Salesforce has promoted Keith Block to co-chief executive officer, working alongside CEO and founder Marc Benioff. Block now reports to Salesforce’s board of directors and remains a member of the board. Block served as Salesforce’s vice chairman, president and as a director since joining the company in June 2013, and

Xero has acquired document management solution Hubdoc for $70 million. The Toronto-based company is a leading data capture solution that helps accountants, bookkeepers, and small businesses to streamline administrative tasks such as financial document collection and data entry. Founded in 2011, Hubdoc is headquartered in Canada and has customers in the

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Australian businesses should consider setting cultural diversity targets for their most senior ranks, according to a new report from Sydney University Business School. The report titled Beyond the pale: Cultural diversity on ASX 100 boards identified Australia’s board members are overwhelmingly Anglo-Celtic men who “display traditional male leadership traits” and

AI, machine learning, IoT and blockchain have the potential to transform businesses. But if technology is to fulfil that potential, it must be on the agenda of the entire C-suite. That’s the view of Geoff Wenborn, Chief Digital and Technology Officer at People’s Choice Credit Union — an organisation currently

Lisa Pearson BigCommerce CMO

Australian-founded ecommerce platform BigCommerce has appointed Lisa Pearson as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer. Pearson will lead BigCommerce’s global marketing organisation, overseeing all aspects of brand and communications, product marketing, demand generation, customer acquisition and partner marketing. BigCommerce powers B2B and B2C ecommerce for more than 60,000 brands, more

Culture is “critical” for innovation and organisations are increasingly adopting new business models to foster it, according to Deloitte partner, Bradley Burt. However, many executives still misperceive innovation and the associated technology, he said. Intelligent enterprises effectively use their data assets to achieve their desired outcomes faster – and with

More than half a decade on, organisations investing in digital transformation are still struggling to turn their investments into business success, according to research from Capgemini which includes a comparison to its corresponding 2012 study. The latest research found most organisations lacked the leadership and operations required for successful digital

Easy Button

Here’s something CEOs and other business leaders say — and seemingly without much forethought: “Of course, technology is the easy bit.” It’s one of those trite phrases that gets picked up and repeated in everyday corporate life, as if they were statements of obvious truth and wisdom, upon which we

We live in a disrupted age. For those already struggling, the situation is unlikely to improve.  Indeed, listen to management consultants like McKinsey and Company, and they will tell you all value chains will be disrupted. But we are not so much accelerating towards entropy, as replacing an old order

Data Republic

Data Republic, Australia’s leading data sharing platform, announced the opening of a new office in Singapore as part of the organisation’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region. Joining the Australian Government’s Singapore Landing Pad program, Data Republic’s launch in Singapore follows continued interest from major regional players in Data Republic’s unique