7th Annual FST Government Queensland Summit 2023

16 March 2023 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Sofitel Brisbane Central
  • Days

Attendance Is For Public Sector Employees Only



With this future-focused economy in mind, Queensland aims to lead the way in digital innovation with increased spending on cybersecurity initiatives and a heightened focus on connectivity, cross-sector collaboration, transparency, streamlined procurement, cultivating capabilities, and improving citizen outcomes.

As Queensland ignites its digital revolution, join us at the 2023 Queensland FST Government Summit. We will bring together 160+ esteemed thought leaders, technologists and peers to explore the Queensland Government’s digital innovation pipeline, its pledge to transform government services, and how it will play into Queensland’s aims to lead the way in digital innovation. 

Date: Thursday, 16th of March 2023

Location: Sofitel, Brisbane Central

We will explore the following:

  • Queensland’s digital transformation and investment into skills, jobs, connectivity, technological innovation, and services advancement
  • Remaining competitive in the current labour market
  • Utilising tech capabilities to enhance citizen 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
  • Data governance and adaptive cybersecurity with the onset of open data
  • Improving cross-sector collaboration, information sharing, and procurement processes
  • Maximising productivity with limited resources
Queensland Government Chief Information Security Officer
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy
Deputy Director-General - Innovation
Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport
Executive Director Technology (Chief Technology Officer)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Executive Director Performance (Chief Information Security Officer)
Department of Transport and Main Roads
Executive Director, Workforce Futures
Public Sector Commission
Chief Information Officer Rural & Remote
South West, Central West and North West Hospital and Health Services
Privacy Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner
Chief Information Security Officer
Energy Queensland
Head of Cyber and Information Security
WorkCover Queensland
Executive Director, Enterprise Technology Services
Department of Education
Chair & Director - Cyber Security
The University of Queensland
Associate Professor of Management
The University of Queensland
Executive Director - Spatial Information
Department of Resources
Chief Information Officer
CS Energy
Director, Business Engagement, Digital Design & Enterprise Architecture
Queensland Police Service
Former Director, Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services
Senior Director, Audit Analytics
Queensland Audit Office
Executive Director, Workforce Division
Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
Executive Director, Technology Services
National Disability Insurance Agency
Chief Digital Officer
Department of Tourism and Sport
Senior Value Creation Manager
Chief Information Security Officer

Stay tuned for further speaker announcements...

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  • Delivering Value for Government


Our peer to peer roundtable discussions enable you to engage with other attendees as they rotate from table to table.

Each discussion features one of 12 distinct topics and is hosted by a technology expert together with a government co-host to drive an engaging conversation amongst the participants.

This year's top themes span across Digital Leadership, Organisational Transformation, IT Capabilities, Service Delivery, Cyber Uplift, Advanced Data & Analytics, and more.

Empowering Queensland: Paving the Way for a Responsive and Thriving Digital Government

  • Access to Digital Skills: How can government agencies improve their value proposition to remain competitive in today's labour market whilst driving opportunities for digital economy and employment?
  • What steps are you taking to improve connectivity and ensure that digital services are accessible, available, and inclusive to all Queenslanders, regardless of ability or location?
  • How can government agencies break down silos within the organisation and across sectors to foster a more collaborative culture of innovation and digital transformation?
  • With limited resources and funding, how can you clearly demonstrate the value of your investments, prioritise projects, and maximise productivity?

The Future Is Data-Driven: Accelerating Innovation and Citizen Outcomes With Data on Your Side

  • What role do we have in fulfilling Queensland’s Open Data Strategy 2020-2024 to assist public and private organisations to better serve customers and communities?
  • What are your top tips for leveraging data and predictive analytics to improve citizen services and proactively anticipate the need for new ones?
  • How can agencies foster a data culture and equip staff with insights and skills for better decision-making?
  • Which key information capabilities will maximise the integration, coordination, and sharing of data?

From Reactive to Proactive: Staying Ahead of the Cyber Threat Curve

  • How are you addressing the cyber skills gap and improving cyber-risk training from the board down?
  • What does a mature assessment of cyber risk look like within the context of true business impact, reputation, and disruption of citizen services?
  • What are some barriers to sharing information between the government and the private sector regarding cyber threats and vulnerabilities, and what can be done to overcome them?
  • How crucial is a robust Information Security Management System (ISMS) in line with WoQG guidance for mitigating cyber risks, improving information sharing, and incident response capabilities?
  • How do we equip teams with a digitally transformative culture in support of change?
  • How do we augment transformation through the right technology and culture to suit?
  • How do we avoid building our next legacy system?

  • What are some tips and obstacles associated with implementing a top-down security culture?
  • How important are security risk assessments for informed decision-making and what are some steps for conducting them efficiently?
  • How can agencies improve collaboration and information sharing to better identify and mitigate cyber risks?

  • What are some key strategies for cultivating a data-driven culture, and what are some of the challenges you face?
  • How can agencies break down data silos and improve information sharing across government organisations?
  • What are some best practices for leveraging data to improve citizen services while maintaining trust and transparency?

In the current digital landscape, managing application security, web application firewall, and API security and management is a complex task for government organisations. With increasing cyber-attacks and data breaches, it’s imperative to have proper measures in place to protect sensitive information and systems. Join us to learn about the challenges and opportunities in securing your organization’s digital footprint.

  • Understanding the current threat landscape for Government IT
  • Strategies for implementing effective application and API security measures in government environments
  • Exploration of how to form a holistic approach to securing your digital assets

  • Given the current war for talent, how can the public sector improve its value proposition to remain competitive in today’s labour market?
  • What importance does your organisation place on diversity and inclusion, and what steps are being taken to promote a more diverse and inclusive work culture?
  • What are some strategies and challenges to upskilling and future-proofing your workforce?

  • How can Security leaders better align cybersecurity goals with business strategies and objectives?
  • What are some tips and challenges for protecting a hybrid workforce?
  • What are some best practices for attracting, reskilling and retaining security talent?

  • How do we declutter work, data, and transformation for the ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently?
  • How do we look to boost seamlessness between people, processes and technology?
  • What are the steps to enabling greater collaboration, information sharing, and literacy between business units?

  • How can we address the digital divide between urban and rural areas and ensure equal access to services for all citizens?
  • What role can technology play in improving digital connectivity and access to citizen services in Queensland?
  • How can the private sector support the government and citizens of Queensland in enabling reliable digital connectivity for improved access to services?

  • What are your best practices for creating a workplace culture that develops and attracts talent?
  • What does an innovation culture look like and what steps are you taking to promote one at your organisation?
  • What are some strategies and tools for boosting connectivity, collaboration, and productivity with a hybrid workforce?

  • The role of culture, collaboration, and recruitment in developing a skilled and diverse cyber workforce to meet the critical shortages and rising demand for specialists
  • Championing ICT and security pathways to support customers and communities
  • How do we encourage greater ownership of IT security on an enterprise-wide scale?

  • 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?

  • How are government agencies measuring digital transformation and end-user experience initiatives as part of their own transformational journeys? 
  • How could you provide a better, more proactive service for end users within your organization? Could a proactive service improve the reputation of IT teams? 
  • How do you measure or compare performance of individuals working onsite vs. remotely? How do you troubleshoot issues with home-based users and ensure the experience is the same regardless of the location of the workers?

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