Jared Kanak

Jared Kanak

Chief Technology Officer
Department for Environment and Water

Starting with a private sector ITO company, I moved into the public sector more than 15 years ago. Working primarily with infrastructure and transition projects (DTF, SSSA, DPC) I moved to the Department for Water as their Chief Technology Officer. After DfW merged with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – “Machinery of Government” – we were left with a sprawling Wide Area Network (WAN) and a heavy legacy footprint. Several years later, we now enjoy a standardised and optimised service provision, empowering our scientists, rangers, compliance officers and field workers with fit-for-purpose digital tools and the means to connect to them. I firmly believe that now digital transformation is not limited by the availability technology itself – it is cultural transformation that is now the primary challenge. 

Appearing at
FST Gov South Australia
5 December 2019
  • Adelaide Convention Centre
South Australia’s ‘Digital Government Action Plan’ had driven annual spending to almost $700 million in a bid to create a unified service delivery strategy. Government agencies are now faced with a unique set of opportunities and threats as the fast...