Stories by Byron Connolly

LINX backs Boomi to glue its clouds

Young Australian logistics company, LINX Cargo Care Group, has deployed a new integration platform to connect its cloud infrastructure and support the creation of a data lake that provides more visibility into its supply chain.

Written by Byron Connolly24 April 18 12:53

Stephen Fontana new Vic Police CIO

Veteran cop Stephen Fontana has been appointed as the new chief information officer at Victoria Police following Jack Blayney’s decision to retire later this year.

Written by Byron Connolly24 April 18 10:05

People are buying faster NBN speeds

NBN Co claimed on Monday that the number of Australian homes and businesses connected to higher speed NBN plans has more than doubled with more than a million people upgrading their speeds in the last four months.

Written by Byron Connolly16 April 18 09:52

​Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder gets his voice back

For most people, the Ice Bucket Challenge of recent years was just a fun way to pour a heap of freezing cold water over their mates’ heads. But thanks to the power of technology, the global phenomenon has given motor neurone disease sufferer, Pat Quinn, his voice back.

Written by Byron Connolly13 April 18 11:56

Mark Gay joins CrownBet as CDO

Former ME chief information officer Mark Gay has been appointed as CrownBet’s new chief digital officer and will start work on April 18. His appointment comes just one month after the online betting site paid $300 million for the Australian arm of wagering giant, William Hill.

Written by Byron Connolly12 April 18 16:20

AI, robotics to drive Visy’s future

Packaging giant Visy sees a future where its boxes have the intelligence to be self-monitoring, according to its billionaire boss, Anthony Pratt.

Written by Byron Connolly11 April 18 16:45

Australian tech industry at a crossroads: Daniel Petre

The Australian IT industry is at a crossroads and it has a choice: participate as a producer of the world’s greatest applications and services or just be a user, former ninemsn founding chairman Daniel Petre said on Wednesday.

Written by Byron Connolly11 April 18 12:05

Killer robot boycott ends

A boycott of Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) – led by Australian AI expert Toby Walsh – has been called off after the university’s president committed to not develop lethal autonomous weapons.

Written by Byron Connolly10 April 18 10:47

Government backs new U.S. cloud law

The Australian government has backed the United States Congress’ CLOUD Act which enables American law enforcement agencies like the FBI to access data, with a warrant, that is stored on servers in the U.S. or overseas.

Written by Byron Connolly08 April 18 17:36

Privacy Commissioner launches investigation into Facebook

Australia’s privacy commissioner has launched an investigation into Facebook after it was revealed that information about more than 300,000 users of the social media network here may have been improperly shared with Cambridge Analytica.

Written by Byron Connolly05 April 18 14:58

Paul Budde weighs in on Morrow’s departure

Bill Morrow is leaving NBN Co at perhaps the worst time: just as the 2019 federal election looms, according to prominent telecommunications analyst Paul Budde.

Written by Byron Connolly04 April 18 16:31