CSC has named Bob Hayward as its new Australasia chief technology and innovation officer.
Hayward has taken up the post left by Derek Binney, who passed away one year ago. While this is a regional role, he will be based in South-East Queensland.
As well as providing overall direction and business management, Hayward is responsible for aiding CSC and its clients to understand where technology can be applied for innovative changes in business practices. He will also play an active role in the company’s Account Innovation Programs to bring clients relevant information on technologies such as cloud computing, Web 2.0 and hosted virtual desktops.
“I will also work on CSC’s GreenWay program, which goes about improving our environmental sustainability and I will look at how we can work with our customers in that area,” he said.
Hayward was a KPMG IT Advisory Service director for 14 months before joining CSC. Prior to that, he worked at Gartner for 12 years and was a senior vice-president and research fellow for Asia-Pacific and Japan.
In a statement, CSC Australian president of operations, Nick Wilkinson, said Hayward’s experience in technology markets brings the company an extensive network of connections to politicians, technology leaders, academics, researchers and IT professionals.
Late last year, Hayward was elected as Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) board director.