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Innovate Australia Conference & Expo

Wednesday, 16 June 2021
National Convention Centre, Canberra

1
Expo
4
Topic Streams
30
Inspiring Speakers
12
Government Case Studies
3
Hours of Dedicated Networking Breaks

“The Public Sector Innovation Show was an excellent way for different Commonwealth agencies to come together to share their ideas. It was a great experience and I would highly regard that every Federal Government Agency gets onboard!”

Department of Home Affairs

Welcome to a bold new era of public services.

Since 2015 the Australian Public Sector Innovation Show (Innovate Australia) has brought together thousands of public sector leader across Australia to network and learn from others as they are equipped with insights to innovate, adapt, create, experiment and grow.

Last year, as the world flipped upside down, we strived to bring you the show entirely virtually across 5 days which received 1000+ registrations and glowing feedback.

In it’s 7th year, we are excited to bring the event to you back in person at the National Convention Centre but with a fresh new rebrand as we shrug off the strange energy of last year. Innovate Australia combines all the elements you know and love but we’ve dialled up the fun and excitement levels as we strive to bring you back together to discuss the challenging year that was 2020 and showcase all the extraordinary things done across Federal Government.

Whether you’re a tech whiz, data pioneer, builder of culture, lover of process improvement or an inspired strategist, there is something for you at the jam-packed one day immersive experience.

Register today and join your peers at the largest gathering of federal government leaders

Map Your On-Site Experience

Select from your choice of 4 streams so that you can deep dive into the sessions that are most specific to you in your role.

This stream will focus on strategies for building a strong public sector culture by focusing on wellbeing, strategic workforce planning and increased employee engagement.

 

Key Sessions Include:

Identifying the next generation of leaders and preparing them to lead the public sector of tomorrow with Holly Noble, Director, Governance, People and Performance, Governance and Enabling Branch, Ministerial and Parliamentary Services at the Department of Finance

Rethinking existing job roles, accountabilities and mindsets as digitalisation takes place with Neal Mason, Chief People Officer, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Refining remote, mobile, and working-from-home policies and procedures with Jessica Hamilton, A/G General Manager, Innovation and Client Development at Austrade, Nathan Hannigan, General Manager,  People, Corporate and Digital Division, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and Wez Norris, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Fisheries Management Authority

This stream will focus on strategies for leveraging innovation in business management, enterprise architecture and service delivery throughout internal and external portfolios.

 

Key Sessions Include:

Delivering the Digital Australia Strategy and Unpacking the Key Lessons Learned with TBC, Head, Digital Technology Taskforce, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Utilising IoT, cloud and other emerging technologies and the lessons learned from rapid machine learning project development with Ramez Katf, Second Commissioner and Chief Information Officer, Australian Taxation Office

Automating services through use of AI, machine learning, chatbots and more with Frances Cawthra, CEO, CENITEX, Mike Webb, Chief Information Officer, Department of the Treasury and Robert Hanlon, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

This stream will focus on strategies for promoting citizen-centric approaches, objectives alignment and improved fiscal management.

 

Key Sessions Include:

Outlining process innovation during 2020 and introducing future-proofing processes for business continuity with Colin Hunter, First Assistant Secretary Biosecurity Operations Division, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Examining recent business approaches to innovation to understand how we can improve public sector policy and delivery with Kate Cameron, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Automating manual business processes to improve accuracy and speed of financial and personnel data processing with Michael Roses, Chief Information Officer, Australian Fisheries Management Authority,  Joumana El Hassan, Assistant Secretary, Shared Services & Technology – Chief Operating Officer Division, Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Paul Boehme, Chief Information Officer, ComCare

This stream will explore strategies for identifying, collecting, and utilising critical data to develop stronger regulation and compliance, improve cyber security and drive in-house analytical capabilities.

 

Key Sessions Include:

Building trust and transparency between governments, businesses, researchers and the public to nurture safe data sharing with Debrah Anton, Interim National Data Commissioner, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Understanding opportunities to leverage big data in public sector innovation to create data driven solutions for citizens with Dr Simon Barry, Research Director, Analytics, DATA61, CSIRO

Creating a data centric APS by preparing systems, people and processes for data-centric ways of working with Dr Phillip Gould, First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division, Department of Health, Gayle Milnes, Assistant Secretary, Data, Analytics and Policy, Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communication

The plenary sessions will uncover how data, people, process and technology strategies can come together to achieve holistic innovation.

