6th Annual FST Government South Australia 2022

1 December 2022

Adelaide Convention Centre

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.

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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 their 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 Information
1 December 2022 8:30 am - 4:25 pm
Event Highlights
6th Annual FST Government South Australia 2022
16 Speakers
3 Sponsors
Dr Paul Cooper
Department of Health and Human Services
Hon Emily Bourke MLC
Australian Labor Party
Julia Waddington-Powell
South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
David Morris
SA Health
Rob Elliott
SA Ambulance Service
Dr. Shikha Sharma
Department for Human Services
Executive Think Tank
Technology Keynote
Data Panel Discussion
Cyber Panel Discussion
Networking Drinks
Former A/Director, Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Assistant Minister for Autism
Australian Labor Party
Chief Executive Officer
South Australian Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM)
Executive Director of SA Virtual Care Service
SA Health
Chief Executive Officer
SA Ambulance Service
Director Business Improvement and Technology, Chief Information Officer and Chief Digital Officer
Department for Human Services
Chief Executive Officer
SA Department for Treasury and Finance
Executive General Manager Innovation and Technology
SA Power Network
Chief Information Officer
Department for Primary Industries and Regions
Chief Data Officer, Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics
Department of the Premier and Cabinet
Head of IT Operational Services
SA Police
Clinical Lead - South Australian Virtual Care Service
SA Health
Head of Cyber Security and IT Resilience
SA Power Networks
Assistant Director Data Analytics
Department for Education
A/ Manager Learning, Practice and Professional Development
Department for Child Protection
Director Program Operations - Sunrise EMR Program
SA Health

Stay tuned for further speaker announcements...

Digital- Ready Transformation: Realising the Outcomes of Improved Services, Capabilities, and Agility

  • SAGOV completion and launch: what have we learned and what can be improved?
  • 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?
  • What are some real-world examples of how and what should we measure to best drive digital mindsets, skills and ways of working?
  • Evolving workforce: How do we keep our employees up to date with new skills and technologies?

The Future of Data in the South Australian Public Sector: Bridging Skills, Technology and Accessibility

  • 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 Resilience Program: How do we encourage skills and talent development across security roles and departments?
  • Cyber Security Operations Centre: How can departments collaborate to improve resilience and share learnings when it comes to Information Security?
  • Act Now, Stay Secure Campaign: How can we help citizens access tools for cyber security and safety?
  • What marks a well-aligned, successful security function within the organisation? Are there any real life examples of successful Cyber Security, or any instances where a threat was properly handled?


For delegate enquiries:
Angelic Pernito
Team Leader, Delegate Relations
T: +61 2 9302 0203
For sponsorship enquiries:
Chris Daros
General Manager, Government
T: +61 475 445 345
To participate as a speaker:
Patrick Joy
Senior Conference Producer
T: +61 2 8484 0996
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 sponsorship opportunities, please contact sales@fst.net.au or +61 2 8484 0918.

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