Samira Sarraf

Senior Writer

With years of experience covering technology and business across the IT channel, Samira Sarraf now reports for Computerworld Australia on all aspects of enterprise ICT.

NSW Dept. of Education appoints Sandie Matthews as new CIO

CISO vs. CIO: Who runs Australian and NZ cybersecurity better?

CISO vs. CIO: Who runs Australian and NZ cybersecurity better?

New data suggest that both types of IT executives can manage the information security function, but there are differences that suggest the CISO is the better route, if organisations can afford the separate role.

Pepper simplifies tech environment with Office 365, Azure deployment

Pepper simplifies tech environment with Office 365, Azure deployment

Fast growing home loan lender, Pepper, has shifted to Microsoft-based cloud infrastructure to simplify its processes and keep pace with an increasingly regulated Australian financial services sector.

CBA chief digital officer Pete Steel departs

CBA chief digital officer Pete Steel departs

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia’s (CBA) chief digital officer Pete Steel is leaving the bank after 16 years.

An Australian CIO’s guide to blockchain: Part 2

An Australian CIO’s guide to blockchain: Part 2

The Australian Securities Exchange had a very clear business case when it decided to build a distributed ledger technology to replace its ageing system CHESS.

NSW government's Spatial Digital Twin goes live

NSW government's Spatial Digital Twin goes live

More than 500,000 buildings in Western Sydney have been mapped as part of the NSW Government’s Spatial Digital Twin, which went live on 24 February.

How Bupa is taking charge of its data

How Bupa is taking charge of its data

Bupa Australia and New Zealand is aiming to improve its data governance in a multi-year project that will enable the healthcare provider to understand the 'complete lineage' of information across the organisation.

Healthscope appoints Mitra Minai to newly-created CISO role

Healthscope appoints Mitra Minai to newly-created CISO role

Melbourne-based private hospitals operator Healthscope has appointed Mitra Minai to the newly created chief information security officer (CISO) role as it focuses on addressing security challenges in the health industry.

Syed Ahmed joins joint venture InnoWell

Syed Ahmed joins joint venture InnoWell

Syed Ahmed has been appointed chief digital officer for InnoWell, a joint venture between The University of Sydney and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) that has built a digital platform aimed at transforming the mental health system.

RMIT puts $6M towards Blockchain Innovation Hub

RMIT puts $6M towards Blockchain Innovation Hub

RMIT has announced a $6 million investment in its Blockchain Innovation Hub (BIH) as the University aims to become a leader in research and engagement in blockchain.

Australian federal government pushes for blockchain regulation and standards

Australian federal government pushes for blockchain regulation and standards

As part of its National Blockchain Roadmap, the government is working towards a regulatory environment to cover blockchain which would benefit businesses building their own technology.

Transformation trends Aussie organisations will follow in 2020

Transformation trends Aussie organisations will follow in 2020

Cultural traits such as empathy and empowerment and organisations powered by AI are some of the digital transformation (DX) trends enterprises in Australia will follow in 2020.

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