Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Canberra

November 24, 2016
QT Canberra
1 London Circuit , Canberra, ACT 2601

Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Canberra

November 24, 2016
QT Canberra
1 London Circuit , Canberra, ACT 2601

Presents

Open Opportunity 2016 - Canberra

November 24, 2016
QT Canberra
1 London Circuit , Canberra, ACT 2601

 Examining the Digital Transformation Agenda

Open Opportunity is focused on the twin themes of digital transformation of government service delivery, and the opportunities this presents for Australian tech SMEs. It looks specifically at the Australian Government digital strategy, and at how local companies can prepare themselves to better engage public sector customers.

For the first time, InnovationAus.com’s Open Opportunity will be convened across two separate events in two cities.  

This is a public sector-focused event, with a direct focus on the looming Australian Government’s digital strategy announcement. In addition to looking at procurement issues in the digital space, this forum will also focus on cybersecurity initiatives in the context of government service delivery.

The forum will focus on three core areas. Skills, technology procurement and open data. During this moment in time, the federal government is undergoing a rapid change through its digital transformation program, as at any time in its history.

This event will:

  • provide insights into how to attract senior skills from the private sector to work in government on complex projects of national significance

  • look at new procurement models that enable maximum flexibility while maintaining governance structures that citizens expect

  • explore open data opportunities, and new models for attracting private sector collaboration

Who Should Attend

Public sector chief information officers, chief digital officers, chief technology officers, change management executives, procurement specialists, senior human resources managers, policy advisors, senior communications managers

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

Changes to the procurement environment

Angus Taylor

Assistant Minister for Smart Cities and Digital Transformation

Australian Government                

8:15 am

The Digital Market Place

Paul Shetler

Chief Digital Officer

Digital Transformation Agency

8:25 am

NSW Government supplier relationships

Considerations for cross Federal/State border transactions

 

Shae Howard

Director, IT and Digital Government

NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation

8:35 am

Serving a new generation of citizens -how Public Services can deliver consumer-grade experiences

Kathleen O'Brien

Industry Principal, Public Sector

SAP Hybris

8:42 am

Panel Discussion: Supplier relationship management and procurement reform

Will it change the cost of doing business with government?

 

MODERATOR

James Riley

Executive Director

InnovationAus.com

 

PANELLISTS

Paul Shetler

Chief Digital Officer

Digital Transformation Agency 

 

Shae Howard

‎Director, IT and Digital Government

NSW Department of Finance, Services & Innovation         

 

 

Nick Gonios

Chief Executive Officer 

8common

 

 

9:30 am

Morning tea

10:00 am

The issues, challenges, and opportunities around innovation

David Hazlehurst

Deputy Secretary

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

10:15 am

Security in an innovation environment

Lynwen Connick

First Assistant Secretary Information Sharing and Intelligence

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

10:25 am

How Government can drive innovation without spending money

Nicholas Gruen

Chairman

Australian Centre for Social Innovation

10:35 am

Recreating an organisation where its ‘services are shaped’ around the public

Charles McHardie

Chief Technology Officer

Department of Human Services

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

David Hazlehurst

Deputy Secretary

Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

 

Lynwen Connick

‎First Assistant Secretary Information Sharing and Intelligence

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

               

Nicholas Gruen

Chairman

Australian Centre for Social Innovation

 

Kathleen O'Brien

Industry Principal, Public Sector

SAP Hybris             

 

Martin Landauer

Co-Founder

OpenAustralia Foundation and former Head of Product, DTO

 

Marcus Price

Chief Executive Officer

PEXA (Property Exchange Australia)

Speakers

Event Partners

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Angus Taylor

Angus Taylor

Assistant Minister for Smart Cities and Digital Transformation

Angus 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. He has gained a reputation amongst his constituents as a keen problem solver, focusing in his electorate on growth opportunities for regional communities and improving telecommunications.

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. Before that, he was Chief Digital Officer at the UK Ministry of Justice, where he helped deliver four of those 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. 

Lynwen Connick

Lynwen Connick

First Assistant Secretary Information Sharing and Intelligence, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

As the First Assistant Secretary, Information Sharing and Intelligence, Lynwen Connick is responsible for improving secure information sharing across the National Security Community and providing advice to the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Intelligence issues. Prior to this she was worked at the Department of Defence, serving most recently as First Assistant Secretary, Cyber Policy and Intelligence. Connick led the review of Australia's Cyber Security and the development of the new Cyber Security Strategy.

Connick has 27 years’ experience at the Australian Signals Directorate (then DSD), and spent six of these years running ASD's Cyber Security mission. With over 30 years working and leading in Cyber and ICT, she has experience in all aspects of Cyber.

