Western Australia seeks sporting CIO

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Western Australia seeks sporting CIO

Department set for tech transformation.

The West Australian department of sport and recreation is on the hunt for a CIO capable of overseeing the organisation’s ongoing technology transformation.

According to a department spokesperson, the candidate will be responsible for replacement and up-grade of primary business applications, which include systems for grants management, camp bookings, program management and CRM.

The successful candidate will need to take on a wider remit than the department's previous CIO, she said.

The successful candidate will be asked to oversee an upgrade to Microsoft SharePoint and expand the department's use of Microsoft Communications Server, business intelligence and mobile office tools.

 

Employees regularly need to connect to services from outside the office, the spokesperson said.

“Employees from our Leederville offices often find themselves moving about the city for work and have access to messages and information via technology like smart phones, laptops and tablets,” she said.

Around 100 devices connect via mobile networks and satellite to departmental systems, which are a broad mix of department-assigned and personal employee devices. 

The department views itself as more nimble and responsive than most government organisations, the spokesperson said.

“We have a modern computing environment; it’s heavily virtualised and we are in the process of embarking on the installation of a new high-def video conferencing system,” she said.

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