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Statewide Connectivity

Wednesday, 20 October 2021 | 11.00 AM - 1.10 PM AEDT | Online

Creating resilient connectivity networks

With 89% of our citizens living in just a handful of cities, Australia is one of the most sparsely populated countries in the region.

Stronger communications networks are key to ensuring regional and remote communities remain connected to social and economic opportunities across Australia. Join us at the Public Sector Network’s complimentary Statewide Connectivity virtual event which will bring together architects, developers and administrators of telecommunications infrastructure to strategise how emerging technologies can help connect Australian communities.

By innovating robust communication networks, the public sector can help provide equal economic and social opportunity to all Australians.

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Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Explore a range of existing and emerging technologies transforming connectivity and communication networks

Strategise the implementation of ‘place- based’ telecommunications infrastructure, building critical infrastructure that support development outcomes

Leverage telecommunications infrastructure to empower communities to access essential online services, utilise new tools & connect with the digital economy

Your Expert Speakers

Michelle Edge
Chief Executive,
Department of Primary Industries and Regions (SA)

Rebecca Fox
Deputy Secretary, Regional Precincts,
Department of Regional NSW

Kathleen Robinson
Chief Executive,
Department of Corporate and Digital Development (NT)

Derek Merdith
Chief Executive Officer,
QCN Fibre (QLD)

James Corkill
Chief Technology Officer,
NSW Telco Authority

Paul Tzaikos
Director, Digital Connectivity,
Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (WA)

Liz Shenton
Director Central Design and Architecture,
Department of Corporate and Digital Development (NT)

Colin Fairweather
Public Sector Network

Agenda at a glance

11:00 AM AEDT
PSN Welcome
11:10 AM AEDT
Chair Opening: Surveying Australia’s connectivity landscape
11:20 AM AEDT
Government Keynote: Implementing place-based telecommunications solutions to overcome connectivity barriers in regional NSW
11:35 AM AEDT
Partner Session: Exploring the potential for Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) in the public sector
11:50 AM AEDT
Government Case Study: Investing in telecommunications infrastructure to improve mobile coverage and economic opportunity for remote communities
12:05 PM AEDT
Partner session: Driving connectivity innovation with Massive Multiple-Input Multiple Output (MiMO) antennae
12:20 PM AEDT
Keynote Session: Increasing access to mobile, internet and digital services through large-scale investment in digital infrastructure
12:35 PM AEDT
Refreshment Break
12:40 PM AEDT
Panel Session: Future connectivity : Forecasting trends and technologies
01:10 PM AEDT
End of session


What's included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

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


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

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


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

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Event Partners

Smart Cities and Infrastructure Community Prospectus

The global smart city landscape is continuing to mature, and more councils and municipalities are on the journey to becoming smart and sustainable communities. The focus is now on maximising the value of data, improving communication networks, smart infrastructure and platform projects. As technologies rapidly evolve, the number of solutions and providers is also increasing. To stand out from thecrowd, get involved in our Smart & Sustainable Community events to directly speak to decision makers, influencers and users and help them overcome their challenges.

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