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.
- 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
City of Palo Alto, USA
City of Sydney, NSW
Olivia Simons has extensive experience managing information and technology services, projects and programs across private, university and government sectors. Currently Acting CIO at City of Sydney, where over the past five years she developed the City’s first public facing ICT strategy, established the service delivery governance framework and has delivered a large portfolio of business IT transformation projects to better enable the delivery of the diverse rage of local government services.
Lisa Bennetto is a senior communications practitioner with extensive experience in guiding diverse stakeholders to co-operative and collaborative outcomes in corporate, community and government environments. She is passionate about social equity, digital transformation, and open government.
Lisa is a senior consultant to the Municipal Association of Victoria, advising the MAV Board and Executive team on strategic planning and reporting, and driving the MAV’s digital agenda. She also heads MAV Technology, who deliver ICT and digital projects, major events, communication forums and collaborative procurement opportunities for Victoria’s 79 metropolitan, rural and regional councils.
Over the past two years, Lisa has led the delivery of several significant initiatives for the sector including the Victorian Local Government open data program; the Victorian Local Government Enablement Platform POC; and the MAV’s Strategic Work Plan & Annual Reports. She also established Australia’s first multi-stakeholder Local Government Digital Transformation Task Force; coordinated conferences, forums, workshops and trade exhibitions; and delivered various collaborative local government ICT and business transformation projects. In addition to her work with local government, Lisa also wrote a national award-winning Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Ambulance Victoria and has provided communications advice to clients including legal firms, public schools, and superannuation schemes.
Prior to her work in local government, Lisa was the director of a visual communications company that provided end-to- end marketing and communications solutions to Australian and multi-national businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, community organisations and charity associations. She is an award-winning graphic designer and writer, a former finalist in the National Banksia Environmental Awards and has had her photography published in Rolling Stone magazine.
Lisa believes that local government has a vital role to play in helping people adapt and thrive in the digital era. She is passionate and optimistic about what can be achieved by collaborating with the private sector, academia, and other levels of government to build capability in councils.
City of Parramatta Council, NSW
Geoff is a planning, design and strategy professional with private, state and local government experience. He started his career as a Landscape Architect and Open Space Planner, moved into business improvement and corporate services roles, and then into strategic city planning. This background and skills mix across both strategic and corporate areas in initiating, delivering change programs and creative problem solving led to his appointment at the City of Parramatta as Head of its newly created Future City Unit.
The City of Parramatta is a fast growing city, at the centre of the Sydney Metropolitan area. Achieving success in terms of jobs growth, transport connections, services and social harmony in Parramatta is essential to Sydney’s future. Part of the challenge for the newly created City of Parramatta Council (which recently combined parts of 5 previous Councils) is to solve urban growth challenges, improve the culture of the organisation, change the way services are delivered and better address community needs. One of the increasingly sophisticated tools for making this transformation is the intelligent application of technology.
Geoff is passionate about using the increasing diverse, and in-depth resources of digital information to transform the way the public service solves long term problems for the City, manages assets and improves community and customer experiences. This process involves changing the internal culture, building staff awareness how data can address these emerging challenges, as much as it relates to carefully considered technology investments to support a range of Council activities.
Datacom is one of the largest Australasian-owned IT services companies, offering customers flexibility and choice, an open book approach to business and superior customer focus.
Founded in 1965, Datacom has a successful 50 year trading history right across the APAC region, is consistently growing and profitable and has a track record of delivering innovative, value-for-money technology solutions.
Datacom’s capabilities include BPO and Contact Centres, Professional Services, Managed Services, Cloud Services, virtualisation and IT Procurement.
The BigAir Group has evolved from a Microwave network provider to become a national business-focused ICT provider delivering the very latest cloud-based solutions, managed services, and network infrastructure.
We divide our expertise into the following pillars:
Network Services We have one of the strongest and most diverse network service capabilities in the country so you can reduce risk, increase uptime, improve scalability and realise operational efficiency.
Cloud & Managed Services Our depth of expertise and scale of infrastructure ensures you can rely on our cloud-based solutions and managed services to improve both human and capital efficiency.
Campus Solutions With tens of thousands of users under management, we’re the people to rely on for a fully-managed internet and network solution delivered into your campus-styled environment.
Issues we can help you resolve:
Deploy Cloud- Understand and deploy the cloud strategy that makes sense to your business.
Reduce Costs- Reduce IT expenses with smarter and more efficient technology and services.
Improve Reliability- Maintain service levels by protecting the network with physical diversity.
Manage IT- Monitor and manage an ever growing need for expanding scale across data and capacity.
Reduce CapEx- Outsource your infrastructure to a managed service and reduce capital requirements.
Improve Efficiency- Utilise a managed service for network performance, data analytics, and authentication.
Connect Anywhere- Extend your networks with high speed data connections to difficult locations.
Transformation- Work with people capable of transforming business goals into technical change.
Sitecore is the global leader in experience management software that enables context marketing. The Sitecore Experience Platform™ manages content, supplies contextual intelligence, automates communications, and enables personalized commerce, at scale. It empowers marketers to deliver content in context of how customers have engaged with their brand, across every channel, in real time—before, during, and after a sale. More than 4,600 customers—including American Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, easyJet, and L’Oréal—trust Sitecore for context marketing to deliver the personalized interactions that delight audiences, build loyalty, and drive revenue.
EzeScan is Australia’s most popular production capture software application and product of choice for many Records and Information Managers.
Solutions range from basic batch scanning to highly automated forms and invoice processing.
EzeScan also offers enterprise digitisation solutions that align business processes with digitisation standards, compliance and governance requirements.
With advanced power indexing features and native integration with many ECM/EDRMS and finance systems, EzeScan delivers a fast, cost effective method to capture and register both your hard copy and electronic documents into your digital workflows.
What People Are Saying
“Great contrast of presenters. A very informative conference.”
Roger Ackers, Chief Information Officer, Far North District Council, NZ
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