18 August 2022
Sydney, Australia
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Welcome

In an age of digital reliance and unparalleled technological advancement, government service-delivery must make significant strides to meet the evolving needs of individuals, communities, and business across the nation. To remain relevant, the future of government service delivery must extend beyond citizen-centricity to capture a more holistic approach to governing with, not for, citizens. The Public Sector Forum unites all levels of government, public sector agencies and government business enterprises to help realise this integrated future.

Why Attend

    • We consistently secure the involvement of the highest calibre speakers from Australia and around the world. We have tools that make audience engagement seamless so you can ask them the questions that matter to you.
    • Every session is independently moderated to facilitate candid discussion and debate
    • Your experience is at the heart of the event. We dive deeper into technical subject matter with an outcomes-focussed agenda, and balance the programme with dedicated networking opportunities.

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16 Leading Industry Speakers
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1 Powerful Day
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Executive Learning Agenda
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6 Keynotes
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200+ Executives
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5-Star Networking Environment
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2022 Speakers

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Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer

Cabinet Office (UK)
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Gareth Rhys Williams
Government Chief Commercial Officer

Cabinet Office (UK)
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Michelle Dowdell
First Assistant Secretary, Digital Technology Taskforce

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
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Michelle Dowdell
First Assistant Secretary, Digital Technology Taskforce

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Michelle Dowdell is Head of the Digital Technology Taskforce at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Taskforce leads the Digital Economy Strategy, which sets out how Australia will be a leading digital economy and society by 2030.

Michelle was previously Lead of Treasury’s Coronavirus Coordination Team, which coordinated the development and implementation of the Government’s Coronavirus Economic Response measures.

Michelle was also Treasury’s Head of Melbourne Office and a Principal Adviser in Retirement Income Policy Division, where she led Treasury’s engagement with a wide range of stakeholders and provided advice on all aspects of retirement income policy, including age pension policy and the tax and regulatory aspects of superannuation policy.

Since starting in Treasury as a Graduate, Michelle has worked in a number of policy areas within Commonwealth Treasury and Department of Finance. Michelle has also been an adviser to three Treasury Ministers and was seconded to NZ Treasury advising on regulatory reform.
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Monica Barone
Chief Executive Officer

City of Sydney
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Monica Barone
Chief Executive Officer

City of Sydney
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Charles McHardie
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Transformation Projects

Services Australia
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Charles McHardie
Deputy Chief Executive Officer Transformation Projects

Services Australia
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Adam Carthew
Chief Information Officer

Service Victoria
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Adam Carthew
Chief Information Officer

Service Victoria
Adam Carthew is the Chief Information Officer at Service Victoria, which has grown from a tech start up in 2017 to an award-winning digital-first organisation with an impressive 95% customer satisfaction score.

Service Victoria is transforming the way Victoria government agencies interact with customers by creating new digital channels that make it faster and easier to get things done with government.

Adam is an experienced IT professional with executive management experience in large IT and architecture teams, with a strong focus on strategy and outcomes.

He believes technology should be customer-focused, product-centric, scalable, reliable and supported by a modern cloud-based architecture and a strong industrialised delivery capability. These are the principles he’s building into Service Victoria’s existing ICT strategy to ensure Victoria’s dedicated customer service agency continues to be at the forefront of modern public service delivery.

Adam brings a breadth of industry experience to Service Victoria, with previous technology executive roles at ANZ, Coles Financial Services and Target Australia.
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Sally Kincaid
Chief People and Culture Officer

nbn™ Australia
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Sally Kincaid
Chief People and Culture Officer

nbn™ Australia
Sally Kincaid joined NBN Co in May 2019, with responsibility for the People and Culture and Sustainability strategies.   Transitioning the workforce in support of nbn’s purpose and business strategies, Sally is accountable for shaping the workplace and building the workforce to be high performing and values-led, with the sustainable and strategic capabilities for Australia’s national broadband network, focused on caring for the health and safety of employees. 

Sally has had an extensive career leading HR teams in global financial and insurance companies across Australia, the UK and New Zealand at global organisations including QBE, ING and Citigroup. 

