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Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

Federal government launches AI and IoT projects

The federal government has hatched two new research projects - investigating artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) technologies - in a bid to advance Australia’s knowledge and expertise in these emerging areas.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien24 May 18 09:09

Cyber research centre crowns Rachael Falk as CEO

The Australian Cyber Security Research Centre (CSRC) has named information security consultant and former Telstra general manager of cyber influence, Rachael Falk, as its new CEO.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien18 May 18 16:05

Why an AIibaba chief scientist says we shouldn't fear AI

Alibaba’s chief scientist and associate dean of machine intelligence and technology, Xiaofeng Ren, dispels the doomsday scenario that artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans, but instead insists it will provide useful and practical services.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien17 May 18 11:22

Budget 2018: GovPass gets hefty boost

The government plans to “accelerate the implementation of the GovPass program” as it injects $92.4 million into the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA).

Written by Jennifer O'Brien09 May 18 11:11

Ivan Ortiz leaves UBET for LGIAsuper

Ivan Ortiz has packed in his head of technology role at Australian bookmaking company, UBET, to take on a similar role in the financial services sector at LGIAsuper.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien02 May 18 10:35

Why Michelle Simmons was destined to be in STEM

Recently named 2018 Australian of the Year, UNSW scientist, Michelle Simmons, has always tried to be different and push the boundaries. Right from an early age, she knew she wanted a career in science and technology.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien26 April 18 15:26

In pictures: Deploying cloud in regulated markets: What are you waiting for? Sydney CIO Roundtable

Many organisations operating in highly regulated industries have been slow to move their core systems to the cloud because they believe vendors can’t provide the level of security and scalability they need. Nothing could be further from the truth and enterprises that are slow to move are quickly falling behind their more nimble competitors. It is understandable that organisations – which operate in market sectors like legal, healthcare and financial services – take extra precautions to make sure internal and external information is secure and consequently decide to keep infrastructure in-house. A group of tech chiefs gathered in Sydney at a CIO roundtable lunch - in partnership with Virtustream - to discuss the challenges and issues they face when moving core infrastructure to the cloud.​​​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien24 April 18 16:32

In pictures: Deploying cloud in regulated markets: What are you waiting for? Melbourne CIO Roundtable

Many organisations operating in highly regulated industries have been slow to move their core systems to the cloud because they believe vendors can’t provide the level of security and scalability they need. Nothing could be further from the truth and enterprises that are slow to move are quickly falling behind their more nimble competitors. It is understandable that organisations – which operate in market sectors like legal, healthcare and financial services – take extra precautions to make sure internal and external information is secure and consequently decide to keep infrastructure in-house. A group of tech chiefs gathered in Melbourne at a CIO roundtable lunch - in partnership with Virtustream - to discuss the challenges and issues they face when moving core infrastructure to the cloud.​​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien19 April 18 14:29

In pictures: Deploying cloud in regulated markets: What are you waiting for? Canberra CIO Roundtable

Governments have been slow to move their core systems to the cloud because they believe vendors can’t provide the level of security and scalability they need. It is understandable that governments – which are sometimes holding information that if stolen, could threaten national security – take extra precautions to make sure infrastructure is completely secure. But these concerns are no longer warranted and recently, forward-thinking public sector agencies are quickly gaining more confidence in public cloud services. A group of tech chiefs gathered in Canberra at a CIO roundtable lunch- in partnership with Virtustream - to discuss the challenges and issues they face when moving core infrastructure to the cloud.​

Written by Jennifer O'Brien18 April 18 15:00