The chief information officer of the Queensland Department of Education and Training has advertised for several deputy executives as the department looks to bulk up its strategic IT management talent.\nThere are three senior roles on offer reporting to the department\u2019s assistant director-general, information and technologies (CIO), David O\u2019Hagan who will remain in his position.\nThe three executive director roles have responsibility for operations, web and digital delivery, and service and support, and all appear to report directly to O\u2019Hagan, who has overarching control of one of the biggest technology budgets in Australia \u2013 and growing. O\u2019Hagan has listed his office\u2019s direct line as the contact for the three roles, with applications to close on 28 September.\nQueensland\u2019s education department is reported to administer more than 200,000 \u2018screens\u2019 \u2013 referring to PCs, laptops or thin clients. The agency is one of Australia\u2019s largest when it comes to buying technology goods and services on an ongoing basis.\nSeveral Queensland government agencies have come under fire over the past six months due to botched IT shared services projects \u2013 especially associated with Queensland Health\u2019s disastrous new payroll system implementation.\nEducation and Training, however, has largely avoided the stigma associated with the problems. Instead, O\u2019Hagan made headlines in February when he said his department could be one of the first to purchase Apple\u2019s iPad tablet for students with Federal Government funding. As with other state education departments, QLD DET has been heavily involved in rolling out laptops to students under the Commonwealth\u2019s\u2019s Digital Education Revolution program, which will now continue under the Gillard Labor Government.\nThe department has also pushed ahead with trials of IP telephony and desktop and server hardware refreshes, among other projects.