Stories by Byron Connolly

​Ajay Bhatia new consumer boss at Carsales

Carsales has promoted it long-standing chief product and information officer Ajay Bhatia to the role of managing director, consumer business following a management reshuffle.

Written by Byron Connolly27 March 17 12:03

​StartupAUS hits out at revised copyright bill

Startup advocacy group, StartupAUS, has criticised the government’s last minute removal of the ‘safe harbour’ provision from legislation that aims to revise copyright laws to allow for greater access to content and material for Australians.

Written by Byron Connolly23 March 17 15:39

​Only 0.5% of federal government IT in the cloud

A measly 0.5 per cent of federal government’s IT spend across all agencies is allocated to purchasing public cloud services, a number that minister for cities and digital transformation, Angus Taylor, said is “way too low.”

Written by Byron Connolly22 March 17 10:57

​Labor’s Husic slams government’s digital agenda

Federal Labor MP Ed Husic said on Sunday that although the opposition is offering bipartisan support for the government’s digital transformation agenda, it can’t be silent as the “debris starts to pile up”.

Written by Byron Connolly19 March 17 16:57

10 things you may not know about Google

At Google's Cloud Next 2017 conference in San Francisco last week, Google Cloud SVP and VMware co-founder, Diane Greene, provided a snapshot of the Silicon Valley giant's almost two decades of technological innovation.

Here are a few things you may not know about one of the global tech industry's most influential organisations.

Written by Byron Connolly16 March 17 11:12

​IT chiefs boost investments in data analytics

Most Australian CIOs are planning to invest more money in boosting their big data analytics capabilities this year as demand for high volume processing and real-time intelligence grows strongly, says analyst, Telsyte.

Written by Byron Connolly16 March 17 10:11

​Google wheels out big name customers at San Fran gabfest

Google recruited several big name customers including international bank, HSBC, to discuss their cloud implementations at its annual San Francisco gabfest as the Silicon Valley giant looks to convince enterprises to shift their core systems to its cloud platform.

Written by Byron Connolly09 March 17 08:24

​Tim Thurman new CDO at Paysafe Group

Former ASX tech boss Tim Thurman, has been headhunted by global payments provider, Paysafe Group to fill a newly-created chief digital officer role.

Written by Byron Connolly06 March 17 10:16

Jamila Gordon: The CIO who escaped the Somali Civil War

Jamila Gordon has had quite a life journey, from her humble beginnings as an African refugee to her current role as director and chief information officer at ASX-listed firm, GetSwift.

Written by Byron Connolly27 Feb. 17 16:54

NDIA recruits Cate Blanchett to voice new avatar

The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has recruited Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett as the voice of Nadia, an online virtual assistant who speaks, writes and chats online and answers common questions about the national disability scheme.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Feb. 17 16:32