Best News Network

Services Australia CIO tapped to lead Digital Victoria initiative | ZDNet

The Victorian government has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer to lead the recently established Digital Victoria.

Heading up the new role will be Michael McNamara, who was most recently Services Australia chief information officer. Prior to this, McNamara spent seven years at ANZ bank, where he led the bank’s workplace experience transformation.

“Mr McNamara has many years of experience as a senior executive delivering digital and technology transformation, which he will bring to the new group established within the Department of Premier and Cabinet,” a statement from Premier Dan Andrews said.

Loading...

“He will lead Digital Victoria’s mission to grow the state’s digital economy, improve the customer experience, and deliver more online services to all Victorians.”

The state established Digital Victoria in November, as part of the Victorian Budget. Backed by a AU$195.9 million commitment, the government is hoping to centralise and simplify its IT services by reducing the costs and improving the delivery of services.

“This pandemic has asked us to rely on technology more than ever, requiring the Victorian government’s online systems to adapt — fast. The Victorian Budget 2020-21 will build on these efforts, making it easier, simpler, and faster for Victorians to get the support and services they need online,” the government said at the time.

Loading...

“Digital technology has been pivotal in keeping us connected during the pandemic, but whether it’s going online to update your licence or sitting down for an important conference with colleagues, the safety and reliability of this technology is crucial.”

AU$30.5 million of the funding was slated for the 2020-21 financial year, with AU$27.2 million to be spent this year, AU$33.9 million in 2022-23, and a final AU$64.5 million earmarked for 2023-24. Included in the AU$195.9 million kitty is AU$7.5 million for Cyber Safe Victoria.

McNamara will begin in the new role at the end of September where he will takeover from current acting CEO Vivien Allimonos.

Loading...

MORE FROM VICTORIA

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook

We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

Loading...

For all the latest Technology News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News

Read original article here

Loading...
Denial of responsibility! NewsAzi is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – [email protected]. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.
Loading...