Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Sydney

November 17, 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright
Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street

Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Sydney

November 17, 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright
Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street

Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Sydney

November 17, 2016
Norton Rose Fulbright
Level 18, Grosvenor Place, 225 George Street

Opportunities for the business sector to help government deliver simple and intuitive digital services

Since the inaugural Open Opportunity forum in late 2015, significant milestones have been reached in the digital transformation agenda of federal and state governments. But the progress has been largely at the strategic planning level, but we are now starting to see the ‘rubber hit the road’ in terms of implementation.

Hear from key government digital leaders on:

  • Government’s key digital delivery initiatives helping SMEs to work with government
  • The impact that innovation and new technologies are having on enterprise operations in terms of efficiency gains, staff and customer satisfaction, and bottom line performance
  • Priority areas that government services must address in the next 12 months, to transform by 2020
  • Key opportunities that are breaking down the barriers to government procurement in innovation
  • Addressing cyber security in an innovation culture
  • Advancements in Government’s Open Data Policy and how they are enabling “ecosystems of service delivery”

Open Opportunity 2016 will be held in Sydney with its focus aimed at the collaborative interests of both business and government. This forum will arm the local tech community of startups, mid-tier providers and multinationals with a better understanding of the government’s plans for more co-operative and collaborative government tech programs. 

This event will:

  • provide a focus on the development milestones for Australia’s digital marketplace, with an update on how local tech suppliers can ready themselves to take advantage of streamlined procurement processes

  • unearth practical to the Commonwealth’s open data policies, an exploration of government data sets, and an investigation of key opportunities for collaboration. The session will also provide a specific update on G-NAF (geo-location) policies

  • provide a briefing on authentication and identification efforts in government, including the strategic frameworks for federal-state identity management and the role of private sector on authentication issues

Who should attend?

Mid-tier Australian tech CEOs, c-level technology suppliers to government, public sector procurement officers, technology project managers, startup entrepreneurs, chief data officers and policy advisors

Agenda

7.30 am

Registration and welcome breakfast

7:55 am

Opening remarks from the host James Riley, Executive Director InnovationAus.com

8:00 am

Mapping the changes to the procurement environment

Angus Taylor

Assistant Minister for Smart Cities and Digital Transformation

Australian Government                

8:15 am

The Digital Marketplace

Priorities for the rollout and impact on SME public sector tendering.

 

Paul Shetler

Chief Digital Officer

Digital Transformation Agency 

8:25 am

NSW government-as-a-platform

How NSW government-as-a-platform initiatives are driving strategic collaboration between SMEs, researchers, major corporations and end-users to develop leading edge products and services in key industry. sectors

 

Martin Hoffman

Secretary

NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

8:35 am

Lessons from Service NSW

Getting the right information and services to people when and where they need it.

 

Rachna Gandhi

Chief Executive Officer

Service NSW

8:45 am

Panel Discussion: Rethinking the way government works with companies

What opportunities are out there fo SMEs and startups to solve problems for government?

 

MODERATOR

James Riley, Executive Director, InnovationAus.com

 

PANELLISTS

Paul Shetler

Chief Digital Officer

Digital Transformation Agency

 

John-Pau Syriatowicz    

Group Chief Executive Officer

Squiz

 

Rachna Gandhi                

Chief Executive Officer

Service NSW

 

Damon Rees     

Government Chief Information and Digital Officer     

NSW Government

9:30 am

Morning tea

10.00 am

Creating Australia's data driven future and the role of business and R&D

Adrian Turner
Chief Executive Officer
Data61

10:15 am

Boosting small business outcomes in public sector engagements

Hon Leeanne Enoch, MP

Minister for Innovation, Small Business, Science and the Digital Economy

Queensland Government

 

10:25 am

Exploring new models of government engagement with industry

Pia Waugh

Director for Strategic and International NFIC Initiatives

AUSTRAC

10:35 am

Designing Game Changing Services to Equip Government in the Digital Economy

Monica Bradley

Government Advisory and Digital Economy Expert

10.45 am

Panel Discussion: Procurement oversight and managing risk

What are the strategies for building agile and resilient citizen services against a mission critical platform? 

