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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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Gavin Fernandes exits CTO post at QLD Electoral Commission

?With the Electoral Commission of Queensland moving into ‘peacetime’ mode and redirecting energy to other strategic projects, CTO Gavin Fernandes is getting set to leave the intensely “rewarding and daunting” position he held for the past 18 months.
June 8, 2016
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ACT Health starts the chase for new CIO

ACT Health is officially on the hunt for a CIO, six months after the departure of Judy Redmond, who was in the post for five years and was pivotal in the implementation of an e-health strategy.
June 8, 2016
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Henley Properties adopt paperless work environment

The paperless office is a reality for staff at Henley Properties thanks to the adoption of technology that can digitise the entire process of capturing data from workers in the field.
June 7, 2016
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Brisbane Airport extends managed services contract with Data#3

CIO of Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC), Mansoor Karatela, has welcomed the extension of the managed services contract with Data#3, calling it a “logical progression” in its bid to drive operational efficiencies across the vast ICT environment.
June 7, 2016
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Fresia Segovia: CIO ‘change agent’ at Hurstville City Council

Through her IT support roles, she has helped build roads, bridges and wireless networks in warehouses and countless other male dominated arenas. But Fresia Segovia, CIO of Hurstville City Council, says despite the fact she was “the only female voice” at the majority of her engineering and surveying jobs, it has never been a stumbling block.
June 1, 2016
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VR, AI and IoT top job searches in Australia

Job searches on virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) have tripled as Australians continue to embrace digital technologies in 2016, according to new data released by Indeed.
May 31, 2016
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Syed Ahmed: Leading the ‘digital transformation’ charge at Bupa

When other little boys were inventing superheroes, obsessively playing sports and developing street games, 8-year-old Syed Ahmed was mesmerised by programming. No doubt, Bupa’s head of digital products and operations was a natural-born business technologist right from the start.
May 27, 2016
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Australia an economic crime ‘hotspot’: PwC

A new survey paints a gloomy picture for Australian organisations, which were found to experience cybercrime at double the global rate, with 65 per cent attacked in the last 24 months compared to 32 per cent globally.
May 18, 2016
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Government e-invoicing review gets tick of approval

An Australian e-invoicing project predicted to transform the national economy with an estimated $7-$10 billion annually is set to undergo a detailed Cost and Benefits Study on widespread government adoption.
May 12, 2016
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CSIRO cuts ‘degrade and tarnish’ agency: Senator Carr

?Shadow minister for innovation, Senator Kim Carr has denounced the Federal Government’s latest cuts to the CSIRO, describing the axing of 275 jobs and the closure of critical climate research programs as "degrading".
May 11, 2016
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CSIRO’s Data61 and Treasury join forces to examine the blockchain

CSIRO’s Data61 and the Federal Government Treasury have teamed up to examine the implications of adopting ‘blockchain’ technology - a move that could enhance the services of both government and industry, and deliver significant gains for the economy.
May 4, 2016