Former Airtasker CTO Paul Keen is the new head of software engineering at Qantas. Keen, who left the gig economy player last month, is reporting to Qantas chief technology, Rob James who joined the airline last May.
The human cost of cloud migration - and the power to effectively communicate with key stakeholders - is getting overlooked as IT leaders are under intense pressure to lead business transformation and tasked with ‘people, process and technology’ decision-making.
CIO Australia, in partnership with Rackspace, hosted a breakfast event in Sydney for tech chiefs to learn about the cloud migration journey. Certainly, the decision to move business workloads and applications to the cloud impacts all parts of the business and isn’t a decision isolated to the IT team. CIO presented some research findings - which revealed what more than 200 c-suite executives said they would have done differently in the cloud migration journey. Additionally, Rackspace A/NZ GM Angus Dorney touched on the human cost of the cloud, while Airtasker’s Paul Keen, and Specsavers’ Julian Mcall dished out lessons learned in a panel discussion.