InnovationAus Publisher Corrie McLeod spoke with expert guests; Carrick Ryan, Former Australian Federal Agent and Political Commentator; Marie Johnson, CEO of The Centre for Digital Business and Han Aulby, Executive Director of The Centre for Public Integrity on Transparency in Government as part of InnovationAus’ own Public Interest Series. The discussion covered a wide range of issues on how data intelligence could be used in the private sector to enable transparency in government and how data intelligence can be applied to the operation of the public sector.
In this episode of The InnovationAus Podcast, we talk to Dane Eldridge, the founder and chief executive of Sydney-based software development and digital transformation specialists 4mation. In a market already suffering significant shortages of digital skills, Mr Eldridge says ‘Brand Australia’ should use its positive handling of the COVID pandemic to attract the best and brightest talent from overseas. We were already a lifestyle superpower he says, and now we’re even more attractive.
It has been the most challenging period of our lives. But if the difficult health and economic response to the coronavirus pandemic has brought a silver lining, it is that the forced agility of governments across Australia has changed the trust dynamic with citizens. This has clear implications for the roll-out of government digital services, according to Adobe’s Principal Digital Strategist for the Asia-Pacific region John Mackenney.