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CIO50 2019: #1 Roger Sniezek, Coles Group

When Wesfarmers announced its demerger from Coles on March 16 last year, an aggressive transformation timetable was set out almost immediately with a target completion in November 2018.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #3 Greg Booker, RACQ

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) has significantly transformed over the past seven years, moving from being a 100-year roadside assistance organisation to a financial services operation encompassing three major pillars. The RACQ insurance company is Australia’s sixth largest, the RACQ Bank is the second fastest growing bank here, both are additions to its traditional motoring division.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #4 Rob Bollard, IP Australia

Intellectual property (IP) is the new fuel for the modern economy and IP Australia is assisting local innovators benefit from their ideas.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #5 Dr Zoran Bolevich, NSW Health

“ICT projects are, in fact, complex change management processes with often profound impacts on the business,” says NSW Health’s chief information officer, Dr Zoran Bolevich.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #6 Simon Button, RSL Queensland

RSL Queensland’s chief information officer Simon Button knows a thing or two about making himself dispensable. In fact, he refers to it as an ‘art.’

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #7 Pete Steel, Commonwealth Bank

The Commonwealth Bank (CBA) has the highest digital engagement of any bank in Australia by some margin with the latest evolution of the CommBank App, launched in July, increasingly becoming the primary touch point for its customers.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #8 Ursula Phillips, Real Pet Food Company

Anything is possible with the right team but you must be ruthlessly protective of who you allow into that team, warns Ursula Phillips, chief information officer at Real Pet Food Company (RPFC).

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #10 Gary Adler, MinterEllison

The legal sector is facing unprecedented disruption and law firm Minter Ellison’s ambition is to set the standard for impact through innovation for its clients and people.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #12 Rob Pickering, Cbus Super

With 800,000 members and $50 million in funds, Cbus Super gave head of IT and digital Rob Pickering a chance to build an entirely new system that brought administration and marketing tools in-house to provide a “sophisticated” experience to its members.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #13 Tomas Varsavsky, REA Group

Tomas Varsavsky, chief engineer at REA Group, and his team have led the business into a single sign on evolution that saw its 7.8 million customers migrate to its own solution, Locke.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #14 Simon Herbert, NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC)

Moving the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) from the Department of Finance to Treasury and then from Treasury to Customer Service are two of many projects and achievement that Simon Herbert, executive director of data insights and transformation with the DAC, has been at the forefront of.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #15 Alex Twigg, Judo Bank

"Our role is becoming significantly more strategic to the organisation and we need to be entrepreneurs that do technology," says Judo Bank's CIO and co-founder, Alex Twigg, who believes the growing importance of a CIO in all businesses today.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #16 Vincent ten Krooden, Mortgage Choice

Mortgage Choice's largest application suffered an outage that lasted a week back in 2014. That happened not long after Vincent ten Krooden joined the mortgage broking firm as general manager of technology, and soon after he made a big promise.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #17 Damian Madden, The Woolmark Company

With more than five billion certified products, The Woolmark Company has been working with Australia's 60,000 wool growers to research, develop and certify Australian wool.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #18 Angela Coble, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson (J&J) director of business technology, Angela Coble, says the biggest lesson she learned in the past six years is that "a CIO is no different to any other leadership role in an organisation".

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #19 Julie Wright, Porter Davis

A technology executive's role is not about technology itself but about leading people to understand how technology can enable goals and objectives.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #20 Andrew Cann, WA Police

If you want to build trust and encourage back and forth exchange of ideas you can't be a micro-manager who makes all the decisions, says WA Police CIO Andrew Cann. This encourages people to wait for you to offer a solution instead of discussing and agreeing on the best possible outcome through healthy exchange of thoughts.

Written by Samira Sarraf14 Nov. 19 19:00
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