Gerd Schenkel

The COVID-19 pandemic will leave an impact on businesses so they need to take advantage of the unique conditions created by the crisis to prepare for the future, argue leading voices on digital transformation. Some organisations are already taking advantage of the crisis, using it to reshape their operations and

Over the past two months, company directors have abandoned the salubrious trappings of Mahogany Row, with its impressive oak boardroom tables, stunning city views, and all those oh-so-comfortable American Heritage leather chairs. These days they are slumming it along with salaried hoi polloi. That means sharing a small box on

The Australian market for neobanks is less than a year old, but the new entrants have big ambitions to change the way consumers bank — putting the pressure on Australia’s biggest and most established banks. The newcomers have already cleared significant hurdles by appeasing Australia’s regulators to secure their banking

“If your company is not an icon on a person’s mobile phone, you really don’t exist.” That’s the risk that Australian brands face, according to Gerd Schenkel, Leader of the Digital Practice at consultancy Partners in Performance. Nominate today for the Which-50 Digital Experience Awards. Simple. Fast. Easy. Schenkel, who

Companies with enough digitally savvy board members make more money. That’s the key finding from a recent study by MIT Sloan, which also revealed that few organisations measure up. The research found that only 24 per cent of the boards of companies listed in the US with over $1 billion

Global management consulting firm, Partners in Performance, has launched a new practice to assist business to master to the “people dimension” of digital transformation. The company says its new digital practice will help clients deliver lasting commercial results by ensuring people and technology work in sync. Culture and leaderships are

Former Tyro Payments CEO Gerd Schenkel is now the Chairman of Melbourne-based fintech Credit Clear, joining CEO Frank Romano and co-founders Mark Casey and Lewis Romano to lead the company through its next phase of growth. Schenkel joined the start up late last year, which is eyeing a sharemarket listing

Australia’s biggest companies are struggling with the sheer pace of change as old certainties are challenged by twin threats. On the one hand they need to keep a watchful eye on the new generation of technically savvy entrepreneurs, and on the other, there is the growing menace of global technology

Australia’s moves towards open banking and a Consumer Data Right are being slowed by the country’s largest banks which refuse to go beyond the minimum requirements of regulators, according to Gerd Schenkel, founder of Ubank and Telstra Digital. According to Schenkel, now managing director BGA Digital, the banks are favouring

Former Telstra Digital Executive Director Gerd Schenkel has resigned from his position of CEO of Tyro Payments after just eight months in the top job. In a statement published yesterday the company said Schenkel had chosen to leave the company to “focus on other business opportunities and spend more time