Paul Shetler has resigned from the position of chief digital officer for the Australian Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) after just over a month in the position. Shetler was the inaugural CEO of the Digital Transformation Office (DTO), from which the DTA spun off in November, before being appointed as the DTA's chief digital officer. Interim chief executive officer Nerida O'Loughlin said Shetler had played an instrumental role in establishing the government's agenda to transform its digital presence and service delivery. Lack of banking API in Australia is'crazy': Cannon-Brookes ACCC moves to deny Australian banks collective bargaining rights against Apple Switkowski: 'I did not breach caretaker conventions' with NBN opinion piece Lack of banking API in Australia is'crazy': Cannon-Brookes Switkowski: 'I did not breach caretaker conventions' with NBN opinion piece "His creativity and vision have been a great inspiration, and have been crucial in helping the government to deliver the first phase of its digital transformation agenda," O'Loughlin said. "This has included the delivery of six transformed'exemplar' services and the establishment of the highly successful Digital Marketplace."
The New South Wales government has announced the appointment of a chief information and digital officer, calling it a modern spin on the traditional CIO role. Making the announcement at the CeBIT Australia 2016 conference in Sydney on Tuesday, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property Dominic Perrottet said the upcoming appointment is reflective of the rapidly evolving nature of government. "Over the past five years, we've seen the industry and the role of the CIO change significantly from someone who just used to hit the lights on," Perrotett said. "This role has now evolved to be one of the most significant champions of digital initiatives in many organisations. Perrottet called the impending appointment a resurrection with a slight twist, with the addition of the word digital in line with the accelerating use of digital services.
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