David Binning

CIO Associate Editor

Tabcorp’s tech tsar Mandy Ross sees good and bad in Covid-19 trenches

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.

Covid-19 welfare splash crashes MyGov website, spurs frenzied backpedalling

Covid-19 welfare splash crashes MyGov website, spurs frenzied backpedalling

Government services minister, Stuart Robert, insisted on Monday that the MyGov website was still working despite it having appeared to crash following a mass exodus online of Australians scrambling for a welfare lifeline offered in...

UNSW is teaching AI systems how to second-guess us

UNSW is teaching AI systems how to second-guess us

Researchers at the University of New South Wales are developing AI systems capable of ‘second-guessing’ humans, using data such as facial expression and body language to assist people for instance who are immobilised with...

MCC’s Azure-based AI solution detects eerie silence

MCC’s Azure-based AI solution detects eerie silence

After two years of careful design and another two of intense deployment and ongoing refinement, a sophisticated Azure-based AI solution at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) is possibly feeling a little confused by an entirely new...

IBM talks up deeper language smarts for Watson

IBM talks up deeper language smarts for Watson

Australian companies using the AI-driven language processing will be able to take advantage of advanced sentiment analysis.

CIO report reveals lack of tech maturity, yet innovation is a high priority

CIO report reveals lack of tech maturity, yet innovation is a high priority

A survey analysing CIO priorities for 2020 has revealed low levels of maturity when it comes to applying technology in key areas of the business, yet a clear intent to harness tech for driving innovation and better customer...

Managing relationships with vendors - Part 2

According to Dr Tim O’Neill, co-founder and director of business intelligence specialists Avolution, probably the biggest mistake an organisation can make when dealing with suppliers is to outsource the systems architecture. “This is...

King of the World

Telstra's Dwight King is charged with steering the company's IT services through the most profound period of change in Telstra's history. But obstructing the passage from the old world to the new is a huge iceberg in the form of...

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