About Hugh Peterken

Re-engineering the world
Hugh Peterken
Brisbane IT Strategy consultant Hugh Peterken spent 20 years in engineering management, then 9 years as a CIO. He is passionate about making the world work better through technology, and as an independent consultant helps to position organizations for this new world.


Interim CIO, Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Brisbane
Jul 13 – Jan 14
Watpac Limited, Chief Information Officer, Brisbane
Feb 11 – Dec 12
Independent Consultant, Brisbane
Feb 10 – Jan 11
Jan 13 –
International Red Cross, Global CIO, Geneva, Switzerland
Oct 04 – Feb 10
Telstra, National Manager, Mobile Services Performance, Brisbane(multiple roles including State Manager Mobiles)
Dec 85 – Oct 04
Marconi Communications, Apprentice Engineer, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Sept 81– Dec 85

Key interest areas

IT Strategy

see blog Just do these 5 things!

Technology and Strategic Planning

see blog How do we benefit from technology? Wrong question!

Interim executive

see blog To interim or not to interim

Cloud strategy

see blog Why are executives so keen on the cloud? Follow the money


Mining, Construction and Civil Engineering

see blog How do CIOs befriend the miners?

Not for Profit and Small to Medium Enterprise

see blog How can the not for profit sector join the digital economy?

Utilities and Telecommunications

see blog Don’t get comfortable, the internet of things is coming

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