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CIO50 2022

  • 1

    Sami Yalavac

    Bupa Health Services

    Interim managing director, chief information officer, Asia-Pacific

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  • 2

    Jason Blackman

    Carsales

    Chief information officer

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  • 3

    Greg Wells

    NSW Government

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • 4

    Richard Taggart

    Sydney Local Heath District

    Executive director, digital health and innovation (CIO)

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  • 5

    Naren Gangavarapu

    Northern Beaches Council

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • 6

    Farhoud Salimi

    eHealth NSW

    Executive director, service delivery (CTO)

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  • 7

    Warren Prentice

    Department of Health Tasmania

    Chief information officer

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  • 8

    Ben Ftizgerald

    Tennis Australia

    Chief technology officer

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  • 9

    Richard Dean

    amaysim

    Chief technology officer

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  • 10

    Richard Hilliard

    My Plan Manager

    Chief technology officer

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  • 11

    Katherine McDermott

    Service NSW

    Chief product officer

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  • 12

    Rob Pickering

    AFL

    General manager of technology and chief technology officer

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  • 13

    Richard Exton

    Aware Super

    Chief technology officer

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  • 14

    Alan Pritchard

    Austin Health

    Director ICT services

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  • 15

    Brett Wilson

    Australian Red Cross

    Chief information officer

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  • 16

    Sam Charmand

    Qantas

    Group chief information officer

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  • 17

    Raul Caceres

    Canteen

    General manager, data and technology

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  • 18

    Maria Paz

    Villa Maria Catholic Homes

    Chief information officer

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  • 19

    Will Everitt

    Seven West Media

    Director product solutions

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  • 20

    Jorge Silveira

    Virtus Health

    Chief digital health officer

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  • 21

    Mary-Beth Hosking

    PointsBet

    Chief information officer

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  • 22

    Adam Carthew

    Service Victoria

    Chief information officer

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  • 23

    Popy Bernardo

    YHA Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • 24

    Jason Cowie

    Curtin University

    Chief information officer

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  • 25

    Kate Romanova

    Greyhound Racing Victoria

    Chief information officer

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26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

  • Scott Andrews

    Inchcape PLC

    Former group digital transformation director

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  • Clive Bortz

    Arup

    Region chief information officer, Australasia and East Asia

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  • Joshua Bovell

    Perenti

    Chief information officer

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  • Jack Broughton

    King Living

    Chief information officer

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  • Michael Ciavarella

    A&S Labels

    Chief technology officer

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  • John Danson

    NSW Rural Fire Service

    Chief information officer

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  • Vaughan Dixon

    hummgroup

    Chief information officer

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  • Suzanne Hall

    Jewish Care Victoria

    Head of IT

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  • Steve Hodgkinson

    Victoria Police

    Chief digital officer

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  • David Hogarth

    Virgin Australia

    Chief information officer

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  • Paul Joseph

    RSM

    Chief information officer and director of operations

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  • Dan Kerr

    Fremantle Ports

    Chief information officer

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  • Christian McGilloway

    Ilume

    Chief technology officer

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  • Anthony Molinia

    University of Newcastle

    Chief digital officer

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  • Steve Orleow

    Guzman Y Gomez

    Chief technology officer

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  • Annelle Paemaa

    Mulpha Australia

    General manager, IT and business systems

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  • Nathan Pilgrim

    Gallagher Bassett Australia

    Chief information, product and strategy officer

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  • Jennifer Rebeiro

    Greater Western Water

    Chief information officer

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  • James Robins

    Peoplecare

    Chief information and digital officer

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  • Johnny Serrano

    GroundProbe

    Chief digital officer

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  • Chris Seysener

    Hunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator

    Chief information officer

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  • Noel Toal

    DPV Health

    Chief information officer

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  • Andrew Todd

    Iress

    Chief technology officer

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  • Raju Varanasi

    Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

    Chief information officer and director, data intelligence

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  • Alexander Young

    Christadelphian Aged Care

    Head of technology

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Best Projects 2022

  • Northern Beaches Council

    Northern Beaches Council

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  • Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta

    Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta

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  • Sydney Local Health District

    Sydney Local Health District

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1
Sami Yalavac Interim managing director, chief information officer, Asia-Pacific Bupa Health Services
2
Jason Blackman Chief information officer Carsales
3
Greg Wells Chief information and digital officer NSW Government
4
Richard Taggart Executive director, digital health and innovation (CIO) Sydney Local Heath District
5
Naren Gangavarapu Chief information and digital officer Northern Beaches Council
6
Farhoud Salimi Executive director, service delivery (CTO) eHealth NSW
7
Warren Prentice Chief information officer Department of Health Tasmania
8
Ben Ftizgerald Chief technology officer Tennis Australia
9
Richard Dean Chief technology officer amaysim
10
Richard Hilliard Chief technology officer My Plan Manager
11
Katherine McDermott Chief product officer Service NSW
12
Rob Pickering General manager of technology and chief technology officer AFL
13
Richard Exton Chief technology officer Aware Super
14
Alan Pritchard Director ICT services Austin Health
15
Brett Wilson Chief information officer Australian Red Cross
16
Sam Charmand Group chief information officer Qantas
17
Raul Caceres General manager, data and technology Canteen
18
Maria Paz Chief information officer Villa Maria Catholic Homes
19
Will Everitt Director product solutions Seven West Media
20
Jorge Silveira Chief digital health officer Virtus Health
21
Mary-Beth Hosking Chief information officer PointsBet
22
Adam Carthew Chief information officer Service Victoria
23
Popy Bernardo Chief information officer YHA Australia
24
Jason Cowie Chief information officer Curtin University
25
Kate Romanova Chief information officer Greyhound Racing Victoria

