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Chief Digital Officer

Victoria University

Chief Digital Officer Victoria University is seeking an exceptional, creative and innovative leader to boldly envision and enact the digital future of Victoria University. Through a strong focus on innovation and adoption of emerging technologies, adapting to digital trends and exploiting new opportunities, Victoria University aims to be digitally enabled and globally connected in everything that it does. The Chief Digital Officer will play a critical role in the enactment of our new Strategic Plan, 2022-2028: Start well, finish brilliantly, and in achieving our vision to be a global leader in dual sector learning and research by 2028.

The Opportunity The Chief Digital Officer (CDO), as a key member of the Vice Chancellor’s executive team, will lead strategy, planning and operations of Victoria University’s (VU) digital, information and technology needs, leveraging innovative technologies and understanding broad digital and other technology trends, potential disruptions to business models and insights into how competitors are leveraging technologies. This important leadership role is accountable for managing and creating new value from the smart use of digital tools, platforms, information, technologies, services, and processes to support VU’s vision. The CDO will create an organisational culture that values the role of technology to deliver sector-leading, impactful digital solutions to enhance the customer experience.

This role is also accountable for the university’s technology governance. A key component of the CDO’s role will be to provide strategic advice to senior leadership to drive a culture of risk management and awareness to support greater resilience to cyber security threats, uplift whole-of-university cyber security capabilities and awareness and assist effective decision-making across VU’s cyber security eco-system. This role will identify, build, and support the development of partnerships and alliances with industry, government and the community to accelerate innovation and further enhance VU’s strategic and operational technology infrastructure.

Victoria University is committed to inclusion and diversity and to achieving gender equality in senior roles, and strongly encourages suitably qualified and experienced people to apply. Applications close: Friday 10 September 2021 at 4pm.

Date13 September 2021

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