Ian Gibson, Chief Information Officer at SuperChoice spoke to delegates at the 2017 CIO Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Automation Transformation: Life in the Cloud’. SuperChoice is migrating all its applications to the public cloud using environment automation and based on a multi public cloud strategy. Forrester research in 2016 indicated that less than 2% of Australian companies operate 100% in the cloud, much less for traditional corporate Financial Service organisations! And of these, few have a multi public cloud strategy or have attempted automation to such an extent.
Ian shared SuperChoice’s unique experience with multiple clouds and environment automation in a candid “warts and all” discussion covering: what’s worked and what hasn’t; what’s been surprising (there’s been a few) and different; how has it changed what we do and how we do it; and is it worth the effort.
Ian is the Chief Information Officer and Responsible Officer for SuperChoice Services Pty Limited where he has been completely transforming the technology business. Prior to joining SuperChoice, Ian worked in senior executive and CIO roles including at Adaptra, CitiStreet, Link Market Services and the National Australia Bank. He also co-founded a boutique consulting firm and has worked with several technology start-ups. Ian was a Partner in Accenture’s Strategy practice where he focused on business and IT-enabled strategic and operational planning. His consulting work ranged across several industries, both locally and internationally, and for some of the largest clients in their respective industry. Ian is also a Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary focusing on technology start-ups and NFPs. Ian has a BSc (Computer Science & Mathematics) and an MBA from Melbourne Business School and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a regular speaker and has authored more than 43 publications including twice nominated for Thought Leadership awards.