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CFO Yeah! brings you up close with finance leaders in the world's most exciting, fastest-growing companies. In this podcast, you meet CFOs who believe that finance is another key driver for growth - just as vital as sales and marketing. We explore the changing nature of the CFO role, what makes finance teams successful, and how finance can be an effective business partner for growth. CFO Connect is a global community and resource hub for finance leaders, created by Spendesk.
 
The Authentic Voices podcast connects you with people who are aligned with their truth. Through their work and their daily lives, these wellness experts, artists, entrepreneurs, and other visionaries demonstrate how full spectrum authenticity leads to deep fulfillment, success, and spiritual growth. By sharing their stories, our intention is to empower you to embrace your own life’s purpose. Hosted by Ana Peñuelas, Meaghan O’Herron, and Wendy Hopper.
 
Australia’s leading source of enterprise technology news is now in podcast form. Join the editorial team at iTnews.com.au each week as we talk to technology executives from across the sector, digging deep into IT strategy, architecture and delivery. This podcast will be home to several shows, including the CXO Challenge, which profiles the work of top executives and their teams.
 
Travel and hospitality industry professionals get weekly insights from leaders across the business with "TIYB" on their playlists. The series features interviews with thought leaders and innovators changing the face and setting the pace of travel, with a focus on fascinating new technologies and groundbreaking new strategies.
 
SolarWakeup Live! is the insider's guide to the solar and energy markets. Hosted by Yann Brandt, the managing editor of SolarWakeup and CEO of Wakeup Media. Yann Brandt is a veteran executive of the solar industry. After several startups, Yann also founded SolarWakeup, the most influential newsletter in the industry. SolarWakeup is now a big part of Wakeup Media and Yann continues to work in solar investing hundreds of millions of dollars across the Country. Join Yann as he walks you through ...
 
Humans Cogs brings you stories that matter, and conversations about what's really going on in people's lives right now. Hosted by psychologist and media contributor Sabina Read, and award-winning entrepreneur and journalist Madeleine Grummet, each episode features real and raw conversations with extraordinary guests who share dark secrets, silver linings, advice on living and loving well, and will challenge what you think you know about yourself, and the world around you. Human Cogs is a poi ...
 
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Westpac’s BT is modernising its Panorama financial planning platform by migrating it to run in the cloud, which should also make the platform easier to separate from the group if it is divested as planned. In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Richard Holmes, CIO of Westpac’s specialist business division - the division set up to divest non-…
 
Essential Energy is using drone-captured imagery and software to create “intelligent” three-dimensional models of its substations that engineers can interact with and plan upgrade works remotely. In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Substation Design Manager Jason Streatfeild discusses the work of his team of engineers and drawing officers…
 
“You can't go in and fix the finance, accounting and stakeholder ecosystem without understanding the entire organization. If you're focusing on just one piece and ignoring how the others relate to it, you're missing the bigger picture and the opportunities to really optimize.” After several years studying medicine and understanding how systems driv…
 
Origin Energy is training its digital focus on the delivery of new features and ‘hero’ experiences for customers, having laid considerable foundations over the past few years. In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Chief Digital & Growth Officer Rod van Onselen discusses his dual remit, Origin’s digital strategy, and where the company is foc…
 
CBA is treating its investment in no-code machine learning platform maker H2O.ai as a turning point that will enable anyone in the group to stand up an “incredibly predictive model literally at the touch of a button”. In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, CBA’s Chief Decision Scientist, Dan Jermyn, discusses the bank’s AI “democratisation” …
 
In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, Group Executive Technology Gerard Florian reflects on over five years helming the bank’s technology function, and specifically the role and importance of strategic alignment to its present status within the bank. He also provides an update on ANZ's cloud journey, and discussed the halo effect of ANZ Plu…
 
For the past 10+ years, Asif Ahmed has been focusing on helping entrepreneurs structure and leverage their finance processes to grow faster. He’s also been a tax advisor for HMRC, and is Managing Director at Acclivity Advisors. Between changing fundraising rules, emerging challenges for companies in their Series B, and an evolving finance landscape…
 
We'll return with new episodes very soon! Australia Post is nearing the finish line for what was once billed as the ‘largest telecommunications transformation in the country’, and is now setting its sights on smart operations powered by connected devices. In this week’s episode of the iTnews podcast, Australia Post’s head of technology for network …
 
Glenn Hopper is a former Navy journalist, filmmaker, and founder. He left the military and spent two decades helping startups operate at scale and prepare for fundraising and acquisitions. Today, he’s CFO at Sandline, which provides digital discovery services for legal teams. He’s also the author of two books, including Deep Finance: Corporate Fina…
 
