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Join leaders in the public sector for a discussion on digital enablement for the common good

CANBERRA

12 December

About the event

The rapid pace of change and widespread uptake of digital technologies has changed public expectations of how government can and should provide services, and expanded the possibilities for how government can deliver better outcomes to the community. For our public sector to be more resilient, responsive and effective at meeting changing needs, a commitment to genuine transformation of the culture, practices, infrastructure, funding approaches and policy landscape of our public services is required to be fit for purpose and continually adaptive. 


At this invite-only executive breakfast, world renowned Digital, Open and Data Leader in Government Pia Andrews and Gary O’Brien, author of Digital Transformation Game Plan, will facilitate an insightful discussion on how public sector can embrace and plan for change, take a more agile approach to work and put persistent and holistic measurement systems in place that can both measure for impact and change.

Agenda

7:15AMArrival and registration
7:30AMOpening RemarksMaka Kama, General Manager - Public Sector Practice, ThoughtWorks
7:40AMDigital Fluency: Connecting the Dots of Digital TransformationGary O'Brien, Principal Consultant, ThoughtWorks
8:00AMThe Public Sector Pia Review: 20 insights, 20 years, 20 articles at the intersection of government, technology and societyPia Andrews, world renowned Digital, Open and Data Leader in Government
8:20AMFacilitated Q&A
8:40AMClosing RemarksMaka Kama, General Manager - Public Sector Practice, ThoughtWorks
8:45AMClose

Speakers




Pia Andrews

World renowned Digital, Open and Data Leader in Government

The Public Sector Pia Review: 20 insights, 20 years, 20 articles at the intersection of government, technology and society

Having worked with and in public sector for 20 years, Pia has noticed a number of repeated patterns of systemic challenges - present and emerging - that block our ability to digitally transform public sector. Pia will discuss these challenges and how the substantial investment happening in digital transformation programs can be used to bridge the gap across public sector, and ultimately deliver better outcomes to citizens.


Pia is a digital, open and data leader in government and previously the Executive Director of Digital Government in the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. She spearheaded the growth of the Australian open government community by organising events such as GovHack, GovCamp and other events that bring together a diverse range of citizens who want to see government data made open for reuse. 




Gary O'Brien

Principal Consultant & Organisational Designer, ThoughtWorks

Digital Fluency: Connecting the Dots of Digital Transformation


‘Digital Transformation’ has become a loaded and overused phrase, meaning many different things to different people. Yet, the pressure to become digital, and do it fast, remains a very real priority for public sector who want to connect with communities and deliver value. ThoughtWorks’ Gary O’Brien and author of newly released book Digital Transformation Game Plan, will introduce the concept of digital fluency, a framework that guides organisations in understanding where their current digital capabilities stand and what investments are required to reach their digital potential.


Gary has over 20 years of experience in helping executives, teams and individuals adopt and improve techniques to build humanistic organisations more capable of responding to the increasing pace of change. His passion lies in assisting senior leaders to increase business agility and aligning strategy to the delivery of value to customers. 

Event Location


QT Canberra

1 London Circuit

Thursday 12 December

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