Westpac has now completed almost 70 per cent of its $2 billion five year Strategic Investment Priorities (SIPs) programme according to chief information officer Clive Whincup.
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Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: TechnologyWestpac has announced that its $2 billion Strategic Investment Priorities programme is 70 per cent complete – with the final elements scheduled to be rolled out in 2014.
Westpac’s chief information officer, Clive Whincup, has called on the Australian technology industry to hire more young computing graduates so that they can develop the high quality skills that end user organisations will need in the future.
With just days to go before Bernie Fraser is due to hand the Government his report on the feasibility of bank account number portability, Westpac chief information officer Bob McKinnon has blasted the notion - saying it would force financial institutions to dismantle their current information systems and introduce “horrific costs,” for the banks.
ANZ Bank chief information officer Anne Weatherston has rejected claims the bank's technology platform was falling behind that of rivals, stating billion-dollar IT splurges by the likes of the Commonwealth Bank in recent years were necessary because of a lack of ongoing investment in technology infrastructure throughout the past several decades.
Written by: Beverley Head | Published in: TechnologyNAB is gearing up to roll out a series of major new applications over the next few months which it claims will leapfrog those of its major financial sector competitors.
Speaking at the bank’s third quarter financial update today the bank’s chief executive officer Cameron Clyne said that although the bank was feeling the effects of “difficult” ma
Australia’s urgent need for a chief to drive e-health reforms was highlighted today, by the chief information officer of Singapore’s Ministry of Health Holdings who is driving a ten year investment strategy for the nation costed at up to S$1.5 billion.
This morning top-tier bank Westpac revealed it would renew its comprehensive technology outsourcing contract with IBM for a further five years, with the bank's technology chief Bob McKinnon (pictured) stating the relationship had improved greatly in recent years.
The favoured tool of chief information officers everywhere has long been their study ThinkPads, but it looks like Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief information officer Michael Harte might be a bit of an Apple fan.
The Westpac experience has delivered Australia's banking sector a stern lesson when it comes to reducing Severity 1 incidents in banks. You can cut down the problems; but it will take time, serious investment, strong leadership and a commitment to change.