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Many smart city projects still feel like proofs of concept, rather than transformative projects. The 10 Gigabit Adelaide Project, by contrast, has demonstrated tangible benefits — improving the lives of citizens and businesses and generating an economic return for the city. It has also put in place the underlying connectivity

VMLY&R has appointed design and experience strategist Kirsty Robinson as its first ever Brisbane-based Head of Experience. Robinson brings more than 20 years’ working in the space to the newly created role, with a key focus on designing experience-led strategies across digital and physical platforms, for both customers and employees.

Leaders within Australia’s business community are asking their peers to weigh in on some of the biggest issues facing business today. At the top of the agenda is the future of work. The local chapter of Richard Branson’s B Team began to take shape in late 2017 and launched in

Dell Boomi (Boomi) has appointed Ajit Melarkode as its managing director for Asia-Pacific and Japan (APJ) to expand existing and drive new revenue opportunities to capitalise on strong demand for cloud-based integration. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Melarkode joins Boomi with more than 25 years’ experience in the

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Ed McManus, the current CEO at Meridian Energy and Powershop Australia, is the new Deliveroo Australia CEO. He will join the restaurant delivery service in the coming months, replacing Levi Aron, who left the business in July after four years leading the company in Australia. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular

Suncorp has announced Pip Marlow, CEO of Customer Marketplace, has decided to leave the business at the end of August following a restructure of the company’s digital operations. Marlow, the former MD of Microsoft in Australia, joined Suncorp in March 2017 in the newly created position of CEO Customer Innovation.

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Data61, the data science research arm of the CSIRO, has begun a global search for its next CEO to replace inaugural chief Adrian Turner who is stepping down from the role in September. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Turner has led Data61 since it formed in 2016 and

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Workplace tech startup WithYouWithMe (WYWM) has closed an oversubscribed growth investment round, led by Perennial Value Management and Alium Capital Management. The Australian startup will use the AU$5 million to further expand its specialised software offering, accelerate hiring and scale operations at home and abroad. It expects the second half

IBM has appointed Katrina Troughton as its first female managing director of Australia and New Zealand.  She will be replacing David La Rose who has been promoted to general manager at IBM partner ecosystem based in the US. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Troughton has spent 28 years

University of New South Wales Professor Sallie Pearson has joined the National Data Advisory Council, the group which guides Australia’s National Data Commissioner on best data sharing practice in the public sector. Professor Pearson, a health services researcher and behavioural scientist, will fill the vacancy left by retiring Professor Fiona