Ms Kincaid holds an MBA from Henley Business School in the UK, Bachelor of Business Studies from Massey University, New Zealand, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the University of Cambridge , Institute for Sustainability Leadership.
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Dr Ian Oppermann
NSW Government Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor at UTS

NSW Department of Customer Service
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Dr Ian Oppermann
NSW Government Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor at UTS

NSW Department of Customer Service
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Nathan Hannigan
General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
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Nathan Hannigan
General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division

Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Nathan Hannigan is the General Manager, People at the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources, responsible for the provision of professional expertise, strategies, products and services across an extensive range of Human Resource functions. He has over 15 years’ experience in all areas of Human Resources including talent engagement strategy, performance management, work health and safety and industrial relations.

Prior to his current role Nathan was the General Manager, Departmental Systems. In this position, he shaped effective ICT strategies and programs to modernise and transform the department’s digital service delivery and led the development of a streamline, consolidation and user focused online presence for the departments key online services that meet whole of government digital service standards. Nathan brings extensive private sector experience to the Australian Public Service, where prior to joining, he worked for global organisations in human resource management, ICT consulting and senior leadership positions.

Nathan is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute Public Sector Advisory Panel and is an active member of the Australian Human Resources Institute.
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Lucy Poole
General Manager Digital Strategy, Standards and Policy

Digital Transformation Agency
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Lucy Poole
General Manager Digital Strategy, Standards and Policy

Digital Transformation Agency
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Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk
Executive Director, ICT and Digital Government

Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
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Dr Eva Balan-Vnuk
Executive Director, ICT and Digital Government

Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
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Teresa Blair
Assistant Secretary Enterprise Analysis

Department of Defence
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Teresa Blair
Assistant Secretary Enterprise Analysis

Department of Defence
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John Borchi
Chief Information Security Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
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John Borchi
Chief Information Security Officer

Australian Digital Health Agency
John is an intelligence and security professional with a career across the military, government and commercial sectors spanning 28 years. Throughout his career John has worked on both offense and defence, which gives John a unique perspective on the security risks and ability to manage them.

John has recently completed tenures at Queensland Health with its 130,000 strong workforce, in roles such as Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technology Officer (interim). John has been instrumental in building Queensland Health’s identity and security maturity and culture during a critical time of digital transformation. He was also instrumental in supporting key clients in his tenure at BDO Australia as Cyber Security Partner working across various sectors including mining, utilities, healthcare and technology developers. John has currently taken up the role of CISO at the Australian Digital Health Agency with its broad national remit to support the healthcare sector with its digital uptake and security maturity.

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  • 8:30 am
    Registration, Refreshments & Networking
  • 8:55 am
    Opening Remarks from the Chairman
  • 9:00 am
    Opening Keynote Address
  • 9:20 am
    Strategy Session

    Government Connected: An Integrated Approach to Serving Citizens

    Governments find themselves at a crossroads in digital transformation – long-standing service delivery models face upheaval to capitalise on the opportunities offered by emerging technologies. Digital acceleration across a suite of capabilities is required to transform the ways government agencies engage with citizens, driving adoption and fostering trust in an integrated society. In this Session, we will explore the ways in which government agencies can transform and align to provide more impactful service delivery for the life of a citizen.

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    Lucy Poole
    General Manager Digital Strategy, Standards and Policy

    Digital Transformation Agency
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    Monica Barone
    Chief Executive Officer

    City of Sydney
  • 10:00 am
    Keynote Interview
  • 10:20 am
    Morning Refreshments & Networking
  • 11:00 am
    Event Partner Keynote
  • 11:30 am
    Security Session

    Security Under Scrutiny: Fortifying Information and Reputation

    As we stride towards a connected, digital future, security is a justified priority for citizens, government, and business stakeholders alike. Security underpins citizen confidence, trust, and the ultimate uptake of digital government services. While it is an inevitability that systems will be breached, what remains to be seen is how effectively government agencies can collaborate to create an intelligence sharing community that most effectively protects citizens. In this Session, we will explore the technical and strategic approaches that leading public sector agencies are taking to shift the dial on security and set new benchmarks for a secure, connected society.

