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Robert Le Busque has been appointed as managing director for Verizon’s APAC region taking on overall responsibility for the company’s global enterprise business, and particularly for supporting the company’s enterprise customer base. Le Busque was previously Verizon Global Enterprise’s regional managing director for Australia, New Zealand & India. He joined

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Cloud analytics company Teradata has appointed Keith Budge to the newly created role of Executive Vice President of APAC and Japan. As Teradata’s head executive in the region, he will also have a strong focus on the Australian business. Teradata delivers data intelligence that enables Australian organisations across a range

ServiceNow has signed an agreement to acquire Passage AI, a Mountain View-based conversational AI platform company. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The transaction will advance ServiceNow’s deep learning AI capabilities and will accelerate its vision of supporting all major languages across the company’s Now Platform and products,

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Virginia “Ginni” Rometty is stepping down from her role as CEO of IBM and will retire at the end of the year after nearly 40 years at the company. She will be replaced as CEO by current IBM SVP for cloud and cognitive software Arvind Krishna on April 6th, who

One of Australia’s top technology recruiters, Bridget Gray, the long-time Harvey Nash Australia managing director has moved across to Korn Ferry where she has joined the firm as vice president, IT Services, Asia Pacific. She is based in the firm’s Sydney office. Bill Sebra, Global Operating Executive Professional Search and

The public’s trust in institutions remains at all-time lows, according to the Edelman Trust Barometer. Now in its 20th year, the global survey recorded widespread levels of distrust despite a strong global economy.  The report argues distrust is being driven by a growing sense of inequity and unfairness in the

Genesys has appointed Gwilym Funnell as senior vice president of the Asia Pacific arm. Previously he was the SVP for Genesys Australia and New Zealand.  In his new role, Funnell will be managing and executing an accelerated growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region for Genesys Cloud — the company’s all-in-one

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MLC Wealth has appointed Darren McKenzie as its new chief technology and operations officer with McKenzie to begin his role in March.  McKenzie was previously at RSA Insurance in the UK where he was COO for the local and international arm.  He will report to both NAB Group Chief Technology

Over the last decade the proliferation of consumer technology has had an ancillary effect on enterprise IT and its respective executives, according to Pure Storage CIO Cathy Southwick.  While consumer tech has highlighted the value of technology throughout an organisation it has brought with it new expectations, creating new pressure

Boardroom

Good news to finish the decade: the Australian Institute of Company Directors reports that the percentage of women on ASX 200 boards has reached 30 per cent for the first time. There are still, however, seven companies in the ASX 200 with no women on their boards. They are (as at