The Health Department’s technology chief is leaving the Australian Public Service for a leadership role with Canberra IT services and artificial intelligence firm xAmplify.
xAmplify says Daniel Keys will join the company on 1 March 2022 as Head of Futures and Innovation.
In his current role as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at Health, Mr Keys has been instrumental in leading the delivery of innovative, sustainable, and secure ICT to support better health outcomes for all Australians.
xAmplify CEO Ken Maxwell said Mr Keys’ lengthy experience with government would serve the company well.
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“After a long and successful career in the Australian Public Service and with his deep experience in driving technology innovation across government, we are extremely fortunate to have Daniel join us,” Mr Maxwell said.
“Daniel is an inspiring leader and has a proven track record in delivering critical services and innovation for the Australian community. He brings the calibre of thinking and leadership we need as we expand our service offering in the market.”
Mr Keys will join xAmplify as the company solidifies its position in the market. Last December the company moved into new premises in Fyshwick after three years of expansion.
“The appointment of Daniel as Head of Futures and Innovation at xAmplify further adds to our tremendous growth over the past four years,” Mr Maxwell said.
“We are now even better placed to drive new initiatives, deliver digital transformation and IT services and provide exceptional, innovative experiences to our clients.”
Mr Keys said it was an exciting time to be joining the company.
“xAmplify is on an exciting journey and with a great team in place, great partners, and the world’s best technology, they are successfully delivering new and exciting technology to their clients. This is an exciting time for the company and one I am really proud to be joining,” Mr Keys said.
Mr Keys has been CIO at Health since June 2019 and before that was Assistant Secretary for a year.
Previously he was CIO at the Civil Aviation Safety Authority and on the Whole of Government Platforms taskforce at the Digital Transformation Agency.
Mr Keys spent more than eight years at the Australian Taxation Office from 20o8 to 2016.