Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Gumtree CTO on the digital innovations behind the rebrand

Gumtree Australia’s first female CTO says the company’s biggest customer-driven shake-up in 10 years has triggered major improvements to its website and technology capabilities.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 July 17 10:00

Queensland Health's Dr Richard Ashby outlines vision, tech play

Queensland's Health's CEO and CIO Dr Richard Ashby wasn't around in 2013 when a payroll system implementation disaster led to a Commission of Inquiry. But he has taken one lesson learned during this debacle to heart and he applies it to all current and future tech projects at the organisation.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien13 July 17 16:00

CIO50 - Meet the Judges

With the second annual CIO50 in full swing and nominations open until August 17, it’s time to meet our esteemed judges. CIO Australia has assembled a stellar cast of industry leaders to weigh in on this year’s stories of business transformation, innovation and leadership.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien13 July 17 12:17

Griffith University eyes smart glass technology

Students at Brisbane-based Griffith University's School of Pharmacy and Toxicology are using wearable augmented reality software - and donning smart glasses - to immerse themselves in modern-day workplace scenarios and get 'life-like' instruction.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 July 17 14:36

‘Imposter Syndrome’ can have harmful impacts on c-suite execs

While 'imposter syndrome' is most common in high achieving women, and a constant foe, there are methods to combat the problem: Don’t let the critical voice steer you down the wrong path, and acknowledge the critic as a source of information, not a directive of truth.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 July 17 09:38

‘Helping clients avoid becoming corporate dodos’: IBM’s Chris Howard

IBM ANZ’s CTO of digital strategy Chris Howard admits he likes to get his “hands dirty” when it comes to IT, and also likes a good challenge. He has been "passionate about innovative technology” for the past 20 years, and now, more than ever, as head of digital strategy at Big Blue.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien28 June 17 08:58

Samantha Gavel named NSW Privacy Commissioner

Samantha Gavel has been tapped as the new full-time New South Wales Privacy Commissioner, a role she scoops from Elizabeth Coombes, who had been acting in the position part-time over a five-year period.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien22 June 17 15:05

Data Governance Australia reveals draft code

Data Governance Australia (DGA) has unveiled a draft Code of Practice that aims to set industry standards and benchmarks for the responsible collection, use, management and disclosure of data.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien22 June 17 10:46

Australian Rugby Union enters new ‘phase of play’ with collaborative facility

After 18 months of extensive collaborative work, the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) is set to move into its new digs: a five-and-a-half storey ‘state-of-the-art’ facility in Sydney’s Moore Park on October 17. The facility, dubbed the Australian Rugby Development Centre, ​offers souped up collaboration and communications technologies.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien21 June 17 13:06

The 6 c’s of success for c-suite execs

C-suite executives need a combination of leadership skills - namely the 6 c’s - in order to cultivate professional empowerment and help steer organisations to success, according to a management expert.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien15 June 17 15:40