Byron Connolly

Byron Connolly

Australia Editor

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

Articles by Byron Connolly

A/NZ CIOs have the CEO’s attention more than ever: Gartner
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A/NZ CIOs have the CEO’s attention more than ever: Gartner

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.
January 10, 2021
Australian CIOs reflect on a difficult year
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Australian CIOs reflect on a difficult year

Tech leaders in the public and private sectors discuss how they have navigated one of the worst economic periods in recent memory.
December 3, 2020
Jon Donoghue new UBank CIO
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Jon Donoghue new UBank CIO

Jon Donoghue is the new chief information officer at NAB’s UBank. Donoghue has jumped across to NAB’s technology and enterprise operations division from a three-year stint as chief technology officer at Afterpay.
July 12, 2020
NSW Police discharge Notes for good
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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.
May 28, 2020
Westpac CIO Craig Bright exits
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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.
May 18, 2020
Bundaberg toasts its first tech chief
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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.
May 10, 2020
QBANK preps for open banking with core system upgrade
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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.
May 6, 2020
How Adelaide Airport is dealing with COVID-19 fallout
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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.
March 30, 2020
Coronavirus: 3 things CIOs need to do now
Coronavirus: How to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure business continuity

Coronavirus: 3 things CIOs need to do now

Gartner has recommended three short-term actions that chief information officers should take to prepare for business disruptions as a result of the coronavirus health crisis.
March 16, 2020
Sarah Harland leaving Suncorp
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Sarah Harland leaving Suncorp

Suncorp’s chief information officer, Sarah Harland, is leaving the company on March 27.
March 12, 2020
Aussie app startup hits market just at the right time
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Aussie app startup hits market just at the right time

Talk about good timing. Australian technology startup, NoahFace, has announced the general availability of its time and attendance software as organisations rush to comply with legislative award changes that came into effect on March 1.
March 3, 2020
Greg Booker to leave RACQ
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Greg Booker to leave RACQ

Greg Booker will leave his post as group chief information officer at the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) in October after more than seven years in the role.
February 25, 2020
Why blaming software for underpaying staff doesn’t wash
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Why blaming software for underpaying staff doesn’t wash

CEOs at two large Australian retail groups last week blamed ‘incorrectly configured software’ as a key cause of staff underpayments in what appears to be a systemic issue across the retail and hospitality sector.rn
February 23, 2020
William Payne new Mirvac CDO
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William Payne new Mirvac CDO

Former Boral tech chief, William Payne, has joined real estate group Mirvac in the newly created role of chief digital officer, reporting to CEO, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz.
February 18, 2020
Ewan Perrin on being an NT digital government chief
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Ewan Perrin on being an NT digital government chief

Tight purse strings across a territory in ‘budget repair’ and citizens requiring connectivity in some of the most remote areas in the country make this a challenging role.
February 12, 2020
NSW Police begin search for new cloud system
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NSW Police begin search for new cloud system

NSW Police has launched an expression of interest for what its chief information and technology officer, Gordon Dunsford, says is “one of the big remaining jigsaw pieces” in the organisation’s digital transformation journey.
February 6, 2020
Robyn Elliott quits Stockland
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Robyn Elliott quits Stockland

Robyn Elliott has resigned as chief innovation, marketing and technology officer at large property group Stockland after less than two years in the role.
February 3, 2020
State of the CIO 2020
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State of the CIO 2020

Technological innovation is a priority so why are many CIOs not spending time on it?
February 2, 2020
Linda Da Silva new ING Australia CIO
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Linda Da Silva new ING Australia CIO

Linda Da Silva is the new chief information at ING Australia, replacing Ani Paul, who moved to the company’s Amsterdam headquarters in December to take on the role of global chief data officer.
January 22, 2020
Kathleen Stubbs new JLL CIO
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Kathleen Stubbs new JLL CIO

Former Knight Frank exec, Kathleen Stubbs has joined large property group, JLL as its new chief information officer. Stubbs replaces Andrew Clowes, who left the organisation in 2019 after being CIO for 10 years.
January 20, 2020
NSW Police to test car tech refit
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NSW Police to test car tech refit

NSW Police’s technology team has built a prototype connected car for frontline officers that connects the law enforcement agency’s internal policing systems to the vehicle’s CAN bus, in what could be a world-first.
January 14, 2020
New smartwatch detects arrhythmia and sleep apnea risk
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New smartwatch detects arrhythmia and sleep apnea risk

French consumer electronics firm, Withings, has launched what it claims is the first clinically validated smartwatch to detect a user’s risk of heart arrhythmia (AFib) and sleep apnea.
January 9, 2020
UBank launches AI-powered budgeting tool
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UBank launches AI-powered budgeting tool

UBank has partnered with Australian fintech Basiq to provide a machine learning-powered budgeting tool that provides its 560,000 customers with spending insights across 40 categories.
December 10, 2019
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Roger Wahl new John Holland tech boss

Engineering giant John Holland has appointed Roger Wahl as its new chief information officer following the recent departure of long-standing senior tech executive, Chris Walsh.
December 10, 2019