 

Key Sessions Include:

Overcoming barriers to the innovation process with collaboration and creating a digitally skilled and empowered public sector workforce with Randall Brugeaud, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency

Utilising innovative technology to minimise transaction costs, streamline processes and improve government services and create a converged digital experience platform that supports “any device, any location, any time” with Dominique Bohn, Chief Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister, Digital Innovation Office, Government of Alberta (Canada)

Driving more effective engagement between public sector officials, citizens, businesses and innovators when designing and delivering policies, programs and services with Tania Wilson, Assistant Secretary, Service Delivery Design Branch, Department of Home Affairs

Your Inspiring Speaker Panel

Randall Brugeaud Chief Executive Officer Digital Transformation Agency

Randall Brugeaud

Chief Executive Officer,
Digital Transformation Agency

Dr Simon Barry Science and Deputy Director DATA61, CSIRO

Dr Simon Barry

Science & Deputy Director,
DATA61, CSIRO

Michael Rowell

Deputy Commissioner, Commissioner, Infrastructure Projects,
Australian Taxation Office

Deborah Anton Interim National Data Commissioner Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Deborah Anton

Interim National Data Commissioner,
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Nathan Hannigan General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Nathan Hannigan

General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division,
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Michelle Dowdell

Lead, Digital Technology Taskforce,
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Mike Webb Chief Information Officer Department of the Treasury

Mike Webb

Chief Information Officer,
Department of the Treasury

Robert Hanlon, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Robert Hanlon

Chief Financial Officer,
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Dr Phillip Gould Acting First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division Department of Health

Dr Phillip Gould

First Assistant Secretary, Health Economics and Research Division,
Department of Health

Gayle Milnes

First Assistant Secretary, Data, Analytics and Policy,Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Paul Boehme

Chief Information Officer,
ComCare

Greg Eyre

Vice President, A/NZ,
Blue Prism

Charles McHardie

Deputy Chief Executive Officer Transformation Projects,
Services Australia

Neal Mason Chief People Officer Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Neal Mason

Chief People Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Tania Wilson

Assistant Secretary, Service Delivery Design Branch,
Department of Home Affairs

Kate Cameron

Acting Chief Executive Officer,
Office of Industry Innovation and Science Australia

Ryan Hodder

Commercial Director, ANZ,
Targus

Colin Hunter

First Assistant Secretary Biosecurity Operations Division,
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Michael Roses

Chief Information Officer,
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Sue Bateman

Deputy Director Innovation,
Government Digital Service (UK)

Joumana El Hassan

Assistant Secretary, Shared Services & Technology - Chief Operating Officer Division,
Department of Veterans’ Affairs

Jessica Hamilton

a/g General Manager Digital Innovation and Client Development,
Austrade

Paula Adamson

Deputy Director General of Customer Services Division,
IP Australia

Marcel van Kints

Chief Data Officer and General Manager of the Data Strategy, Integration and Services Division,
Australian Bureau of Statistics

Wez Norris

Chief Executive Officer,
Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Rona Mellor PSM

Deputy Auditor-General for Australia,
Australian National Audit Office

Dominique Bohn

Chief Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister,
Digital Innovation Office, Government of Alberta (Canada)

Holly Noble

Director, Governance, People and Performance,
Department of Finance

Andy Hunt

Managing Director, ANZ,
Poly

Gary Griffiths

Federal Director,
ServiceNow

Adam Biviano

Director, Solution Architecture,
ForgeRock

Richard Davies

Manager Solution Architect,
OutSystems

Ben Satchwell

Public Sector Lead,
LiveHive

Robert Kennedy

Chairman,
Synergy Group

Rachel Smith-Cianchi

RVP, Public Sector Sales,
Tableau

Paul Arthur

Regional VP ANZ,
OutSystems

Mark Nixon

EY Partner, Government & Public Sector Leader Oceania,
Ernst & Young

Permenthri Pillay

EY Partner, Government & Public Sector Leader Oceania
Ernst & Young

Sean Kopelke

Director of Technology,
VMware Australia and New Zealand

Glenn Archer

Partner - Government (Federal, NSW & ACT),
Public Sector Network

Rowan Dollar

Chief Innovation Officer,
Public Sector Network

Reinhart Hansen

Director of Technology - Office of the CTO,
Imperva

Parag Patki

Managing Partner – Consulting Practice Australia and New Zealand,
Tata Consultancy Services

Gavin Whyte

CEO,
BrewAI

Antonio Rancan

Solutions Engineer, APAC,<br)Cloudflare

Tym Lawrence

Director, Pre Sales ANZ,
TIBCO Software

W. Daniel Cox, III

CEO,
Ascention

Why Your Peers Enjoy Innovate Australia

The quality of the speakers were first class; very informative and thought provoking.

Australian Bureau of Statistics

Really good mix of industry/business specialists giving a very balanced view of the benefits of moving into digitally-based systems.

Department of Transport and Main Roads

A diverse range of opinions with similar outcomes to achieve value for money during this health pandemic period moving forward - Resilience and Resolution....biggest take away.

ACT Government

The event provided a great opportunity for networking and we were well promoted as a sponsor.

Mainline Solutions

Credible and professionally run, good audience, great location.

Vendor Panel

Registration

Complimentary for all Public Sector Employees

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Charity Networking Breakfast

Hosted in partnership with Oz Harvest

Catering

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided

Unrivalled Content

Access to plenary sessions and your choice of specialist streams

Networking Drinks

Kick up your feet after a big day of insights

Full Access to Expo

Hear from leading solution providers and government speakers in the Gov Hub and expert insight theatre

On Demand Content

Access to post event content via PSNTV

Event Location

National Convention Centre, Canberra

31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601

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