Former Australian government chief information officer Glenn Archer will be joining global technology research and advisory firm Gartner in his new role as research vice president in its public sector research group.
Commencing on 19 May, Archer will advise Gartner's senior government technology and executive clients globally specifically on business and operational implications of digital services delivered by governments, and the opportunities available to governments to better leverage emerging technology solutions.
Gartner managing vice president Andrea Di Maio, who leads Gartner's public sector research team worldwide, said Archer's appointment is timely as governments globally pursue digital strategies.
"The digital transformation of citizen services as well as internal information and processes is partly due to the opportunities created by technology, and partly a consequence of political agendas seeking a quantum improvement in constituent service and operational efficiency," he said. "Glenn's experience in balancing these demands will make him a very valuable advisor to Gartner’s public sector clients globally."
Aside from his 12-month long position with the Australian government as its CIO, which he resigned from in February, Archer was also a first assistant secretary in the department of finance. Other roles Archer has held include, CIO of the federal department of education, employment and workplace relationships; CIO of the department of education, science and training; and a number of senior executive positions in Centrelink.
Before joining Centrelink in 2002, Archer held management and sales positions at Apple and Cisco. In his early career he worked for several federal government departments in a range of IT roles.