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 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

NIB shifts health data to AWS cloud

Private health insurer, NIB, has completed what it claims is a major milestone in the Australian cloud landscape, announcing it has shifted the system of record for its corporate business, GU Health, to AWS.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Oct. 19 12:20

CEOs, you’re in denial on cybersecurity

Many of Australia’s chief executive officers are in denial about or simply unaware of cyber security threats to their organisations, according to a new report.

Written by Byron Connolly16 Oct. 19 01:00

CEO turnover in ASX 200 reaches three-year high

CEO turnover across the ASX 200 has hit a three year high of 22 per cent as demand for tech-savvy c-suite execs increases, according to a Robert Half report.

Written by Byron Connolly08 Oct. 19 17:16

‘We failed because we didn’t take care of the people’

In 2012 when she was an IT director at Cisco in San Jose, Atlassian’s chief information officer, Archana Rao, was part of a technology project that turned out to be a complete disaster.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Oct. 19 15:42

Food traceability on its own is ‘just boring’: FSC co-founder

An Australian creator of digital identities for food producers claims it is going beyond simple ‘traceability’ with a blockchain-based technology that shows retailers and consumers the exact quality of food being marketed.

Written by Byron Connolly26 Sept. 19 16:06

QLD closes investigation on former eHealth boss

Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) said on Thursday that there was insufficient evidence to commence a criminal prosecution against the state’s former eHealth chief, Dr Richard Ashby.

Written by Byron Connolly19 Sept. 19 14:53

Contractors reshaping tech sector: recruiter

IT contractors are helping Australia’s chief information officers get their digitisation projects over the line, according to a new report.

Written by Byron Connolly17 Sept. 19 10:56

Why ADCO is no digital transformation laggard

The building and construction sector has been notoriously slow to adopt new digital technologies across the chain of contractors, project managers and consultants.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Sept. 19 16:43