MyState Limited is forging ahead with a “significant program” of digital and technology works that is attached to a broader growth strategy the ASX-listed financial group is pursuing through to the end of FY25. In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, MyState’s general manager of Technology, Operations and Product, Paul Moss, discusses the evo…
 
UNICEF Australia used digital transformation as the catalyst to change the way it raises funds to improve the lives of children, moving from four big appeals a year to an “always-on” fundraising approach. In this week’s episode of the iTnews Podcast, chief operating officer Sarah Grattan unpacks UNICEF Australia’s IT and digital structure and strat…
 
“Keep true to yourself, and be authentic. Don't change yourself for an organization. Go find one that likes you just the way that you are. That’s the best piece of advice I could give.” Heather Dixon has been inside finance functions for three decades - leading her teams with a unique, authentic leadership style. She has worked in healthcare since …
 
Season 2 coming soon! In this week's episode of the iTnews Podcast, we have CBA’s chief digital officer Fredrik Lindström and CIO for technology for the bank’s retail division and distinguished engineer Brendan Hopper. You’ll hear about CBA’s transformation of its software engineering practices, team and culture. We also talk about what digital loo…
 
After 16 years at large building materials distributor Travis Perkins, Nick Rose took a leap of faith. He joined Enable, a fast-growing collaboration platform helping companies of all sizes improve financial transparency and operational efficiency. In less than 2 years, he’s led the company through two successful fundraising rounds, helped reshape …
 
Season 2 is coming soon! Woolworths anticipates a greater degree of cross-collaboration, partnership and embedding of skills between its WooliesX and Group IT functions in coming years, as digital technology is worked even deeper into the company’s core operations. In this week's CXO Challenge on the iTnews podcast, Woolworths’ chief digital techno…
 
Our first CFO Connect event of 2022 focused on a topic far too neglected in the finance industry: impostor syndrome, and the toll it takes on finance professionals. To address this topic, we spoke with Catherine Clark, executive mentor and former CFO. After spending more than 20 years in organizations of all sizes, she shifted her attention and ski…
 
During the dark days of the pandemic not everyone was baking sourdough. Many women were locked in their homes with people they feared, and psychological, physical, financial and fatal abuse played out behind closed doors with domestic violence continuing to devastate too many lives. Tarang Chawla is a writer, speaker, anti-violence campaigner and m…
 
Did you know that you spend most of your waking life working – a jaw-dropping 90,000 hours for the average person. Work dominates our days. It can be the thing that gets you up in the morning, or the thing that keeps you awake at night. What about you? Has the pandemic changed your relationship with work? Are you at a career crossroads, feeling tir…
 
Anders Liu-Lindberg is a partner at the Business Partnering Institute, a board member at Born Capital, and spent 10 years in the finance team at A.P. Moller - Maersk. He’s also a thought leader on FP&A and the modern finance function. In this episode, he shares his vision for the future of finance with us. We discuss shifting your mindset, a new wa…
 
Have you ever set yourself a crazy big hairy audacious goal, and found yourself against the odds somehow achieving it? Women climb invisible mountains every day. But Laura Youngson's eureka moment came on a volcanic ash pitch, 5,714 metres above sea level, on Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro in June 2017. Youngson, an ambitious entrepreneur, gender act…
 
Chad Martin has seen the finance world’s ongoing evolution first-hand. After 10 years in investment banking at Goldman Sachs, he became a CFO, a role he’s held for 17 years in healthcare, energy, and software companies. Currently driving finance at MeridianLink, he spearheaded the company’s successful IPO in 2020. We discussed the challenges occurr…
 
Sushi Das is an award-winning British Australian journalist of more than 25 years, spending much of her career at The Age, where she held a series of senior reporting and editing positions. She is the winner of two Melbourne Press Club Quill Awards including Best Columnist (2005) and currently works as a freelance columnist and as a researcher for …
 
After almost 20 years as an external advisor and finance leader, Dan Wells founded GrowCFO, a community dedicated to support finance leaders throughout their professional journey. In this episode, Dan discusses how the role of the modern-day CFO has changed over the past years. He shares a lot of tips for aspiring CFOs, the skill sets young profess…
 
What happens when, aged 30, you understand you’re transgender? This was the question that confronted Dr Yves Rees, an award-winning author, historian and regular contributor to ABC Radio and The Conversation, whose life was upended by gender transition in 2018. Then known as a woman called Anne, Yves was forced to grapple with the knowledge that th…
 
How can finance leaders become true strategic advisors to influence the long term visions of their firms? And how can you have true impact in an industry that’s been dramatically hit by the pandemic? Gerardo Adame is VP Finance North America at XP Power. In this episode of the CFO Yeah! podcast, we discussed with Gerardo about how finance leaders c…
 
