Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Treasury picks finance gateway reviewer Eamonn Rooney to lead IT

​Commonwealth Treasury has tapped Eamonn Rooney as its new CIO, a former gateway review team leader for the Department of Finance who provided recommendations to agency heads and Deputy Secretaries regarding complex and high risk ICT initiatives.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien20 Feb. 17 10:03

Updated: ABS IT chief Patrick Hadley quits

After five years at the helm, Patrick Hadley, CIO of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), is retiring, quitting the post in March.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien09 Feb. 17 12:42

UNSW’s big ‘collaborative’ IT plans

It sits atop the University of New South Wales' campus library in Kensington, Sydney, conveniently tucked away on the 14th floor. Walk into the new IT collaboration and co-design space and you’ll be greeted by props, airline grey Qantas business class seats (set up as a lounge area at the front door), and a sea of whiteboards etched with detailed text and diagrams all standing in semi-circle position around the room.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien09 Feb. 17 11:23

ANZ welcomes Emma Gray as new data chief

ANZ has crowned Emma Gray as its first chief data officer tasked with overseeing the bank’s data strategy, including how data is defined, gathered managed and protected.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien02 Feb. 17 09:04

Carsales scoops DeMotores to boost Latin American presence has acquired the automotive classified websites of DeMotores in Argentina, Colombia and Chile in a AU$6.7 million deal that extends the Australian company's presence in the Latin American market.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien01 Feb. 17 14:17

Conrad MacKenzie on leading transformational change at UNSW

Four months into his role as chief digital officer at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Conrad MacKenzie is emboldened to deliver the university’s ‘2025 Strategy’ by driving transformational change in the areas of teaching and learning, research, and operations.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien22 Nov. 16 10:50

NBN scraps Optus HFC in favour of FTTdp

NBN Co has decided to scrap its plans to use the majority of its Optus’ hybrid-fibre coaxial (HFC) network, opting instead to use fibre-to-the-distribution point (FTTdp) technology for around 700,000 homes and businesses across the country.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 Sept. 16 11:39

New drone rules cut red tape, boost public safety

People and organisations wanting to fly commercial drones with a maximum take-off weight of less than two kilograms no longer need to apply for a certificate and licence from the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien29 Sept. 16 09:44