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Global management consulting firm, Partners in Performance, has launched a new practice to assist business to master to the “people dimension” of digital transformation. The company says its new digital practice will help clients deliver lasting commercial results by ensuring people and technology work in sync. Sign up for Which-50’s

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HubSpot has appointed David Shepherd as its first country manager and director of sales for Australia and New Zealand. Shepherd has been at the company for the last eight years and will be responsible for overall management and leadership of the ANZ sales team. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights

Coles has signed a multi-year partnership with Optus Business encompassing digital network and telecommunications services. The companies say he deal will provide a range of benefits to to the supermarket’s customers and team members. The strategic alliance delivers high capacity fibre services across Coles’ retail, distribution and support centres nationally.

Two ANZ executives Maile Carnegie and Mark Hand have been promoted as the bank announced a new management structure designed to help it navigate the challenges in the sector. Carnegie, the former managing director of Google Australia and New Zealand, joined ANZ in 2016 to assist the bank’s digital transformation

Nearly one fifth of the 21st century is behind us already – gosh time flies. Generation Z, those who were born in the 2000s, are now entering the workforce as adults. I wonder what the term “IT” means to them? If they learn by listening to office conversation, they would

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TechnologyOne, Australia’s largest enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) company, announced today that it had appointed Mr Clifford Rosenberg as an independent, non-executive Director. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter The company said it plans to appoint a fourth independent director later this calendar year. Rosenberg also serves as

Woolworths has announced that Jennifer Carr-Smith will join the board as non-executive director, subject to receipt of all necessary regulatory approvals. Carr-Smith is a seasoned board director and online retail executive with experience across organisations undergoing rapid growth and transformation in a number of sectors including consumer packaged goods, apparel

Successful digital transformation initiatives must be accompanied by culture changes, says Gartner. That means CIOs responsible for digital initiatives will need to play a key role in establishing the right mindsets and practices. Gartner predicts that by 2021, CIOs will be as responsible for culture change as chief HR officers

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Cognizant has appointed Brian Humphries as chief executive officer succeeding company co-founder Francisco D’Souza, effective April 1, 2019. Humphries joins Cognizant from Vodafone Business, where as chief executive he led the division that accounted for nearly a third of the Vodafone Group’s service revenue with approximately €12 billion in sales

Enterprise software business OpenText has acquired Catalyst Repository Systems, a leading provider of eDiscovery solutions for corporate legal departments and top law firms. The purchase price of the acquisition is approximately $75 million in an all-cash transaction. Mark J. Barrenechea, OpenText CEO & CTO said the joint strength of OpenText