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Chief Information Officer

Mr Mohan Aiyaswami

Mr Aiyaswami joined the Department of Defence as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in June 2014.

He is the Senior Responsible Officer for the Defence ICT strategy, technology road maps, architecture and delivering ICT systems and applications in line with Defence’s goals and strategies.

Mohan also heads the group commercial function in the Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) and as the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), manages and governs the information security landscape.

Mohan provides guidance and support to defence on projects of strategic significance, promoting technology awareness and competence throughout the organisation and ensuring applications are built and integrated in line with CIOG's architecture for applications, infrastructure aligned with the SIE objective.

He also provides guidance Defence on projects of strategic significance, promoting technology awareness and competence throughout the organisation and ensuring applications are built and integrated in line with CIOG's architecture for applications, infrastructure aligned with the SIE objective.

Prior to joining the Australian Public Service he had a long career in the private sector ICT industry, with Toll Group, Optus, Satyam Computers, Coles Myer, Mercator Software, Haltek and Citicorp India.

Mohan has a Bachelor of Engineering with several trainings in areas of technologies, leadership, financial and project management.

Mohan has held several roles since then covering all areas of information technology. He conceived, developed and implemented ground breaking technology products and solutions as part of his roles at Haltek, HiServ, Mercator and Satyam.

More recently in his role as General Manager, Strategy & Architecture, Security & Risk, he was responsible for all aspects of IT strategy, Enterprise Architecture, technology innovation and planning for Toll Group. He was also responsible for leading the Toll Group information security and risk management.

Mohan is married with one daughter. A true sports enthusiast, he likes to watch the odd game of cricket and AFL (West Coast Eagles supporter), enjoys a game of tennis, loves to cook curries, enjoys watching movies and reading books in his mother tongue (Tamil) and spending time with his family.