Many of us hear the word menopause and may think it’s not meaningful or relevant in our own life – regardless of our gender, career path or life stage. As an accomplished business executive who travelled the world working in often male-dominated industries, Melissa MacGowan was once probably the same. Until the symptoms of undiagnosed peri-menopaus…
 
Adam Schwab is a former corporate lawyer, company founder, angel investor and the co-founder of Luxury Escapes, a global travel company. He has also written for Crikey and SmartCompany since 2005 and is the author of Pigs at the Trough: Lessons from Australia’s Decade of Corporate Greed. From being a self-described glorified filer at a top-tier law…
 
Jana is not only the VP Finance at omni:us, but she is also the inventor of the finance toolbox, a playbook to help startups create their finance processes from scratch. In this episode, we spoke with Jana about her experience building the finance team at omni:us, managing productivity on a four-day work week, investing in yourself through side pro…
 
George McEncroe is a tech entrepreneur, writer, standup comedian, educator, and force of nature. The single mother of four hates orthodoxies, has a roll up your sleeves ‘can do’ mantra, and has spent her life giving everything a crack to dial up the carpe diem in her every day so she doesn’t die wondering. In this episode, we hear about some of the…
 
Pedro Barros is VP of Finance at Remote, a global HR solution for distributed teams. He witnessed the company’s hypergrowth during the pandemic and helped lead its Series B in July 2021. In this episode, we explore Pedro’s journey up the finance ladder, his insights on how to be a good leader, and his vision for the future of finance and remote wor…
 
Jocelyn Brewer has, in her words, a job of the future. A psychologist and ex-teacher who helps individuals and organisations be well connected and mentally fit, she has been working with adolescents, families and adults for a decade, and understands the complexity of busy modern life, the increasing role of technology in our work and how healthy di…
 
On the show this week, we have Samir Shah, he is the ICT Business Services Manager from Rinnai Australia. You might know Rinnai because of its hot water, heating, and cooling systems. What you may not know is they also have manufacturing operations in Australia, and they’ve been undergoing a multi-year transformation of their ERP and reporting syst…
 
Transurban has a growing range of successful examples of data analytics, particularly around road safety or optimising traffic flow. It also has a growing number of digital twins that it is using on road tunnel projects to manage ventilation and understand the causes of congestion. Together, these underscore a multi-year effort to build internal ca…
 
From a very young age, Alka Tandan has been passionate about the IT industry. In this episode from the CFO Yeah! podcast, she shares her 20-year journey through the SaaS industry, plus her insights on how finance leaders can support their company’s scaling efforts and what qualities are required to make it to the unicorn stage.…
 
On an ordinary day in August 2018, Craig Hopper woke up living the dream, got ready for the day, kissed his three kids goodbye and went off to work. Meanwhile, his wife dropped their youngest at school and set off as a fit 46-year-old on her regular morning run. What happened next changed their lives forever. Craig’s wife suffered a massive heart a…
 
Rachael Neumann is an uber impressive high flyer who has experienced countless successes around the globe in the ever-changing and complex worlds of venture capital investment and business. But business wasn’t the focus of our fabulous and high-octane chat. Instead of deep diving into her latest hot startup deal, Rachael shared some of the formativ…
 
Every CFO knows the pain of trying to consolidate data from a wide range of sources. A mix of legacy systems and new processes only complicates things. So we spoke with OverlayAnalytics COO Josh Beaver - also a CPA - about how to make this less of a juggling exercise. We also spoke about his background in strategic consulting, his work in the publi…
 
In this episode, I take to the mic solo without my articulate co-host Mads to meet James “Fish” Gill, a Heart Coach, Yoga Teacher, and Transformational Facilitator. Fish shares his own learnings and teachings about how to see the beauty in conflict, the power of curiosity in relationships, and why certainty is almost always a red flag. From giving …
 
On the show this week, we have Westpac Group Chief Technology Officer David Walker talking about the bank’s ongoing transformation agenda, its transformation roadmaps and guiding principles. David also talks us through Westpac’s efforts to adopt an evolutionary architecture and evergreen technologies as a way to transform the backend and set founda…
 
In this week's episode of the iTnews Podcast, we have CBA’s chief digital officer Fredrik Lindström and CIO for technology for the bank’s retail division and distinguished engineer Brendan Hopper. You’ll hear about CBA’s transformation of its software engineering practices, team and culture. We also talk about what digital looks like beyond apps an…
 
Did you know that the average age of menopause is 51, menopause that occurs between 40 and 45 is called 'early menopause', and menopause that happens before age 40 is called 'premature menopause’? October is Menopause Awareness Month. So we're opening up important conversations on Human Cogs to explore all of the usual sleepless, sweat-soaked chall…
 
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