9th Annual FST Government Australia Summit 2023

8 November 2023

National Convention Centre Canberra

Off the back of 2022’s Federal Election, the APS sets its sights on mobilising distinct strategic change and transformation across digital services and initiatives over the next 3-5 years. FST Government’s Australia Summit 2023 will address the next steps in the Government’s digital strategy.

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Attendance Is For Public Sector Employees Only

Off the back of 2022’s Federal Election, the APS sets its sights on mobilising distinct strategic change and transformation across digital services and initiatives over the next 3-5 years. FST Government’s Australia Summit 2023 will address the next steps in the Government’s digital strategy.

We’ll bring together esteemed thought leaders and technologists from around the globe to explore the Federal Government’s digital innovation pipeline, its pledge to transform government services and how it will build on next-generation digital skills and capabilities accelerated during the pandemic.

Join us where we’ll explore:
• The Australian digital revolution of services and information for citizens
• How the APS is improving alignment and oversight of digital and ICT investment
• How Australia aims to lead the way for other global digital economies and societies
• The development of Government Architecture
• Cyber strategy and the enablement of a resilient security ecosystem
• Cloud migration and the shift into multi-cloud environments
• Data governance and privacy mandates
• Artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and automation strategies to make the leap to augmented, predictive government

Event Information
8 November 2023 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Our peer to peer roundtable discussions enable you to engage with other attendees as Hosts and Cohosts rotate from table to table. Each discussion features one of 28 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: IT Modernisation, Innovation & Infrastructure Data, Analytics, and Information Management Digital Services, Delivery & Design Information Security, Risk & Strategy Workforce Enablement: Skills, Tools & Capability

New Wave IT Strategy: Empowering Federal Government’s Leadership and Fulfilment of Agency Outcomes

  • Strategic redesign: how the APS is embracing operating model transformation to support the progression of digital initiatives for the next 3-5 years
  • Digital capability at scale: increasing pace of innovation through seamless integration of emerging technologies with a future-ready workforce
  • Advanced IT delivery: the evolution of cross-cluster agility and integrated teams to transform services, workforces, and agencies
  • Inhibitors to our digital horizons: embarking on adaptive insights, decision-making, and iterative plans to enable leadership to solve for barriers, disruption, and emergencies

The Expansion of Information Capability: Charting the APS Path Towards Seamless Information Flow, Predictive Analytics, and Data Mobilisation

  • Data maturity: climbing the curve through connection and integration of new technology for data outcomes
  • Bridging smart data, technology, and the organisation: applying best practice standards to data innovation amidst intelligent IT adoption, AI, and analytics
  • Increased value of insights: enhancing and protecting information as an asset amidst the evolving risk conversation
  • Fast feedback loops: the primacy of being able to monitor diverse and diverging customer needs and derive meaningful initiatives with effective performance measurement in-hand


The Now and New of Cyber Security Resilience in a World of Risk, Threat, and Pressure

  • Leading cyber uplift: strengthening cyber literacy at all levels and equipping transformation leaders to underpin sector growth through secure by design adoption of digital
  • The future of cyber resourcing: the role of culture, collaboration, and recruitment in developing a skilled and diverse workforce to meet the critical shortages and rising demand for specialists
  • Stress test & continuous improvement: creating meaningful and safe opportunities to advance current cyber processes and evolve public sector approaches to risk management
  • No gaps: aligning all facets of cyber across technical, policy, governance and intelligence not only with each other, but organisation and sector-wide
General Manager Technology Strategy and Architecture
Services Australia
A/ Deputy Australian Public Service Commissioner
Australian Public Service Commission
First Assistant Secretary and Chief Information Officer Digital Services Division
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Assistant Secretary Cyber Security and Network Branch (CRB)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
First Assistant Secretary Digital Transformation and Delivery
Department of Health and Aged Care
Defence CISO, ICT Security Branch | Chief Information Officer Group
Department of Defence
Assistant Secretary Analysis, Data and Measurement
Department of Education
Assistant Director-General Cyber Uplift (ADGCU) | Cyber Security Resilience Division | Cyber Uplift Branch
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Assistant Commissioner, Modernisation Delivery
Australian Electoral Commission
A/ Chief Digital Officer
Australian Digital Health Agency
Director, Strategic Partnerships and Industry Engagement | Women in Cyber Program
Australian Signals Directorate
Branch Manager, Policy Analysis and Evaluation Branch
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Former Data Science Lead | Election Integrity
Chief Data Officer, Centre of Data Excellence (CODE)
IP Australia
Director, National Products and Program Delivery
NSW Department of Customer Service
Strategic People Advisor | People Operations Manager
Forestry Corporation of NSW

Stay tuned for further speaker announcements...

For sponsorship enquiries:
Chris Da Ros
Group Director
T: +61 475 445 345
To participate as a speaker:
Patrick Joy
Head of Production - Government
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 govsales@fst.net.au or +61 2 8484 0918.

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