2017 IPAA NSW State Conference

About the conference

The theme for 2017: Innovating, Emulating and Enabling: How digital transformation is changing public sector skill sets.

The annual IPAA NSW State Conference is renowned as the premier public sector conference in NSW that addresses the big challenges facing the public sector.

This year’s Conference will feature impressive and high-level keynote national and international speakers to address the 2017 theme, Innovating, Emulating and Enabling: How digital transformation is changing public sector skill sets.

These three aspects of digital transformation will be explored:

Innovating – examining the opportunities that digital and data create for the public sector to work in new ways

Emulating – exploring ways for the public sector to copy or adapt digital innovations in the private or not for profit sectors

Enabling – discussing the factors that will be needed for the public sector take full advantage of the opportunities created by digital and data.

  • The Hon. Victor Dominello, MP
    Minister for Finance, Services and Property
  • Dr Zoran Bolevich
    CEO, eHealth NSW
  • Tony Braxton-Smith
    Deputy Secretary, Transport for NSW
  • Dr Pedro Harris PSM
    Former head of Whole of Government ICT Strategic Delivery, academic and proponent of real-time open data
  • David Hazlehurst
    Acting Deputy Secretary, Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Graeme Head
    NSW Public Service Commissioner
  • Martin Hoffman
    Secretary, Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
  • Ms Sheila McGregor
    Partner, Gilbert & Tobin
  • Dr Ian Opperman
    Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre
  • Damon Rees
    NSW Chief Information and Digital Officer
Digital state of the State
How progressed is NSW in the digital development of the public sector and what are the priorities for the future?Unfinished business: Creating a digitally literate public sector
What capabilities does the NSW public sector workforce need and what do those needs mean for long term workforce planning?

Digital imperatives – the must haves…
Digital transformation creates some common challenges for the public and private sectors, including how to reshape services around the needs of users. What happens when that ambition goes from theory to practice?

Hot takes on big data issues
The use of big data creates some of the most exciting opportunities for public sector innovation. What are those opportunities and what are the obstacles to their implementation?

No digital state is an island

What can the NSW public sector learn from digital transformation happening at the Commonwealth level?

Declare your Digital Crush
Three public sector leaders declare their digital crush is and have an opportunity to ask them to reveal their secrets for success in digital transformation.

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