Stories by Byron Connolly

CIO50 2020 #26-50 Kerrie Campbell, Flinders University

Kerrie Campbell joined Flinders University in 2017 when it was going through what she describes as a "traumatic" restructure, driven in part by the inability of the vice chancellor to access reliable data about people from existing HR systems.

Written by Byron Connolly12 Nov. 20 19:00

Roger Wahl new John Holland tech boss

Engineering giant John Holland has appointed Roger Wahl as its new chief information officer following the recent departure of long-standing senior tech executive, Chris Walsh.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Dec. 19 16:49

UBank launches AI-powered budgeting tool

UBank has partnered with Australian fintech Basiq to provide a machine learning-powered budgeting tool that provides its 560,000 customers with spending insights across 40 categories.

Written by Byron Connolly10 Dec. 19 07:00

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin new Optus boss

Optus has promoted its deputy chief executive Kelly Bayer Rosmarin to CEO after only 10 months in the role.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 19 14:54

Huawei ban will act as ‘5G tax’ on Australians

Excluding Huawei from Australia’s 5G roll-out will act as a ‘5G tax’ on citizens and increase the cost of deploying the technology by between $700 million and $2.1 billion, the networking giant said on Wednesday.

Written by Byron Connolly05 Dec. 19 10:17

Ajay Bhatia new Carsales Australia boss

Carsales’ former CIO, Ajay Bhatia has been appointed in the newly created role of managing director, Australia at the online vehicle seller.

Written by Byron Connolly02 Dec. 19 16:08

In pictures: CIO50 2019 launch dinner

Many of Australia's top senior tech executives gathered at Sydney Studio Tower for the unveiling of the CIO50 for 2019. The gala dinner was sponsored by Slack.

Written by Byron Connolly21 Nov. 19 09:42

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: #26-50 David McGrath, Clubs Australia

In 2017, the Clubs Australia Digital Services Team (DST) was created as an entirely new business unit. It was established to provide technology-led products, services and thought leadership across the organisation and its 2000 members.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #26-50 Oliver Schmill, Mercedes-Benz Australia/Pacific

Over the past five years as chief information officer at Mercedes-Benz Australia and Pacific, Oliver Schmill has transformed the IT organisation’s role from a mere service provider into a highly integrated and consulted business partner.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00

CIO50 2019: #25 Bradley Blyth, flybuys

Since becoming an independent company, Australia’s largest and most diverse loyalty program, Flybuys has had a strong emphasis on investing in the business to support new opportunities.

Written by Byron Connolly14 Nov. 19 19:00