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Associate Editor

Jennifer O’Brien is an experienced content creator, global journalist and event host and moderator with over 20 years under her belt. As an experienced technology and business editor, she’s worked across a host of titles at IDG including ARN, CIO Australia, Computerworld Australia and CMO. She has worked in Northern Ireland, Canada and Australia.

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Animal Logic goes cloud with AWS for visual effects
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Animal Logic goes cloud with AWS for visual effects

Creative digital studio Animal Logic has selected public cloud giant Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide computing capacity for its visual effects and animation rending.
December 4, 2019
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4 senior tech jobs up for grabs

Sydney Cricket and Sports Grounds is on the lookout for a head of technology to lead the iconic venue’s digital and technology transformation.
December 4, 2019
Staff retention key for tech companies in 2020: AIIA
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Staff retention key for tech companies in 2020: AIIA

The average salaries in the IT sector will continue to grow in 2020, but staff attrition rates will remain high, according to the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA).
December 2, 2019
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Oneflare fined $75,600 for spamming

Sydney-based online marketplace, Oneflare, has been slapped with a $75,600 infringement notice following an Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) investigation into breaches of the Spam Act 2003.
December 2, 2019
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8 CIOs reveal top line predictions for 2020

Tech chiefs are influencing rapid change across their organisations. They're at the coalface, driving technology projects that use technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, virtual reality, data analytics, automation and robotics to change the way their organisations operate.
November 28, 2019
Accenture names new technology practice lead in A/NZ
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Accenture names new technology practice lead in A/NZ

Accenture has crowned Scott Hahn as its new technology lead for Australia and New Zealand, a move the company said will boost the company’s technology business.
November 27, 2019
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Gold Coast Airport boosts checkpoint security

Gold Coast Airport is beefing up its checkpoint security with the use of advanced computed tomography (CT) screening systems over the next three years.
November 27, 2019
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Telstra slapped with warning over excess usage notifications

Telstra has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for failing to send data usage email notifications to more than 150,000 mobile broadband customers, leading to people having to pay unexpected excess usage charges.
November 27, 2019
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Global IT coalition aims to fight domestic violence

A number of organisations that work against domestic violence have joined forces with IT security companies in a bid to launch a new global initiative, Coalition Against Stalkerware.
November 21, 2019
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IT leaders share top line predictions for 2020

With 2020 just around the corner, a handful of IT leaders dished out some pivotal tech predictions they say will have an impact on the IT and business landscape next year.
November 21, 2019
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Amazon launches Amazon Hub in Australia

Amazon is taking what it considers the next step in bringing its fulfillment and delivery network to Australia with the introduction of Amazon Hub – a new network of parcel pickup points.
November 20, 2019
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CTO, tech director job up for grabs

Sympli is on the lookout for a CTO, responsible for the platform architecture and security of the Sympli platform and the ISMS, regulatory compliance obligations and data governance.
November 20, 2019
Marc Bailey steps down as Intersect CEO
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Marc Bailey steps down as Intersect CEO

Former Macquarie University CIO and current Intersect Australia CEO, Marc Bailey, is leaving his post at the research accelerator in 2020.
November 19, 2019
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Westpac and Microsoft team up to ‘catapult’ digital banking

Westpac has taken the wrappers off its data driven experience platform (DDEP), a Microsoft Azure-based data hub that draws on data sources from across Westpac Group to provide real-time, personalised insight to its customers.
November 19, 2019
CIO50 2019: #26-50 Mauro di Pietro Paolo, Foxtel
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CIO50 2019: #26-50 Mauro di Pietro Paolo, Foxtel

Foxtel CIO Mauro di Pietro Paolo is on a mission to expand customer openness and increase flexibility in Foxtel’s customer relationships - and he’s been getting down to business over the last year.
November 14, 2019
CIO50 2019: #26-50, Maria Milosavljevic, Department of Human Services
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CIO50 2019: #26-50, Maria Milosavljevic, Department of Human Services

As the inaugural NSW Government chief information security officer, Maria Milosavljevic created a whole-of-government (WoG) cyber security function from scratch in under two years that fundamentally changed the cyber security landscape for NSW.
November 14, 2019