CIO wanted to lead Commonwealth Games IT

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CIO wanted to lead Commonwealth Games IT
The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, to be home to Commonwealth Games netball and basketball competitions.

Event management experience a plus.

The organisation in charge of running the 2018 Commonwealth Games is hunting for a technology chief to develop and deliver its IT strategy for an event that will see over 6500 athletes and team officials flood the Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) was created in early 2012 as part of Queensland's Tourism department to run the April 2018 Commonwealth Games, and will dissolve in 2019.

The GOLDOC late last year started preparing its IT strategy for the 2018 Games, approaching the market for solutions across core business functions such as payroll, finance, HR, CRM and business intelligence.

It has taken an 'as-a-service' approach to its corporate applications and infrastructure given its limited lifespan, opting for off-the-shelf hosted solutions that require limited customisation.

GOLDOC now wants a head of technology to set the “strategic direction” for the technology solutions at the Games.

The role will include oversight of the development and delivery of the organisation’s technology strategy as well as the technical solutions required to support the GOLDOC internally.

The head of technology will be required to deliver games management systems; timing, scoring and results systems; information systems; systems integration and communications infrastructure on time and on budget, the GOLDOC said in a job ad.

The successful candidate will also need to ensure the GOLDOC’s return on IT investment is maximised and that suppliers and contractors prioritise their work for the 2018 Games.

“To take the challenge you will be an experienced Senior Technology Manager, skilled in the delivery of large scale technology functions within major multi-sport or other international or national events,” a job ad for the position reads.

“You will be a natural communicator at all levels, while being approachable and knowledgeable in all matters as they relate to the role. You must also be flexible and creative in delivery approach, while displaying the highest levels of integrity and commitment with an ability to deliver excellent results.”

GOLDOC will take applications for the position until January 16.

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