Curtin University\u2019s chief information officer is leaving the role to seek a \u201cfresh challenge\u201d.\nChristian Rasmussen has been with the Perth university since 2013, leading an IT function \u2013 Curtin IT Services (CITS)\u2013 made up of 175 full time staff.\n \nDuring his time there he developed a major digital transformation plan, believed to be the biggest non-capital works program the university had undertaken.\n \nHe overhauled the IT services organisation into a \u201cplan, broker, integrate and orchestrate\u201d model, leading to a higher speed of delivery and a transformed working culture. The group has also rid the university of a substantial shadow IT issue, and brought the function closer to other business units.\n \nOver the past couple of years Rasmussen\u2019s team has rolled out a simplified and modernised audio visual environment across the university\u2019s expansive campuses, which is ready to support the likes of wearables and virtual reality.\n \nLast year, Curtin announced it was rolling out IoT devices to provide advanced data insights to help with the day to day operation of its Perth campus. The \u2018smart campus\u2019 concept brings together data visualisation, video analytics, and live face matching technologies in a single analytics dashboard to inform decisions about classes, operations, and future requirements.\n \nRasmussen joined the university from engineering group Monadelphous, and has previously worked as director of IT at the University of Western Australia and Oracle where he was a project director. He finishes at Curtin this week.\n \nThe university has not yet named its next CIO, having advertised for the role earlier this year. The role reports to chief operating officer Ian Callahan, and has eight direct reports.