Innovate Australia 2022

Innovate Australia

Friday August 12, 2022
National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) | 9:00am – 4:25pm AEST

Event Overview

Over the next decade, the Australian government plans to become to be one of the top digital governments in the world.

Supported by the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Digital Economy Strategy and the Digital Transformation Agency’s Digital Government Strategy (DGS), the federal government aims to digitalise 100% of government services, grow innovative sectors and make strategic investments that aid economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19.

Although federal agencies have already made tremendous progress throughout the pandemic, this new transformation target is urgent and ambitious.

To help the Australian public service create a world-leading digital government, Public Sector Network invites you to join an exclusive gathering at Innovate Australia 2022. This on-site event is the the ideal place to learn, collaborate and discuss strategy and emerging innovations. By spotlighting leading agencies and their initiatives, public servants working across the federal government can share best-practice, benchmark and further develop their projects within their agencies.

Benefits of Attending

Employ a strategic approach to digital transformation that aligns with Whole-of-Government (WoG) targets

Create an enabling environment by driving innovation in people, data, technology and CX functions

Deep-dive into case studies from across federal agencies to inform and inspire your own work

Discover emerging technologies and methodologies to help realise meaningful outcomes and greater efficiencies

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

Chris Fechner,
Chief Executive Officer,
Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)

Justine Saunders APM,
Deputy Commissioner Chief Operating Officer,
Department of Home Affairs

Leanne Chau,
Assistant Commissioner Visual Analytics and Transformation, Smarter Data,
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Charles McHardie,
Chief Information and Digital Officer, Technology and Digital Programmes,
Services Australia

Lane Masterton,
Deputy Australian Statistician & Chief Operating Officer,
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Cathryn Geiger,
Chief Data and Analytics Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Justine Hall,
General Manager Customer Experience Group,
IP Australia

Thomas Ryan,
First Assistant Commissioner, Organisational Transformation Division,
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

Key Sessions

Public Sector Network’s annual Innovate Australia event showcases the latest innovation projects delivered by federal government agencies. Keynote presentations, case studies and panel discussions provide Australian government leaders with a platform to share insights across four concurrent streams; Digital and Citizen Experience, Technology and Transformation, People and Culture and Data and Analytics.

Keynote SessionsPanel DiscussionPeople and CultureDigital and Citizen ExperienceTechnology and TransformationData and Analytics

Ministerial Address: Driving Innovation and Prosperity in a post-COVID world

Delivering World Leading Government Services

Chris Fechner,
Chief Executive Officer,
Digital Transformation Agency (DTA)

Leveraging Innovation to Fast-Track Post-Pandemic Recovery

Sustaining Technological Transformation in 2022 and Beyond

Chris Jordan,
Commissioner of Taxation; Registrar of the Australian Business Register and Australian Business Registry Services,
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Putting Citizen’s Needs at the Centre of Government Services

Rina Bruinsma,
First Assistant Commissioner,
Australian Public Service Commission (APSC)

Strategies & Innovation to Support the Future Growth and Prosperity of Australia

Keynote Session

Digital Workforce Transformation in a Changing World

Justine Saunders APM,
Deputy Commissioner Chief Operating Officer,
Department of Home Affairs

Keynote Session

Upskilling, Recruitment and Training in the Digital Age

Kylie Bryant,
Chief Operating Officer,
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources (DISER)

Panel Discussion

Workforce Strategies and Leadership to Create a Culture of Innovation

Daniel Ramos,
General Manager Solution Delivery,
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Bridie Dawson,
General Manager Solution Delivery,
Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (ACCC)

Keynote Session

Bots and the Future of CX

Charles McHardie,
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Transformation Projects,
Services Australia

Keynote Session

Building Citizen Trust with Effective Service Design and Delivery

Kirsten Garwood,
Program Director, Public Services Transformation,
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Panel Discussion

Optimising Citizen Experience with Emerging Technologies

Justine Hall,
General Manager Customer Experience Group,
IP Australia

Thomas Ryan,
First Assistant Commissioner, Organisational Transformation Division,
Australian Electoral Commission (AEC)

Fay Flevaras,
First Assistant Secretary, Digital Transformation & Delivery,
Department of Health

Keynote Session

Maximising New Innovation & IT Initiatives to Prepare the Way for Better Citizen Outcomes

Keynote Session

Cloud for Government

Radi Kovacevic,
Chief Information Officer,
Department of Home Affairs

Panel Discussion

Understanding the Best Tools, Strategies and Innovations to Deliver your Transformation Vision

Keynote Session

Transforming Insights into Outcomes

Cathryn Geiger,
Chief Data and Analytics Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Keynote Session

Transforming the Public Service Delivery Landscape through AI & IA

Lane Masterton,
Deputy Australian Statistician & Chief Operating Officer,
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)

Panel Discussion

Transforming Information into Insights: How to Leverage Data for Citizen-Centric Decision Making

Leanne Chau,
Assistant Commissioner Visual Analytics and Transformation, Smarter Data,
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

View the agenda for the full speaker lineup, sessions and event timeline

Your Registration

Live Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives

Networking

An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks

Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services

On-Demand

Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

Keeping You Safe

National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC)

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

What Your Peers Had to Say

“I enjoyed hearing from fellow public servants and the streaming set-up. The presentations were on topic, and as a learner/user it was inspiring to see the speakers call out linkages between presentations that took place earlier in the day.”
Australian Public Service Commission

“It was positive event and I got a lot out of presentations. I got much understanding of where we are heading as a public service”
Australian Taxation Office

“So positive! The speakers were interesting and engaging, it was so great to hear what other agencies are doing and LOVED the tech ideas and options, I’m so excited to get back to the office and share all the cool ideas!”
Defence Housing Australia

Event Partners

Official Government Partner

Lead Chair

Platinum

Gold

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Silver

Stream Chair

Bronze

Exhibition

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Government Partner