CXO Challenge

CXO Challenge is a landmark study into the strategies and tools Australian organisations are employing to meet the needs of the digital consumer.

Below we profile the country's most influential technology and business executives and discuss disruptive innovation across key sectors of the Australian economy.

Vijay Solanki - Southern Cross Austereo

Australia's digital crescendo


Karen Wagner - Cardno

Tech SWAT teams kicking down the digital door


Carole Tokody - Cover-More Group

When does an insurance company turn into a software vendor?


Alistair Carwardine - M2 Group

Disconnecting from the internet of stupid things


Trent Mankelow - Trade Me Group

Going all in with Spotify-style agile


Expanding a savvy CIO's toolbox.

APIs: rivets for the composable enterprise


Andrew Watts - Bendigo Bank

Ditching the CIO title in favour of a customer focus


Allen Lew - Optus

Halting Optus' descent into ones and zeros


Brian Adams - WorleyParsons

Never waste a good crisis


Shawn Blackmore - AustralianSuper

Superannuation via the smartphone


Lionel Lopez - Veda

Inside the mind of the chief data officer


Vish Nandlall - Telstra

Telstra leans on partners as telco margins erode


Stripping away human intervention

Why straight-through processing is the holy grail for banks


Matthew Toohey - iiNet

Change is the only constant at iiNet


Mandy Ross - Tatts Group

Beating the disruptors with bricks and mortar


David Whiteing - CommBank

Don’t mention digital disruption to David Whiteing


Lisa Tobin - Transurban

Predicting a road accident before it happens


Nell Payne - Foxtel

Content, cost & constant innovation: How Foxtel plans to take on Netflix


Stephen Phillips - Transfield Services

Sending in the drones


Paul Baker - Iluka Resources

Mining for value in tough times


Roger Sniezek - Coles

Trust in the age of the data-driven supermarket


David Higgins - OzForex

Battling for top recruits in the race to disrupt


Clive Dickens - Seven West Media

Taking the fight to the disruptors


Barry Simpson - Coca-Cola Amatil

Soft drinks and SoftLayer: A solution for hard times?


Martin Janssen - Incitec Pivot

Getting bang for your buck in the explosives factory


Neil Hitchcock - Navitas

Keeping up with the digital natives


Tom Ceglarek - STW Group

Data: Advertising's best frenemy


Tim Thurman - ASX

Tearing down walls at the ASX


Peter Campbell - Sparke Helmore

Is your lawyer smarter than IBM's Watson?


Tim Fleming - Deloitte

Harnessing cloud to avoid a short fuse and big bang


Sharmila Tsourdalakis - GPT Group

Why GPT Group put all its IT into AWS


Wayne McMahon - Domino's

Redefining fast food with just four clicks


Luc Hennekens - Qantas

Empty terminals and mountains of data


Paul Keen - Dick Smith

Jumping off a cliff for your customers


Kel Telford - Echo Entertainment

Betting all his chips on big data


Owen Coppage - AGL

Friends with benefits


Michael Ilczynski - Seek

Disrupting the disruptors


Kim Wenn - Tabcorp

At the top of her game


Andrew Todd – IOOF

Innovating in the sleepy super industry


Dave Curran – Westpac

Debunking the innovation myth


Matt Pancino - Suncorp

Culture: the one thing a bank can't buy


Paul Young – Ardent Leisure

Digital engagement: more than child’s play


Sue Coulter - Credit Union Australia

Technology, through a banker’s lens


Vincent Dempsey - Vodafone Australia

Keeping the peace


Adam Bennett - NAB

A new perspective on digital leadership


Tom Quinn - News Corp

Go fast enough, and you won’t feel the shakes


Andrew Lam-Po-Tang - Fairfax

Building a rapid response team


Ajay Bhatia -

How to disrupt yourself


Andrew Walduck - Australia Post

Standing on a burning platform


Patrick Maes - ANZ Bank

ANZ looks to life beyond the transaction


Julie Bale - Bank of Queensland

Earning the right to innovate


Andy Weir - Bankwest

Building a disruptive culture


Nigel Dalton - REA Group

Australia's godfather of agile


Brett Winterford - former iTnews editor

Welcome to CXO Challenge