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Innovate Queensland


Wednesday, 7 September 2022
Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre | 8:00am – 5pm AEST

Event Overview

Queensland government agencies are facing increased demands for enhanced citizen service delivery, making IT modernisation and digital transformation critical. The pandemic has also highlighted the ongoing necessit for remaining connected digitally, and the growing need
to enhance the digital economy.

Digital technology continues to reshape our lives and institutions; Innovation is accelerating as technologies such as robotics, cloud, big data, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to transform the Queensland economy.

Public Sector Network is excited to play our part in helping the Queensland Government not only manage, but overcome and harness the ongoing challenges presented by the pandemic. By providing public servants with tools and platforms to benchmark, upskill, network, and collaborate, we continue to help the government break down silos, share information, and provide access to best-in-breed suppliers.


This On-Site event will provide the ideal meeting place to learn, collaborate and discuss current trends and innovations. We will spotlight industry thought leaders and their initiatives from across the state.

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Benefits of Attending

Explore how digital and data are transforming government services and helping to deliver positive outcomes to citizens

Discover emerging technologies enabling faster, safer and more efficient operations across the Queensland public sector

Benchmark against 5+ case studies showcasing how different state departments are achieving holistic innovation and seamless citizen delivery

A Sneak Peek Of Your Inspiring Speakers

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Andrew Spina
A/Chief Customer &
Digital Officer
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

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Suzi Woodrow-Read
Executive Director,
Public Service Commission

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Simon Mckee
Deputy Commissioner,
Queensland Revenue Office,
Queensland Treasury

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Sarah Goswami
Chief Economist and Director,
Industry Analytics and Systems
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

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Stewart Anderson
Director,
Digital Service Delivery,
Queensland Corrective Services

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Amanda Chalmers
A/General Manager,
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy 

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Gary Whitelaw
Executive Director,
Digital Technologies,
Electoral Commission Queensland

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Shannan Quain
Chief Human Resources Officer
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Key Sessions

The Queensland Digital Series features the latest initiatives throughout Queensland; sharing insights via keynote presentations, case studies, panel discussions, and roundtable chats. To provide additional perspective – concurrent streams will address more specific topics and challenges in the worlds of Technology & Data and Digital & CX faced by public sector leaders today.

Keynote SessionsPanel SessionsTechnology & Data StreamDigital & CX Stream

Ministerial Address: Driving NSW’s Digital Revolution Beyond COVID Times

Advancing Queensland’s Digital Future

Andrew Spina,
Chief Customer and Digital Officer,
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Reimagining Digital Products from Queensland Government

Gavin Atkinson
Executive Director, Customer Channels Engagement Division,
Department of Employment, Small Business and Training

Public Sector Transformation and Leadership: Building Public Sector Resiliency in the ‘New Normal’

Suzi Woodrow-Read
Executive Director Leadership and Capability,
Public Service Commission

Jennifer Rossiter
Senior Director, Workforce Strategy,
Queensland Department of Health

Simon McKee
Deputy Commissioner, Operations and Enforcement Group,
Queensland Revenue Office, Queensland Treasury

Stewart Anderson
Director, Digital Service Delivery,
Queensland Corrective Services

Combining Technology, Data, People and CX to Drive Queensland’s Digital Future

Helen Spencer
Director Reform,
Department of Resources

Brian Cox
A/Executive Director Assurance and Systems Directorate,
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services

Laura Poidevin
Engagement, Information Technology Partners,
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Keynote Session

Building A First-of-its-Kind Technology Workforce Talent Marketplace to Deploy Across State ICT Projects and Standardise ICT Project Management

Dr Anuj Saraogi
Senior Director, Digital Solutions Delivery Services,
eHealth Queensland, Queensland Health

Keynote Session

Bringing Data and Multiple Platforms Together to Transform Customer Experience

Martin Bradshaw
General Manager, Transport Strategy & Technology, TransLink Division, Department of Transport and Main Roads

Panel Discussion

Embracing Data and Technology to Accelerate Innovation, Modernise Service Delivery and Drive Better Outcomes for Citizens

Andrew Bennett
Chief Procurement Officer,
Queensland Department of Education

Darren Davies
Director of Strategy and Support,
Supreme Court, District and Land Court

Sarah Goswami
Chief Economist and Director Industry Analytics and Systems
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Keynote Session

Redefining Customer Experience through Digital State Services

Jelena Nikolic
A/Director, Transformation Delivery Office Strategy and Governance,
The Public Trustee of Queensland

Keynote Session

Placing Customers at the Heart of Queensland’s Digital Transformation

Dr Michael Kane
Director Innovation, Economic Development Queensland,
Department of State Development, Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning

Panel Discussion

Bridging the Gap Between Customer Experience, Digital Technologies and Human Resources

Amanda Chalmers
A/General Manager, Customer and Digital Strategy,
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy

Shannan Quain
Chief Human Resources Officer,
Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Gary Whitelaw
Executive Director Digital Technologies,
Electoral Commission Queensland

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

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Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre

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

“Very well organised, really interesting speakers.”
 Queensland Department of Education

“Great combination of Q & A and resource panels.”
Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy

“Interesting and informative with real life experiences to support concepts.”
Queensland Police Service

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