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Digital Disruption for Government 2015


  • MERCURE SYDNEY, SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA (map)

We are running a session on the future of collaboration with government as part of Digital Disruption for Government 2015

Service Delivery● Community Engagement● Social Impact●Productivity● Cost Effectiveness

In his first statement after being elected Liberal leader, Australia’s next prime minister Malcolm Turnbull urged Australians to embrace disruption.*

Turnbull said: “The Australia of the future has to be a nation that is agile, that is innovative, that is creative. We can’t be defensive, we can’t future-proof ourselves."

“We have to recognise that the disruption that we see driven by technology, the volatility in change is our friend if we are agile and smart enough to take advantage of it.”

Why be part of Digital Disruption for Government 2015?

The rise of digital technology has resulted in a population that is increasingly mobilized. Digital technology is evolving at an unimaginable pace,impacting interaction, mobility and expectation of the public. In a sector that is seen as conservative, resistant to change, process driven, run on hierarchies and status quo and risk averse this presents a unique challenge. The public sector must embrace change and spearhead innovation to lead the nation in the digital age.

Digital Disruption for Government, part of the Digital Disruption X event, will investigate the opportunities and threats of disruption. It will feature and provide:

  • Insights from pioneers and though leaders from federal, state and local government agencies who are paving the way to the digital age
  • Case studies from leading innovators in the public sector 
  • A forum to discuss a road map to harness the power of digital in leading a progressive and productive country

Topics that will be addressed:

  • Harnessing digital innovation to maximize socio-economic impact of initiatives
  • Rethinking community engagement in the digital age: Bridging the gap between the public sector perception and community needs
  • Challenging the status quo and navigating bureaucracy to drive innovation
  • Funding innovation: Optimising resources in absence of a budget
  • Building risk appetite in a risk averse business
  • Overcoming internal resistance and gaining business partners in innovation
  • Using technology to aligning business KPIs with community needs
  • Defining and measuring ROI of digital innovation in the public sector
  • Reskilling staff to become champions of change
  • Leveraging digital technology for policy consulting
  • Investigating the impact of digital democracy
  • Discussing the democractisation of data
  • Why should a monopoly innovate 
Earlier Event: August 12
Civiv Lab Melbourne
Later Event: October 28
Smart Cities for Startups