Expert Speakers Include:

The Hon Alan Tudge MP

Minister Human Services

Prior to entering Parliament, Minister Tudge had a successful career in business, spending several years with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia, Malaysia and New York, and running his own advisory business.

Mark Radcliffe

iVote Manager, NSW Electoral Commission

Mark is responsible for the delivery of electronic voting, iVote for the 2015 NSW State general election. Approximately 284,000 electronic votes were accepted via the iVote System in 2015, making it the world’s largest use of internet voting for a government election.

Nick Giurietto

CEO & Managing Director, Australian Digital Commerce Association

Nick is the CEO of the Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association (ADCCA) whose purpose is to promote the adoption of Blockchain technology as a means to challenge existing business models and drive innovation across multiple industry sectors.

Rob Livingstone

Principal Livingstone Advisory and Fellow at University Technology Sydney Faculty of Engineering and IT

Rob is a former CIO and sought-after mentor, consultant and industry advisor, he is also an author, columnist, speaker and regular news media commentator. Rob is a Fellow of the University of Technology, Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and IT.

Darren Whitelaw

Assistant Director, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic)

Darren is the Chief Customer Officer at Service Victoria which was established to make Victorian government transactions quick, simple and easy to use, and is helping transform the way public sector agencies interact with citizens.

Dr Emily Verstege

Author & Public Sector Digital Strategy Exper

Emily is a customer experience expert, strategist and mentor who specialises in diagnosing problems between people and technology. Her goal is to make it simple for people to thrive through complexity, uncertainty and information overload.

Andrew Ramsden

Digital Strategist, EV

One of Australia’s leading experts in digital and large organisation cultural transformation. His successes include leading cultural and technical transformations to deliver seamless online service experiences across Queensland Govt.. Andrew is also the host of the Alpha Geek Podcast.

Jithma Beneragama

Director- Digital Engagement, Department of Premier and Cabinet, VIC

Jithma is a digital executive with international experience driving businesses to succeed. His experience encompasses delivering of customer experience across multiple platforms including mobile, tablet and online for a variety of services such as e-commerce, apps, video, subscription, downloads and portals.

Dr. Asif Gill

Director DigiSAS Lab School of Software, University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Asif is the Director DigiSAS Lab School of Software, University of Technology Sydney (UTS) . Asif specialises in designing and implementing actionable adaptive architecture driven strategy and solutions for business optimisation, innovation and transformation.

Joana Valente

Advisory Partner, Ernst & Young

Joana leads the Digital Technology Capability at EY where they work with clients and technology partners to shift the engagement between the public sector and its key stakeholders. Before joining EY, Joana was a partner with IBM’s systems integration and consulting arm.

Kristin Auld

Director Information and Spatial, Department of Planning and Environment NSW (inviting)

Kristin led development of the information management framework for the Office of Environment and Heritage, which covers data and information governance and management for data brokerage, records and library science.

Mathew Smorhun

Assistant Secretary Strategy Realisation Branch, Department of Defence

Mathew is a young leader within the Australian Public Service. He has undertaken a number of roles within the Department of Defence over the last four years from leading major reform projects such as Terrestrial Communication network modernisation, the Data Centre remediation, etc.

Monique Nielsen

Assistant Director, Policy and Digital Strategy, National Archives of Australia

Monique has advised local, state and federal governments and private enterprise about better practice information and records management for more than 20 years. More recently she has worked as part of a team developing the Archives’ whole of government Digital Continuity 2020 Policy and the Archives’ performance measurement tool Check-up Digital.

Venetia Blackman

Assistant Commissioner, Digital Program Delivery, ATO

An innovative leader with significant experience in environments of continuous change. She is an specialist in digital customer service conceptual design and strategy with particular focus on the integration of technology, business and user process design.

Mike Feghali

Director, Expiriti & senior lecturer for the Post-Graduate User Experience (UX) programme at Torrens University

Mike is the designer and researcher for some of Australia’s best-known digital experiences and he is the Co-founder of Sydney User Experience agency, Expiriti. He is also a UX educator and mentor who loves teaching and seeing people grow in their understanding of user research and design!

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