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jobrien

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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Cashwerkz appoints Whitfield as CTO

Fintech innovator, Cashwerkz, continues to expand its operational capabilities with the latest addition of Peter Whitfield to the executive team in the chief technology officer (CTO) role.
February 21, 2019
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Georges River gets modern touch with smart city innovations

Georges River Council is taking the wrappers off integrated smart city technologies - including the rollout of IT-enabled ChillOUT hubs and furniture sensors - in a bid to “continue to innovate”, according to Mayor Kevin Greene.
February 19, 2019
Uni of Newcastle set to transform CX through digital services
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Uni of Newcastle set to transform CX through digital services

University of Newcastle CIO Anthony Molinia continues to shift the focus of the IT department, driving technology-led innovation across the university and pushing a strategy of 'client-centricity' by using digital services.?
February 19, 2019
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Lim exits NSX, Oluwi joins team

After more than two years in the role, Lina Lim has left the head of technology post at the National Stock Exchange of Australia (NSX). Stepping into her role is Yemi Oluwi, formerly an ASX consultant with over 15 years experience in financial markets IT.
February 14, 2019
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Australia ‘asleep at the wheel’ in autonomous vehicle race

Australia’s recent fall from 14th to 15th position in the 2019 Autonomous Vehicle Readiness Index is “unacceptable and should sound alarm bells”, according to the nation’s peak driverless vehicle industry collective.
February 14, 2019
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Telco analyst rails against NBN financial model

Telco analyst Paul Budde continues to hit out at one of the most talked about infrastructure projects in recent times, criticising the current financial model of the national broadband network and skeptical whether we will get NBN 3.0 right this time.
February 13, 2019
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Knosys CTO reveals tech trends of 2019

Knosys CTO, Nic Passmore, the self-proclaimed ‘antichrist of AI’, advises Australian businesses in 2019 to consider the cost-benefits of “shiny, new technologies” like AI and instead bolster existing systems first in order to drive technology transformation forward.
November 22, 2018
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CSR embarks on tech transformation with Optus

CSR Limited is embarking on a technology transforming and inked a $12 million deal with Optus to provide voice, data and mobile services across 150 Australian sites.
November 21, 2018
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NBN broadband speeds get tick of approval: ACCC

ISPs are performing well and delivering good results for fixed-line NBN customers, according to the latest speed test results outlined in the ACCC Measuring Broadband Australia (MBA) report.
November 7, 2018
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From tragedy to triumph, RallySafe aims to keep motorsport safe

RallySafe managing director, Stephen Sims, had the tragic experience of seeing two friends die in a motorsport accident in a rally race he was participating in - Targa Tasmania - and vowed to help make the industry safer through the use of technology.
November 1, 2018
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‘Sly’ moves and savvy planning empowers former female CIO

Susan Sly didn’t plan on having a career in IT. In fact, this Western Australian girl had always planned on being a vet. But while vet science didn’t materialise, she found herself immersed in the world of physics and mathematics at university - and eventually went into the navy.
October 31, 2018
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Ex-chief of staff Erin Butler named Citrix A/NZ area VP

Citrix’ former chief of staff for worldwide sales and services, Erin Butler, has been named the A/NZ area vice-president, a role that will see her focus on the go-to-market strategy and deliver consistent growth across all sectors of the A/NZ market.
October 30, 2018
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IAG ramps up team with seasoned data analytics expert

IAG has named consumer data analytics expert, Bora Arslan, to the role of chief analytics officer, where he will lead a team of 70 people to drive analytics and artificial intelligence functions across the company.
September 4, 2018
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Two weeks left to nominate for the CIO50

Victorian Department of Health and Human Services CIO, Dr Steve Hodgkinson, said the secret to success - when delivering public sector IT projects - comes down to valuing people.
July 26, 2018
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StartupAUS reveals five most in demand tech jobs

Coders, data scientists, project managers, user experience (UX) designers and business development managers are the five most in demand jobs in the world right now.
July 26, 2018
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Competition limits set for 5G spectrum auction

The Federal Government has announced competition limits for telcos seeking to bid for spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band. It’s a move that pushes the ‘auction of spectrum’ for 5G mobile services one step closer.
July 12, 2018
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CIO50 2018 – Meet the Judges

With the third annual CIO50 in full swing and nominations open until August 16, it’s time to meet our esteemed judges. CIO Australia has assembled a stellar cast of industry leaders to weigh in on this year’s stories of business innovation and leadership.
July 5, 2018
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How to innovate with analytics and deliver real business value

Adopting advanced analytics and the road to artificial intelligence and machine learning is top of mind for many organisations looking to discover true business value, according to SAS vice-president of marketing and customer engagement, Bob Messier.
June 21, 2018
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How one Aussie start-up is changing the beauty and wellness business

Honee founder and CEO, Matt Jones, admits he knows way too much about the beauty industry. He chuckles when asked how and why he finds himself immersed in the beauty and wellness space - and the reason behind his mission to help digitise the industry.
May 31, 2018
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Federal government launches AI and IoT projects

The federal government has hatched two new research projects - investigating artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) technologies - in a bid to advance Australia’s knowledge and expertise in these emerging areas.
May 24, 2018
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Cyber research centre crowns Rachael Falk as CEO

The Australian Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC) has named information security consultant and former Telstra general manager of cyber influence, Rachael Falk, as its new CEO.
May 18, 2018
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Budget 2018: GovPass gets hefty boost

The government plans to “accelerate the implementation of the GovPass program” as it injects $92.4 million into the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).
May 9, 2018