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    Teresa Blair
    Assistant Secretary Enterprise Analysis

    Department of Defence
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    John Borchi
    Chief Information Security Officer

    Australian Digital Health Agency
  • 12:10 pm
    National Keynote
  • 12:30 pm
    International Keynote
  • 12:50 pm
    Lunch Welcome Remarks
  • 12:55 pm
    Lunch & Networking
  • 2:00 pm
    Diamond Keynote
  • 2:25 pm
    Technology Session

    Leveraging Data and Technology to Deliver Better Public Outcomes

    The future public service needs to be more agile, tech-savvy, data-driven, and human-centric. These are core elements to build future readiness, ensure inclusive policies and responsive services, reduce inequalities, and to raise sustained trust in government. This Session will explore how public sector agencies are tackling long-standing institutional barriers to aggressive technological innovation, with a focus on driving analytical capabilities to accelerate data-driven decision making.

  • 3:05 pm
    National Keynote
  • 3:25 pm
    Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
  • 4:00 pm
    National Keynote
  • 4:20 pm
    People Session

    Empowering Your Team to Enact Meaningful Change

    The digital agenda defining the advancement of society presents a new set of goals, programmes, and methodologies, all of which demand new skills and a revised approached to leadership and people management. From cross-sector and inter-departmental collaboration, through to new tools for public engagement and forecasting, this Session explores how public sector agencies and moulding their teams for maximum efficiency and impact.

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    Sally Kincaid
    Chief People and Culture Officer

    nbn™ Australia
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    Nathan Hannigan
    General Manager, People, Corporate and Digital Division

    Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
  • 5:00 pm
    Mastermind Keynote
  • 5:20 pm
    Closing Remarks from the Chair
  • 5:25 pm
    Networking Drinks Remarks
  • 5:30 pm
    Networking Drinks Reception
  • 6:30 pm
    Close of Summit
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Why Get Involved

The Public Sector Forum is driven by an ambitious, outcomes focussed agenda, and our audience is screened for seniority to ensure you are networking with the minds shaping business. Our limited keynote and moderated panel speaking opportunities will effectively embed you in this top-end business community.

Digital and physical brand activations, as well as precise business development assets further enable you to engage with this decision-making audience. As a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility, and grow your business with key government stakeholders, the Public Sector Forum offer unrivalled cut-through.

Venue Details

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ICC SYDNEY

14 Darling Drive, Sydney
New South Wales 2000, Australia

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Pricing and Discounts

Early Bird Registration
(until 20/05/2022)
$595 + GST
$1,785 + GST
Standard Registration
(from 21/05/2022)
$795 + GST
$2,385 + GST

If you are a Vendor or Service Provider to the energy and transition industry, please email [email protected] to register.

COVID ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Secure your place with confidence.

We are continuously following the advice of the Australian Department of Health. The health and safety of our delegates, partners and staff remains our priority.

Please do not attend a venue for any Connect Media event if you:

    • Are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19
    • Have been requested to self-isolate or quarantine in the past 2 weeks
    • Are awaiting COVID-19 test results

Health and Safety Measures in place include:

  • No International attendees. International Keynote Addresses conducted remotely via live-link as indicated in the programme.
  • Total attendance capped with strict adherence to physical distancing measures, including traffic management and spaced seating configurations.
  • Event located at an industry-leading venue with precautionary sanitation measures, including regular cleaning of all surfaces; increased awareness and provision of sanitiser; and continued rigorous adherence to ISO and HACCP food safety management standards within all culinary services.
  • All delegates are required to sign-in at controlled venue entrances. The Connect Media team will request proof of venue sign-in, as well as proof of vaccination, before allowing delegates to proceed into the event setting.
  • Connect Media will be following and enforcing any government or venue direction in relation to mask wearing and social distancing requirements.

Connect Media reserves the right to deny entry to any person who is unwilling or unable to comply with the above terms.

For any other questions, please contact [email protected]

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