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CIO50 2021 #18 Russell Morris, TransGrid

The biggest challenge at electricity transmission network operator, TransGrid, is ensuring staff and thousands of supporting contractors are properly registered and qualified to work safely, and none of the accreditations or insurances expire doing the course of work.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 #26-50 Kathleen Stubbs, JLL

Since joining JLL as chief information officer, Australasia Kathleen Stubbs has led several key innovative projects targeting sustainability and addressing internal technology “happiness and productivity.”

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #6 Michael McNamara, Services Australia

Services Australia chief information officer, and now CEO at Service Victoria, Michael McNamara looked at innovative, tech-driven solutions that could be developed in-house and delivered at speed.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Terry Melton, CS Energy

With the benefit of hindsight, CS Energy’s chief information officer, Terry Melton, says his biggest career mistake has been focusing too much on what he was told were his weaknesses.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Johnny Serrano, GroundProbe

As chief digital officer with mining services company, GroundProbe Johnny Serrano and his team needed to ensure staff could collaborate during a challenging time while maximising the customer experience.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Rob James, TPG Telecom

In July last year, Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) and TPG Telecom merged to create TPG Telecom Ltd, a top 30 ASX company.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 #26-50 Mike Brett, Hearing Australia

CIO Mike Brett joined Hearing Australia in April 2019 to drive radical change in the use of technology across the organisation.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Harvey Worton and David Lipscomb, Lendlease

The property sector has been one of the last industries to harness digital transformation, but Lendlease co-chief information officers in Australia, Harvey Worton and Dave Lipscomb have led the rollout of several transformative innovations.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #9 George Gorman, Janison

George Gorman joined online assessment and learning solutions provider, Janison in 2019 and since then, he has shifted the organisation’s product strategy away from rolling out large, high risk and low margin custom solutions to a software-as-a-service (SaaS) ‘build it once’ strategy.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Luke Kendall, Mills Oakley

Luke Kendall joined commercial law firm, Mills Oakley in August 2019 when a major IT modernisation program was due. His first job was to introduce a customised workflow approval system to augment the organisation’s legal practice management system was due.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #10 Gordon Dunsford, NSW Police

NSW Police’s chief information and technology officer, Gordon Dunsford, has some very clear advice for any tech leader: don’t listen to IT analysts and vendor salespeople. Those people who have never walked in your shoes.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Claudio Salinas, Blackwoods

Blackwoods’ chief information officer, Claudio Salinas and his team embarked on a transformation program to replace a 35-year old COBOL-based ERP and 16 core business applications and consolidate five middleware platforms into a single cloud instance.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #16 Richard Hilliard, My Plan Manager

Almost 10 years ago, Richard Hilliard inherited a technology program that had gone off the rails. It had the hallmarks of a failed program; significant time and cost overruns, a disconnected user base and misaligned executive team.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Adam Heilbron, Max Solutions

Max Solutions operates under a large government contract with the Department of Education, Skills and Employment with a key focus on helping Australians that are receiving welfare get back to work.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30

CIO50 2021 #26-50 Luke Thomas, Keystart

Luke Thomas, chief information officer at home loan provider, Keystart learned a valuable lesson as a junior systems engineer which he has helped him become a more effective technology leader.

Written by Byron Connolly18 Nov. 21 19:30
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