Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 32 - Page 7


Welcome to the latest edition of Intelligent CIO magazine for the APAC region . This month ’ s cover features Angela Nash , New Zealand Rugby Commercial ( NZRC ) Chief Information and Digital Officer .

“ For presentations , product launches , or meetings with other organizations , augmented and mixed reality will offer a new way to make an impact , with life-size ‘ holograms ’ that can interact with virtual objects .” There ’ s much more to discover about this story on p36 .
We take a look at how New Zealand Rugby ( NZR ) is accelerating its Digital Transformation through its major multi-year partnership with SAP .
The two organizations are collaborating to identify and implement innovative cloud solutions from SAP and connect data across key areas of the business to provide a competitive advantage on-and off-the-field for the Teams in Black and NZR ’ s wider rugby ecosystem .
“ NZR is undertaking a large Digital Transformation which really needs the support and expertise of a global technology organization to help us achieve our vision of becoming the most technologically advanced rugby union in the world ,” said Nash . You can find out more details about the project by turning to p56 .
In this month ’ s Country Focus , we examine how Edith Cowan University ( ECU ) in Western Australia has implemented the Boomi AtomSphere Platform to create a digital framework that promotes data access and sharing across the university for enhanced staff and student online engagement .
“ We house large amounts of important data across our application stack , accessed and engaged with by staff and students throughout the school day for insight and decision support ,” said Vito Forte , Chief Information Officer , ECU . “ Having appropriate tools like the Boomi platform helps ensure that information is accurate and reliable and is critical to the efficacy of our IaaS-based cloud applications , as well as the numerous SaaS applications we run .” To find out more turn to p48 .
Elsewhere , Sumir Bhatia , President , Asia Pacific , Lenovo ISG , tells us that as Artificial Intelligence and Edge Computing proliferate , we see tremendous changes coming our way .
“ In our new hybrid world of work , technology will create enhanced experiences and digital meetings , wherein attendees will be projected ‘ holographically .’ They will feel nearly as real as being there in the flesh ,” said Bhatia .
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Once again , I ’ d like to wish you a good month ahead and please enjoy the read !
Mark Bowen Editor
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