McDonalds Japan automates payments

Prior to automation reconciliation process was labour intensive with manual efforts. McDonald’s Japan has chosen to automate its reconciliation and financial close processes. By using Trintech’s Adra Suite to simplify and, by combining effective finance processes with Adra, McDonald’s Japan will see increased ROI, improved accuracy, and greater visibility across…

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Allianz Global’s CIO will help its transformation journey towards an agile IT

Digitalisation is an integral part for its newly released, with IT supporting vital transformation. Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE (AGCS) has announced Olav Spiegel as its newly appointed CIO, effectively from January 2021. Spiegel joins AGCS from Allianz SE where he was responsible for developing the modern workplace strategy for…

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Seeking to close the digital skills gap in Australia

Digital skills are in high demand across the country and will form an essential part of Australia’s future economy. The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has launched the AIIA Skills Hub which creates a digital skills platform that connects ICT training needs of industry and employees with VET, tertiary and…

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ACORD brings on board a CIO from Asia

ACORD is the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry. ACORD, the global standards-setting body for the insurance industry has announced its 2021 Board of Directors, which will be chaired by Kirk A. Behrens (Chief Information Officer, Aon) The latest recruit includes, Stephen Barnham, CIO MetLife Asia, who joined MetLife in June…

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OpenNetLab empowers AI-assisted networking research

The application of AI technology in the networking field, has many challenges. Microsoft has set up OpenNetLab, an open networking community and platform in collaboration with multiple universities in Asia, including academia from China, Korea and Singapore. OpenNetLab is a network research community project. Its aims to promote the application…

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Australian independent grocer automates with RPA

Enables key staff to focus on growing the business as well as managing day-to-day finance operations. Independent fresh food chain Harris Farm Markets has rolled out its first RPA (robotic process automation) projects in conjunction with Sherpa Works and UiPath. With 26 stores already and 3000 staff across New South…

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Deloitte Roundtable: Extinction level events: how ransomware has changed disaster preparedness

Sponsored content: Thursday, 12th November 2020, Asia Pacific If you were to ask any cybersecurity professional about the most alarming malware trends today, chances are ‘ransomware’ would be one of the first things they would be keen to talk about. This type of malware can aptly be described less as…

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