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Tim Catley new UNSW digital chief

The University of New South Wales (UNSW) has appointed former Department of Home Affairs CIO, Tim Catley, as its new chief digital officer.

Written by Byron Connolly17 Jan. 19 09:19

ICAC finds former NSW Department of Finance IT manager corrupt

The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption on Wednesday said former Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) project manager Steven Prestage engaged in serious corrupt conduct while working at the agency.

Written by Byron Connolly16 Jan. 19 14:04

Artificial intelligence putting junior lawyers’ jobs at risk

An Australian legal technology company has used Amazon’s Alexa to build a prototype virtual lawyer that it says creates legal documents instantly like a real human, threatening the jobs of junior lawyers.

Written by Byron Connolly15 Jan. 19 11:27

PepsiCo appoints Brian Green as new IT chief

PepsiCo ANZ announced on Friday that it has appointed Brian Green as its new head of IT, replacing Ursula Philips who left the role in mid-2018.

Written by Byron Connolly11 Jan. 19 11:18

Farid Jarrar to join CPA Australia

Farid Jarrar is leaving his role as CIO at outsourced call centre provider Stellar and will join CPA Australia in February as chief information and digital officer.

Written by Byron Connolly07 Dec. 18 15:18

How DiData and Telstra are dealing with the tech skills crisis

The technology skills crisis is affecting organisations in just about every market sector across Australia – from cloud to DevOps, security and data analytics, CIOs are struggling to find the right talent.

Written by Byron Connolly03 Dec. 18 11:47

Peter Auhl quits Adelaide, hits the Central Coast

Peter Auhl has left his role as chief information officer at City of Adelaide and has moved to NSW as Central Coast Council’s new technology chief.

Written by Byron Connolly30 Nov. 18 14:41

In pictures: Driving the future of work: What’s your strategy? - CIO breakfast

Tech execs gathered in Sydney for breakfast to hear about why it's no longer good enough to simply replace paper-based processes with digital services. There's an emerging culture on the rise across the private sector and government workplaces, driven largely by young people, who demand a seamless experience all the time and from any device. The breakfast was sponsored by Box.

Written by Byron Connolly29 Nov. 18 10:39

In pictures: CIO50 launch event

Some of Australia's top technology and digital chiefs got together in Sydney for the unveiling of the 2018 CIO50 list.

Written by Byron Connolly28 Nov. 18 09:47

Introducing Australia’s top 50 tech chiefs

Sydney Water’s George Hunt was named as Australia’s number one technology and digital chief at the unveiling of CIO Australia’s third annual CIO50 list.

Written by Byron Connolly23 Nov. 18 10:02

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Michelle Beveridge, Intrepid Group

For Intrepid Travel, getting technology innovations off the ground requires the basics like evidencing expected ROI and specifics such as finding a way to excite management colleagues to get behind the programs, says chief operating officer, Michelle Beveridge.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Christopher Topp, Luther College

Melbourne-based Luther College is playing on a global stage and it’s the institution’s job to develop the minds of the future, says director of IT, Christopher Topp.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00
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