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Former IBM CIO Jeff Smith joins ANZ’s International Technology Advisory Panel

ANZ today announced the appointment of Jeff Smith to its International Technology and Digital Business Advisory Panel.

Mr Smith joins the advisory panel after having served as a senior executive at IBM where he has been global Chief Information Officer for the past three years. In addition to his role managing technology and systems, he was responsible for rolling out an Agile culture across the entire company. Previously Mr Smith was Chief Executive Officer at Suncorp Business Services and was CIO at Telstra from 2001 to 2005.


Commenting on the appointment, ANZ Chief Executive Officer Shayne Elliott said: “Jeff’s appointment to the panel adds another experienced voice as we continue to improve our customers’ experience through ANZ’s digital transformation.


“We need to deliver this transformation at a much faster pace through new ways of working, so Jeff’s leadership in technology roles and his experience of implementing an Agile culture make him a valuable inclusion to the panel,” Mr Elliott said.


ANZ’s International Technology and Digital Business Advisory Panel meets this week for its latest quarterly meeting.


The expert panel was established in 2015 to advise the ANZ Board on the strategic application of new technologies and on emerging trends in technology, digital and social media that affect the banks’ business and strategic direction. A video interview with Mr Smith discussing his appointment is available at www.bluenotes.anz.com.


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