6th Annual FST Government South Australia 2022

1 December 2022 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Adelaide Convention Centre
  • Days

Attendance Is For Public Sector Employees Only

Join us at the 2022 FST Government South Australia conference, as we welcome public sector thought leaders and top technologists to track SA’s tech and digital innovation pipeline.

The geographic heart of Australia has also become its epicentre for impressive and large-scale tech innovation projects. And South Australia doesn’t look like it’s slowing down at all. Budget announcements only continued the new Labor Government’s grand outlook on upscaling digital resources and enhancing citizen experiences in the wake of COVID-19, and the introduction of long-term state-wide reforms. 

The big picture of SA is set on boosting space, digital, hi-tech and cyber companies in a collaborative setting, but it hasn’t lost sight of any digital needs at the grassroots level. After the COVID-19 pandemic put the Government to the test on its digital delivery, its pre-existing foundations in hi-tech innovation only accelerated its development of digital services and systems, allowing South Australia to bounce back better than ever before. Join us at the 2022 FST Government South Australia conference, as we welcome public sector thought leaders and top technologists to track South Australia’s tech and digital innovation pipeline.

Join us where we’ll explore:

  • The benefits of whole-of-government digital transformation and progress on initiatives outlined in the ICT, Cyber Security and Digital Government Strategy
  • Importance of cyber security and implementation of Cyber Hazard Lead, Office for Cyber Security Watch Desk, Annual Training and Cyber Security Framework programs 
  • Data governance and privacy mandates
  • How the SA government will continue its ambitious plans for tech innovation
  • Smart cities and building digital-ready infrastructure
  • Improving citizen outcomes through omnichannel services and platforms
  • Employee experience, skills development, opportunities and capabilities 
  • How Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation strategies can help SA make the leap to augmented, predicted government
Event Highlights
6th Annual FST Government South Australia 2022
32 Speakers
12 Discussions
6 Sponsors
Dr. Paul Cooper
Department of Health and Human Services
Hon Emily Bourke MLC
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Julia Waddington-Powell
South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
Rob Elliott
SA Ambulance Service
David Morris
SA Health
Michael Healy
Christchurch City Council
Executive Think Tank | Realising the Outcomes of Improved Services, Capabilities, and Agility
Technology Keynote
Panel Discussion | The Future of Data in the South Australian Public Sector: Bridging Skills, Technology and Accessibility
Panel Discussion | Cyber Security Evolutions: Enhancements for the Benefit of Public Sector and its Citizens
Networking Drinks
Former Director, Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Minister to the Premier, Assistant Minister for Autism
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Chief Executive Officer
South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
Chief Executive Officer
SA Ambulance Service
Director SA Virtual Care Service
SA Health
Smart Christchurch Programme Manager
Christchurch City Council
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Data Officer, Executive Director Office for Data Analytics
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Chief Information Officer, Director Information & Technology
Department of Treasury and Finance
Executive General Manager Innovation and Technology
SA Power Networks
Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience
SA Power Networks
Cyber Security Manager
Adelaide Airport Limited
Chief Technology Officer
Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre
Chief Information Officer, Chief Data Officer, Director Business Improvement and Technology
Department of Human Services
Chief Net Zero Advisor
Green Industries SA
Chief Information Officer
Department of Primary Industries and Regions
Director Procurement
Department of Human Services
Deputy Director
University of Adelaide, Institute for Machine Learning
Enterprise Cyber Security and Resilience Manager
Clinical Lead - South Australian Virtual Care Service
SA Health
Director of IT Operational Services
SA Police
A/ Manager Learning, Practice and Professional Development
Department of Child Protection
Head of IT Strategy
SA Power Networks
Director Client Services and Migration
Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
Director Digital Health - New Women's and Children's Hospital Project
SA Health
Director Program Operations - Sunrise EMR Program
SA Health
Program Director
SA Health
Associate Director Project Management Office
Super SA
Assistant Director Data Analytics
Department for Education
Senior Solutions Engineer
Industry Lead - ANZ Public Sector
Account Executive Public Sector - Tasmania, South Australia and Victoria

Stay tuned for further speaker announcements...

