Stories by Byron Connolly

Roger Wahl new John Holland tech boss

Engineering giant John Holland has appointed Roger Wahl as its new chief information officer following the recent departure of long-standing senior tech executive, Chris Walsh.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Dec. 19 16:49

UBank launches AI-powered budgeting tool

UBank has partnered with Australian fintech Basiq to provide a machine learning-powered budgeting tool that provides its 560,000 customers with spending insights across 40 categories.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Dec. 19 07:00

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin new Optus boss

Optus has promoted its deputy chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin to CEO after only 10 months in the role.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 19 14:54

Huawei ban will act as ‘5G tax’ on Australians

Excluding Huawei from Australia’s 5G roll-out will act as a ‘5G tax’ on citizens and increase the cost of deploying the technology by between $700 million and $2.1 billion, the networking giant said on Wednesday.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 19 10:17

Ajay Bhatia new Carsales Australia boss

Carsales’ former CIO, Ajay Bhatia has been appointed in the newly created role of managing director, Australia at the online vehicle seller.

Written by Byron Connolly02 Dec. 19 16:08

In pictures: CIO50 2019 launch dinner

Many of Australia's top senior tech executives gathered at Sydney Studio Tower for the unveiling of the CIO50 for 2019. The gala dinner was sponsored by Slack.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Nov. 19 09:42

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Gordon Dunsford, NSW Police Force

“Every role I’ve held as a CIO, permanent or interim, in aviation, utilities and the NSW Police Force, it’s the changing people context more than technology that has been the most complex challenge I have experienced,” says NSW Police Force’s chief information and technology officer, Gordon Dunsford.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #10 Gary Adler, MinterEllison

The legal sector is facing unprecedented disruption and law firm Minter Ellison’s ambition is to set the standard for impact through innovation for its clients and people.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Kerrie Campbell, Flinders University

In 2017, Adelaide’s Flinders University was in the middle of a significant organisational change when chief information officer, Kerrie Campbell, was hired to help improve operational efficiencies and replace legacy systems as the university modernised its processes and workforce.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Oliver Schmill, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

Over the past five years as chief information officer at Mercedes-Benz Australia and Pacific, Oliver Schmill has transformed the IT organisation’s role from a mere service provider into a highly integrated and consulted business partner.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #7 Pete Steel, Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has the highest digital engagement of any bank in Australia by some margin with the latest evolution of the CommBank App, launched in July, increasingly becoming the primary touch point for its customers.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00