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Realising the benefits of Cloud in the Public Sector

Cloud Innovation Executive Meeting Series 2021

September 7th — 21st
Melbourne | Perth | Sydney | Canberra| Brisbane | Adelaide

Event overview

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and organisations’ efforts to recover, the focus on cloud is increasing across the world. Cloud services present many opportunities, including flexibility, business continuity, spend optimisation, improved collaboration, and scalability.

With cloud innovation considered crucial to both Australia’s economic recovery and prosperity, migrating to the cloud is an inevitable journey. While public sector leaders may recognise the value of cloud technology, for many the adoption remains a challenge based on security and compliance, budgetary realities and existing roadmaps.

Public Sector Network’s Cloud Innovation Executive Meeting Series will bring together an exclusive group of CIOs and key senior attendees to share insights on how government departments can realise the benefits of cloud.

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Key takeaways

Join this exclusive in-person event to discuss strategies, solutions and best practice with 20+ public sector ICT leaders

Network and benchmark with your peers to learn how to maximise the benefits and applications of cloud

Engage in live and interactive Q&A panel sessions to unlock best strategies for cloud transformation

Agenda at a glance


Welcome Coffee & Registration


Opening from Public sector Network & Icebreaker

 9.15am – 9:30am 

Opening from Chair:
Realising the benefits of cloud in the public sector

09:30am – 09:50am

Opening Keynote:
Prioritising cloud migration strategy to increase agility and business innovation

9.50am – 10:10am 

Partner Session:
Establishing innovative cloud systems to streamline existing processes

10:10am – 10:30am

Adopting cloud to accelerate innovation, modernise service delivery and drive better outcomes for citizens

10:30am – 10:50am

Partner Session:
Facilitating trust by ensuring transparency of processes and security of data

10:50am – 11:30 am

Panel Discussion:
Exploring the evolving role and application of cloud in the public sector


Closing Remarks from Chair

Speaker Line-up

Elizabeth Wilson

Chief Information Officer
Department of Education and Training

Jennifer Rebeiro

Chief Information Officer
City West Water

Wendy Pryor

Head, Technology Strategy and Delivery
Museums Victoria

Ajay Radhakrishnan

Enterprise ArchitectRMIT

Lisa Tepper

Executive Director - Digital Strategy and Transformation
Department of Premier and Cabinet

Johan Swanepoel

Public Sector Technologist
Red Hat

Mike Featherstone

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Warwick Calkin

Chief Information Officer
The University of Western Australia

Natalia Kacperek

Data and Analytics Lead
Department of the Premier and Cabinet

Phil Greenhalgh

A/Director Strategic ProjectsDepartment of Transport (WA)

Michael Cooper

Chief Information Officer
Officer of the Auditor General

Sue Wilson

Chief Information Officer, Capability and Performance
Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development

Marcus Ashby

State Manager WA

Mitra Bhar

Chief Information OfficerNSW Education Standards Authority

Mike Dudarenok

Director, Digital Product – Fines & Debt
Revenue Digital

Gordon Dunsford

CITO & Executive Director - Digital Technology & Innovation
NSW Police Force

Ian Robinson

Chief Information Officer
Water NSW

Lisa Asquith

Director Technology Services
NSW Department of Customer Service

Johan Swanepoel

Public Sector Technologist
Red Hat

Mike Featherstone

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Tanya Whiteway

Chief Scientific Information Officer
Geoscience Australia

Jessica Hamilton

(a/g) General Manager, Digital Innovation and Client DevelopmentAustrade

Rohan Samaraweera

Director Data And Tradecraft
Department of Home Affairs

Narelle Clark

Chief Executive Officer
Internet Association of Australia

Fay Flevaras

General Manager - Architecture & Innovation
Services Australia

Mike Featherstone

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Johan Swanepoel

Public Sector Technologist
Red Hat

Kiran Kewalramani

Head of Technology
Gladstone Area Water Board

Prof Keith McNeil

Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health

Georgina Best

ICT Manager, Platform Development
Office of Industrial Relations, Queensland Government

Greg Watts

Chief Digital Officer
Residential Tenancies Authority

David Clarke

Director - Data Services

Ruper Tayler-Price

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Featherstone

Managing Director Asia Pacific

Eva Balan-Vnuk

Executive Director ICT,
Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA)

James Galdes

Chief Enterprise Architect for SA,
Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA)

Matt Fossey

Director (a/g) Information TechnologyAustralian Buildng and Construction Commission

Jeb Frost

Assistant Director Digital Transformation | Client and Digital Services
Australian Financial Security Authority

Jenny Pilkington

Head of Operational Services (IT)
South Australia Police

Ruper Tayler-Price

Chief Executive Officer

Cory Hawkless

Head of Initiative | Open Stack Upgrade and Enhancement

Register to Attend

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Registration to this event is complimentary and exclusive to invited guests only.

Any registrations made without an invitation will be cancelled and sent a notification.


9 Sept QT Perth 133 Murray St, Perth WA 6000
16 Sept Sebel Hotel, Cnr Albert and Charlotte St, Brisbane City 4000
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21 Sept Rydges Adelaide 1 South Tce, Adelaide SA 5000
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