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CIO50 2018 - Meet the Judges

With the third annual CIO50 in full swing and nominations open until August 16, 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 innovation and leadership.

Written by Jennifer O'Brien05 July 18 15:36

DTA signs blockbuster $1 billion deal with IBM

The federal government's Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has signed a $1 billion 'whole-of-government' technology contract with IBM. The blockbuster five-year agreement is expected to deliver more than $100 million in savings and benefits for taxpayers.

Written by Samira Sarraf05 July 18 12:14

UNSW student designs system to improve IVF success rates

A final year medicine student at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) has designed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that's helping women become pregnant using IVF techniques.

Written by Byron Connolly05 July 18 10:34

CA staff get three months parental leave

CA Technologies is dishing out three months paid leave to men and women during the first 12 months following the birth or adoption of their child.

Written by Byron Connolly04 July 18 15:16

CEFC pumps $35M into smart meters

The Clean Energy Finance Group (CEFC) has pumped $35 million in debt funding into smart meter technology provider intelliHUB.

Written by Byron Connolly04 July 18 11:30

Govt backs 15 trials of tech built around My Health Records

​A mobile app for pancreatic cancer patients, a data exchange to help beat diabetes, an online health education platform and a secure messaging solution to communicate between aged care homes and GPs are among 15 projects being given early access to existing My Health Records in a government backed ‘test beds’ program.

Written by George Nott04 July 18 10:42

Cryptocurrency exchange theft losses could rise to $1.5B this year

Theft of cryptocurrencies from exchanges soared in the first half of this year to three times the level seen for the whole of 2017, leading to a three-fold increase in associated money laundering, according to a report from U.S.-based cybersecurity firm CipherTrace released on Tuesday.

Written by Reuters04 July 18 10:12

Facebook shares fall as data scandal probe widens

Shares of Facebook fell 2 percent on Tuesday, after a report that a federal probe on the data breach linked to Cambridge Analytica had been broadened and would include more government agencies.

Written by Reuters04 July 18 09:42

CIO downs tools at Bunnings

​Bunnings Group is seeking a chief information officer following the departure of Tamour Azam.

Written by George Nott03 July 18 11:34

Matt Toohey new ME tech chief

Former Bankwest exec Matt Toohey is the new chief information officer at ME. Toohey replaces Craig Ralston, ME’s group executive of customer banking, who had been acting CIO since Mark Gay’s departure last November.

Written by Byron Connolly03 July 18 10:41

Dell to buy VMware shares in move to go public

Dell Technologies has revealed it would pay US$21.7 billion in cash and stock to buy back shares tied to its interest in software company VMware.

Written by Reuters03 July 18 08:54

Wanted: A CIO to save the environment

The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) – a donation-funded community organisation with more than half a million members – is seeking its inaugural chief information officer.

Written by George Nott02 July 18 12:25

NBN says regional rollout “on home stretch”

​NBNCo has heralded its broadband network rollout in regional Australia as “on the home stretch” with access to nearly all homes and businesses out of major urban areas currently in design, construction or complete.

Written by George Nott02 July 18 10:14
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