7th Annual FST Government Australia 2021

11 November 2021
  • National Convention Centre Canberra

7th Annual FST Government Australia 2021

The front face eGovernment was on full display during Australia’s ‘year of crises’, as citizens in lockdown reflexively sought out digital services for information, support, and solutions to maintain lives and livelihoods. While the Australian Government did, in large part, deliver a swift pivot to digital, the two-pronged crises of Covid and ‘Black Summer’ bushfires exposed some glaring gaps in service delivery.

The Federal Budget has aimed to address longstanding deficiencies in key front-line functions, including Medicare’s and Centrelink’s payments and assessments systems, digital credentialing, and the eHealth records system, MyHealthRecord. Yet, it is in the back-end where true innovation spawns, with cloud migration, agile development methodologies, and core legacy systems overhauls critical to enabling front-end transformation.

The 2021 FST Government Australia conference, in Canberra, brings together esteemed digital thought leaders and technologists from Australia and across the globe, exploring the Federal Government’s digital innovation pipeline, its frontline service and back-end infrastructure priorities, and systems architectures to support process efficiency and citizen service goals.

Among the key themes we’ll cover in 2021 include:

  • The Federal Government’s Covid response and tech-fuelled recovery
  • Cloud migration and the shift into multi-cloud environments
  • Cybersecurity for modern realities: tackling state-sponsored attacks
  • Data governance and privacy mandates
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and automation strategy – making the leap to augmented, predictive government
  • Agile-by-design methodologies
  • Omnichannel services and platforms

View past event speakers


  • Days
  • Start Date
    11 November 2021 9:00 am
  • Venue
    • National Convention Centre Canberra
Past Speakers
Director General
Statens IT (Danish Agency for Governmental IT Services)
Director, Moments of Life (MOL)
GovTech Singapore
General Manager for Technology Design Services
Services Australia
First Assistant Secretary- Analysis and Data
Department of Education, Skills and Employment
Assistant Secretary
Office of the National Data Commissioner
Assistant Commissioner, IT Program Manager- Enterprise Data & Analytics
Australian Taxation Office
Chief Information and Technology Officer
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Assistant Secretary, Shared Services & Technology
Department of Veterans' Affairs
Chief Data Officer
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
Chief Information Officer
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Chief Information Officer and Chief Information Security Officer
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency
Chief Executive Officer
Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre
Director, Spatial Data Architecture
Geoscience Australia
Assistant Secretary- Digital Business Services
Department of Parliamentary Services
Chief Data Officer
IP Australia
Acting CIO- Service Delivery Manager
Department of Treasury
Executive Director- Corporate Systems
Australian Taxation Office
Chief Information Officer
Transport Canberra and City Services ACT Government
Director, Government - Technical Uplift
Australian Cyber Security Centre
Executive Director- Strategic Panels
Department of Defence
Director, Data Policy
Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment
Former Chief Information Officer
Department of Human Services
Senior Manager, Cloud Services, CTO/GovConnect
Department of Customer Service
Head of Innovation for Government
Senior Director, Presales, Australia/New Zealand
Dell Technologies
Field Chief Technology Officer
Domain Lead – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Director Regional Sales
Former Director- Digital Transformation
Director, Worldwide Security Architecture Team
Former A/Director, Digital Health
Department of Health and Human Services
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