 

MODERATOR

James Riley

Executive Director

InnovationAus.com

 

PANELLISTS

Longbing Cao

Faculty of Engineering and IT     

UTS

 

Nick Abrahams

Digital Transformation Specialist

Norton Rose Fulbright

            

Pia Waugh

Director for Strategic and International NFIC Initiatives

AUSTRAC

 

Monica Bradley

Government Advisory and Digital Economy Expert

 

Nick Gonios

Chief Executive Officer

8Common

 

11:25 am

Event wrap up and closing remarks

Speakers

Event Partners

Data61

Official Event Host

Norton Rose Fulbright
The Hon Angus Taylor MP

The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation

Angus Taylor entered politics in 2013 when he was elected as the Liberal Federal Member for Hume in NSW. Building on his background in economics, Angus was appointed to parliamentary committees on employment, trade and investment, and public accounts. He was also chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Treaties.

Angus was promoted to Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister with special responsibility for Cities and Digital Transformation in February 2016. He was reappointed to the frontbench after the 2016 Federal election. With a passion for cutting edge technology and the benefits for citizens of the digital age, Angus authored an essay The Promise of Digital Government which was published by the Menzies Research Centre in 2016. 

 

Martin Hoffman

Martin Hoffman

Secretary, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation

Martin Hoffman was appointed Secretary of the NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation in August 2015. He was previously Deputy Secretary at the Commonwealth Department of Industry & Science (and its predecessors) from July 2010. He worked on resources and energy matters, including significant international engagement bilaterally and with the International Energy Agency and the G20. Martin joined the APS in March 2009 in the Department of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. Before joining the public sector, Martin had a lengthy private sector career primarily in digital media and technology.

 

Paul Shetler

Paul Shetler

Chief Digital Officer, Digital Transformation Agency

Paul Shetler is a technologist and entrepreneur with over two decades’ experience working on large scale IT and organisational change projects, spanning the public and private sectors.

He has co-founded two start-ups, worked in two others, and also held leadership roles at large suppliers including Oracle, Microsoft, and the global payments network SWIFT. More recently he has been transforming the way government delivers public services – and loving every minute of it.

While working at the UK’s Government Digital Service, he helped develop a suite of practical lessons from its work to transform 25 exemplar services. Paul was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Digital Transformation Office in July 2015, and recently appointed Chief Digital Officer for the Digital Transformation Agency. 

Pia Waugh

Pia Waugh

Director for Strategic and International NFIC Initiatives, AUSTRAC

Pia Waugh is an open government and open data ninja, working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. Pia is also passionate about the Australian tech sector, and continually works to improve the scene for startups, SMEs and clever people do clever things in Australia. This includes work in policy development, in public consultations (eg, the ICT industry Public Sphere, and the Digital Culture Public Sphere) and is interested in how government procurement policy can better facilitate government engagement with SMEs to tap into a broader skills and services base.

Adrian Turner

Adrian Turner

CEO, Data61

Adrian Turner is the CEO of Data61 at CSIRO. Data61 is creating our data-driven future.

Adrian is a successful and influential Australian technology entrepreneur who has spent 18 years in Silicon Valley. Most recently he was Managing Director and Co-Founder of Borondi Group, a holding company focused on the intersection of pervasive computing, platform economics and traditionally conservative industries. Prior to this, Adrian was co-founder and CEO of smart phone and Internet of Things security company Mocana Corporation , had profit and loss responsibility for Philips Electronics connected devices infrastructure, and was Chairman of the Board for Australia’s expat network, Advance.org

 

 

Damon Rees

Damon Rees

Government Chief Information and Digital Officer, NSW Government

Damon Rees is the NSW Government’s first Chief Information and Digital Officer. He was appointed to this newly created role in May 2016. The Government Chief Information and Digital Officer (GCIDO) is the most senior technology role within the NSW Government, leading digital government and ICT across the NSW public sector. As GCIDO, Mr Rees is responsible for building public sector digital capacity, defining the long-term vision for ICT and digital government, implementing the NSW Open Data Policy and improving integration across Government agencies. He also has oversight of major government ICT projects to ensure that they are delivered successfully to benefit customers and agencies.

Prior to this, Mr Rees was the Chief Digital Officer at Macquarie Bank, and earlier held senior leadership positions with Woolworths and Westpac Banking Group. He also serves as Non-Executive Director with GP Synergy, a federally-funded general practice education and training provider.

Dr Rachna Gandhi

Dr Rachna Gandhi

CEO, Service NSW

Rachna Gandhi  is the Chief Executive Officer of Service NSW. Prior to this she was the Executive Director of Service Delivery and managed all the Service NSW Channels, Service Centres, Contact Centres, Digital Stores, Store-in-Stores and the Digital Channel. Rachna started establishing and leading the Service NSW omni-channel network in March 2013.

