Podcast CIO Leadership Live Australia speaks to experienced education and technology executive, Christine (Chrissy) Burns who last month started her role as chief information officer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Burns talks to CIO Australia’s editor-in-chief, Byron Connolly, about the impact COVID has had on the education sector, and the key cloud migration and student experience projects she is leading at UNSW. She also discusses how she will apply the lessons she learned during her career in this new role, as well as her thoughts on the future of education in a hybrid working world.
Podcast Australian travel agency group, Flight Centre, lost close to $1.2 billion during COVID. During the height of the pandemic, 160 technology staff lost their jobs as the Australian business shifted from a $103 million monthly cost base down to $30 million. In this episode of CIO Leadership Live Australia, Flight Centre's chief information officer, Chris Locke, discusses how his tech team is doing more with less, as well as the technology initiatives that are helping the organisation recover as people start travelling again.
Podcast In 2006, Sami Yalavac started working at Bupa as a developer and project manager. Ten years later, he was appointed as chief information officer, a role he held until only two months ago when he was elevated to interim managing director for Bupa Health Services following the departure of incumbent, Dwayne Crombie. In this episode of CIO Leadership Live Australia, Sami Yalavac talks to CIO Australia’s editor-in-chief, Byron Connolly, about how he is finding the role so far, why being a chief executive will make him a stronger CIO if he returns to that position, the skills that tech leaders need to move into these types of roles, as well as why the next generation of chief executives should be coming from technology groups.
Podcast Veteran technology executive Glenn Archer speaks to CIO Australia's editor-in-chief, Byron Connolly, about the reasons why digital transformation projects across Australian government agencies are continuing to underdeliver, the failure of agencies to collaborate and integrate their systems, as well as an over-reliance on big consulting firms. He also discusses why trust in government IT and its use of data has "fundamentally crashed," what the future potentially holds for the Digital Transformation Agency and more.
Podcast When COVID hit in 2020, Australian Dominique Cotte lost her job as a first officer flying 777s for Emirates. Like others in the aviation industry, Cotte has retrained as a cyber security specialist and is working in London for insurance giant, QBE. Cotte speaks to CIO Australia's editor-in-chief, Byron Connolly, about her career change, how the key skills required to be a good pilot play very well as a cyber security specialist, as well as her ambitions to one day possibly become a CISO.
Feature Limited budgets and legacy systems are a common issue in many industries and that is also true for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations. When Raul Caceres joined Canteen, an Australian support organisation for young people living with cancer, in 2019, Caceres found a failed CRM implementation, issues with the organisations websites and projects blowing out the budgets.
Feature Angela Coble and John Sutherland share what they learned about hybrid work in healthcare and how to ensure staff were comfortable with the COVID-19-imposed reality and how they moved forward once restrictions lifted.
Feature CIO Chris Locke details how the organisation is recovering from the devastating economic impact of the pandemic as well as its technology strategy for 2022 as Australians start travelling again.
Interview Sydney Local Health District CIO Richard Taggart describes the implementation that inoculates 7,000 Australians every day, with higher numbers planned.
Feature The mental health of young people in Australia took a big hit in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged the economy and provided job insecurity for many thousands of parents across the nation.
News Analysis Remote work has made the need for in-person collaboration much less, and CIOs aren’t ready to have their teams resume prepandemic travel patterns.
Feature The construction giant's co-CIOs Harvey Worton and David Lipscomb discuss their roles and the tools that are driving digitisation across the sector.
News Bankwest veteran, Rebecca Mitchell, is the new chief information officer at the CBA-owned organisation following the departure of Andy Weir last November.
News Former Queensland Health tech chief, Dr Malcolm Thatcher, is the new chief technology officer at the Australian Digital Health Agency.
News Victoria's GWMWater has used IoT technologies to create what it claims is the first application of large-scale digital watering metering across the state.
News Western Australia's Health Support Services (HSS) has appointed former Curtin University tech boss, Christian Rasmussen as its new chief information officer. Rasmussen replaces Jonathan Smith who has been acting CIO since Holger Kaufmann's departure last July.
CIO movements: Cameron Stone new TEG CIO, Mercedes Australia’s Oliver Schmill moves to the NetherlandsVirgin Australia’s former tech boss, Cameron Stone, is the new chief technology officer at ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics business, TEG. He replaces Greg Willis who left the company in November.
News CIOs across Australia and New Zealand have the attention of their chief executives in a way they haven’t before and are being asked for higher value, more strategic help by their bosses from the IT group.