Stories by Byron Connolly

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: 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 #25: Shane Lenton, Cue Clothing Co

From a ‘fast follower’ of retail trends a few years ago, Cue Clothing Co is now a leader in retail innovation, says chief information officer, Shane Lenton.

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: 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: 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: John Sutherland, Ramsay Health Care

Improving clinical outcomes for patients through healthcare and medical science has always been inextricably linked to technological innovation, says Ramsay Health Care’s chief information officer, John Sutherland.

Written by Byron Connolly22 Nov. 18 19:00