The agency responsible for dispatching triple zero services in Victoria has named former AGL head of technology services Glenn Page as its new chief information officer.
The Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority (ESTA) is responsible for dispatching an average of one call every 13 seconds for the Country Fire Authority, Melbourne Fire Brigade, Victoria Police and State Emergency Services.
The CIO vacancy was created after its former IT chief Deborah Weiss was promoted into the role of chief operations officer earlier this year.
In his new role, Page will report directly to the ESTA CEO. He will oversee the implementation of a data warehouse that will integrate information from across Victoria’s emergency services sector in a common data format.
He will also manage the rollout of new IT systems in payroll, finance, scheduling and learning, as welll as the implementation of an $11 million telephony system, after NEC was awarded the contract for the project in April.
While at AGL, Page oversaw the rollout of an end-to-end SAP system for metering and data management, hosted on Microsoft Azure.
His departure from the energy and utilities company came after AGL announced the chief information officer role would be retired amidst a spill of the organisation's executive ranks.
The restructure resulted in the creation of seven new core business units and functions, with the functions of the CIO role split into three separate positions.
Before working for AGL, Page held senior IT-related roles with Siemens, Sensis, PMP and IAG.
He has also served in the Australian Defence Force, where he rose to the rank of troop commander of the 126 signals squadron.