TEAM

WHY CBA STRATEGIC IT?

Own IP with a Cognitive Solution judged one of the top new Apps in the world in Global Competition (Nov 2017)
Experienced business leaders with highly successful & referenced global experience (including in Cognitive AI)
A highly skilled AI technical team
Major Business Partnerships – IBM, MS, Unicom Global, Telstra AU
Global Focus

Executive Team

Other Executive Roles being filled to align with CBA’s AI and International Business Focus

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Christine Bear

MANAGING DIRECTOR, CBA GROUP

Prior New Zealand Regional Winner of Business Woman of the Year. Christine has gained a wealth of experience and knowledge through a varied and highly successful career and has a number of qualifications including Master of Management Studies. Christine has designed and led highly successful initiatives globally and is particularly skilled and experienced in the development and execution of strategy.  This knowledge underpins CBA’s success

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Clyde Allen

IT DIRECTOR, CBA GROUP

Leading CBA’s overall IT business strategy. Clyde has lead and delivered on major IT projects & frameworks for over 20 years. He brings executive Sales and Technical experience from a long and successful career in the software and Information Technology sector.
Clyde is CBA’s senior representative for the Unicom Global Business Partnership.

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Dheeren Velu

HEAD OF COGNITIVE & AI BUSINESS (A/NZ)

Spearheading CBA’s Cognitive & AI business and passionately focused on guiding customers in adopting Cognitive Computing & A.I. technologies . Previously part of IBM Watson’s core Solutions team. Experienced Business Technologist with an exceptional business vision and deep technical expertise

Advisory Board

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David Twine

CHAIRMAN | DIRECTOR | SPECIAL ADVISOR

(Investment & Funds Management, Private Equity, M&A, Trading Expert)

Formerly a global mining and energy MNC Executive and Country President/MD with deep experience across APAC and Middle East, especially ASEAN and India. David has also led a number of strategic initiatives at the intersection of International Development, Humanitarian Assistance and Trade and Investment promotion and facilitation. David has led a business advisory and global practice network of over 500 people. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD), a nomenclature reserved for Australia's top tier of eminent directors and leaders of corporate governance
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Chris Cracknell

CHAIRMAN & COACH
A highly experienced and visionary CEO with substantial and trusted expertise in leading and pioneering successful new business operations with the B2B services environment globally. Proven in strategic, financial and commercial management, blended with natural people development and relationship skills. A hands-on leader who delivers solutions with conviction and passion whilst operating in complex, evolving businesses with changing priorities and multiple external and internal stakeholders.