26 - 50 (In alphabetical order)

Scott Andrews Former group digital transformation directorInchcape PLC
Clive Bortz Region chief information officer, Australasia and East AsiaArup
Joshua Bovell Chief information officerPerenti
Jack Broughton Chief information officerKing Living
Michael Ciavarella Chief technology officerA&S Labels
John Danson Chief information officerNSW Rural Fire Service
Vaughan Dixon Chief information officerhummgroup
Suzanne Hall Head of ITJewish Care Victoria
Steve Hodgkinson Chief digital officerVictoria Police
David Hogarth Chief information officerVirgin Australia
Paul Joseph Chief information officer and director of operationsRSM
Dan Kerr Chief information officerFremantle Ports
Christian McGilloway Chief technology officerIlume
Anthony Molinia Chief digital officerUniversity of Newcastle
Steve Orleow Chief technology officerGuzman Y Gomez
Annelle Paemaa General manager, IT and business systemsMulpha Australia
Nathan Pilgrim Chief information, product and strategy officerGallagher Bassett Australia
Jennifer Rebeiro Chief information officerGreater Western Water
James Robins Chief information and digital officerPeoplecare
Johnny Serrano Chief digital officerGroundProbe
Chris Seysener Chief information officerHunter Valley Coal Chain Coordinator
Noel Toal Chief information officerDPV Health
Andrew Todd Chief technology officerIress
Raju Varanasi Chief information officer and director, data intelligenceCatholic Education Diocese of Parramatta
Alexander Young Head of technologyChristadelphian Aged Care

Best Projects 2022

Northern Beaches Council Northern Beaches Council
Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta
Sydney Local Health District Sydney Local Health District

CIO50 Hall of Fame



Steve Hodgkinson

After seven successful years celebrating the achievements of Australia’s top technology leaders, CIO Australia is proud to launch the ‘CIO50 Hall of Fame’ to recognise those that have demonstrated an enduring commitment - and strong track record of success – in delivering digital innovation and executive leadership.

This year we welcomed Dr Steve Hodgkinson, chief digital officer with Victoria Police as our inaugural inductee, in recognition of his outstanding achievements as a technology leader in the Victorian public sector, which saw him place in the top 10 of the CIO50 six years in a row, last year ascending for the second time to the number two slot.

Formerly CIO with Victoria's Health and Human Services departments and the recently rebranded departments of Health (DoH) and of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH), Hodgkinson is credited with introducing an innovative platform+agile approach to modernise application development in large government agencies slowed by deeply embedded 'waterfall' processes for IT deployments.

This enabled his team to deliver a sustained transformation journey comprising more than a hundred projects over his tenure, without the dramas and project failures that are common in public sector agencies.

Hodgkinson tells CIO that the Hall of Fame is a fitting new addition to the CI050 program, recognising those technology leaders who have delivered innovative outcomes year-on-year and hung in for the long haul, as opposed to churning to a new job every few years - as is increasingly common nowadays.

“What probably pleases me the most about there now being a CIO Hall of Fame is we now have formal recognition of CIOs that achieve both innovative outcomes and longevity of tenure in the industry.”

Hodgkinson paid tribute to this year's CIO50 winner, Bupa’s Sami Yalavac, who he has “watched come up through the ranks year after year”.

“It's relatively easy to 'pull one out of the hat' when you're lucky enough to get a big lick of money or organisational circumstances that enable you to make things happen quickly,” he notes.

But the fact is that a lot of CIOs don't last long in their roles.

“Guiding digital transformation in large complex organisations is about getting the right people in the right places at the right time; establishing new ways of working across multiple disciplines; building connections and trusted relationships; and delivering consistent results. It takes time.”

In his 2022 CIO50 nomination, Hodgkinson explains how he is now bringing his knowledge and expertise in managing agile projects to Victoria Police, the largest law enforcement agency in Australia.

Currently he's working with his team to mobilise various programs of work to a “high cadence”, using cloud and repeatable processes as part of the broader strategy to fully modernise the mega agency.

“Vic Police is widely regarded as a challenging environment, especially with regard to IT,” Hodgkinson says.

“It really is the ultimate challenge and it's a long game”.


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