Cover Story: Leaders say diversity programs expanded during COVID. McKinsey report suggests otherwise
Diversity sits at the core of business sustainability programs. However, with the huge global economic upheaval ushered in by COVID-19 there were genuine concerns that many programs would be unwound, or at the least frozen. And there’s evidence to support those concerns. Happily, though there is also evidence to suggest
Technology is a strong growth sector with an ever-increasing appetite for highly capable professionals. That’s especially true in a market like Australia where there are already significant skills shortages generally for technology jobs. As such the industry has a strong vested interest in swimming in the deepest talent pool available.
Oracle’s new local managing director has taken the reigns at a time of great disruption but is eyeing even more change, hoping to organise the company around the customer – not historically a point of strength of the IT incumbent. Cherie Ryan, Vice President and Regional Managing Director, Oracle ANZ
The share of Australian consumers using buy now pay later (BNPL) at online checkouts will more than double by 2024, according to forecasts from global payments provider FIS. It means potentially millions more Australians are expected to take up the payment method which welfare groups have warned harms consumers and
Australian Digital services company Arq today announced its acquisition of fellow technology consultancy Diaxion. Arq says the deal creates it the “only Australian full-service tech, data and digital consultancy” and will give it a stronger foothold in Canberra where Diaxion has several government clients. No Diaxion employees will be made
A controversial Bill to regulate online activity in Australia has been pushed to a senate committee inquiry despite hundreds of submissions remaining unpublished, several of which criticise the broad powers the proposed laws create. Which-50 can reveal the government received more than 400 submissions to its proposed changes to online
Capgemini has appointed Kaylene O’Brien as managing director for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Olaf Pietschner, who is now CEO of Capgemini’s Asia Pacific Strategic Business Unit. O’Brien stepped down from her role as Deloitte’s head of consulting in October last year after working at the professional service firm for
A world-first code of practice for the burgeoning Buy Now Pay Later industry came into effect in Australia today, aiming to strengthen best practice for a sector under growing scrutiny. Drafted by the Australian Finance Industry Association and its members like Afterpay, Zip, Klarna and Humm, the code sets out
Global investment in agriculture and food technology startups reached $US26.1 billion in 2020, a 15.5 per cent year-over-year increase, according to new analysis by AgFunder. Investors are looking further upstream and supporting more farming and food innovation than ever before, as COVID-19 highlighted the importance of resources and supply chains.
Three Australian independent publishers have signed letters of intent with Facebook, likely to lead to deals for licencing their content to the tech giant. Facebook today announced it has signed letters of intent with three independent Australian publishers: Private Media, Schwartz Media and Solstice Media. Private media publishes Crikey, The