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Banking using an app on a mobile phone or tablet is now more popular than using branches, according to new research from Roy Morgan. The research found 38.8 per cent of Australians used a banking app in an average four-week period, compared with only 28.2 per cent who visited branches.

Australia’s top tier data scientists are still pulling in huge salaries despite a slight decline in pay levels among the elite ranks of the profession.  One in 10 data analytics professionals surveyed for the 2016 IAPA Skills and Salary survey commanded annual pay checks in advance of $220,000 a year.

The drive to become a digital business has lead to the rise of a new leadership role — the chief data officer. At the end of 2015, Gartner estimated that 25 per cent of large global organisations had already hired a chief data officer (CDO). By 2019, Gartner expects that

Google and Microsoft are delving deep into the world of AI, while Apple is working on its core device and hardware business, and Amazon is plotting its expansion above and beyond ecommerce. That’s according to a high level analysis of the patents filed by the five US companies. The ‘Big

Boards are increasingly looking for candidates with a diverse set of skills and in particular, strong technology capabilities. That’s the message from Bridget Gray, managing director of the Australian arm of global head hunter Harvey Nash. According to Gray, “This year, whilst taking briefs for board positions, we have noticed

Just ask a taxi driver. When Which-50 first turned the lens on digital transformation three years ago the level of genuine investment in most large incumbent organisations was parsimonious at best. If digital captured much attention at all it tended to be in areas such as cyber security or brand

Succeeding in the digital world requires flexibility and speed argues David Chapman, CIO of the Teachers Mutual Bank. And, being smaller and more agile in its approach to IT is a competitive advantage the customer-owned bank has over the big four banks. “We are far smaller and far more agile

Smart CMOs are taking responsibility for customer experience but their companies are often ill equipped to cope with radical change argues marketing guru and Simple Chairman, Andy Lark. Lark, who has stints as the CMO of businesses like Commbank and Xero under his belt said “Smart CMOs are really talking about owning


Empowered consumers are pushing Australian organisations towards digital transformation, according to a new report by Forbes Insights. The report “How to Win at Digital Transformation: Insights from a Global Survey of Top Executives” found 58 per cent of Australian respondents identified changing customer expectations as the biggest external driver of

Google, Facebook. Facebook, Google, let’s call the whole thing off. Last week the IAB released its quarterly approximation of online ad spend. It suggested that the shift of budgets into online advertising continues unabated as does the unparalleled migration in media wealth from local players like Fairfax to international dotcoms