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CIO50: Australia’s 50 most innovative CIOs

Welcome to the third annual CIO50 list where CIO Australia recognises the top 50 senior technology executives who are driving innovation and influencing rapid change across their organisations.

We’ve simplified the process of nominating this year by reducing the number of questions nominees and their nominators are required to answer. This year’s CIO50 will be judged based on the responses provided by entrants under two core pillars: Business Innovation and Leadership.

We understand that not every tech chief is engaged in delivering a transformational program all the time. This is why we are asking entrants to describe real innovations – from a small project or program to a large initiative - that have had a positive impact on their businesses.

We are proud to announce the CIO50 for 2018 and we wish nominees the very best of luck, whether you are nominating for the first time or you are coming back again this year.

Steps and procedures

So, let’s get started. To self-nominate or nominate on behalf of someone else, please click on the Nominations’ tab on the main CIO50 page, fill out the online questionnaire or download the  questionnaire as a Word document and return it to Jennifer_obrien@idg.com.au or byron_connolly@idg.com.au.

Nominations are open from Thursday June 14 and will close Thursday August 16.

All nominations will be reviewed by our CIO50 judging panel (see the ‘Judges’ section for bios and backgrounds), who will rate each section of the questionnaire to determine the final list.

These responses will also form the basis of written profiles of our 50 technology chiefs, which will be revealed at an exclusive cocktail reception in late November.

The profiles will be written by CIO Australia’s editor-in-chief Byron Connolly; associate editor, Jennifer O’Brien; and senior journalist, George Nott.

Please stay tuned for more story announcements and updates on the CIO50 process.

CIO50 2017

  • 1

    Bill Le Blanc

    SA Health

    Chief information officer

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  • 2

    Kim Wenn

    Tabcorp

    Chief information officer

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  • 3

    Sami Yalavac

    Bupa Australia and New Zealand

    Chief information officer

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  • 4

    Clive Dickens

    Seven West Media

    Chief digital officer

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  • 5

    Paul Keen

    Airtasker

    Chief technology officer

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  • 6

    Rob Craig

    icare NSW

    Chief operating officer

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  • 7

    Steve Hodgkinson

    Victorian Department of Health & Human Services

    Chief information officer

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  • 8

    Kerry Holling

    Western Sydney University

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • 9

    Simon Noonan

    Sportsbet

    Chief information officer

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  • 10

    David Hackshall

    Cochlear

    Chief information officer

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  • 11

    Jeff Murray

    University of Tasmania

    Chief information officer

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  • 12

    Alastair Sharman

    Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

    Chief information officer

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  • 13

    George Lymbers

    Thomas Holt Group

    Chief information officer

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  • 14

    William Confalonieri

    Deakin University

    Chief digital officer, CIO and vice-president

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  • 15

    Chris Ford

    SA Power Networks

    Chief information officer and general manager of business improvement

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  • 16

    Sam Charmand

    Qantas Loyalty

    Chief information officer and executive manager innovation

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  • 17

    Hilda Clune

    PwC

    Chief information officer

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  • 18

    Jeremy Hubbard

    UBank

    Head of digital and technology

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  • 19

    Farid Jarrar

    Stellar

    Chief information officer, APAC & North Americas

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  • 20

    Francoise Russo

    Toll Group

    Group chief information officer

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  • 21

    Greg Booker

    Royal Automobile Club of Queensland

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Peter Auhl

    City of Adelaide

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Aidan Coleman

    Charter Hall

    Chief technology officer

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  • 24

    Ani Paul

    ING Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    Christian McGilloway

    Retail Zoo

    Chief technology innovation officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Andrew Flannery

