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EOS appoints CIO to support global growth

Canberra-based technology company Electro Optic Systems (EOS) has appointed Shane Geisler as its inaugural Chief Information Officer (CIO). The new role will see Shane take responsibility for aligning the company’s global ICT systems as well as for cyber security in the company’s international operations and networks.

Mr Pete Short, EOS’s Group Chief Operating Officer, said of the appointment, “The CIO role is critical to ensuring our expanding global business needs are facilitated via modern and effective IT and cyber-security services. Shane has effectively undertaken a three-year assessment for this demanding role.”

Electro Optic Systems has two principal businesses, in Space and in Defence systems; it is now a core partner of the SmartSat CRC as well as being partner in the Australian Satellite Manufacturing Hub (ASMH) in Jerrabombera and at the UTS Tech Lab in Bondi, NSW

In Defence it is one of the two companies that lead the Sovereign Missile Alliance (SMA), one of the three Australian consortia that with US giants Raytheon and Lockheed Martin will form the government’s Sovereign Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise (GWEO). And it leads the C4 EDGE consortium that aims to develop an Australian Command, Control, Communications and Computing (C4) system.

Mr Geisler, an innovative, cloud-native IT executive, will bring to EOS’ executive leadership team over 15 years of experience in delivery of secure, scalable, cost-effective ICT systems in a range of organisations, including large multinationals and the federal government.

An expert in digital transformation and technology solutions that measurably improve corporate governance, productivity, profitability, and employee engagement, Mr Geisler – who will assume oversight of the EOS group’s global ICT capability – will work closely with the executive leadership teams of each of EOS’ business areas to:

  • fully align the company’s ICT strategies and systems with its corporate objectives
  • streamline, formalise and modernise ICT operations across the company
  • ensure that EOS is adopting a proactive defensive stance in relation to the rapidly evolving cyber-security threats it faces.

Mr Geisler joined EOS in 2020 and has previously acted as the Canberra-headquartered company’s IT Program Manager and Head of Global ICT.

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