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Friday, 17 February 2012 13:58

You want Pearl Harbour with that?

When Alison Rowe went for her first job on civvy street after leaving the Navy, she was asked whether - as a woman - she'd be able to handle driving a government car. Her polite, but firm response, was that she'd parked a warship in Pearl Harbour and felt she could manage a car.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 25 November 2011 11:43

RightNow and the great Oracle hunt

Greg GianforteGreg Gianforte crossed his personal financial finish line in 1994 when he sold his company Brightwork to McAfee. So the $US1.5 billion planned sale of RightNow, the software company he set up in 1997, to Oracle isn't just about the money.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 14 October 2011 10:10

NICTA researcher tops the world

Dr June AndronickDr June Andronick flies to MIT to collect an international technology award on Tuesday, and then it's back to Sydney for her 4th Kyu Aikido grading, a catch up with her two children and husband, and in between she'll probably get a little closer to saving the world by ensuring mission critical software works the way it's supposed to.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 30 September 2011 14:33

Dawn Hallett: a real IT hero

img 0174-1-300 sm You've probably never heard of Dawn Hallett. I doubt you'll hear of her again. But it's just possible she's one of the most influential people working with IT in Australia right now.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 16 September 2011 14:22

CBA's $3 million man

Michael HarteMichael Harte earns a little over $8,000 a day in return for running the systems and operations of the Commonwealth Bank. His mother thinks it's a disgraceful amount of money.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 02 September 2011 09:43

Chasing the future: IBM's uber geek

glenn wightwick-thum2Glenn Wightwick began his adventures in computing at the age of 10 when he started tinkering on an old DEC PDP minicomputer that had been donated to his school. It wasn't connected to a screen - just a printer, which spooled out page after page of programming or results.

Published in Profiler
Friday, 19 August 2011 16:08

Kogan: go forth and multiply

koganRuslan Kogan's 75 year old grandad isn't satisfied that there are now more than 300,000 products with the Kogan name in consumer's homes. He wants real live Kogans - and with Ruslan the last of the Kogan men (he's got a younger sister and two female cousins) he's feeling the pressure to procreate.

Published in Profiler
Wednesday, 03 August 2011 12:08

Pip Marlow's Microsoft: a work in progress

Pip MarlowDon't try and get a meeting with Pip Marlow, managing director of Microsoft Australia, on August 15 - because she'll be cutting sandwiches and handing out jelly snakes. She's built her 2011 diary around that one day's leave, because her daughters pleaded with her to do tuck shop duty. Welcome to the 2011 world of work life balance.

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