FST Gov South Australia forecasts demand for digital services

The South Australian “Digital Government Action Plan” comes under scrutiny at an inaugural FST Government South Australia conference being held 30th March 2017 in Adelaide.

The South Australian “Digital Government Action Plan” comes under scrutiny at an inaugural FST Government South Australia conference being held 30th March 2017 in Adelaide.

Senior executives are converging at the inaugural FST Government South Australia conference being held Thursday 30th March in Adelaide. These decision-makers will discuss the state’s “Digital Government Action Plan” that is driving annual spending capped at $700 million. The focus is to move from ideas to action in the New Year.

Among the discussions, participants will map better coordination between digital services and data-sharing arrangements that were finalised in December.

During a keynote, Dr Ian Oppermann, CEO, NSW Data Analytics Centre, is sharing his experiences around managing the challenges of big data. He is joined by Dr Sanjay Mazumdar, CEO, for Data to Decisions CRC.

On the cyber-security front, Doug Hammond, chief information security officer Inland Revenue New Zealand, examines the outlook for Trans-Tasman collaboration. He is joined by Cameron Boardman, CEO for the regulator .au Domain Administration, and Defence SA’s CEO, Andy Keough.

The City of Adelaide’s award-winning smart cities project is showcased by the CIO, Peter Auhl. He offers insights into integrating mobile and wi-fi apps with smart cities, and boosting international collaboration.

Dr Leanna Read, SA’s chief scientist, will share plans to build the science, research, technology and innovation capability. She will outline strategies to attract and strengthen the entrepreneurship base.

In other news, the outlook for connected government is mapped by Phil McMahon, chief operating officer, DPC. This update is complemented by a panel that features the CIOs of front-line agencies.

Portfolios include state development, planning, transport and infrastructure, communities and social inclusion, housing, vocational training, utilities, as well as environment and natural resources.

The conference is interspersed with peer-to-peer roundtables. The broader themes incorporate big data, digital disruption, cyber-security, future workspaces, as-a-service models, and the fast-growing internet-of-things space. For program details visit FST Government South Australia Adelaide.