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ANZ’s transformation GM Rob Marchiori to exit

ANZ’s transformation GM Rob Marchiori will leave the bank mid next month and remaining agile ways of work teams will be folded into the technology organisation, the latest changes to occur as agile simply becomes part of the bank’s ‘business-as-usual’. iTnews sighted an internal memo from ANZ’s group executive for technology Gerard Florian announcing the change, as well as others,...

Trump’s rollbacks could add half an EU’s worth of climate pollution by 2035

US President Donald Trump has successfully moved the nation backwards on climate change, even as the world grapples with increasingly devastating fires, heat waves and droughts. His rollbacks of major environmental policies, should they survive legal challenges and subsequent administrations, could pump the equivalent of 1.8 billion additional metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by 2035, according to...

US charges seven over wide-ranging hacks

The US Justice Department charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese nationals had been charged with hacking more than 100 companies in the United States and abroad, including software development companies, computer manufacturers, telecommunications providers, social media companies, gaming firms, nonprofits,...

EY to ‘raise bar’ in spotting fraud after Wirecard scandal

Global accounting firm EY ‘regrets’ not spotting fraud at German payments company Wirecard sooner and said it would use analytics technology to improve how it verifies information from clients. German regulators are examining EY’s role as auditor for Wirecard, which collapsed in June after a 1.9 billion euro (A$3.8 billion) hole was discovered in its books. “Many people believe that the...

Services Australia to bring digital kiosks, wait tracking to service centres

Services Australia is moving closer towards its Service NSW-inspired customer service vision, with plans afoot to introduce self-service kiosks and wait time tracking at its services centres. After spending the past year designing the way forward for government services, the agency has put out the call for one or more service providers to deliver the two end-to-end solutions. Customers will use...

Slattery sees Starlink powering a generational shift in internet access

Telco entrepreneur Bevan Slattery predicts SpaceX’s Starlink broadband service will power a generational shift in internet access, enabling remote communities to get online “for the solid costs of about US$1000”. Speaking at a Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) webinar yesterday, Slattery said the possibility of connecting 2 billion people in emerging markets to the internet would transform the global economy. “When you...

Australia’s global tech talent visa attracts 4109 migrants in first year

Australia’s fledgling permanent migration scheme for highly-skilled technologists has secured more than 4000 people in its first year, despite initially struggling to attract interest. Migration figures released by the Department of Home Affairs on Wednesday reveals 4109 people were granted visas under the ‘Global Talent Independent’ program in seven months. The program, which launched in November 2019, intends to attract the...

Pompeo confident Western 5G vendors will be effective competitors to Huawei

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he is confident there will be effective 5G competitors to China’s Huawei from Western vendors at comparable costs, adding that he believes Western technologies will come to dominate telecommunications. “I am confident that there will be a cost-effective deliverables from Western trusted vendors that can deliver the same services, or better services, at...

Nasdaq makes push into anti-money laundering tech

Exchange group Nasdaq said it is launching AI technology to help retail and commercial banks automate anti-money laundering (AML) investigations, as it expands into the financial crime software market. The company hopes the system can make it quicker and cheaper for banks and other financial institutions to sift through the deluge of alerts flagging possible cases of money laundering generated...

Apple expected to hold over iPhone launch until next month

Apple will broadcast an event from its Cupertino, California campus this week where analysts expect it to show updated Apple Watches, iPads and other devices while reserving an iPhone launch for next month. Despite pandemic-related disruptions that Apple executives have said will push the release of the iPhone into October, Apple has posted earnings that beat expectations for the past...