The iTnews Podcast

The iTnews Podcast

Australia’s leading source of enterprise technology news is now in podcast form. Join the editorial team at iTnews.com.au each week as we talk to technology executives from across the sector, digging deep into IT strategy, architecture and delivery. This podcast will be home to several shows, including the CXO Challenge, which profiles the work of top executives and their teams.

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August 7, 2022 27 min
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AMP Bank hollowed out its core banking system and refactored up to 40 percent of the remaining code to prepare the system for a new life hosted in AWS.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Group Executive Sean O’Malley details the bank’s path to core transformation, as well as progress in meeting other pillars of its technology strategy.

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In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Flybuys (Loyalty Pacific) Head of Digital Katie James provides a status update on Flybuys’ digital transformation, including its cloud migration and future application modernisation efforts.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Flybuys (Loyalty Pacific) Head of Digital Katie James provides a status update on Flybuys’ digital transformation, including its cloud migration and futu...

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For now, enjoy our 2021 discussion with Jospeh Vartuli, CTO at CreditorWatch.

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If you missed out on the State of IT report in 2021, see how we graded the states and territories here.

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Westpac’s BT is modernising its Panorama financial planning platform by migrating it to run in the cloud, which should also make the platform easier to separate from the group if it is divested as planned.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Richard Holmes, CIO of Westpac’s specialist business division - the division set up to divest non-core banking assets - discusses the challenges of ring-fencing large IT assets and unw...

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Essential Energy is using drone-captured imagery and software to create “intelligent” three-dimensional models of its substations that engineers can interact with and plan upgrade works remotely. 

In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Substation Design Manager Jason Streatfeild discusses the work of his team of engineers and drawing officers that manage all aspects of design for nearly 400 substations across the state, and t...

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Origin Energy is training its digital focus on the delivery of new features and ‘hero’ experiences for customers, having laid considerable foundations over the past few years. In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Chief Digital & Growth Officer Rod van Onselen discusses his dual remit, Origin’s digital strategy, and where the company is focusing its current efforts.

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CBA is treating its investment in no-code machine learning platform maker H2O.ai as a turning point that will enable anyone in the group to stand up an “incredibly predictive model literally at the touch of a button”.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, CBA’s Chief Decision Scientist, Dan Jermyn, discusses the bank’s AI “democratisation” efforts and mindset, as well as some of the key customer-facing wins that his specific...

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In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Group Executive Technology Gerard Florian reflects on over five years helming the bank’s technology function, and specifically the role and importance of strategic alignment to its present status within the bank. He also provides an update on ANZ's cloud journey, and discussed the halo effect of ANZ Plus.

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Australia Post is nearing the finish line for what was once billed as the ‘largest telecommunications transformation in the country’, and is now setting its sights on smart operations powered by connected devices.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Australia Post’s head of technology for network and infrastructure engineering Shane Hazim provides an in-depth view of the four st...

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MyState Limited is forging ahead with a “significant program” of digital and technology works that is attached to a broader growth strategy the ASX-listed financial group is pursuing through to the end of FY25.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, MyState’s general manager of Technology, Operations and Product, Paul Moss, discusses the evolution of technology strategy and architecture in MyState’s banking and wealth managem...

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UNICEF Australia used digital transformation as the catalyst to change the way it raises funds to improve the lives of children, moving from four big appeals a year to an “always-on” fundraising approach.

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, chief operating officer Sarah Grattan unpacks UNICEF Australia’s IT and digital structure and strategy, as well as a continuing transformation effort that began not long after she joine...

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April 25, 2022 28 min

In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, NAB Chief Technology Officer Steve Day details shifts in strategic thinking around the bank’s highly-publicised cloud journey, which has been running at scale since 2017. He also reveals NAB is undertaking the first major revision of its technology strategy since 2018.

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In this week's episode of the iTnews Podcast, we have CBA’s chief digital officer Fredrik Lindström and CIO for technology for the bank’s retail division and distinguished engineer Brendan Hopper.

You’ll hear about CBA’s transformation of its software engineering practices, team and culture. 

We also talk about what digital looks like beyond apps and online services, and where CBA’s thinking is around future ...
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Woolworths anticipates a greater degree of cross-collaboration, partnership and embedding of skills between its WooliesX and Group IT functions in coming years, as digital technology is worked even deeper into the company’s core operations.

In this week's CXO Challenge on the iTnews podcast, Woolworths’ chief digital technology officer (CDTO) Nick Eshkenazi provides a detailed look inside the company’s te...
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December 6, 2021 22 min
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November 29, 2021 18 min

On the show this week, we have Samir Shah, he is the ICT Business Services Manager from Rinnai Australia.

You might know Rinnai because of its hot water, heating, and cooling systems. 

What you may not know is they also have manufacturing operations in Australia, and they’ve been undergoing a multi-year transformation of their ERP and reporting systems, which Samir will now walk us through.

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November 22, 2021 29 min

Transurban has a growing range of successful examples of data analytics, particularly around road safety or optimising traffic flow. It also has a growing number of digital twins that it is using on road tunnel projects to manage ventilation and understand the causes of congestion. Together, these underscore a multi-year effort to build internal capability and systems around analytics and data use. Our guest is Mick Spence, Transur...

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