Transforming local councils to a customer-centric & efficient model
Conference Date
17th & 18th May 2017
The Grace Hotel Sydney
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Design a roadmap for a technology driven business

Local councils are undergoing rapid and drastic changes due to government legislation, digital disruption and online mobility. Communities’ expectations are changing and digitality is becoming ingrained in daily practice. As councils look for solutions to increase efficiency and productivity internally and with their communities, innovation calls.

At the Local Government Technology & Innovation Summit, you will explore two journeys:

  • The first will cover the needed culture and leadership to achieve efficient services through a technology driven model.
  • The second will focus on the practical strategies implemented by rural, metropolitan and regional councils across the nation. They will cover their challenges, lessons learned and approaches to combat barriers.

Attend to:

  • Learn & adapt insights from International & National experts
  • Network with industry leaders & discuss approaches to collaboratively grow communities
  • Discover new strategies from 9 practical case studies
  • Workshops to get all of your core questions answered

Who will attend?

  • Corporate/Business Services
  • Chief Information Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers
  • IT/ICT Managers
  • Information Services
  • Business Improvement Managers
  • Information Management

Attend to learn:

  • Bridging the gap between IT and business leaders
  • Understand technology role in digital transformation
  • Data management for greater community collaboration
  • Cloud strategies for an efficient council

Key Speakers

Dr Jonathan Reichental
City of Palo Alto, USA
Olivia Simons
Acting Manager, Information Services
City of Sydney, NSW
Lisa Bennetto
Executive Office
MAV Technology
Geoff King
Head of Future City
City of Parramatta Council, NSW


What People Are Saying

  • “Great contrast of presenters. A very informative conference.”

    Roger Ackers, Chief Information Officer, Far North District Council, NZ


  • Date: 14 Mar 2017  By: Dr Jonathan Reichental

    One of the reasons I moved from a successful 20-year career innovating in the private sector to spending time serving the public sector wasn’t because it was a premier place to innovate. In fact, I was attracted to the public sector exactly because it was the opposite. Let me explain. During the 2000s, looking across …

  • Date: 4 May 2016  By: Brian Dollery

    Brian Dollery, University of New England Hard-pressed ratepayers in New South Wales and Queensland need no reminding of the perils of municipal amalgamation. NSW experienced a sharp dose of forced mergers in 2004. Queenslanders underwent draconian council consolidation under the Beattie government in 2008. NSW is now on the cusp of a further round of …

  • Date: 11 Apr 2016  By: Steve Bishop

    There are too many public sector organisations in the UK.  Most, like my two district councils, were designed in the early 1970s, when the physical size of paper databases and armies of clerks limited organisational reach. Therefore two major tiers of councils were created in England – 45 county councils and 296 district councils – …

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