6th Annual FST Government Queensland 2022

31 March 2022
  • Sofitel Brisbane Central
Event Details

Off the back of Budget announcements and the ongoing economic recovery of the state in the wake of COVID-19, the Paluszczuk Government continues to provide crucial support for the digital economy. A pledge of funds towards whole-of-government cyber-security, online COVID services and the Digital Archives Program, as well as a surge in the number of digital projects in the health, education and transport departments, reflects the Queensland Government’s focus on upscaling tech capabilities while also supporting community needs.

Despite the mainstay of Leeanne Enoch as the Minister of Digital Economy, the exit of Chris Fechner as the state’s inaugural Chief Digital and Customer Officer and the state’s digital strategy ‘DIGITAL1ST’ coming to an end indicate the Sunshine State is looking toward the horizon in the next steps of its digital and technological innovation. The FST Government Queensland 2022 conference will navigate attendees through the state’s responses regarding its recovery after recent crises, as well as its strategies to enhance citizen services and support the streamlining of agency operations.

Join us where we’ll explore:

  • Queensland’s post-COVID response, including its reinvestment back into jobs for growth, technological innovation and services advancement, and the health needs of citizens
  • How government can utilise its tech capabilities to enhance front-line services and responses for citizens
  • Operational transformation strategies to streamline and strive for the delivery of ‘digital by default’
  • The enhancement of whole-of-government cybersecurity processes to safeguard sensitive data and vital ICT systems
  • How digital projects in health, education and transport are getting back on track in the wake of COVID-19
  • Mitigating potential risks of projects and any budget blowouts
  • Start Date
    31 March 2022 8:00 am
  • Venue
    • Sofitel Brisbane Central


2022 Speakers
Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur
Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur
Chief Information Officer
US Department of Energy
Queensland Chief Scientist
Office of the Chief Scientist
Chief Information Officer
Department of Transport and Main Roads
A/Executive Director, Workforce Futures and Inclusion
Public Service Commisison
Executive General Manager, Digital
Energy Queensland
Information Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner
Chief Economist and Director, Industry Analytics and Systems
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Chief Clinical Information Officer
Queensland Health
Head, Digital Health Research Network
The University of Queensland
A/ Chief Information Officer
Metro North Health
Queensland Government Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
Chief Technology Officer
Queensland Audit Office
Chair and Director of UQ Cyber Security
The University of Queensland
Skills Development Manager
QCIF Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
Head of Industry Advancement, Economic Development
Moreton Bay Regional Council
Executive Director Business and Corporate Services
Office of Industrial Relations
Director, Business Engagement, Digital Design & Enterprise Architecture
Queensland Police Service
Director, Customer Workflows Solution Consulting
Chief Information Security Officer- APJ
Regional Sales Director
Managing Director
Enterprise Sales Manager
Riverbed Technology
Senior Solution Engineer
2022 Agenda

What Public Sector Needs to Know and Prepare to Work with Innovators and Entrepreneurs of the Future

  • Is Public Sector ready to attract and work with entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative people and businesses?
  • What kind of environment and culture does Public Sector need to create in order for entrepreneurship to thrive?
  • What learnings can we apply successfully from the Private Sector and industry, whether they are in parallel or in contrast?

Bringing Data to Critical Decision-Making: Queensland’s Chief Scientist on the Challenges Facing Government Data

  • The context and role of data & economics in supporting environmental and conservation initiatives
  • Exploring critical perspectives of what this means for consumer accessibility and availability of government information
  • Government’s role in enabling industry, research, and innovation ecosystems: how do we transform these relationships?

QLD Digital Strategy Beyond 2022: Realising the Outcomes of Improved Services, Capabilities, and Workforce

  • How do we regain momentum with digital strategies and a united digital roadmap in a post covid-19 operating environment?
  • Citizen-centricity: what do we truly mean by this and what defines a good experience with government?
  • How do we ensure actionable change and prioritise capability-led transformation across key digital focus areas and skills?
  • How do we unlock greater enterprise, workforce, and technology value for the benefit of citizens?


The Modern Workforce and VPN: Why You Need Zero Trust

Not only are IT leaders aware of the risk, but nearly three out of four are concerned that the VPN may hinder their ability to keep their organisations secure. Join this session to learn about:

  • The move to cloud and reasons why legacy VPN is no longer suitable for the modern work environment
  • The Zero Trust Network Architecture (ZTNA) alternative to VPN
  • The benefits of ZTNA for improved user experience, IT simplification and a reduced attack surface

The Future of Data in QLD Public Sector: Bridging Skills, Technology and Innovation

  • What is the key opportunity for leveraging data and information within Queensland and how does the Whole of Public Sector become more aligned on this?
  • What’s really getting in the way of successful data sharing: talent, technology, policy, or is there something else agencies are missing?
  • How do we equip and support wider technology and business groups with the right data skillsets?
  • Is governance still imperative and how do we further empower citizen service delivery through data capabilities?

Digital Health's Role in Engaging the Public through New Models of Care

  • How do you define the latest objectives of Digital Transformation as a care provider?
  • In a highly-disrupted environment, what does the digitisation of major systems and acceleration of capabilities mean for core services and new operating models?
  • How does becoming a more interconnected healthcare organisation support more efficient decision making and services?
  • Assessing the opportunity to apply health service delivery and transformation learning lessons to broader citizen-centric services

Cyber Security Vanguards: Raising Maturity for the Benefit of Interconnected Agencies and Citizens

  • In the hope to keep up, how can government agencies set up to tackle the changing nature of risks, on an ongoing basis?
  • How do we encourage more meaningful diversity and talent development across security roles?
  • How can agencies improve cross-collaboration and shared learnings when it comes to Information Security?
  • What marks a well-aligned security function within the organisation?

Exploring New Models In Collaboration: Federating Access to Skills, Decision, Infrastructure Support

This highly interactive session will create a two-way feedback loop between the stage and audience. Gathering real-time feedback, polling, and questions from the audience- we will facilitate an unprecedented discussion involving the entire room.Leading this session:

As a not-for-profit, Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation essentially supports Queensland’s primary research active universities as a unique intersection for shared hardware systems and specialist support teams, underpinned by an innovative funding and service delivery program. This session will spark discussion around the opportunity for QLD to spearhead a new approach to collaboration:

  • How do we adapt to the current context of skills shortages, and look to solve access to talent?
  • How do we establish forums and support functions to best complement IT, Data, and Infrastructure end-users in sharing problems and solutions?
  • Exploring the opportunity for shared team and funding models: is government able to centralise specialist skills and hardware infrastructure that can be embedded across organisations?
  • Can we apply learning lessons from embedding e-research support groups across QLD’s Universities within a Public Sector environment?

Lessons from the U.S. Department of Energy: IT Modernisation in a Rapidly Evolving Risk Landscape

Contact Us
For sponsorship enquiries:
Chris Daros
General Manager, Government
T: +61 2 8484 0906
To participate as a speaker:
Patrick Joy
Senior Conference Producer
T: +61 2 8484 0996
For delegate enquiries:
Rebecca Murphy
Head of Customised Events & Delegate Relations
T: +61 2 8484 0945
For event and marketing enquiries:
Vidya Gopinath
Head of Operations
T: +61 2 8484 0916

Delegate attendance is reserved for Government Officials ONLY (includes local, state, federal government, utilities and university employees).

For more information on vendor opportunities, please contact Chris Daros on ChrisD@fst.net.au or +61 475 445 345

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