Kevin O’Hara, named in the Top 50 Technology Leaders

29 NOVEMBER 2017 – In a cohort of technology leaders that includes A-Listers such as Bill Le Blanc from SA Health, Paul Keen from Airtasker, and Clive Dickens from Seven West Media, Kevin O’Hara has been recognized by CIO50 for his work in the development and oversight of his technology investment portfolio and a number of key strategic projects relating to companies within the portfolio.

The CIO50 showcases a variety of organisations and transformations that exist in different market sectors. The award recognising excellence in three key pillars: business transformation; innovation and leadership.

Business transformation

Under business transformation, Kevin was required to demonstrate examples of a major business transformation program that has significantly impacted the organization over the last 12 months. He was also required to provide details of the business and technology strategies/objectives and how it ensured they were met.


Kevin was required to describe the technical innovations introduced over the last year and what they have enabled, while also discussing how the innovations were hatched and how they provided a competitive advantage.


The criteria required Kevin to demonstrate how he collaborated and influenced the organization as well as the leadership team. Kevin was also required to detail how his technology drove engagement with the overall organization and executive team.

Judging for the award was undertaken by a panel of some of Australia’s most respected Executive Leaders such as Dr Malcolm Thatcher, Dr Vladas Leonas, Linus Lai, Pip Marlow

Marc Bailey, Jenny Beresford, and Garry Whatley.

At the time of this nomination, Kevin O’Hara was the Group CIO and Technology Investment Portfolio Manager at Tulla Private Equity Group.

Read an article from CIO50 here.

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Lakeba Group  is a privately held global venture catalyst firm. It accelerates technology ventures which eliminate the frictions caused by analogue transactions across retail, finance, property and technology. Engaging the intelligence of the masses, the global capacity and distribution of its partners and the proven skill and experience of its team to convert industry needs into commercially successful businesses. Since its launch in 2013, Lakeba Group has conceived, created and commercialised 13 ventures across its MachineIQ and FinanceIQ portfolios. It has 150 full-time staff across its headquarters in Australia and offices in India, Italy and soon the US.