David Hazlehurst

David Hazlehurst

Deputy Secretary, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

David Hazlehurst joined the Commonwealth Department of Industry and Science as acting Deputy Secretary in August last year. As Deputy Secretary he is responsible for AusIndustry, Programme Delivery, aswell as Digital Strategy and Operations, and coordinating whole-of-government implementation of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. In 2015 he was appointed as interim CEO of the DTO and prior to this he was Deputy Secretary, Economic and Strategy, of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Charles McHardie

Charles McHardie

Chief Technology Officer, Department of Human Services

Charles McHardie was appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2011 for services to Naval Warfare and awarded a commendation for distinguished service in 2014 for his Command of Combined Task Force 150. He holds a Master of Science (Information Technology) from the University of New South Wales, a Master of Systems Engineering from the University of New South Wales and a Master of Arts (Strategic Studies) from Deakin University. 

Marcus Price

Marcus Price

CEO, PEXA

With a Bachelor and Masters Degree in Science, Marcus Price specialises in early stage and competitive market entry businesses in the financial services space. 

Across his 25 years in the industry, he has held senior positions at Boston Consulting Group and National Australia Bank as well as developing financial services businesses as a Principle and Executive Director for both Veda and Dun & Bradstreet. He specialises in Management Science and Financial Statistical Analysis.

Kathleen O'Brien

Kathleen O'Brien

Industry Principal, Public Sector, SAP Hybris

Kathleen O’Brien is the Industry Principal for Public Sector of SAP Hybris. In this role, she is responsible for increasing the awareness of SAP Hybris as a solution for digital transformation in the public sector, ensuring industry-specific strategic sales support and collaterals, sales enablement and influencing the SAP Hybris product roadmap to support the needs of the industry. In addition to this, she also provides thought leadership and acts as spokesperson in the industry.

Previous to this, Kathleen was the Industry Principal for Retail and Consumer Products. She also held the role of Commerce Product Manager at hybris software where her primary focus was on hybris’ Insurance B2C Accelerator, China B2C Accelerator and had a general focus on the Fashion, Luxury and Lifestyle market. As product manager for hybris’ Omnichannel Accelerator for China, she ensured the overall product strategy was carried out tactically throughout the development process with internationalization being a major focus. She also oversaw the broadening of hybris’ offering in areas such as B2B2C for Fashion and Merchandising. 

Nicholas Gruen

Nicholas Gruen

Chairman, Australian Centre for Social Innovation

Nicholas Gruen is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur, commentator, and thought leader who has regular columns in the Courier Mail, the Australian Financial Review, the Age and the Sydney Morning Herald. Gruen is the CEO and Founder of Lateral Economics and Chair of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation. He has also advised Cabinet Ministers and sat on Australia’s Productivity Commission.

He is interested in social innovation and public policy and uses economics as an engine of inquiry rather than a set of readymade prescriptions, and aims to completely renovate the idea of what ‘economic reform’ might be. 

 

Nick Gonios

Nick Gonios

CEO, 8common

As CEO of 8common, Nick is responsible for spearheading the company's corporate strategy, business roadmap, building growth and customer-driven teams. Leveraging his entrepreneurial and enterprise SaaS experience, he is charged with driving 8common’s next level of growth and expansion while delivering shareholder value.

Entrepreneurial-minded with consistent success in starting and building profitable businesses, Nick has played a key role in driving and running early stage technology companies that solve specific customer needs. 

Having co-founded and mentored several start-ups over the last 16 years, Nick continues to share his knowledge and skills with early stage companies and through speaking engagements as the Head of Canary Path where he is responsible for growth marketing and commercial development activities. 

Shae Howard

Shae Howard

Director, IT and Digital Government; Dept of Finance, Services & Innovation

Shae Howard has extensive experience across service delivery, product management, sales operations, planning, training, customer service and manufacturing. She is also a guest lecturer at the University of Sydney and has partnered with UTS to create a scalable mentoring program to encourage female undergraduates purse careers in the ICT industry. 

John-Paul Syriatowicz

John-Paul Syriatowicz

Managing Director, Squiz

John-Paul Syriatowicz, who has been Managing Director of Squiz for the past 17 years, will become CEO, Squiz Group. Squiz Group is a new global team that oversees our business world-wide.

Syriatowicz has had 20 years’ experience running internet businesses, is an expert in web content management and open source software.

Matthew Landauer

Matthew Landauer

Co-Founder OpenAustralia Foundation and former Head of Product, DTO

Having worked as Head of Product and Head of Delivery for the Digital Transformation Office, Matthew Landauer has a wealth of experience in all things digital. 

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