Technology in Government
Canberra - 1-2 August, 2017

ThoughtWorks is excited to be this year’s Digital Sponsor at the Technology in Government Conference. In collaboration with ThoughtWorks, government agencies globally are challenging the current service model, aligning themselves to users and improving the digital services they deliver.

Here is where you can find us.

Federal Government Keynote

Rise of the Platforms: Implications for Government Digital Strategy
Tuesday 1st August
11:30 - 11:50am
During this session Scott Shaw (Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks) will explore the fundamental IT concepts and principles of platform thinking. Governments, just like private-sector enterprises, are embracing the digital tidal wave. Ahead of them is rapid change and disruption, creating the need to experiment, and make decisions quickly. However, governments are burdened by legacy IT assets and processes, accrued through years of past investments. A new IT paradigm is emerging, inspired by successful digital innovators transforming into multi-faceted platforms for execution. Join us to find out the skills needed to be in the best place to support government transformation.

Interactive Roundtables

Tuesday 1st August
1:30 - 2:00pm, 2:00 - 2:30pm
Wednesday 2nd August
10:00 - 10:30am, 10:30 - 11:00am We believe that successful platforms in government are required for genuine digital transformation, and to enable new operating and delivery models. Join Scott Shaw (Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks) and Keith Dodds (Director at ThoughtWorks) in an interactive roundtable discussion on the principles and practices for building effective platforms.

State Government Panel

How can State Governments collaborate in the Digital Age?
Tuesday 1st August
3:00 - 3:30pm
Scott Shaw (Head of Technology at ThoughtWorks) joins a panel of industry experts including Damon Rees (Chief Information and Digital Officer at NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation) and Peter Worthington-Eyre (Chief Data Officer at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, SA) to focus on the impact of digital on State Government collaboration.

ThoughtWorks Booth

Booth 57 - Exhibition Hall

Stop by the ThoughtWorks booth anytime from 8:30am daily to go into the running to win 10 of the best books on digital! Some of the titles include ‘The Digital Transformation Playbook’ and ‘Lean Enterprise: How High Performance Organizations Innovate at Scale’. Our team will also be on-hand to discuss with you the principles and practices required for effective digital transformation.

About Scott Shaw

As the Head of Technology for ThoughtWorks in Australia, Scott divides his time between professional services leadership and consulting. As a consultant, he helps enterprise customers to shape their technology to align with 21st century practices like cloud, continuous delivery, microservices and lean governance. As a lifelong programmer and technology professional, Scott has designed and worked on distributed systems of every imaginable size and shape. When he’s not in meetings, Scott enjoys writing Clojure code.

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