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Innovate WA

Event has been postponed from
21 September 2021 to 3 February 2022

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

6
Keynotes
4
Topic Streams
24+
Inspiring Speakers
4
Dedicated Networking Breaks

“A great collaborative day. It was interesting to share journeys and challenges from other agencies and to hear from agency leaders. ”

Department of Education

Welcome to a Thriving and Innovative WA.

The last two years have seen us face challenges like no other. Western Australia’s response to the pandemic has been world leading.

As part of this response the State Government is working together to restore the economy and industry, support community and build new infrastructure to create jobs through the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan.

Underpinning all of this is a new digital-first ICT Strategy that will transform the way public services are designed, supported and delivered for a community living and working in a digital world. These initiatives combined look to cement WA as a thriving and innovative place in which to live, work, visit and do business.

The Public Sector Innovate WA, in partnership with Ernst & Young, will take you on a journey from recovery through to growth, and provides the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate, and discuss the trends and innovations helping encourage economic prosperity for WA now and in the future, with some of the brightest public sector minds in the State.

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Register today and join your peers at the largest gathering of state 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 embracing emerging technologies and methodologies to accelerate innovation and drive citizen-centric service delivery.

Key Sessions Include:

  1. Creating Flexible, Agile and Adaptable Digital Government and ICT Processes with Ben Day, Chief Digital Officer, Department of Finance
  2. Exploring the Tools, Strategies and Innovations Driving Transformation with :
  • Joan Brierley, Director Service Delivery - Driver and Vehicle Services, Department of Transport
  • Stuart Walsh, Director ICT, Department of Fire & Emergency Services
  • Paul Tzaikos, Director Digital Connectivity, Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development

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

Key Sessions Include:

  1. Supporting Department Goals through Strategic Workforce Planning and Engaged Employees with Catherine Stoddart, Deputy Director General, Department of Communities
  2. Developing the Next Generation Public Sector Workforce with :
  • Valerie Jovanovic, Executive Director, People, Capability and Culture, Child and Adolescent Health Service
  • Paul Wilding, Director of Employee Relations, Department of Education
  • Samantha Francke, Director, Change Management, Health Support Services

This stream will focus on creating data-driven departments that ethically leverage public sector data sets to turn information into actionable insights.

Key Sessions Include:

  1. Harnessing Data and Technology to Deliver Improved Citizen Outcomes with Giles Nunis, Chief Digital Transformation Officer, Western Australian Primary Health Alliance
  2. Curating Public Sector Data to Optimise Processes and Derive Actionable Insights with:
  • Warwick Calkin, Chief Information Officer, University of Western Australia
  • Ashleigh Brinkhuizen, Acting General Manager, Business Engagement Customer Information, Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety
  • Daniel Kasatchkow, Principal Data Consultant, Office of the Auditor General
  • Elise Vervetjes, General Manager, Information & Technology, Water Corporation

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

Key Sessions Include:

  1. Optimising Operations to Deliver Citizen-Centric Services with Joan Brierley, Director Service Delivery - Driver and Vehicle Services, Department of Transport
  2. Driving Operational Excellence and Resiliency through People and Process Transformation with :
  • Luella Forbes, Director, Transformation, Health Support Services
  • Matthew Negus, A/Director Operational HR, Department of Justice
  • Matt Arrah, Associate Director ICT Corporate Services, Department of Training and Workforce Development
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Your Inspiring Speaker Panel

Hon Don Punch MLA

Minister for Disability Services; Fisheries; Innovation and ICT; Seniors and Ageing

Jonas Petersen

Chief Digital Officer,
Office of Digital Government, Department of Premier and Cabinet WA

Ben Day

Chief Digital Officer, Department of Finance

Catherine Stoddart

Deputy Director General, Department of Communities WA

Sandra Labuschagne

Deputy Auditor General, Office of the Auditor General

Stuart Walsh

Stuart Walsh

Director ICT, Department of Fire & Emergency Services

Joan Brierley

Director Service Delivery - Driver and Vehicle Services, Department of Transport

Kim Ellwood

Executive Director Sport and Recreation, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

Warwick Calkin

Chief Information Officer, University of Western Australia

Paul Tzaikos

Director of Digital Connectivity,
Department of Primary Industries & Regional Development

Nicki Godecke

Director General, Department of Finance

Sonia Mackay-Coghill

Vice President (Enterprise & Development), Edith Cowan University

Valerie Jovanovic

Executive Director, People, Capability and Culture, Child and Adolescent Health Service

Daniel Kasatchkow

Principal Data Consultant, Office of the Auditor General

Matthew Negus

A/Director Operational HR, Department of Justice

Elise Vervetjes

General Manager, Information & Technology Water Corporation

Giles Nunis

Chief Digital Transformation Officer, WA Primary Health Alliance

Luella Forbes

Director, Transformation, Health Support Services

Paul Wilding

Director of Employee Relations, Department of Education

Lauren Aitken

Director, Planning & Strategy Infrastructure WA

Michele Clement

Director, Defence Science Centre, Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation

Samantha Francke

Director, Change Management,
Health Support Services

Ashleigh Brinkhuizen

A/GM Business Engagement , Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Carl Binning

Executive Director, Capability and Performance, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Henrietta Farrell

Chief Customer Officer, Department of Finance

David Etherton

David Etherton

Chief Executive Officer, VenuesWest

Matt Arrah

Matt Arrah

Associate Director ICT Corporate Services, Department of Training and Workforce Development

Why Your Peers Enjoy Innovate Australia

“An excellent showcase of innovation across the WA Public Sector.”

Department Of Transport

"Great networking opportunity, case studies that were presented were very valuable."

Pilbara Ports Authority

"It was a digitally very informative event and useful to increase the interchanging capabilities within the the public sector network."

Road Safety Commission

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Charity Networking Breakfast

Charity partner will be announced soon

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 on the bustling show floor

On Demand Content

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