Welcome

As the digital future unfolds, the nature, means, and performance of government delivery is in an accelerated rate of change.

Public sector CIOs are primed for transformation, adapting to innovate with limited resources in the face of unrelenting public expectation. Leading the interrogation of impact technologies, from predictive analytics to machine learning, CIOs are uniquely positioned to advance government strategy like never before.

The GOV CIO Forum is the most esteemed gathering of public sector CIOs in Australia. Uniting CIOs and IT professionals from federal, state and local governments and their agencies, it is the ideal platform from which to share expertise, debate best practice and determine strategy to enhance government delivery today.

Why attend?

This event features an ambitious, case-study driven agenda with over 40 frontline perspectives from the highest levels of Government IT in Australia. In a closed, invitation-only format, delegates will benefit by interacting and learning directly from some of the best Government CIOs and Technology experts working today.

  • Gain exclusive insights from world leading Government CIOs and IT thought leaders.
  • Learn first-hand the latest strategies for leveraging IT to optimise government delivery.
  • Be Inspired by distinguished practice to transform your IT leadership and strategy
  • Engage with fellow government CIOs and share your ideas to realise common solutions
  • Network effectively with a premium audience of your peers at dedicated breaks in a five-star environment
  • Discover what the future holds for government CIOs

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 150+ public sector CIOs and IT executives
// 5 Star networking environment

Speakers


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Peter Marsh
Author
The New Industrial Revolution (UK)
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Beth Anne Killoran
Chief Information Officer
Department of Health and Human Services (USA)
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Siim Sikkut
Government Chief Information Officer
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia)
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Damon Rees
Chief Information & Digital Officer
NSW Government
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John McInerney
Chief Systems Engineering Officer
NBN Co
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Eamonn Rooney
Chief Information Officer
The Treasury
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Marianne Vosloo
Chief Information Officer
Australian Federal Police
speaker
Gary Baird
Chief Technology Officer
Inland Revenue (NZ)
speaker
Michael Clark
Executive Director, Technology and Innovation
The Fair Work Ombudsman
speaker
Brendan Dalton
Chief Information Officer
CSIRO
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Alex Jones
Chief Information Officer
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VIC
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Karin Geraghty
Chief ICT and Digital Strategist
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
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George Hunt
General Manager Digital Services and Chief Information Officer
Sydney Water
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Andrew Oldaker
Chief Technology Officer
Melbourne Health
speaker
Jon Cumming
Chief Digital Officer
ACT Government
speaker
Michael Vanderheide
Chief Executive
CenITex
speaker
Sarah Polhill
Chief Information Officer
Royal Australian Mint
speaker
Dr Carina Kemp
Director of Scientific Data
Geoscience Australia
speaker
Asaf Ahmad
Chief Information Security Officer
NSW Fire Brigades
speaker
Dr Armin Haller
Chair
Australian Government Linked Data Working Group
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Rachael Jackson
Head of HR
Australian Government Department of Finance
speaker
Dr Maria Milosavljevic
Chief Information Security Officer
NSW Government
speaker
Commander David McLean
Manager Cyber Crime Operations
Australian Federal Police
speaker
Kevin Keith
Director
GovHack
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Sessions

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Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • 08:30Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 08:50Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 08:55Ministerial Welcome

  • 09:05Keynote

  • 09:40Infrastructure Session

    The Speed We Need: Investing in Agile Infrastructure

    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. Successful leverage of mobile cloud computing, big data, and increased processing power and storage capacity provide avenues through which CIOs can eliminate duplicity, lower costs, and provide more impactful service delivery. How should CIOs reimagine a government’s organisational architecture? What are the internal and external barriers to infrastructural renewal, and how are CIOs overcoming them? What are the risks in adapting long-standing service delivery models as flexible, digital platforms?

    Eamonn Rooney
    Chief Information Officer
    The Treasury
    Karin Geraghty
    Chief ICT and Digital Strategist
    Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:05Partner Keynote

  • 11:35Security Session

    Security Under Scrutiny: Fortifying Information and Reputation

    Inspiring a cultural shift in cyber-security is now a universal priority. Malware is accessible, new chaotic agents are being enabled and organisations will be breached, yet information sharing and industry alliances remain peripheral concerns for CIOs. What is restraining CIOs from pursuing a truly collaborative intelligence sharing community? What structures are CIOs adopting to retain knowledge capital and prepare their organisations for protracted cyber warfare? How are CIOs progressing metrics to demonstrate the efficacy of cyber-security investments?

    Commander David McLean
    Manager Cyber Crime Operations
    Australian Federal Police
    Asaf Ahmad
    Chief Information Security Officer
    NSW Fire Brigades
    Dr Maria Milosavljevic
    Chief Information Security Officer
    NSW Government
  • 12:25Keynote

    Embarking on a Digital Journey: Technological Drivers for Better Citizen Outcomes
    Gary Baird
    Chief Technology Officer
    Inland Revenue (NZ)
  • 12:50Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50 Keynote

    Enabling Small Autonomous Teams to Drive the Next Part of the nbn Journey
    John McInerney
    Chief Systems Engineering Officer
    NBN Co
  • 14:15People Session

    People at the Core: Empowering Teams, Powering Change

    The future of work is capital intensive, but exponential investment in digital labour and cognitive automation is exposing new avenues of value for IT workers. To achieve comprehensive digital transformation, CIOs are assigning data skills renewed value and developing in-depth analytic competencies throughout their organisations. How are CIOs manoeuvring knowledge workers into positions of influence to deliver tangible solutions to citizens? How are CIOs fostering digital talent to safeguard against unpredictability? How is a renewed capacity for reflection helping CIOs inspire confidence in digital revolution? How can CIOs build motivated, knowledgeable and valued teams?

