Leadership

Aussie startup Bigcommerce is putting its $75 million war chest to good use. The company, which claims to now power over 50,000 online stores worldwide,  is in the market filling out its senior ranks as it extends it management capabilities. Its latest hire is Tim Schultz, the former head of

Digital disruption demands a clear business strategy, leadership that cultivates an innovative workplace, and willingness to collaborate more deeply across the supply chain, according to Sarv Girn, CIO of the Reserve Bank of Australia. He was speaking at a Committee for the Economic Development of Australia function yesterday, where he

Australian executives love the promise of mobility — it’s just that their companies are bloody awful at it. How else are we to interpret a new report from Accenture that finds Australian organisations are struggling to implement mobility effectively, even though it is highly prioritised by executives in those same

There are three main phases to becoming a digital organisation: digitisation, digital engagement, and digital transformation. Not everyone is as digital-savvy as you, but you can help digital leadership rookies develop a conceptual foundation to understand where their organisations have been, where they are, and — most importantly — where

Data scientists are today’s “most-wanted” business visionaries. And Australia is improving its ability to develop home-grown data scientists as well as attract them to Australia from all over the globe. Despite these improvements, each recruitment gain is often mirrored by a loss. Many of Australia’s data scientists are quickly recruited

In an otherwise neat summary of the challenges in managing digital transition, McKinsey & Co. appears to miss a quite fundamental point. McKinsey assumes, as many do, that the primary forces are about marketing and that the choices are in a way linear. In fact, the heart of the challenge

One year ago, Yahoo bought Tumblr for just over a billion dollars. At the time, it was seen as a very big deal — not just because of the size of the pay day, but also because of the signature on the cheque. Tumblr was Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer’s biggest throw

New York Times

The leaking of a New York Times review of digital progress analysis is something of an eye-opener. Mostly because a solid commercial foundation is absent from what should be a critical communication. Given the early impact of digital media on what were once uncontestable media bastions — such as the

Huge new business pressures will attend the fraying of boundaries between companies — and even industries — as new technologies cause companies, their business partners, customers and competitors to recalibrate their models, according to NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson. Indeed the evidence is already overwhelming in many industries, he told Which-50.

Board meeting

The emergence of the  chief digital officer is shaking up the c-suite in more and more organisations throughout Australia, Europe and the US. Recent research suggests that 83 per cent of top digitally performing companies have an explicitly and formally appointed digital leader. The CDO Club, the world’s largest network