A Passing…

Jen Coy, who hailed from the Abacus side of the house, sadly, passed away recently.  Here is her obit.

Bender cracks top 40!

No, not a hit song.. Crain’s top 40 under 40.  I’m 43, so not eligible.  Good photo Brad!

Make a sentence out of this. A job. In Perth. For Mok. Yes, Perth. Yes, that Mok.

Surprised I was (using Yoda voice), when I opened my Google Spreadsheet and saw this submission.  Mok Choe, ex-Clicker, dropped me a submission for a job he was hiring for, in Perth, Australia!

Head of Solution Delivery – Bankwest

Role Details

1. Part of Bankwest ESLT reporting to Head of ES/CIO (Andy Weir)

2. Team of circa 240 FTE, compromising 3 core teams – Solutions Analysis (Business Analysts), Solutions Delivery (Software Development) and Solutions Testing (SIT, UAT, FCT)

Key Accountabilities

1. Delivery of the Bankwest projects portfolio in conjunction with the CTO, Customer Delivery (Project Management) and Infrastructure Services Teams

2. Drive the adoption of key technical capabilities across Bankwest and the broader Group – agile, open source, engineering capability

3. Maintain zero % cost growth within SD and contribute to the achievement of this objective across Bankwest

Key Skills Sought

1. Exceptional people leadership – take SD colleagues on transformational journey, through increased use of open source solutions, agile/continuous delivery methodologies, increased innovation and speed to market and business partnerships

2. Technical Vision/Strategy – experienced in IT transformation activity, including driving implementation of continuous delivery and agile strategies within similar sized organizations. Work with CTO and Group colleagues to establish overall technical direction for the business

3. ‘Engineering’ Mindset – experience in driving greater levels of engineering expertise across organizations to make full use of open source solutions and optimism technical investments.

ping him if needed: mok.choe *at* cba.com.au (trying to keep spammers away)

4. Change Agent – work in conjunction with ES peer group across Bankwest and the broader CBA Group to transform the IT business and maximize Group leverage opportunities to deliver the Bankwest strategy

Glad it was Google, for a number of reasons

Could have Microsoft.  Could have ben Yahoo.  When I read this AM that Yahoo may be shopping (unloading) their ad tech business, made me all the happier that DCLK didn’t go there.  MS has proven that they don’t want to be in the business, despite not actually selling it.

Innovid ex roster

Not sure why, but I noticed Innovid had a few ex-Clickers.. James Weinberg, Sarah Masters, and advisor named Rosenblatt.  Frank Morgano too, but I didn’t work with him at DCLK.  Diddy used to be there, but he’s bolted.  Not sure how well Innovid is doing these days, I’ll listen out for tid-bits.