Why doesn’t Australia have its own version of the Silicon Valley? Ajay Bhatia, the CIO & CPO of Carsales, chats with B&T about why he thinks disruption starts at rethinking the Australian culture not just disrupting technology. Back in 1996, Carsales disrupted the automotive industry shifting the purchasing of vehicles online. As of July 2014,

Victorian senator Mitch Fifield has been appointed as Communications Minister following Malcolm Turnbull’s re-shuffle of his ministry over the weekend. Fifield replaces Turnbull himself and will also be responsible for the roll out of the NBN and also takes over the arts portfolio and will assist the PM for digital government

Australia’s original equity-based crowdfunding platform Venturecrowd has appointed Rob Nankivell CEO, while also adding John Ottaway as General Manager of Property. Tim Heasley, COO of Artesian Venture Partners, which powers VentureCrowd, said the appointments would bring significant industry experience to scale the company, reach a broader investor base and tap

When the eConsultancy/Marketo State of Digital Marketing report for Australia and New Zealand was released recently, it revealed a number of worrying trends. Not only was knowledge of digital ranked as “very poor” in 10 per cent of organisations – up from 4 per cent in 2014 – but a massive 63

“What we really want is for people to choose the bundle or the digital only, but we don’t mind which. Both of them are equally more profitable to us than the print only option,” says Michael Brunt, CMO and circulation director at The Economist. As things stand, The Economist has the best track

Government is not a business driven by a need to sell products and make profits according to Dominic Perrottet, the NSW Minister for Finance. However government’s can take away an important message from digital businesses – put the customer first. According to Perrottet who was speaking at a government sector

With all the airtime devoted to the need for companies to embrace digital, it turns out those who do it best take the smallest steps. Successful deployment demands constant assessment of bite-sized chunks, technical and cultural integration. That’s the upshot of a recent report by McKinsey, ‘Finding the speed to innovate’,

In the Digital era, the fundamental nature of leadership has not changed, but the rapid development and deployment of social and digital technologies means that the expectations for leaders are evolving. There are five new dimensions of leadership that reflect the increasing role and ongoing impact of new technologies in

In the manufacturing sector they call it Industry 4.0. According to McKinsey & Company, it is a gathering force that needs to be monitored closely and will likely drive changes in company strategy. Indeed the message is getting through, with close to a majority of the 300 companies McKinsey surveyed

Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon (GAFA) will likely never become banks. For reasons of profitability, regulation and growth rate, it is simply unappealing to the big four tech companies. In a recent informal chat with the manager of a global bank’s venture capital arm, I finally understood what their main