Stories by Byron Connolly

CIO50 2020 #26-50 John Vohradksy, IRT

As an aged care provider, IRT has a primary focus on better service delivery and customer experience, says executive general manager of IT, John Vohradsky.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Jason Cowie, Curtin University

When he joined Curtin University last year, Jason Cowie was given two key objectives by the COO and vice chancellor: make IT a trusted partner, and drive the university's approach to digital transformation.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #19 Anthony Molinia, University of Newcastle

Since joining the University of Newcastle in 2016, Anthony Molinia has created a modern, robust and sustainable IT infrastructure to meet the current and future needs of the university and create differentiation within the higher education sector.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Kerrie Campbell, Flinders University

Kerrie Campbell joined Flinders University in 2017 when it was going through what she describes as a "traumatic" restructure, driven in part by the inability of the vice chancellor to access reliable data about people from existing HR systems.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Bernard Wansink, Schiavello

Over the past two years, property development, furniture, construction and consulting firm, Schiavello Group, has transformed its culture and thinking to become a data-driven organisation.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Jennifer Rebeiro, City West Water

Over the past two years, City West Water (CWW) has been moving to a ‘best of breed’ technology architecture. A key foundation to this has been the deployment of a strategic integration and automation capability (SIA), consisting of an integration platform, business process management, robotic process automation, and data and analytics technologies.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Grant Sayer, Healthdirect Australia

In January, Healthdirect Australia was asked by the Australian government to set up a helpline as part of its early response to COVID-19 to ensure the public had access to trusted information about the emerging pandemic.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #16 Rowan Dollar, South Australia Department of Human Services

When asked about his biggest career lesson, the former chief information officer at the South Australia Department of Human Services, Rohan Dollar doesn’t mince his words: “The business does not understand how technology can help them. Neither do ICT teams. Both make too many assumptions.”

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Ben Waterhouse, Coates Hire

Coates Hire’s chief information officer, Ben Waterhouse, led his IT team’s move from a traditional waterfall project delivery model to an agile (scrum) framework when it created a new service management application.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #18 Michael Fagan, Kmart Group

Between July 2019 and January 2020, every person in Kmart’s technology group across five countries were certified in cloud technologies. In fact, Kmart was the first organisation in the world to be 100 per cent AWS certified, says chief technology officer, Michael Fagan.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #2 Angela Coble, Johnson & Johnson Medical

In early February, foreseeing the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare sector across Australia, Angela Coble led an immediate industry response to use of-the-shelf technology so field staff at Johnson & Johnson Medical could connect virtually with surgeons in operating theatres.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #3 Gordon Dunsford, NSW Police Force

Gordon Dunsford joined NSW Police Force in January 2018, moving across from the chief information officer role at WaterNSW. He admits to having preconceived views of law enforcement from Hollywood movies.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00
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