Stories by Byron Connolly

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: #4 Rob Bollard, IP Australia

Intellectual property (IP) is the new fuel for the modern economy and IP Australia is assisting local innovators benefit from their ideas.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #25 Bradley Blyth, flybuys

Since becoming an independent company, Australia’s largest and most diverse loyalty program, Flybuys has had a strong emphasis on investing in the business to support new opportunities.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 David McGrath, Clubs Australia

In 2017, the Clubs Australia Digital Services Team (DST) was created as an entirely new business unit. It was established to provide technology-led products, services and thought leadership across the organisation and its 2000 members.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #8 Ursula Phillips, Real Pet Food Company

Anything is possible with the right team but you must be ruthlessly protective of who you allow into that team, warns Ursula Phillips, chief information officer at Real Pet Food Company (RPFC).

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #24 Raju Varanasi, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

In 2016, Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta embarked on a digital transformation program to change the way schools operate in a digital world. What is unique about the educator's approach is that it has opened up data to all principals and visualised it in way that enables eduactors to make evidence-based decisions.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019 #26-50 David Wong, National Library of Australia

Since 2017, David Wong, chief information officer at the National Library of Australia and his team have created the Australian Web Archive (AWA), which contains snapshots of freely available .au websites collected from 1996 through to 2017.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Therese Chakour-West, STIHL

“The biggest lesson in my career has been the transformation of my team when I metamorphosed from a manager to a leader. With a CEO who believed in me, I found my wings to fly,” says STIHL’s head of IT, Therese Chakour-West.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00
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