Rachna is a recognised expert in Customer Strategy and Service Design. She has successfully led many business transformations to embed a customer centric culture, enhance service delivery models and improve financial performance. She is passionate about building a strong service culture and providing excellent customer service to benefit the people of NSW.

John-Paul Syriatowicz

John-Paul Syriatowicz

Group CEO, Squiz

John-Paul (JP) Syriatowicz is Group CEO of Squiz, which he co-founded in 1998 and today employs more than 500 staff across 13 international offices. Squiz Group’s mission is to empower customers to thrive in a digital first world by providing the platform, tools and consulting to be successful. Top rated by analyst house Ovum, Squiz’s clients span many industries from banking to government. In 2009, Ernst & Young named JP a Young Entrepreneur of the year. 

Nick Abrahams

Nick Abrahams

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

Nick is a corporate technology lawyer based in Sydney. He is deeply involved in the Australian technology sector as a lawyer, adviser, non-executive director, former Dotcom entrepreneur and investor. He has worked on over $3 Billion of TMT-related transactions since 2012. He recently wrote the best-selling book Digital Disruption in Australia – A Guide for Entrepreneurs, Investors & Corporates. 

He is widely recognised for his breadth of knowledge and understanding of all aspects of technology, media and telecommunications. He regularly advises on tech-related M&A, cloud, IT procurement, outsourcing, IT/IP issues, internet and telecommunications matters, media regulation, content and privacy.

Hon Leeanne Enoch, MP

Hon Leeanne Enoch, MP

Minister for Innovation, Small Business, Science and the Digital Economy

As the first member of her family to graduate from university, Minister Leeanne Enoch developed a life-long commitment to education early in her life.She spent more than a decade as a high school teacher, working in a number of schools in South-East Queensland and in East London, where her passion for community development and social justice grew stronger. After leaving teaching, Minister Enoch held senior roles in local and state government leading the development and implementation of policies to support some of Queensland’s most at-risk families.

Minister Enoch worked for the Australian Red Cross for almost seven years in leadership roles at the state and national level guiding humanitarian policy and programs to improve the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable. She is a proud Nunukul/Nughi woman from North Stradbroke Island. She has two teenage sons. When Minister Enoch won the seat of Algester in the 2015 Election, she became the first Aboriginal woman to be elected to Queensland Parliament. As a Member of the Queensland Cabinet, Minister Enoch previously held portfolio responsibility for Housing and Public Works, Science and Innovation.  Minister Enoch is currently the Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business.

Longbing Cao

Longbing Cao

Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS

Longbing Cao was awarded a PhD in computing science at UTS and another PhD in Pattern Recognition and Intelligent Systems from Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is a professor of information technology at the Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS; and the founding Director of the UTS Advanced Analytics Institute and a core member of the Data Sciences and Knowledge Discovery Lab at the Centre for Quantum Computation and Intelligent Systems at the Faculty of Engineering and IT, UTS. He is also the Research Leader of the Data Mining Program at the Australian Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre.

Monica Bradley

Monica Bradley

Government Advisor and Digital Economy Expert

Monica is an engaging talent with exceptional strategy and global advisory experience who invests time and energy innovating in the digital economy. She returned to Australia in 2012 after impressive careers in the USA and Middle East. Monica holds non-executive directorships and provides board level strategy advice. She is an active investor in early stage start-ups and social impact enterprises. Through her director, mentoring and advisory roles she provides innovation and digital economy expertise to corporates, government, not for profits and start-ups.

Monica helps organisations transform from the industrial age into the digital economy. She brings insights and leads strategic discussions that help boards and executives better understand the risks and opportunities of the emerging digital economy and exercise informed judgement in their strategy design. She has designed and led significant transformation programs in government, private sector and regulated industries. Her strong commitment to social capital is evident in her advocacy of impact investing in the NFP sector. Collaborating with QUT and PwC, Monica was instrumental in establishing the PwC Chair in Digital Economy, an Australian first research chair focused on the digital economy. She continues to play a major role with industry engagement, innovation services and designing game changing capacity building offerings to equip partners, students and organisations to thrive in the digital economy. Her expertise encompasses the full innovation cycle, from inspiration, through ideation, to incubation and commercialisation.

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