New best friends, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty and Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff took a trip to the White House last Friday to discuss the future of jobs and education in a world where AI is evolving rapidly. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The pair discussed the meeting, which

Leading demand side platform TradeDesk leading has hired Tom Weaving as director, business development, for Australia and New Zealand. He formerly worked for AOL for nearly three years, based in Singapore, starting as a regional account sales manager, and moving up to Head of Platform sales across Southeast Asia. Sign up for

Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen can now add Chairman to his business card after the company revealed the Board of Directors elected him to the role last year. Narayen will continue in his role as President and CEO of Adobe and succeeds Co-Chairs and Co-Founders of the company, John Warnock and

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ANZ has appointed Emma Gray as chief data officer to assist the bank’s digital transformation strategy. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Gray was previously chief loyalty and data officer at Woolworths reporting to the CEO. Prior to Woolworths she was a partner at Bain & Company, having worked

IT veteran Colin Brookes has been appointed chief operating officer (COO) for SAP Australia and New Zealand. Brookes is responsible for leading SAP ANZ’s sales-support infrastructure and the operationalisation of its strategy, enabling SAP to deliver on its role; the innovation partner, helping its customers digitise and grow. Read the

Silicon Valley’s leadership has reacted swiftly in its opposition to harsh immigration rules in the US targeting refugees and immigrants from seven countries with predominantly Muslim populations.  The leaders of Facebook, Google, Tesla and Airbnb among others have all criticised the move. Lyft donated $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union –

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, is preparing for an intial public offering (IPO). But it seems that ordinary shareholders will not have voting rights. Shares in the newly public Snap will either be dual-class or multi-class. A dual-class structure creates two classes of shares, each with different voting rights; a multi-class

The robots are coming for our jobs and Australians are surprisingly optimistic about their new robot co-workers. According to a global survey of 10,500 workers conducted by Accenture, 78 per cent of Australians surveyed expect parts of their job to be automated in the next five years. Of those who

One of the pioneers of the Australian dotcom sector, Carsales.com MD and CEO Greg Roebuck will retire twenty years after founding the company. Roebuck, who has held the role of MD and CEO since 2002, will be replaced by Cameron McIntyre, currently Carsales’ chief operating officer, effective 17 March 2017.

Adobe famously open sourced its innovation program called Red Box and now it is doing the same with its approach to improving employee performance. According to the company, most US office workers participate in annual traditional performance reviews, but a large majority call the process outdated, time-consuming and stressful. Sign up