Byron Connolly

Editor

Byron Connolly is a highly experienced technology and business editor who leads the editorial strategy for CIO Australia. He also facilitates roundtables and conferences for CIOs and other senior technology executives and creates content from these events.

How the Australian Red Cross is using tech to handle COVID-19 fallout

How the Australian Red Cross is using tech to handle COVID-19 fallout

2020 has been a busy time for Australian Red Cross staff and volunteers as they respond to the dual challenges of providing aid to communities affected by COVID-19 and from some of the country’s worst bushfires on record.

A look back at last year's CIO50: #24 Raju Varanasi, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

A look back at last year's CIO50: #24 Raju Varanasi, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

We profile Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta's Raju Varanasi who slotted in at number 24 in 2019.

A look back at last year's CIO50: #25 Bradley Blyth, flybuys

A look back at last year's CIO50: #25 Bradley Blyth, flybuys

Today, we profile flybuys’ chief technology officer, Bradley Blyth who slotted in at number 25 in 2019.

Carsales.com CIO on handling the corners through COVID-19

Carsales.com CIO on handling the corners through COVID-19

Online car yard, Carsales.com saw its inventory rise when COVID-19 hit three months ago as nervous customers put the brakes on buying motor vehicles.

Nominations open for the 2020 CIO50

Nominations open for the 2020 CIO50

Nominations for CIO Australia’s fifth annual CIO50 list are now open.

Exclusive: Craig Ryman named new Bank of Queensland tech-boss

Exclusive: Craig Ryman named new Bank of Queensland tech-boss

Craig Ryman is the new chief information officer at Bank of Queensland and will begin work on July 14.

AGL to stick almost everything in the cloud by 2022

AGL to stick almost everything in the cloud by 2022

Australian electricity and gas retailer, AGL, plans to move almost all of its computing infrastructure to the public cloud by 2022.

NSW Police discharge Notes for good

NSW Police discharge Notes for good

NSW Police, hailed as one of the largest police organisations in the English speaking world, has finally shown HCL Notes the door, completing a move to the Microsoft Office 365 collaboration platform.

How Australian healthcare providers are navigating COVID-19

How Australian healthcare providers are navigating COVID-19

Melbourne’s Austin Health was just weeks away from pressing go on a major digital transformation project before COVID-19 started getting serious in early March.

How Charter Hall is working through the COVID-19 crisis

How Charter Hall is working through the COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis has hit the real estate sector quite hard and ASX-listed commercial property investment group Charter Hall is certainly feeling the pinch.

Westpac CIO Craig Bright exits

Westpac CIO Craig Bright exits

Westpac’s chief information officer Craig Bright is leaving the bank after less than two years in the role. Bright joined the bank in December 2018 following a seven-year stint in various technology roles at Citigroup.

APAC pandemic lessons: Delivery of projects reaches urgent levels in Australia

APAC pandemic lessons: Delivery of projects reaches urgent levels in Australia

Editorial leaders from CIO editions in ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand and India share in-market challenges, key lessons and examples of best practice during COVID-19.

Bundaberg toasts its first tech chief

Bundaberg toasts its first tech chief

Australian drinks brand, Bundaberg Brewed Drinks, has appointed Steve Caville as its first ever technology chief. Caville joins the Queensland-based company after a 10-year stint at Auswide Bank.

Adam Skinner exits Fitness & Lifestyle Group

Adam Skinner exits Fitness & Lifestyle Group

Fitness & Lifestyle Group’s chief data and technology officer, Adam Skinner, is leaving the organisation after just under two years in his current role. Skinner is the new chief technology officer at Brisbane-based advertising...

QBANK preps for open banking with core system upgrade

QBANK preps for open banking with core system upgrade

Queensland’s QBANK is set to upgrade its core platform to improve its customer onboarding process and best deal with the introduction of Australia’s new open banking regime on July 1.

How Mercedes-Benz refused to let COVID-19 take the wheel

How Mercedes-Benz refused to let COVID-19 take the wheel

While many organisations were caught flat-footed when COVID-19 took hold in March, Mercedes-Benz was somewhat ahead of the curve.

COVID-19 creates ‘new level of urgency’ for Australian tech projects

COVID-19 creates ‘new level of urgency’ for Australian tech projects

Technology projects across Australia will be delivered with a ‘new level of urgency’ and probably a revised scope as organisations seek to deploy solutions that address challenges related to COVID-19.

CIO exit interviews: Claudine Ogilvie (Jetstar) and Mandy Ross (Tabcorp)

CIO exit interviews: Claudine Ogilvie (Jetstar) and Mandy Ross (Tabcorp)

Claudine Ogilvie and Mandy Ross recently left their CIO roles at Jetstar and Tabcorp respectively. They talk to CIO Australia about key successes and lessons learned while running large tech teams.

How Adelaide Airport is dealing with COVID-19 fallout

How Adelaide Airport is dealing with COVID-19 fallout

As domestic and international flights come to a screeching halt due to the COVID-19 crisis, Adelaide Airport’s technology team is facing new challenges around setting up and supporting remote teams of workers.

Australian CIOs scramble to manage teleworker exodus in face of COVID-19

Australian CIOs scramble to manage teleworker exodus in face of COVID-19

If the average day of a 21st century CIO consists of perpetually herding cats, then surely managing the response to COVID-19 must be more akin to herding locusts.

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