ICYMI: Coles Group | CTO | John Cox
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by iTnews Australia
3M ago
This is a repeat of one of our most popular episodes — we'll have the rest of Season 3 for you soon! Our guest this week is John Cox, the CTO of Coles Group. There’s a lot of interesting things happening at Coles, including an in-progress shift to an events-based architecture. This has wide-ranging use cases, from in-store replenishment and reducing out-of-stocks on ecommerce orders, to anticipating customer service and listing next-best actions for team members. We also discuss the Group’s IT strategy, and why adoption of cloud services is not a specific strategic pillar ..read more
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Westpac | CTO | David Walker
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by iTnews Australia
4M ago
iTnews spoke with Westpac's CTO David Walker to learn more about the bank's recent AI coding experiment ..read more
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NAB | Acting CIO of Personal Bank | Paul Norman
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by iTnews Australia
4M ago
This week iTnews speaks with the leader of NAB's Technology & Enterprise Operations Leadership Team and acting CIO of Personal Bank Paul Norman.  ..read more
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Pet Circle | Chief Technology Officer | Denis Hoctor
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by iTnews Australia
8M ago
As Australia's largest online pet supply store, Pet Circle is investing heavily in technology, including most recently to support a trial of fully-owned last-mile delivery services in Perth, as well as in digital systems that make it easier to interface with courier partners elsewhere in Australia, and specifically to have more visibility into its supply chain.  Some of this work has involved uplifting an existing Google Cloud Platform environment to track data on a “per customer order” basis.  Behind the scenes, the company is also embracing infrastructure-as-code (IaC) and automa ..read more
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La Trobe University | Director of Data & Analytics | Anthony Perera
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by iTnews Australia
8M ago
La Trobe University's Director of Data & Analytics Anthony Perera leads a data and analytics centre of excellence that brings together data, analytics and data science operations that previously existed as distributed “pockets” of capability within the university structure.It is driving a major three-phase program of work, the first phase of which - standing up an Azure-based enterprise data analytics platform, or EDAP - was completed last year. The focus through 2022 was on the second phase, around data governance. A third phase, planned for 2023, will see La Trobe University “turbocharge ..read more
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Horizon Power | Senior Manager of Technology | Jeff Campbell
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by iTnews Australia
8M ago
Horizon Power has completed a large-scale migration of applications and workloads from its data centres to a private cloud run by Macquarie Cloud Services. The shift to private cloud was for several reasons. The WA government wants agencies and owned companies to have more of a cloud mindset. In parallel, the government has set ambitious targets to reduce whole-of-government carbon emissions, and exiting its data centre was seen as a key way for Horizon Power’s Technology team to do its part. The private cloud choice was also partially for security reasons - Horizon Power has obligations und ..read more
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Police Bank | CEO | Greg McKenna
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by iTnews Australia
9M ago
In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Police bank chief executive office Greg McKenna talks about the banks ongoing whole-of-bank transformation which has been on the path of renewal as customers increasingly seek digital channels ..read more
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Airwallex | Head of Information Security and IT | Elliot Colquhoun
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by iTnews Australia
9M ago
Head of Information Security and IT, Elliot Colquhoun. Airwallex is an Australian finance unicorn ($1bn+ valuation), and Colquhoun runs its IT and information security operations. The company has spent the past two years overhauling its application landscape and upgrading computers - a 50/50 Windows/Mac end-user environment. One of the reasons to do this, however, is that Colquhoun believes the state of internal systems is a signal to developers and builders about the quality that should be built into customer-facing products. The idea is to set a high internal bar, which then gets reflected i ..read more
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SA Police | Executive Director of Information Systems & Technology | Hamish Cameron
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by iTnews Australia
9M ago
Executive Director of Information Systems & Technology, Hamish Cameron was a guest of the podcast back in mid-2021 when he outlined his ambitions for a mobile workforce transformation program, equipping 6000 sworn and non-sworn staff with a smartphone. Almost two years on, they are now in live pilot, and the podcast discusses device choice, applications developed and loaded, and UX efforts being run in parallel. Outside of the transformation, we also discuss IS&T’s efforts to transform its own operations so as to move from a service provider to a trusted advisor and influencer on techn ..read more
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Alex Bank | Chief Executive | Simon Beitz
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by iTnews Australia
9M ago
In this weeks episode we’re joined by Alex Bank chief executive Simon Beitz. As Australia’s newest bank we’ll discuss future plans and how the bank ensures its technology foundations are capable of scale and instilling the right processes while keeping the customer at the forefront of its mission. We’ll also talk about the early days of sleeping on shed floors as team mapped out its digital banking journey ..read more
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