  • Online Accessibility: How do we measure and improve user experience? How can we best engage and provide citizens with government departments, resources and tools? 
  • Inter-Jurisdictional Collaboration: What actions can we take to ensure departments work collaboratively and share lessons, knowledge and ideas?
  • How do we prioritise transformation and operating model redesign in line with best-practice SA agency Digital Strategies?
  • Evolving workforce: How do we keep our employees up to date with new skills and technologies?
  • Government Performance Framework: What are the responsibilities of the use and management of data across departments?
  • Data sharing platforms and programs: How will they be implemented, and what are the main benefits of these initiatives?
  • Cohesive Government Data Sharing: What actions are required to become a more responsive, collaborative, and connected government? And how do we equip and support people and  groups with the right data skill sets? 
  • South Australia's Data Governance: What are the key opportunities for leveraging data and insights within the SA Government and departments, and how do we place the citizen at the centre of our decision-making? What successful examples are there currently? How do we apply critical lenses such as real-time, accessibility, and innovation safely to customer data?
  • How can we ensure proper data and technology training, skills development and job opportunities within the Public Sector?

Cyber Security Evolutions: Enhancements for the Benefit of Public Sector and its Citizens

  • Cyber Security Framework: How can government departments work best to tackle the changing nature of security and risks, on an ongoing basis?
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre: How can departments collaborate to improve resilience and share learnings when it comes to Information Security?
  • Cyber Security Resilience Program: How do we encourage skills and talent development across security roles and departments?
  • Act Now, Stay Secure Campaign: How can we help citizens access tools for cyber security and safety?


  • What does process transformation mean for the workforce, customer, and service delivery?
  • What are the critical steps in communicating change and instilling feedback loops?
  • How do we augment changing processes through the right technology and culture to suit?
  • How can we take greater ownership of continuous improvement within the organisation?

  • Currently many South Australian organisations and agencies have launched digital portals, programs and applications, what has been learned since their launch and how can departments improve on these platforms?
  • How do departments balance the needs of citizens vs. businesses vs. government and agencies?
  • What training will need to be done for government employees to use these proposed new portals and programs?

  • How can we best engage and provide citizens with government departments, resources and tools?
  • What are the best ways for agencies to develop programs and updates to keep up with the changes in Customer needs and demands?
  • How can departments differentiate and measure experience and adjust their programs accordingly?

  • With workforce demands shifting due to COVID and the adoption of hybrid workplaces, how do departments and agencies evolve to meet these demands? 
  • How can we ensure employees are comfortable and capable with new technologies and tools? 
  • Should employee experience reflect the same principles or strategy as our customer experience? How can departments differentiate these experience measurements, and adjust accordingly? 

  • Why citizen expectations are changing to demand a more frictionless digital experience 
  • Enhancing security, verification, and authentication across digital services 
  • How a seamless, integrated identity management strategy supports UX and Security 
  • Allowing citizens to truly own their own digital identity, rather than attempting to recreate it for every new service

  • Departments are already investigating the use of legacy tech and their mainframes in order to transition into newer systems. What can these departments expect during this upgrade? How will it affect productivity
  • Mainframe skills are declining, but how can agencies ensure their employees are prepared for these upgrades?
  • How do we keep up with innovations and avoid building our next legacy system?

  • What components of an evolving modernisation strategy best pave the way for future operating models? 
  • Before implementing new technologies, how can departments and agencies ensure proper testing of hardware & software?  
  • What should we look for during research and testing to provide the best insights into the efficiency of the initiative or implementation? 
  • How can agencies track the progress of an IT initiative and evaluate their investment? 

  •  How do departments balance priorities between security, customer experience and service, and implement systems to fulfill these needs? 
  • With the amount of options now available integrated programs and platforms what should agencies take into account when migrating?  
  • How can departments, organisations and agency networks integrate new infrastructure, systems and platforms into hybrid, collaborative systems?  

  • Exploring the challenges and limitations of traditional data sharing methodologies 
  • What is the importance of a Secure Private Data Exchange? 
  • Key factors Government leaders must address when enabling data sharing 

  • Government wide implementation strategies and programs are being introduced, but how do they impact departments that are independently migrating and/or collaborating? 
  • DPC to distribute guidelines for Data analysis and Technology. How will these strategies, policies and guidelines be enforced between departments and shape how we use data and technology? 
  • What metrics and milestones are in place to measure progress? 

  • Planned partnership between Human Services, Education, Health, SAPOL, Housing, Courts, Child Protection and other justice agencies. What security and usage guidelines are in place for this type of data sharing? 
  • The South Australian Business Intelligence Network has been developed for data, analysis and data-driven insights within South Australia’s Business Economy, however for complex networks such as Local Health Networks and Justice sectors, what programs for data protection, collection and analysis are available? 
  • How can we ensure safe implementation of these programs into already existing networks? 

  • How do we drive a plan to find, organise and motivate talent in a government agency? 
  • How do we best balance the vision of the future with our understanding of the present and desired outcomes? 
  • How to unlock data & digital transformation through cloud adoption? 
  • How do you embed innovation through a cloud migration?

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