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IT Success’ Graeme Isaacs interviews some of Australia’s top CIOs to get their take on the latest IT innovations, news and future directions. With new video interviews added regularly, we help you keep up to date on what’s trending right now in your industry.

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Check out the CIO Interviews below:


Simon Raik-Allen - CTO MYOB.

As Chief Technology Officer at Australia’s largest business management solutions provider MYOB, Simon Raik-Allen has been responsible for driving the company’s digital vision since 2010. With 15+ years of industry experience and a background in computer science, he’s spent much of his career in Silicon Valley and worked with a wide range of global giants, including Sony, eBay, AOL, Bank of America, Fosters, Telstra, NAB, & ANZ.

Here he gives Graeme Isaacs the skinny on Silicon Valley, the future for MYOB, his AI research, and why he still loves the cloud.


Ajay Bhatia - CIO

Now Group CIO of, Ajay’s 15+ years experience includes roles as Product & Technology Director at Fairfax Digital, IT Lecturer at UTS, Business & Technology consultant and IT Project Manager. His current leadership role involves management of multifunctional resources with a specific focus on product management, operations, business management and group technology.

IT Success’ Graeme Isaacs talks to Ajay Bhatia about the benefits and drawbacks of businesses on the cutting edge, the rise and rise of mobile apps, and the changing role of CIOs.


Driss Toukhsati - CIO Retravision

When we spoke to Driss, the strategic IT thinker and leader was still CIO at Retravision. He’s since brought his visionary skills and his extensive 30+ year background in IT, to bear as Executive General Manager, Business & Technology at Lumo Energy, where he is responsible for all aspects of BT as a service.

Click play to hear about the IT changes he put in place at Retravision, how he evaluates new business technologies, the world’s biggest IT innovation and his key tips for aspiring CIOs.


Sean Brown - CIO Pentana Solutions

It’s the new CIO of Pentana Solutions job to ensure the company’s technology strategies and services align to its business goals. As a highly motivated Design, Delivery, Support and Project Manager of software and hardware applications, Sean has extensive experience in the IT industry, performing a number of high profile technology roles at 3M, Liberty Financial and Colonial First State.

In this interview, Sean talks to us about Australia’s position in the global IT market, what he looks for in technical staff, the factors that create a well-run IT department, and what keeps him up at night.