More than one in ten ASX-listed CEOs have a background in technology yet none have previously been a CIO according to new research from executive recruiter Robert Half.  The research, 2019 CEO Tracker examines the background of the CEOs of the ASX 200. According to this study those CEOs with

ASX building

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has signed a three-party memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Digital Asset (DA) and VMware to work together on distributed ledger technology (DLT) initiatives in Australia and New Zealand. The ASX has been an early pioneer in blockchain technology, deciding in 2015 to replace its 25-year-old

stock drop finance financial

The Australian and Security Exchange Commission is looking into why the share prices of buy now, pay later platforms Afterpay, Zip and Flexigroup plummeted on Wednesday morning. The market volatility occured two days before a senate committee examining the buy now, pay later sector hands down its final report. According

Throughout 2018, 94 ASX200 board positions were filled by women. The new recruits helped put the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) within a whisker of achieving the gender diversity goal it set for Australian companies back in 2015. According to figures released today, women accounted for 29.7 per cent

Blockchain solutions are on the rise, with the number of patents filed for the technology more than doubling each year since 2013, according to a new report from the Australian Computer Society (ACS).  Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter  Since 2013 blockchain patent filings have grown by at least

Developing a business case for blockchain is inherently more challenging than other technology projects, because the cumulative value of the distributed network technology is often broader than one individual organisation. That’s the view of Dan Chesterman, CIO of the ASX, which is currently replacing its aging Clearing House Electronic Subregister

While there were concerns over security and throughput, there was a surprisingly common consensus among the senior executives of the Australian Securities Exchang (ASX), about what, at the time, looked to be a potentially controversial and sensitive decision: replacing its aging Clearing House Electronic Subregister System (CHESS) with a blockchain solution. That

There still aren’t enough women on Australian boards, and it’s not because of a lack of talent. That’s the message from the Australian Institute of Company Directors which released a report today outlining the progress on board diversity across the ASX 200 companies. According to the report, 2018 is off


Bitcoin may be the most famous example of a blockchain in use, but it is actually a rather unimaginative way to use it. The blockchain is finally starting to fulfil its promise as a game-changing technology, a kind of infrastructure for record-keeping. To facilitate movement of value (such as money)

Blockchain research by the CSIRO marks a significant turn around in the attitude of the Australian government to cryptocurrency. Data61, a research unit of the CSIRO, has announced a collaborative project with agencies including the Treasury to examine the potential of blockchain technology to improve outcomes and service delivery for