Stories by Byron Connolly

Nicola Dorling leaves digital role at UNSW

Senior tech exec Nicola Dorling has left her post as digital strategy director at the University of New South Wales less than a year after taking up the role.

Written by Byron Connolly25 Jan. 19 14:58

Adware, cryptomining targeting Aussie businesses

Australia remains a prime target for cyberattacks ranking first across Asia-Pacific and in the global top ten for the most business threat detections per country last year, according to research.

Written by Byron Connolly24 Jan. 19 16:10

Social media deletion doesn't guarantee privacy: study

​New research has revealed that our online privacy is not protected after we delete our social media accounts. In fact, our behaviours are predictable from the social media data of as few as eight or nine of our friends.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Jan. 19 06:00

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