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Nutanix boosts Australian market presence, with focus on natural resources sector

16 October 2019 in Strategy

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Swinburne, IBM team up to deliver AI study course

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Swinburne University has partnered with IBM Research Australia to deliver a unit on artificial intelligence (AI) as part of Australia’s…

 

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The list of publications that Stephen has written for is as long as your arm, but highlights include The Age, The Australian, The Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald, Australian Macworld, Australian PC World, Australian Personal Computer, Business Review Weekly, Computerworld Australia, Good Weekend, iTWire, MIS, PC Authority, PC Week, and Technology & Business.

He has also held hands-on and management roles in IT in the university, banking, and publishing sectors.

Stephen holds a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies, both from the University of Warwick.

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