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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: 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 #4: Dr Zoran Bolevich, NSW Health

Dr Zoran Bolevich is leading the digital transformation of an organisation that employs more than 140,000 staff and cares for 7.8 million people in NSW.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Phil Ridley, Mojo Power

The retail energy sector is an old, heavily regulated and crowded market that is biased to favour the big incumbents. Although electricity is a commodity product, end consumers bear the brunt of market limitations and inefficiencies as well as opposing state and federal government agendas, says Mojo Power’s CIO, Phil Ridley.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #26-50: Darrel van Dort, Merivale

Darrel van Dort’s biggest career lesson is a simple one: be pragmatic. When he was working at a startup with 1o people, he rapidly established some

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 #23: Mark Allen, Qantas

The aviation industry is very complex and susceptible to many uncontrollable external influences such as oil prices, currency fluctuations, the tyranny of distance and the high cost of labour due to a unionised workforce in Australia.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

CIO50 2018 #8: Chris Ford, SA Power Networks

​The electricity industry is going through a period of rapid change – the way the network will be used in the future is very different to the way it has ever been used in the past, says SA Power chief information officer, Chris Ford.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00

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 #6: Peter Auhl, City of Adelaide

Adelaide has experienced significant changes in its economy, moving from a heavy focus on manufacturing background and needed to rethink how the next chapter of its economy would play out, says CIO Peter Auhl.

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