Stories by Byron Connolly

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: #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 Peter Whitfield, Cashwerkz

“Over 30 years of working across the public sector, enterprises, higher education organisations and startups, I’ve concluded that many companies mistakenly see technology and the IT [department] as a very ‘mechanical’ discipline with little scope for creativity,” says Cashwerkz’s chief technology officer, Peter Whitfield.

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: #3 Greg Booker, RACQ

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has significantly transformed over the past seven years, moving from being a 100-year roadside assistance organisation to a financial services operation encompassing three major pillars. The RACQ insurance company is Australia’s sixth largest, the RACQ Bank is the second fastest growing bank here, both are additions to its traditional motoring division.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Michael Snell, Airservices Australia

“Business is all about people and while I fondly recall the shift from being responsible for myself to leading others, I squirm a little at my steely focus on outcomes. I learnt the hard way that this was not a recipe for success,” says Airservices Australia’s service strategy manager, Michael Snell.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Sam McCready, Racing & Wagering WA

From operating a retail-based monopoly to playing in a highly competitive digital market, there has been a significant need to change the way Racing & Wagering Western Australia operates to drive competitiveness.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 David Dzienciol, NextDC

Since its creation in 2010, NextDC has grown into one of Australia’s large data centre providers with 230 staff across nine locations (with two more currently being designed) and a market cap close to $2.2 billion.

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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