The value of transparency for CIOs

Andrew Matuszczak, former CIO/CTO at Wesfarmers gives his thoughts on what giving everyone access to a central source does for a company’s transformation. According to Wesfarmer’s former CIO/CTO Andrew Matuszczak there are many companies out there that have spent a lot of money doing things on the shiny frontend and…

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NZ co-operative transforms rural supply

The country’s rural suppliers are the backbone of its economy but find digital transformation difficult. New Zealand’s (NZ) farmers and growers have long been challenged to embrace digital technologies. Leading rural supplies and services co-operative, Farmlands, found its own digital transformation accelerated almost overnight as COVID-19 lock-down hit, rising to…

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Redefining the new norm in the workplace

APAC businesses had not planned for the scale of disruption due to the pandemic. Cybersecurity has emerged at the forefront of APAC IT leaders’ minds with the challenges of implementing more cloud-based services, giving data access to remote employees and with the evolving threat landscape exploiting the COVID-19 crisis. While…

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Innovation key to economic recovery in Asia Pacific 

Businesses in the region view COVID-19 as an opportunity. In a recent study by Microsoft-IDC, titled: Culture of Innovation, Foundation for business resilience and economic recovery in Asia Pacific (APAC), shows that 41 per cent of businesses view COVID-19 as an opportunity. Those businesses also expect to recover more quickly and…

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Zurich hires Ping An Technology CEO for group CIO role

Global insurance company accelerates roll-out of digital offering, announces key leadership appointments Swiss insurance company, Zurich has hires Ericson Chan, CEO at Ping An Technology, to take up position of group chief information and digital officer, starting in October, to speed digital transformation and develop technology solutions for the organisation.…

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NSW Firearms Registry digitises Firearms Dealer Portal

Significant modernisation of a paper database. The Digital Transformation Innovation team for New South Wales Police has pressed “GO” on its digital NSW Police Firearms Registry. In a LinkedIn post Gordon Dunsford, CITO and executive director digital technology and innovation wrote he was “very proud of the DTI team” “on…

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Vietnam’s VPBank modernises its systems

Aiming for growth in Singapore. Vietnam’s VPBank has used Finastra’s Fusion Kondor and Fusion Risk solutions to innovative and modernise its system, which will help bank to grow its financial markets division Singapore. Delivered through Finastra’s Fusion Adopt implementation program. The move to a modern system will enable the bank…

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Knight Frank ramps up IT team, including a new head of IT

IT division is essential to Knight Frank Australia’s business strategic growth. Real estate consultancy firm, Knight Frank Australia has appointed a number of staff for its national IT team. This includes, Darren Warner Head of IT – Australia, bringing with him 20 years’ experience in IT management roles and 11-plus…

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SingTel looks towards digital transformation and 5G post pandemic

COVID-19 drives strong interest and openness towards technology among customers. At SingTel’s 28th annual general meeting in late July the Singapore-based telecommunications provider detailed how COVID-19 had impacted its business, as well what technologies will help it move forward through the pandemic. According to the SingTel the drop-in business activities,…

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