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Video: ACCC telco chief Michael Cosgrave

As the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's telecommunications chief, Michael Cosgrave wields a hefty punch in the national broadband network debate. He talked exclusively with on regulation in this time of change.

July 27, 2008 by Suzanne Tindal


Customs: Murray Harrison, CIO

Australian Customs CIO Murray Harrison dislikes SLAs and runs away if a vendor talks to him about innovation. In this interview, he also explains why getting excited about gadgets can be dangerous and talks about how Customs' outsourcing strategy has evolved.

July 16, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung

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Government CIO spotlight on: Security

How do four of Australia's largest government agencies protect their networks from attackers? To find out, went to Canberra and spoke to the CIOs of Customs, Centrelink, Defence and the Australian Tax Office.

June 16, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung


Xerox CEO: Time for Washington's help

She's been called the second most powerful woman in business. By now, she may be No. 1. In a wide-ranging discussion about technology, politics, and her company's plans, Xerox's CEO tells's Charles Cooper that the tech industry hasn't found a particularly sympathetic ear in the nation's capital, especially when it comes to the hot-button topic of H-1B visas.

June 6, 2008


Centrelink: John Wadeson, CIO

Centrelink, Australia's welfare payment organisation, deals with millions of transactions and billions of dollars every week. CIO John Wadeson recently spoke to about the challenges of running one of the country's largest IT infrastructures.

March 31, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung


Australian Tax Office: Bill Gibson, CIO

Bill Gibson, CIO of the Australian Tax office, spoke to about why he doesn't completely trust open source software; how the ATO handles security and why competing vendors will have to learn to work together.

March 16, 2008 by Munir Kotadia and Liam Tung


Debating the value of green subsidies

At a Churchill Club event in Menlo Park, Calif., Ira Ehrenpreis of Technology Partners moderates a discussion on the role of government in subsidizing green-technology ventures. The panelists are Mike Biddle, CEO at MBA Polymers; Jennifer Fonstad, managing director at Draper Fisher Jurvetson; Dirk Michels, partner at K&L Gates; and John Woolard, CEO of BrightSource Energy.

January 31, 2008

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