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AADL picks Porges

The Australian Alliance for Data Leadership has appointed Stephen Porges as its chief executive.

"We're fortunate to gain a CEO with Stephen's deep corporate experience, gravitas and dynamic vision," said chairman Steve Brennen.

"The board and the executive leadership team are confident that Stephen is the best person to lead AADL. We are grateful to Steve Sinha who demonstrated strong capabilities in stepping up to oversee the Associations in the interim."

Porges sits on a number of boards and is chairman of Advara.

He previously worked as CEO of SAI Global, Aussie Home Loans, Newcastle Permanent Building Society, and Proteome Systems. and also as managing director of HSBC Securities in New York.

"I'm incredibly excited to be spearheading our efforts to empower businesses using data in all its various aspects," said Porges.

"Data collection, governance, analysis and use is so critical; however they are typically viewed in a piecemeal fashion.

"Our network of associations with excellence in each of their fields, bringing all aspects of data together, provides incredible value to members. This model is unique globally, and with the future being increasingly data-driven, we are thrilled to be leading the way."

AADL constituent organisations include ADMA, IAPA, DGA, and Digital + Technology Collective (formerly AIMIA).

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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

 

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