DTA picks new CTO

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DTA picks new CTO

Charged with platform tech decisions.

The Digital Transformation Agency has appointed a new chief technology officer to take charge of the technology behind the agency’s digital platforms.

Matt Goonan became the DTA’s permanent head of technology late last year after several months acting in the role.

The agency had gone looking for a CTO in September as part of a digital delivery executive hiring spree to replace many of the star performers lost during the agency’s restructure.

It had been without a head of technology since Lindsay Holmwood left the agency in February 2017.

Goonan, who is based in Canberra, oversees the technology capability behind the agency’s digital platforms.

He has a particular focus on delivering the government-wide federated data exchange platform that is intended to remove the need for agencies to build and maintain bespoke data exchanges.

A spokesperson told iTnews Goonan previously held roles with both government and the private sector before joining the DTA, most recently leading BAE Systems Applied Intelligence’s national security delivery team. He does not appear to have an online profile.

“Matt is an experienced technology leader who has spent the past ten years in government and the private sector, where he has specialised in delivering and operating whole-of-government shared platforms,” the spokesperson said.

“He has led programs of digital transformation and has broad experience across a range of technology fields from information security to prototyping of new hardware systems.”

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