Alex Jones, Chief Information Officer from the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources delivered the first keynote presentation to delegates at the 2017 CIO Leaders Summit Australia on ‘Mobilising an ICT strategy for a large government department’. The presentation covered areas such as: How we define a meaningful ICT strategy for a highly diverse organisation; How we empower and govern business units to implement technology; How we engage the organisation to mobilise key department-wide initiatives; and what have been the challenges and lessons learned so far?
Alex was appointed Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR) in August 2015. DEDJTR is a large Victorian state government department covering nine ministerial portfolios including transport, agriculture, economic development and the arts, and with oversight of 45 government agencies. Alex’s task is to deliver strategic ICT improvement program reflecting the highly diverse nature of the department and its agencies. Alex is a Council member of Curtin University and a member of Curtin’s Audit and Compliance Committee. Prior to joining DEDJTR, Alex has held executive IT roles with Synergy in Western Australia as CIO, Foster’s Group in Melbourne, and the Walt Disney Company in Hong Kong and Los Angeles. Alex was awarded 2013 CIO of the Year for Western Australia.