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CIO50 2018 #1: George Hunt, Sydney Water

Sydney Water CIO George Hunt is using innovative technology to make sure that our most precious resource doesn’t go to waste.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #22: William Payne, Boral

In less than 12 months, Boral CIO William Payne and his team have completely transformed the approach, engagement and technical capability of the building and construction material giant’s IT function.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #21: Simon Noonan, Sportsbet

In 2016, Simon Noonan had a problem. Data from a Sportsbet annual employee survey revealed that his technology team’s engagement was low, coupled with some increasing voluntary attrition.

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

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Christine Burns, University of Technology Sydney

​​One of the major challenges when trying to get innovations off the ground in the education sector is meeting the expectations of diverse stakeholders, says The University of Technology Sydney’s (UTS) chief information officer, Christine Burns.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26- 50: Clarence Yap, Smartgroup Corporation

​Smartgroup Corporation commenced a multi-year digital transformation program in late 2016 that would involve re-engineering its technology infrastructure, and business processes and operations.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Ben Tabell, HSBC

Ben Tabell first became a CIO in January last year. He says his first lesson was more of a ‘realisation’ that the buck stops with him when it comes to the technology running HSBC.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: David Wong, National Library of Australia

Shortly after being promoted to CIO at The National Library of Australia, David Wong was overseeing the delivery of an update to a key piece of technology infrastructure. Production loads were crashing the system and due to its complexity, it could not be rolled back.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Mark Cohen, Domain

Mark Cohen recalls his early days in IT when he was asked to solve a problem with an advertising booking system.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

Daniel Beecham quits as UNSW CDO

The University of New South Wales’ chief digital officer, Daniel Beecham will leave in 2019 after spending only a year-and-a-half in the role.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 15:07
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