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Leadership lessons from a peacekeeper

Former Australian soldier Matina Jewell knows a thing or two about leading a team. She shared her experiences as a United Nations peacekeeper during the 2006 Lebanon War with attendees at this year’s CIO Summit.

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  • Risk Management

    In pictures: CIO Summit lunch roundtable

    IT leaders gathered at Sydney's Hilton Hotel to discuss their backup and disaster recovery strategies.

  • Retail

    Woolworths sees future in hybrid cloud

    Woolworths is using converged infrastructure as the foundation of a transition to private cloud, but the the ultimate destination will be a hybrid setup that leverages multiple public clouds, the supermarket chain’s infrastructure chief, Matt Chamley, today told the Sydney leg of EMC Forum 2014.

  • Finance/Banking/Insurance

    NAB’s Lisa Gray to depart

    National Australia Bank’s (NAB) group executive, enterprise services and transformation, Lisa Gray, is departing the bank following a management reshuffle announced Friday morning.

  • Business Continuity

    How to recognise the cyber insider threat

    Losing business to a competitor because one of your trusted employees has walked out the door with sensitive information doesn’t need to happen if you look for the signs and put controls in place, according to a panel of cyber security experts.

  • Government

    Twitter received two emergency data requests from Australian govt

    Twitter received two emergency requests from the Australian government for user data and none for the removal of content during the first half 2014, according to the social network site’s latest Transparency Report.

  • Enterprise

    Almost 200,000 people may have been affected by US visa system crash

    Computer problems with the U.S. State Department's system for issuing passports and visas may have affected up to 200,000 people, it emerged Thursday, as the scale of the problem became clear for the first time.

  • CIO Careers

    CIOs and CMOs failing to communicate

    At the heart of any good relationship is communication, yet a new study shows that CIOs and CMOs are terrible at it. They're not speaking the same language, bicker about the tech budget and argue over who should take ownership of mobile apps.

  • Health

    HCF to provide remote health monitoring to 3,300 patients

    Not-for-profit health insurer HCF is rolling out an initiative that will enable 3,300 people with chronic illnesses to use Internet-connected biometric monitoring devices to manage their health.

  • Security

    Bitcoin and the obscurity of the blockchain

    Tracking Bitcoin transactions and identifying people on the blockchain is no easy task, leaving law enforcement agencies worried about criminals using it to do their dodgy business in private.

  • Finance/Banking/Insurance

    Westpac appoints Dave Curran as CIO

    Westpac Group has appointed Dave Curran as its new CIO.

  • Big Data

    Australia’s largest supercomputer turns one

    Raijin, the Southern Hemisphere’s most powerful supercomputer, on Thursday celebrated its first birthday. It has been in production since mid-June last year.

  • C-Suite Perspectives

    Why corporates can’t innovate like startups

    When you meet people who work in startups, you can sometimes sense that they are naïve. This may be correct but this sense of innocence is perhaps the reason why they have so many good ideas.

  • Health

    New e-health dashboard helps GPs benchmark performance

    A new dashboard for e-health measures has been developed to help GPs benchmark their goals in primary healthcare against others nationally.

  • Finance

    Countdown begins for switch from debit/credit card signature to PIN

    Banks are reminding consumers that they will no longer be able to sign when they make purchases on their debit and credit cards in Australia from 1 August 2014. Instead, people will need to use a PIN – part of a move to decrease card fraud in Australia.

  • Mobile/Wireless/Convergence

    Vodafone says it's 'right in the middle' of turnaround

    Vodafone is halfway through its three-year turnaround initiative, Vodafone's chief marketer Kim Clarke this week told the ADMA Forum in Sydney.