Leadership

Optus this week announced three new executive hires from the tech and finance sector, along with a new partnership with Cisco to launch its cloud-based contact centre service in Australia with an eye to the increase in remote work. Libby Roy joins Optus as managing director SMB from Paypal, where

The massive disruption to markets and to the economy ushered in by COVID-19 has created a real-time, real-life stress test for business. Organisations that invested in the organisational and infrastructure assets of business sustainability are now reaping the benefits, while management consultants like McKinsey and Co. stress the importance of

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COVID-19 has created a small window to significantly alter the nature of white collar work, according to Deloitte’s annual 2020 Global Human Capital Trends report.   The report titled, “The social enterprise at work: Paradox as a path forward,” notes that as restrictions ease and businesses plot their return to the

Inclusion and diversity are at risk in the COVID-19 crisis says McKinsey and Company. But the management consultants argue that both are critical for business recovery, resilience, and reimagination in a new paper called Diversity Still Matters. Furthermore they note, “Our research and the research of others suggest that when

Rocos, an Auckland based robot operations software platform, is partnering with US robotics leader Boston Dynamics to provide remote mission design and execution as well as teleoperation functionality, for the famous “Spot” autonomous robots. As a mobile, durable, and customisable robot, Spot was built by Boston Dynamics to go where

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Australian based start-up Renewtrak has appointed Mathew Cagney to the role of CEO. The appointment follows the elevation of investor and BridgeClimb founder, Paul Cave, to its board. Renewtrak is an automated and intelligent platform that allows technology companies to take control of their recurring revenue streams, automate renewals, upsell

One of the key challenges organisations face when looking to commission security projects is the prospect of having to justify the large spend to the board. It’s difficult to present complex security problems in business language that will resonate with business leaders. The question of “What metrics are useful to

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Qualtrics today announced it is promoting Brigid Archibald to managing director for its APJ region, replacing Bill McMurray who is moving to the US to become chief revenue officer. McMurray had led the experience management software provider in the region since it launched in APJ in 2015, rapidly growing to

Over the past two months, company directors have abandoned the salubrious trappings of Mahogany Row, with its impressive oak boardroom tables, stunning city views, and all those oh-so-comfortable American Heritage leather chairs. These days they are slumming it along with salaried hoi polloi. That means sharing a small box on

IT services company DXC Technology will rollout a cloud technologies guild training and enablement program to certify its workforce in the ANZ region to capitalise on a what it says is a global skills shortage in cloud technologies. In total, almost 10,000  DXC employees will be trained across multi-cloud platforms