News The Australian Medical Association (AMA) has called on the government to take action to improve broadband connectivity in regional and rural areas or risk health services in the bush falling further behind the cities.rnrn
News The Australian Tax Office will set up an independent review to determine why the agency suffered what commissioner of taxation, Chris Jordan, has described as its ‘worst unplanned system outage in recent memory.’
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 Fibre optics provider, Fiber Corp, is promising broadband speeds of between 200Mb/s and 10Gb/s at new residential and commercial developments across Sydney.
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 Several big multinational technology companies paid no tax in Australia during the 2014-15 financial year, the Australian Tax Office’s annual corporate tax transparency report has revealed.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 Builder McDonald Jones is about to roll-out an augmented reality (AR) app that allows buyers to examine house designs from their mobile devices. CIO Brett Wilson says the app will take the construction industry out of the dark ages.rnrn
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 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.
Interview ANZ’s IT chief, Scott Collary, joined the bank in December 2014 and immediately discovered that the organisation felt that doing business with the IT group wasn’t always easy.
Interview Before Aidan Coleman joined property investment and funds management firm, Charter Hall, the IT group positioned as a division that “kept the lights on” with little capability and track record of project delivery.
Interview With a mandate to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of collaboration between global staff and external business partners, 20th Century Fox has successfully migrated all of the data created by its international subsidiaries to a prominent cloud storage provider.
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.