Digital NSW has announced their new collaborative data journey

Apr 19
Author:Ash Natesh
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The Department of Finance, Services and Innovation (DFSI) have announced that it is working together with the NSW government to transform how they operate and support people with the services that they need. The effective use of data across departments will be at the core of this transformation process.

The DFSI have towards the end of last year announced a dedicated testing phase with users on its whole of government data program. This will facilitate collaboration to better use and share data across the NSW government allowing more informed decision making.

The program has three key features:

Data Policy:

What are the regulations and policies around data that are needed to support this project of building a fully data enabled government?

  • Policy needs to be in place to achieve value for the people of NSW
  • To build government strategies on data, data platforms and approaches which the customers can trust and support.

Data Practice:

What support, guidance and collaboration can help all areas of NSW government improve its processes?

  • The project will look into how all this data can be shared across NSW government agencies so there is a collaborative approach and the different departments can learn from success stories.
  • Another key aspect of the project is a collaboration between employees and departments so data can be shared seamlessly.

Data Platforms:

How does technology help?

  • What are the core features that technology can bring to the table to help data sharing across the board?
  • How does the NSW government create support tools that help data to be shared more safely and frequently?

“Data is the new oil and we are in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution that is driven by the internet of things. The old fossil fuelled the industrial revolutions are in their dying days and we are seeing the birth of a new era that will reshape everything that we know. We’ve had industrial revolutions before, this is just the next one.”

– Kate Carruthers, Chief Data & Insights Officer, UNSW

Data sharing offers clear advantages to achieving strategic objectives such as enhanced productivity, greater opportunity for enhanced decision making and a singular view of the customer. It is vital that the government jumps on board, as data is slowly turning into the new oil of the fourth industrial revolution.

The Data Sharing in Government Conference will unpack the opportunities and benefits of data sharing with Kevin Jeffrey, Chief Data Officer, IP Australia who will be sharing his insights on:

  • Developing an understanding of data quality and its value
  • Leveraging enhanced platforms to maximise data sharing capability
  • How data sharing frameworks can be used to extract the most value out of data

Don’t miss Kevin at the Data Sharing in Government Conference on the 17th & 18th July 2019 in Canberra.


Submitted by Ash Natesh

Ash Natesh

Ash is the Content Marketer at Criterion Conferences. Writing and sourcing content is all part of her day to day routine. She can’t stop drinking coffee, other than coffee her interests lie in Music, long walks amidst the mountains, Dance, Anime, Science Fiction and all things nerdy!

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