The University of Wollongong is on the hunt for a new chief technology officer as current CTO Joe McIver prepares to depart for a job with Cisco.
The University of Wollongong (UOW) today confirmed to ZDNet Australia that senior manager for support services Cathy Nicastri would be acting CTO from next week when McIver leaves to become a senior business development manager for education solutions with Cisco.
McIver, a former ICT student at the university, has been employed with UOW since 1998, when he started as an IT project manager. According to his LinkedIn profile, he was appointed as manager of emerging technologies in 2004, where he oversaw the roll-out of a university wireless network (PDF) involving the deployment of 676 Cisco access points across the Wollongong campus. He eventually rose to the position of CTO in December 2008.
The university also recently completed a network and phone system upgrade, adopting a Cisco unified communications system.
McIver announced his impending departure on the UOWCTO Twitter account.
According to Nicastri's LinkedIn profile, she has been with UOW since 2000. The university said Nicastri would be acting CTO until a more permanent replacement can be found.