News Westpac CIO Dave Curran expects that the bank will move completely into the public cloud in less than 10 years but it needs to overcome regulatory hurdles before achieving that goal.rnrn
News The University of Technology (UTS) has launched a centre for artificial intelligence that it says will create intelligent machines with greater capacity for perception, learning and reasoning.rn
News Carsales has promoted it long-standing chief product and information officer Ajay Bhatia to the role of managing director, consumer business following a management reshuffle.rn
News Australia Post and Blackmores have joined an initiative run by e-commerce giant Alibaba to combat the rise of counterfeit food being sold across China.
News Startup advocacy group, StartupAUS, has criticised the government’s last minute removal of the ‘safe harbour’ provision from legislation that aims to revise copyright laws to allow for greater access to content and material for Australians.rn
News Women don’t have to be coders or computer scientists to break into the IT sector but they do need to understand how technology is transforming every industry, according to Springboard Enterprises’ co-founder, Kay Koplovitz.rnrn
News Jamila Gordon has had quite a life journey, from her humble beginnings as an African refugee to her current role as director and chief information officer at ASX-listed firm, GetSwift.
News The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has published principles to ensure ISPs claims about broadband speeds aren’t misleading under Australian Consumer Law.rnrn
News BT Global Services is putting the final touches on a new purpose-built cyber security operations centre in Sydney as the organisation looks to triple worldwide revenue from its security business over the next three years.rnrn
News Brisbane City Council will renegotiate a large IT contract with TechnologyOne after uncovering project delivery issues that could result in a cost blowout of $60 million.rn
News Commonwealth Bank (CBA) and Queensland Treasury Corporation have created what they claim is the first government bond using the blockchain.rnrn
News The Western Australian government has finalised contracts with Atos, Datacom and NEC to deliver its $3 billion, five-year GovNext-ICT technology overhaul.rnrn
News A $200 off-the-shelf brain control interface is being used to power an Australian-developed telepresence robot that allows people with limited upper limb mobility to attend work or school remotely.rnrn
News Peter Mahler is Swinburne University of Technology’s new chief information officer, replacing Lachlan Cameron who departed in October after just over two years in the role.
News Teachers Mutual Bank will soon start rolling out shared technology services that it claims will change the way customer-owned banks do business and improve collaboration in the sector.rnrn
News Wedderburn’s Australia and New Zealand CIO, Vi Lam, has been made redundant following a restructure at the weighing scales, packaging and POS system manufacturer.rnrn
News Scientists making medical breakthroughs at the Queensland Brain Institute – one of the largest neuroscience organisations in the world – rely heavily on tech infrastructure to access, store and manage large data sets from brain imaging and microscopy devices.
News The federal government has hired Atlassian’s former director of security, Craig Davies, as chief executive officer at its new Cyber Security Growth Centre.rn
Interview Chris Nurse is passionate about the Perth-based Telethon Kids Institute becoming a research institute of the future, which underpins its ability to make a difference in child health and well-being.
Interview Before Claudine Ogilvie arrived at ASX-listed animal nutrition manufacturer, Ridley Corporation, projects were siloed with various business units, each using different frameworks for prioritisation, assessing return on investment, and different project managements and methodologies.
Interview Aussie Home Loans has undergone a major business transformation over the past year that has included an office relocation, a shift to activity-based working, adoption of Agile work practices, and team restructure.
Interview “In times of digital disruption, to focus on innovative applications of technology is not enough,” says Deakin University’s CIO, William Daniel Confalonieri?. “Digital transformation must be understood as the journey to acquiring digital maturity.”
Interview In the past year, GE has undergone the most significant transformation in the company’s 138-year history. A new business unit, GE Digital, was established to help GE and other companies tap into the potential of the ‘industrial internet.’
Interview As a CIO, when your managing director takes time to publicise your achievements, you know that you’re doing something right. This is exactly what Yarra Valley Water’s MD, Pat McCafferty did when he nominated his IT chief, Leigh Berrell for the CIO50 this year.
Interview As technologists, CIOs are uniquely positioned to fundamentally shift the way an organisation leverages technology and digital adoption not only for the organisation by also for clients, customers and society, says PwC CIO, private client, Timothy Larcos.
Interview In 2014, Bain Capital acquired food franchise organisation, Retail Zoo and since then, gaining insights from customer data to make better business decisions has been a main focus.
Interview ?It’s not often that a CIO is asked to drive the startup of a completely new business inside his or her organisation. But Tabcorp’s Kim Wenn is one of those CIOs.
Interview When Steve Godbee commenced the role of CIO at IBM Australia and New Zealand in December 2011, most of his time was spent on operations and ‘keeping the IT engine running.’
Interview The legal sector is becoming more competitive than ever and firms need to think differently about the services they provide to acquire and keep clients.
Interview Alastair Sharman and his team at Children’s Health Queensland (CHQ) have rolled out several new innovations under a transformation journey that has been underway since 2014.
Interview Over the past two years, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has been implementing a $50 million transformation strategy which has seen it replace every piece of its core technology.
Interview The healthcare sector is struggling to cope with the demand for services, driven by an increase in the burden of chronic, disease, an ageing population and rising costs.
Interview Bakers Delight’s CIO Joanne Stubbs believes that if an IT chief doesn’t have the ability to collaborate and influence inside an organisation, they will simply not be hired.
Interview Over the past 25 years, ASX-listed MYOB has acquired numerous technology platforms. This has made the organisation inefficient on both product development and internal processes – initiatives were duplicated and resources spilt across multiple platforms.
Interview As CIO for Cisco ANZ, Julie Canepa is part of a global IT organisation of 3,500 staff who provides a whopping 130 technology services to the region. She is responsible for delivering the vendor’s global initiatives within her region as well as local capabilities to support its $2 billion business in ANZ.
Interview Reducing the risk of medication administration error rates from 1 in 20 to 1 in 3,000 was just one of several benefits SA Health has achieved by deploying centralised enterprise systems that provide shared electronic health records.
Interview Since arriving at Ivy College (now part of Scentia) in July 2014, Roger Burgess led a team that built a 100 per cent cloud environment from the ground up.
Interview Veronica Frost was promoted to CIO at the Australian Red Cross in July 2014. Since then, Frost has transformed an IT department that was verging on dysfunctional to a capable, highly regarded delivery organisation.
Interview As CIO at Sussan Group, Rick Coenen is accountable for the women’s fashion retailer’s ‘Connected Retailer’ project to replace 25-year-old in house legacy systems with packaged software.
Interview In 2013, the federal government allocated $4.39 million under its Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Program (HEPPP), to enable prisoners, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders who had been incarcerated, to access pre-tertiary and undergraduate programs.
Interview Health retail organisation, National Pharmacies, is navigating a perfect storm of significant changes: government reforms, economic conditions, retail confidence, emerging technologies, and a more informed consumer that is spoilt for choice.