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  • The demographic disaster facing public sector budgets

    Providing services in remote regions of Australia is likely to become even more problematic as the population ages. Government needs to go through the same transition that banking did in the 80s and 90s, which saw the large scale closure of branches, and the shift to ATMs and online transactions. But it will be interesting to see whether politicians compromise their desire to improve public sector efficiency, when faced with the prospect of government job cuts within their own electorates.

  • Taking the lead on customer service

    Leaders need to visibly walk the talk, and show they are serious about customer satisfaction.

  • Finding the right balance in public sector workplace reform

    Developing programs to encourage service delivery innovation, update workforce skills, and adopt more teleworking should be high on the agenda for public sector leaders. While political wrangling is likely to make the task harder, budget realities will soon force stark choices for public sector leaders and politicians alike.

  • Productivity Champions

    By focusing on productivity rather than wages, leaders can improve their visibility of the business, and deliver results that really matter.

  • Making problems disappear

    The next time you carry out a risk management audit, it is worth examining what mechanisms your organisation has in place to detect corruption and guide employees on appropriate behaviour.

  • Planning Innovation

    The business of running government is always complicated, with multiple stakeholders to satisfy, conflicting priorities, and intense scrutiny of spending. Make any innovation in service delivery, and you can be sure lobby groups will pressure opposition hopefuls into promises to neuter the changes

Blogs
  • A day in the life of a CIO

    A CIOs job is never done. A day in the life of a chief information officer

  • Choice Is Open

    Information management has changed significantly over the last decade - both internally and externally. Think cloud, SaaS, PaaA, IaaS, open source, data integration, development ... the choice is open.

  • CIO Matters

  • Comfort Zone

    CIOs stepping out of their comfort zones to become business leaders who help drive the business strategy.

  • Editor's Blog

    CIO editor, Georgina Swan, talks ICT, business and what makes IT leaders tick.

Bloggers
  • Davy Adams

    Davy Adams is the Managing Director of IDG Australia, publisher of Computerworld and CIO.

  • David Bartlett

    David Bartlett is former Premier of Tasmania and one-time CIO. He is chairman of Asdeq Labs and works with communities on the NBN through Explor Digital Futures. He also likes to go fishing.

  • Peter Black

    Peter Black is an experienced Business, Executive and Retirement Coach with specialties in CEO coaching and mentoring, the IT industry and professional services firms.

  • Bruce Carlos

    Bruce Carlos is principal of Starmaster Group and an industry recognised CIO. He was a founding member of the CIO Executive Council of Australia, and the former CIO of Raytheon Australia and the Victorian Government's Centre of IT Excellence.

  • Rodney Gedda

    Rodney Gedda is the former deputy editor of CIO and former editor of Techworld.

  • Rory Gregg

    Rory is a Partner at Grant Thornton, leading their Business Transformation consulting practice in Sydney. His specialties are business strategy, performance improvement, and transformational change. Follow him on Twitter @rory_gregg

  • Rob Livingstone

    Rob is a respected and experienced CIO, with more than three decades of industry and ICT experience. Over the last 16 years he has held the CIO role at several multinationals, most recently Ricoh. He is the owner of Rob Livingstone Advisory and a Fellow of University of Technology, Sydney. Rob delivers the Pathways Advanced and Business ICT leadership programs in conjunction with the CIO Executive Council.

  • Ross Maher

    Ross Maher is the director of Build21c, an innovation project planning and research company that helps companies innovate. His specialities include project definition and set up, and he believes the best innovation occurs through a conversation with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Learn more at www.build21c.com.au

  • Scott Stewart

    Scott is an experienced CIO with over 20 years of ICT experience. He has held senior management and executive positions in both the private and public sectors. These roles spanned both business and ICT functions including CIO of the large industry superannuation fund Sunsuper, and CIO of a large ASX listed stockbroker. Scott has more recently moved into the research and industry analyst sector and is now the Research Director at ITNewcom, a benchmarking, research and consulting practice. Follow Scott on Twitter: @CIOMatters.

  • Georgina Swan

    Georgina Swan, former Editor of CIO.

  • Chris Yates

    Chris Yates is the former CIO of Tennis Australia, where he oversaw the IT strategy for organisation and led the IT team for tournaments such as the Australian Open and Davis Cup. He has worked across various industries, including financial services, marketing and advertising.

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