Stories by David Gee

How to work with startups

When I was a venture capital partner, it was fascinating to see how many startup founders were sitting in large enterprises and had great ideas, but were perhaps afraid to take them to management.

Written by David Gee28 March 18 11:19

How to drive an offshore change agenda

Under pressure to reduce operational costs, tech chiefs are increasingly taking advantage of cheaper offshore resources and labour arbitrage.

Written by David Gee21 March 18 16:37

How to select a tier 1 IT consultant

Imagine there’s a critical business issue that you need fixed and unfortunately, it’s not an assignment for your internal IT team. You don’t like consultants and you haven’t used them previously. But now you need to find someone quickly who can provide the necessary expertise.

Written by David Gee02 March 18 15:04

How to manage team conflicts

6 ways to ensure your team members work well together to overcome inevitable issues.

Written by David Gee09 Feb. 18 12:13

How to deal with a major tech crisis

As a tech chief, chances are you deal with ‘mini crisis’ situations regularly. But how do you respond when something truly terrible happens?

Written by David Gee30 Jan. 18 09:08

How to create an IT strategy

Here are 7 steps for creating a technology strategy that will work.

Written by David Gee22 Jan. 18 14:13

Automation can buy or eat your lunch

IT automation is a threat and an opportunity. On one hand, it slashes the cost of certain business processes. On the other, it threatens jobs. Automation will buy or eat your lunch.

Written by David Gee17 Jan. 18 09:25

Who your next CISO might be

Will you hire a risk manager, technologist, white hat hacker or cop?

Written by David Gee10 Jan. 18 16:03

Why you need to get on top of machine learning

There’s a significant level of hype around machine learning – generated by tech vendors, the media, and even CIOs themselves. But putting the hoopla aside, machine learning technologies actually have real substance and as a CIO, it’s worthwhile getting on top of the trends in this area.

Written by David Gee05 Dec. 17 16:11

Why you should interview your next boss

As a CIO we all have different experiences with our supervisor. Of course there are huge variances in who we report to – the CEO, COO, CFO, global CIO or regional CIO for example. In each instance (and I’ve had experiences with each example), there are pluses and minuses.

Written by David Gee28 Nov. 17 14:43

​Why you should embrace Shadow IT

As a CIO, you will discover business-driven projects are already underway and you or your team haven’t been included in them. How do you react to this?

Written by David Gee28 Nov. 16 11:00

​Living in the land of fast internet

Australia is playing ‘catchup’ on broadband service delivery and our slowness will work against us in terms of international competitiveness.

Written by David Gee06 Oct. 16 16:51

​5 tips for your tech transformation

Your transformation journey will have much discomfort and adjustment. Here's a few tips to help smooth the process.

Written by David Gee05 Sept. 16 15:46

​The rise of robotics-as-a-service

We are hearing about more and more of this concept of robots. In financial services, robo-advisors are the rage as there is a shift of economic cycles.

Written by David Gee30 June 16 11:27