Presents

Open Opportunity Brisbane 2017

27 June 2017
The Precinct, Fortitude Valley,
Brisbane

Presents

Open Opportunity Brisbane 2017

27 June 2017
The Precinct, Fortitude Valley,
Brisbane

Presents

Open Opportunity Brisbane 2017

27 June 2017
The Precinct, Fortitude Valley,
Brisbane

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

Since the launch of the Government’s digital transformation agenda, the public sector has found new ways to impact the lives of citizens, applying new approaches to overcoming old legacy structures and modes of thinking; and embracing new technologies and ideas.

The potential of innovation in government is immense; however, the challenges governments face are significant and InnovationAus.com’s Open Opportunity forums aim to showcase each State’s initiatives to overcoming these challenges, and exploring the vast opportunities for the SME tech community to collaborate.

Hear from key government leaders on:

·   Government’s key digital delivery initiatives helping SMEs to work with government

·   Priority areas that government services must address in the next 12 months

·   Key opportunities that are breaking down the barriers to government procurement

·   The expansion of new services in the Digital Marketplace

·   Collaboration between universities and small business to attract senior skills for government

·   Government’s Open Data Policy and how they are enabling “ecosystems of service delivery”

Open Opportunity Brisbane will showcase the policies and initiatives the Queensland Government is taking to build a workforce of innovators through cross-government networks with a focus on skills, how it is creating innovation funds to accelerate new services, and how it has developed novel procurement mechanisms to bring innovation and technology in from the outside. 

Who will be there

·   Mid-tier Australian tech Chief executive officers

·   C-level technology suppliers to government

·   Public sector procurement officers and Technology project managers

·   Chief data officers and Chief digital officers

·   Policy advisers and Commercial Directors

·   Digital transformation specialists and Business development officers

·   Content producers and service designers

·   Heads of Digital & UX, Government sales and Business operations

 

Agenda

7:30am

Registration and buffet breakfast

7:55am

Opening Remarks by InnovationAus.com

8:00am

Ministerial Address

Hon Leeanne Enoch MP, Minister for Innovation, Science and the Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business, Queensland Government

8:10am

Strengthening the working links between the tech industries and government – what new digital services are to be included in the latest roll out of the Digital Marketplace?

Speaker to be confirmed

8:25am

Bringing the outside into government – infusing startup operational and creative solutions-oriented principles into the inner workings of the MOG

Mark Sowerby, Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government

8:35am

Cities as launch pads for digital transformation – how can the tech community help turn policy into delivery?

Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane

8:45am

Panel Discussion: Scaling the impact of innovation and transformation in Government – How is technology together with policy innovation helping solve the challenges the three tiers of government face?

Panel Moderator:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

Panellists:

Mark Sowerby, Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government

Cat Matson, Chief Digital Officer, City of Brisbane

Stephen Tait, Chief Executive Officer, Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ)

Maree Adshead, Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute

9:30am

Morning tea

10:00am

Queensland’s ICT Strategy 2017-2021

Speaker to be confirmed

10:15am

Tracking Queensland's agenda for innovation-led economic growth

Paul Martyn, Deputy Director-General, Strategy and Innovation, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation

10:25

Data security and transparency in open government

Speaker to be confirmed

10:35am

Building collaboration between universities and small business to attract senior skills for government

Speaker to be confirmed

10:45am

Panel Discussion: “Rethinking the way Government works with companies - what opportunities are out there for SMEs and startups to solve problems for government?

Panel Moderator:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

Panellists:

Glenn Van Duikeren, Managing Director, eSwitch

Monica Bradley, Non Executive Director, ‎B Corporation Australia

Elaine Stead, Executive Director, Blue Sky Funds

Tracey Kay, Co-Founder, Axalon

Speakers

Official Event Host

Data61
Hon Leeanne Enoch, MP

Hon Leeanne Enoch, MP

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

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.

Mark Sowerby

Mark Sowerby

Chief Entrepreneur, Queensland Government

Mark Sowerby is the Founder of Blue Sky Alternative Investments Limited, an ASX listed (ASX: BLA) alternative asset manager investing across private equity, venture capital, private real estate, water, infrastructure, hedge funds and agriculture.

10 years after starting Blue Sky Mark handed the business over to the team to spend more time with his wife Heidi and his two sons, Lachlan and Patrick, and to help with projects that have a positive social impact.

