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The level of digital upheaval is growing around the world with a big increase in the number of board members who believe their organisations are being disrupted.  41 per cent of directors, up from 31 per cent last year, acknowledged the impact in the Harvey Nash/Alumni board report, released in London

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NAB will immediately hire 600 technology specialists in the areas of software engineering, data, architecture and security, according to the bank. The national and global recruitment drive is part of NAB’s plan to reshape the workforce and create up to 2,000 new jobs by 2020 to meet the changing needs

Martech company Amobee has made three new appointments to its Australian team. The expansion follows the completion of Amobee’s US$310 million acquisition of demand-side platform Turn earlier this year, creating one of the largest independent marketing platforms. Sign up to Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Krish Raja has been appointed to

ANZ Bank has appointed Ron Spector as Managing Director, New Business, Emerging Technology and Ventures, reporting to Group Executive Digital Banking Maile Carnegie. Currently based in San Francisco, Spector is a strategic innovation and venture advisor with more than 27 years’ international experience in financial services, retail and media industries.

The Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) has launched a new cyber security education program for directors and executives. Developed in partnership with CSIRO’s Data61, the new cyber curriculum is part of the broader push to lift the overall digital literacy of Australian business leaders. Launching the program at an

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Content and marketing operations platform Simple has appointed experienced martech exec Aden Forrest as its CEO. Forrest established marketing automation firm Marketo as its founding managing director in Australia and New Zealand, and helped to establish Salesforce as country manager for NZ, and then director of enterprise sales in Australasia.

Customer experience can no longer be separated from technology. Realising this superannuation company Sunsuper has created a group which combines the two. Teifi Whatley is the Executive GM Customer & Technology Sunsuper, a role which combines the responsibilities of the CMO and the CIO. “The rationale behind bringing a group

Talent and culture are critical to digital transformation success, but CIOs will need to get creative when it comes to finding ways of coping with the looming skills shortage in areas like AI and digital security. Speaking at the opening keynote of the Gartner Symposium on the Gold Coast Senior

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David La Rose is the new Managing Director of IBM Australia and New Zealand. He replaces Kerry Purcell, who will return to a senior leadership role in IBM Japan. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter With a career spanning 28 years in IBM, La Rose has held senior executive

LinkedIn has appointed Prue Cox as Director of LinkedIn Marketing Solutions for Australia and New Zealand. She will be based in Sydney and commence her new role on 6 November 2017. Cox will be responsible for growing LinkedIn’s marketing solutions business and helping customers and agencies leverage LinkedIn’s professional audience