Leadership

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin is the new CEO of Optus, replacing Alan Lew, who will move to the management team of Optus parent Singtel after five years at the helm of the Australian telco. Bayer Rosmarin has been Optus deputy CEO since joining from the Commonwealth Bank in March after missing

Google headquarters London

Google’s existing CEO Sundar Pichai is now also parent company Alphabet, following the departure of the company’s co-founders from the top of the organisation.  Larry Page is stepping down as CEO of Alphabet, while Sergey Brin is vacating his role as President of the company. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

In a further boost to Accenture’s technology business, the company has announced Scott Hahn as its new Technology Lead for Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately. In this role, Hahn will be responsible for building capability in advanced technology and delivering on the company’s strategic business priorities within its strong

Boardroom

Are you a newly appointed CTO? Have you recently promoted someone into a CTO role? Or perhaps hired someone externally to be accountable for overseeing the use of technology in your organisation? At Gartner, we’re seeing the CTO role evolve in response to the demands of digital business. Digital business

Qualtrics has appointed Brigid Archibald as country manager for Australia and New Zealand.  Archibald, who has held senior sales and leadership positions with Salesforce and American Express, is now tasked with accelerating the company’s growth locally.  Qualtrics, which was acquired by SAP 12 months ago for US$8 billion, offers customer

business handshake deal

DXC Technology an independent, end-to-end IT services company, announced it has acquired Bluleader, an award-winning Australian consulting company focused on delivering Customer Experience (CX) solutions. Bluleader was recently awarded SAP 2019 CX Partner of the Year ANZ and 2019 CX Partner of the Year APJ. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Social media management company, Hootsuite, and security and compliance company, Proofpoint, have launched a real-time compliance verification feature which places guardrails around composing and publishing social media content. Th feature was born from a need expressed by customers within regulated industries to ensure compliance in their social media communications. Sign

Business ethics

Companies can unlock the next area of growth by identifying and building a “social value proposition”, according to Gartner.  Speaking today at the Gartner Symposium on the Gold Coast, VP and Gartner Fellow in Gartner’s CEO Research team, Partha Iyengar argued organisations need to find a topic relevant to their

Salesforce ANZ CEO Pip Marlow has encouraged Australian business leaders to lean in to the changes brought on by the fourth industrial revolution and urged local organisations to improve the diversity of their leaders which she says will help manage the disruption. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Speaking

River City Labs

Pauline Fetaui has been appointed the General Manager of River City Labs, the Brisbane-based accelerator owned by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). Fetaui joins ACS after running her own startup called CheeHoo, a virtual personal assistant app. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Along with building CheeHoo, Fetaui has