QUT CIO Judy Stokker to retire

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QUT CIO Judy Stokker to retire

Uni begins hunt for replacement.

The Queensland University of Technology’s vice president of technology and inaugural chief information officer Judy Stokker will retire at the end of this year.

Stokker’s tenure as the vice president, formally known as the deputy vice-chancellor (technology, information and library services or TILS), has seen her lead ongoing adjustments to the university’s IT strategy and ecosystems.

Some of the latest projects have included the amalgamation of QUT’s audiovisual systems and its IT functions as revealed by iTnews in May this year.

Stokker also oversaw the replacement of the university's legacy business process management systems (including HR, finance and payroll services) with low-code alternatives.

Stokker became head of the TILS division in 2014, leading a department with 540 staff members and managing annual expenditure in excess of $60 million.

QUT is now looking for a new CIO to continue its continue shaping the development of its digital strategy.

The several versions of the strategy have been debated by university management, general staff, and education unions.

The agenda for the digital strategy is being driven by evolving research needs and technology-driven changes in how education services are delivered in real life and online.

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