and traditional IT. Roger has been active in the implementation of Smart City technologies within Auckland Transport (AT), and as a result, AT has been included as part of Microsoft’s Smart Cities programme and is also one of Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s strategic partners for Smart Cities. Roger has seen the execution of several Safe Cities initiatives in Auckland, utilising the latest CCTV and analytics technology and implementing a citywide incident management system. He is currently implementing the use of this type of intelligent technology to assist in traffic and congestion management, integrated journey management and mobility as a service operating system across the whole transport network. AT has endorsed open data concepts providing open APIs for its data and a GitHub. Roger has also been appointed to the NZ Transport Agency’s Future Transport Leadership Group, a selection of industry leaders who are responsible for developing a roadmap for the coordinated use of transport technology in New Zealand.
One of Roger’s current new initiatives is to establish a data team and implement corporate insights and lead / lag indicators for the company and its operations.
Roger has extensive experience in the IT industry in both the private and public sectors, working for such organisations as the NZ Police, Air New Zealand and Fonterra, and is also involved in the Health Sector as an independent Director of healthAlliance. He has been with Auckland Transport from its inception, moving over from the Auckland Regional Transport Authority in November 2010. In 2018, the AT Business Technology team won NZ’s Business Transformation through Digital and IT award, where Roger was also runner up in the 2015 and 2018 CIO of the Year Award; and the team were runners up as CIO Executive Team of the Year in 2012. In 2019, Roger was named #5 on the NZ CIO50 list of New Zealand’s most innovative IT leaders.