    Flight Centre Travel Group

    Executive general manager, corporate travel

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  • Angela Coble

    Johnson & Johnson

    Director, business technology

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  • Brett Ferguson

    Carlisle Homes

    General manager of technology

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  • Cameron McFie

    Rhipe

    Chief technology officer

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  • Colin Fairweather

    City of Melbourne

    Chief information officer

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  • Darren Oliver

    Herron Todd White

    National director, business and technology solutions

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  • Gordon Dunsford

    WaterNSW

    Chief information officer

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  • Jason Blackman

    Carsales.com

    Chief information officer

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  • Joshua Bovell

    Toxfree

    Chief information officer

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  • Julie Canepa

    Cisco

    Chief information officer Australia and New Zealand

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  • Kevin O'Hara

    Tulla Private Equity Group

    Group chief information officer

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  • Mark Cohen

    Domain

    Chief technology officer

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  • Mathews George

    Energy Action Limited

    Chief information officer

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  • Richard McPartlin

    Ingham's Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Rick Coenen

    Sussan Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Rohan Penman

    Adairs Retail Group

    Head of technology

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  • Roisin Parkes

    Gumtree Australia

    Chief technology officer

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  • Senthu Jegadheesan

    TravelEdge Group

    Chief information officer

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  • Shane Riddle

    The Heart Foundation

    Chief information officer

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  • Shaune Rosser

    Sydney Motorway Corporation

    Chief information officer

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  • Suzanne Hall

    VincentCare Victoria

    ICT manager

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  • Ursula Phillips

    PepsiCo

    Chief information officer

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  • Vinnie D’Alessandro

    Silver Chef

    Head of technology

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Ones to Watch (In alphabetical order)

  • John Boyd

    Mad Mex

    Chief information officer

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  • Lina Lim

    National Stock Exchange

    Head of technology

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  • William Payne

    Boral

    Chief information officer

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1
Bill Le Blanc Chief information officer SA Health
2
Kim Wenn Chief information officer Tabcorp
3
Sami Yalavac Chief information officer Bupa Australia and New Zealand
4
Clive Dickens Chief digital officer Seven West Media
5
Paul Keen Chief technology officer Airtasker
6
Rob Craig Chief operating officer icare NSW
7
Steve Hodgkinson Chief information officer Victorian Department of Health & Human Services
8
Kerry Holling Chief information and digital officer Western Sydney University
9
Simon Noonan Chief information officer Sportsbet
10
David Hackshall Chief information officer Cochlear
11
Jeff Murray Chief information officer University of Tasmania
12
Alastair Sharman Chief information officer Children's Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service
13
George Lymbers Chief information officer Thomas Holt Group
14
William Confalonieri Chief digital officer, CIO and vice-president Deakin University
15
Chris Ford Chief information officer and general manager of business improvement SA Power Networks
16
Sam Charmand Chief information officer and executive manager innovation Qantas Loyalty
17
Hilda Clune Chief information officer PwC
18
Jeremy Hubbard Head of digital and technology UBank
19
Farid Jarrar Chief information officer, APAC & North Americas Stellar
20
Francoise Russo Group chief information officer Toll Group
21
Greg Booker Chief information officer Royal Automobile Club of Queensland
22
Peter Auhl Chief information officer City of Adelaide
23
Aidan Coleman Chief technology officer Charter Hall
24
Ani Paul Chief information officer ING Australia
25
Christian McGilloway Chief technology innovation officer Retail Zoo

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Andrew FlanneryExecutive general manager, corporate travelFlight Centre Travel Group
Andrew ClowesHead of ITJLL
Angela CobleDirector, business technologyJohnson & Johnson
Brett FergusonGeneral manager of technologyCarlisle Homes
Cameron McFieChief technology officerRhipe
Colin FairweatherChief information officerCity of Melbourne
Darren OliverNational director, business and technology solutionsHerron Todd White
Gordon DunsfordChief information officerWaterNSW
Ivan OrtizHead of technologyUBET
Jason BlackmanChief information officerCarsales.com
Joshua BovellChief information officerToxfree
Julie CanepaChief information officer Australia and New ZealandCisco
Kevin O'HaraGroup chief information officerTulla Private Equity Group
Mark CohenChief technology officerDomain
Mathews GeorgeChief information officerEnergy Action Limited
Richard McPartlinChief information officerIngham's Group
Rick CoenenChief information officerSussan Group
Rohan PenmanHead of technologyAdairs Retail Group
Roisin ParkesChief technology officerGumtree Australia
Senthu JegadheesanChief information officerTravelEdge Group
Shane RiddleChief information officerThe Heart Foundation
Shaune RosserChief information officerSydney Motorway Corporation
Suzanne HallICT managerVincentCare Victoria
Ursula PhillipsChief information officerPepsiCo
Vinnie D’AlessandroHead of technologySilver Chef

Ones to watch (In alphabetical order)

John Boyd Chief information officer Mad Mex
Lina Lim Head of technology National Stock Exchange
William Payne Chief information officer Boral
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