Thinkfwd Cio Podcast Series



ThinkFWD CIO Series is a podcast that explores how enterprises use technology to respond to change, overcome challenges and realise opportunities. Presented by inventor and futurist Mark Pesce, each episode investigates contemporary trends and challenges in IT through an intreview with a key figure in the Australian technology landscape.


  • Episode 6 - Al and Deakin University's digital vision

    13/06/2017 Duration: 26min

    In the sixth episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, William Confalonieri talks about his role as chief digital officer at Deakin University. He discusses digital innovation, the use of artificial intelligence to provide more personalised services to its students and the university’s vision for establishing a strong horizontal information structure. Listen here, subscribe on iTunes or check out other episodes on ThinkFWD.

  • Episode 5 - The move to open government data

    13/06/2017 Duration: 27min

    In the fifth episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, Karin Geraghty discusses her role as CIO for the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources at the Government of South Australia. She talks about how the state has become a leader in collaborative environmental open data portals, the importance of developing partnerships with the private sector and the growing use of mobile devices in data collection. Listen below, subscribe on iTunes or check out other episodes here.

  • Episode 4 - Applications and innovation at the ASX

    13/06/2017 Duration: 27min

    In the fourth episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, Katherine Squire discusses her role as General Manager for Applications at the ASX. She talks about the importance of making sure technology remains responsive to the needs of users, developing new applications to take advantage of business opportunities and managing organisational change.

  • Episode 3 - 21st Century Bank

    13/06/2017 Duration: 26min

    Limits define the scope of a business’s capacities and no area of business labours under more regulations than the finance sector. However, when constraints can be transformed into design elements, an organisation finds itself with capacities where it previously saw roadblocks. In the third episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, ME Bank's Mark Gay discusses how banks are becoming technology businesses, transforming operational constraints into enablers for innovation and the importance of enhancing customer experience.

  • Episode 2 - The evolution of the CIO

    13/06/2017 Duration: 21min

    In the 21st century, technology will continue to drive the transformation of companies looking to increase productivity as competition intensifies. Every aspect of a business is being measured, digitised, quantified, analysed and visualised – and all of these are core functions of the C-level technology leader. In the second episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, futurist Ross Dawson discusses how technology-driven change is transforming organisations and the role of the CIO. Ross explores how CIOs are not only IT managers who need to keep pace with accelerating change, but should also be executives who can provide business solutions, innovate and think strategically.

  • Episode 1 - What if an invisible attacker tried to bring down your business?

    13/06/2017 Duration: 31min

    Businesses need to think about the unthinkable when it comes to cyber threats. If your entire IT infrastructure was hacked into and corrupted tomorrow, how long would it take to rebuild? How long before employees could get back to work? How long before you could trade again? Would your business survive an extinction-level event?  In the first episode of the Lenovo ThinkFWD CIO Series, Carl Woerndle tells the chilling tale of the series of cyber attacks that leveled his major hosting business Distribute.IT in 2011. Carl also shares the key lesson he took from the experience - one that will serve as a sobering wake-up call for any CIO or IT professional concerned about cybersecurity.