Stories by Byron Connolly

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Russell Morris, TransGrid

When leading a large IT and telecoms team in the United Kingdom, Russell Morris learned the power of listening, empathy and being an accessible leader. This is something that has been integral to his leadership style ever since.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Steven Bonnici, Ford Motor Company

Ford operates across 100 countries worldwide and harnessing the power or diverse and geographically distributed teams has been the result of a major transformation effort that has structured its teams around software products and services.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Sheridan Ware, Charter Hall

As COVID-19 hit Australian shores, property fund manager, Charter Hall’s technology team had just embarked on a new customer-centered organisational structure and operating model designed to integrate technology expertise and digital thinking with those who consume technology.

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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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 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

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
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