Sir Ralph Norris has been chief executive of three companies (ASB Bank, Air New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia) in two decades. His name is invariably linked to any references to CIO to CEO ascent in this part of the world.
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"I felt the learning curve was inverted, it was hanging up," says Laura Mather, on her experiences when setting up Silver Tail, an anti-fraud start-up.
Bruce Tinsley is among several senior IT professionals to have moved companies recently, having resigned as CIO of Opus International to join ANZ Bank as a consultant in its technology division.
Richard Croad has stepped up as Opus International director, information management and technology, from his role as director, service excellence/partner. Croad’s role reports directly to the chief executive and managing director, as opposed to the former structure where the CIO reported in to the CFO.
Linda Price, a group vice president at Gartner, says the image of information technology as a male domain will change — “fast”.
“As IT moves from strictly technology to a far more business focus; as it moves out of the back office through to the middle office and into the front office, it will actually be more attractive to women,” says Price, head of the analyst firm’s executive programmes in the Asia Pacific.
‘There are no permanent enemies, only permanent interests’ an oft quoted phrase in international relations, has comfortably slid into business parlance.
Organisations are revisiting strategies as they try to survive — and grow — in a stalled economy. Previous concepts of ownership are abandoned as new alliances are being forged — across sectors, and even with competitors.
In three to five years, the CIO title will change into CFO. No, not as head of finance, but ‘chief flexibility officer’.
New Zealand’s mobile data traffic growth is forecast to increase eight-fold in the next five years.
This equates to a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 50 percent, says Dr Robert Pepper, vice president for global technology policy at Cisco.
“You can’t be an expert in everything.”
Vivian Chandra, ICT and database manager, Amnesty International
The next skills shortage in IT -- if it is not happening already -- will be in information security.
We live today in a "feudal security world", says internationally renowned security technologist Bruce Schneier."
Many Silicon Valley startups -- and some global technology companies -- trace their beginnings to a garage, or a university dormitory room.
The impact of Big Data on security, information technology and enterprise strategy emerged as the key theme in this year’s RSA Conference in San Francisco.
The CTO for Obama's re-election campaign, Harper Reed, explains why he is no fan of the 'Big Data' buzzword.
Too many organisations focus on analytics rather than business analytics, says Evan Stubbs, chief analytics officer, SAS Australia and New Zealand.
The difference between the two? “Analytics is any data driven process that generates insight,” says Stubbs, author of Delivering Business Analytics: Practical Guidelines for Best Practice. “Business analytics is using that information to drive some sort of positive outcome.”
Simon Casey has a very different experience with his colleagues on two major trends impacting the ICT department -- bring your own device and the growing need to work with the marketing team.