At the time of his “retirement” Blue Sky had a market capitalization of more than $500m, $2.4 billion under management, investment returns of 16.7% pa compounding, and was amongst Australia’s top 300 listed companies.

In 2015, Mark received the University of Queensland Vice-Chancellor’s Alumni Excellence Award, was recognized as Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year for Queensland (listed), and completed a successful crossing of the English Channel.

Mark serves on the Board of the Starlight Children’s Foundation and Racing Queensland, and was recently appointed by the Premier as Queensland’s first Chief Entrepreneur.

Mark is originally from Warren in western NSW, studying Agricultural Science at the University of Queensland before completing a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment through the Securities Institute of Australia and a Masters of Business Administration (UQ).

Cat Matson

Cat Matson

Chief Digital Officer

Cat Matson is Brisbane’s Chief Digital Officer (CDO) and is charged with the digital transformation of the city as a means of accelerating economic growth and equipping small to medium enterprises with the digital skills to accelerate their business.

As an experienced digital and start-up strategist and respected business leader, Cat drives the Digital Brisbane strategy.  The CDO delivers programs to improve digital uptake in the small and medium businesses, educates children on coding and supports start-ups and budding entrepreneurs, while also connecting visiting entrepreneurs with Brisbane’s business community.

Cat is a passionate advocate for human-centric ‘smart cities’, recognising that digital is an enabler, not an outcome in its own right. She is a regular panellist and moderator for key industry events, speaking about everything from digital in small business to the problem with smart cities.

Cat endeavours to discern trend from fad in the digital space and determine how businesses can leverage new technologies to reach their full potential.

Glenn Van Duikeren

Glenn Van Duikeren

Managing Director, eSwitch Sports Lighting

Glenn is the founder and Managing Director of eSwitch Sports Lighting, a Brisbane-based tech innovation business specialising in remote sports lighting control systems. A Master Electrician with more than two decades’ experience in the commercial electrical contracting industry, Glenn has spent the past decade focusing exclusively on sports lighting. It was from this experience working with community clubs that he developed a unique understanding of the challenges faced by local sports clubs, and the idea for eSwitch was born.
In March 2017, Glenn was awarded funding by the Queensland Government to further develop eSwitch as part of Advance Queensland's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The pilot project, called Bright Sport, will enable multiple users of sports clubs and associations to securely, safely and sustainably control their sports field lights via their smart phones. It will also introduce a search, book, pay system so that emerging sport organisations can search and pay for available floodlit green space in their community with their smartphones.
Glenn is a member of Master Electricians Australia. In 2016 he received the Excellence Award for Electrical Contracting from TAFE Queensland SkillsTech.

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.

Elaine Stead

Elaine Stead

Managing Director, Blue Sky Funds

Elaine is the Managing Director of Venture Capital and is responsible for the management of the Blue Sky venture capital fund and portfolio. Established in 2012, the venture capital division has expanded to bear its second fund, VC2014, and over $100 million in assets under management across a broad range of industry sectors.

Elaine has worked for a number of years as a venture capitalist and management consultant to the venture and industry across Australia and the United States. Elaine has also worked in strategic management consulting, with both NASDAQ and ASX listed and private companies based in Australia and the US. Originally trained as a stem cell biologist, Elaine has since spent the last decade within the innovation and investment spectrum, initially in technology commercialisation assisting public institutions and founders translate and commercialise their technology across a broad range of industry sectors including agriculture, healthcare and IT.

Maree Adshead

Maree Adshead

Chief Executive Officer, Open Data Institute

Maree is the founding CEO of the Open Data Institute Queensland (ODI Queensland). The ODI’s mission is to connect, equip and inspire people around the world to innovate with data. ODI Queensland, now completing its second year, is already recognised not just within Queensland, but nationally and internationally, as a leader in bringing business, industry, academia and government together to utilise government data as a strategic resource.

Maree’s career began in the legal profession, as partner of a tier one national law firm. 10 years later, Maree co-founded a software start-up which achieved great success and which was the recipient of multiple awards for excellence in innovation.

Maree is one of the six civil society representatives on the interim working group which is co-designing Australia’s first National Open Government Action Plan. She is also a member of a number of public sector open data advisory groups.

Past industry representative roles include past Chair of the Technology Council of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) and past Chair of the Queensland branch of the Australian Information Industry Association Queensland (AIIA).

In 2012 Maree received the prestigious Women in Technology ICT Outstanding Achievement Award which recognises the achievements of outstanding women within Queensland’s ICT industries

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