BAE Systems Australia has announced the appointment of Michael Salas as the company’s new chief information and digital officer. Salas will be responsible for leading further digital transformation across the company and within critical defence programs that BAE Systems is delivering for the Australian Defence Force. Salas was previously the Chief Information and Digital Officer for SUEZ in North America. He has more than 20 years’ experience in leading business transformation and innovation in large scale and global companies.

BAE Systems Australia CEO Ben Hudson said: “Digital and disruptive technologies are revolutionising the world at an incredible pace and in a defence industry environment this is especially challenging. BAE systems is always looking at next generation capabilities in this space to ensure the critical programs that we support across air, land, cyber and sea for the Australian Defence Force remain protected. Michael has an impressive track record in achieving sustainable change and innovation and he will play a pivotal role in the way in which the company grows its support for the ADF and its future requirements.”

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