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Updated: ACMA seeks deputy CIO

Updated: ACMA seeks deputy CIO

Former CIO, Carsten Larsen, now holds a general management role with the watchdog

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is seeking a new deputy CIO ‘Transformation’ after former CIO, Carsten Larsen, moved into a general management role with the communications regulator.

Larsen is currently ACMA’s general manager of corporate services and coordination, after being appointed CIO in June 2009, and has previously held general management and CIO roles with TransACT, and NSW State Rail.

A spokesperson for the ACMA confirmed that its deputy CIO (of which there are three) of 'Business as Usual', Karl Maftoum, had been acting in the CIO role in the interim but could not confirm whether he would officially be appointed to the role following Larsen. Maftoum has been in the deputy role since April 2010.

According to the advertisement , the new deputy CIO 'Transformation' will report to the CIO and work across the Information Services Branch (IBS) to develop and deliver ICT to the ACMA’s business divisions across Australia.

“As the deputy chief information officer (DCIO) transformation you will provide high-level strategic advice to the CIO on ICT transformation,” the Seek advertisement reads. “You will also have management responsibility for the Applications Provisioning team, dealing with the ACMA’s ICT service providers, and the ACMA Programme Management Office.

“This position will work closely with the business units to support the ongoing business transformation programme and with the ICT Business As Usual (BAU) team to integrate new ICT transformational initiatives into the ACMA environment.”

The Sydney-based, full time role has been advertised with a package of up to $170,000 per annum including super and potential bonuses.

The watchdog has undergone a whole IT transformation program over the last few years, including the rationalisation of its assets and infrastructure, which Larsen at the time referred to as “a big clean”.

The organisation also built a private Cloud platform in 2010 on Citrix’s XenServer virtualisation hypervisor, a project which took three months.

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