Australia’s leading source of enterprise technology news is now in podcast form. Join the editorial team at iTnews.com.au each week as we talk to technology executives from across the sector, digging deep into IT strategy, architecture and delivery. This podcast will be home to several shows, including the CXO Challenge, which profiles the work of top executives and their teams.
iTnews CXO Challenge with Woolworths’ CDTO Nick Eshkenazi
Woolworths anticipates a greater degree of cross-collaboration, partnership and embedding of skills between its WooliesX and Group IT functions in coming years, as digital technology is worked even deeper into the company’s core operations.
In this week's CXO Challenge on the iTnews podcast, Woolworths’ chief digital technology officer (CDTO) Nick Eshkenazi provides a detailed look inside the company’s technology operations and strategy, its customer-first approach to innovation, and some key projects that are creating value.
He also provides insight into his own - and WooliesX’s - approach to recruiting and retaining talent and his encouragement of a culture of experimentation.
iTnews CXO Challenge with Cover-More Group CIO Nicki Doble
Travel insurer Cover-More Group cut 15 percent of its enterprise application portfolio as part of a global consolation of its IT operations at the height of the pandemic.
The ASX-listed company – which operates in 22 countries – juggled the project, which is ongoing, while putting out spot fires during one of the most tumultuous periods in the history of the travel industry.
Speaking as part of the CXO Challenge services on The iTnews Podcast, global chief information officer Nicki Doble said the standardisation aimed to consolidate systems across the global brand.
iTnews CXO Challenge with SA Police CIO Hamish Cameron
South Australia Police is preparing to embark on its most ambitious mobility program to date, with plans to equip all 6500 front and back office staff with a smartphone for the first time.
Australia’s fourth largest police force revealed plans for the four-year program in February give its officers the tools need to access information from critical systems on the fly.
Speaking as part of the CXO Challenge series on The iTnews Podcast, chief information officer Hamish Cameron unpacked the project and reasons for pursuing it.
iTnews CXO Challenge with Zip Co director of security and IT Peter Robinson
When Zip’s director of security and IT Peter Robinson joined the company two-and-a-half years ago, he was its only security staffer.
The company - ASX-listed and a major player in the ‘buy now, pay later’ (BNPL) boom - has scaled up rapidly in that time, growing from 100 people overall to over 1000.
The story of that scale-up, and the technology challenges it brought, is told in this week’s CXO Challenge interview on the iTnews podcast.
iTnews CXO Challenge with IAG's Suzanne Nottage & Sheryn Crummy
IAG is a year into a major program of work aimed at uplifting the skills and capabilities of both its technology and operations organisation, and now people from across the group.
IAG - Insurance Australia Group - is the largest general insurance company in Australia and New Zealand, and is home to brands such as NRMA, CGU, NZI and Lumley.
In this week's CXO Challenge on the iTnews podcast, IAG’s executive manager for ‘technology enablement’ Suzanne Nottage, and technology capability development manager Sheryn Crummy, share the origins, strategies and successes of the ‘technology enablement’ function and team.
iTnews CXO Challenge with Cancer Council NSW CIO Frances Waterford
Cancer Council NSW has established a 'single view of customer' across all of the systems it uses to raise funds as part of an ongoing effort to become fully digital and cloud first.
In this week’s CXO Challenge on the iTnews podcast, chief information officer Frances Waterford discusses the council’s IT structure, as well as the ‘single view of customer’ project and ongoing project works.