    George Hunt
    General Manager Digital Services and Chief Information Officer
    Sydney Water
    Rachael Jackson
    Head of HR
    Australian Government Department of Finance
  • 15:05Keynote

  • 15:30 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking

  • 16:00Innovation Session

    Impact Technology: The Next Wave of Innovation

    Government CIOs are increasingly encountering enterprises that flaunt the reformative promise of blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. With limited resources to interrogate impact technologies, CIOs are endeavouring to isolate high-yield opportunities and secure guaranteed outcomes. How are CIOs nurturing a culture of innovation to discern realistic applications for hype-cycle technologies? How can CIOs build internal capabilities to prepare uncertain environments for legitimate blockchain remodelling? What are the broader implications for government as citizens become empowered to assign and exchange their own value?

    Brendan Dalton
    Chief Information Officer
    CSIRO
  • 16:50Keynote

    Siim Sikkut
    Government Chief Information Officer
    Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications (Estonia)
  • 17:25 Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 17:30 Networking Drinks Reception

  • 18:30 Close of Day One

Wednesday 14th February 2018
  • 08:40 Registration, Refreshments & Networking

  • 09:00 Opening Remarks from the Chairman

  • 09:05Keynote

    Impactful e-Government: IT Efficiency to Drive Citizen Centricity
    Damon Rees
    Chief Information & Digital Officer
    NSW Government
  • 09:40Strategy Session

    Impactful e-Government: Unlocking the Power of Citizen Insights

    In an age of information urgency, Government CIOs are responding to an exponential growth in public expectation with data-driven strategies for optimising service delivery. From new digital participation opportunities to prioritising preferred engagement channels, CIOs are unearthing the knowledge and creativity of citizens. How are CIOs consolidating disparate vertical silos to provide a contextualised user experience? What defines high performance government? How are CIOs managing the integrity of data from shared services to convincingly reform public services?

    Alex Jones
    Chief Information Officer
    Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VIC
  • 10:30Morning Refreshments & Networking

  • 11:10Platinum Keynote

  • 11:35Advanced Analytics Session

    Smarter Data: Tapping Potential, Adding Value

    The ability to leverage unprecedented volumes of data towards organisational strategy is no longer an opportunity but an imperative for effective digital governance. Big-data is now approachable, and government CIOs are analysing diverse data sources to deliver value directly to citizens. How are CIOs leveraging new analytics to inform intelligent decision making? What measures are CIOs enforcing to protect the integrity of data assets? How are CIOs promoting large scale collaborative analytics to drive activity in the public sector?

    Dr Armin Haller
    Chair
    Australian Government Linked Data Working Group
    Dr Carina Kemp
    Director of Scientific Data
    Geoscience Australia
    Andrew Oldaker
    Chief Technology Officer
    Melbourne Health
  • 12:25 Keynote

    The New Industrial Revolution
    Peter Marsh
    Author
    The New Industrial Revolution (UK)
  • 12:50 Lunch & Networking

  • 13:50Keynote

    Resilient Leadership for Dynamic Times
    Michael Vanderheide
    Chief Executive
    CenITex
  • 14:15Future Session

    Survival of the Fittest: Keeping IT Future Focused

    New perils and promises are constantly emerging alongside widespread advances in security analytics, machine learning, miniaturisation of hardware components, the Internet of Things and more. As CIOs consolidate their digital capabilities, they are entering a phase of active implementation and reframing the basis of competition. What does the future hold for the government CIO? How are government CIOs adapting their organisations to continuous technological change whilst orchestrating a long-term vision? How are CIOs managing the moral and ethical implications of innovation to create a climate of trust?

    Jon Cumming
    Chief Digital Officer
    ACT Government
    Marianne Vosloo
    Chief Information Officer
    Australian Federal Police
    Sarah Polhill
    Chief Information Officer
    Royal Australian Mint
    Kevin Keith
    Director
    GovHack
  • 15:05Keynote

    Digital Acceleration: Tackling Data-Led Transformation with Infrastructural Renewal
    Beth Anne Killoran
    Chief Information Officer
    Department of Health and Human Services (USA)
  • 15:55Closing Remarks from the Chairman

  • 16:00Close of Fourm

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Sponsorship

The GOV CIO Forum is unparalleled in the level of delegates and speakers it attracts.

From knowledge sharing, to brand exposure and lead generation, sponsors have an effective platform to engage this decision making audience, before, during and after the event.

The GOV CIO Forum offers unrivalled cut-through – a marketing platform to demonstrate expertise, credibility and grow your business with senior Government CIOs. .

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@cmgroup.com.au

Venue

Hotel Realm Canberra

18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT, 2600, Australia
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Accommodation
To make a booking, contact reservations directly on +61 (2) 6163 1888 or reservations@domahotels.com.au

Packages Early Bird Price Per Delegate (ends 8 December) Standard Price Per Delegate (from 9 December)
IT Executive: 1-2 Delegates $1500 + GST $1900 + GST
IT Executive: 3-5 Delegates $1350 + GST $1710 + GST
IT Executive: 6-9 Delegates $1200 + GST $1520 + GST
IT Executive: 10+ Delegates $1050 + GST $1330 + GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3630 + GST $3630 + GST

* This option is for service providers to IT executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

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    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

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  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – groups of 3 people or more are entitled to a discount. Full discount information is available on our registration page. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@cmgroup.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@cmgroup.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass?
    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A Service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or business services to the primary audience of IT executives.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available?
    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.