Redesigning services & processes to create a smart council
Conference Date
22nd & 23rd August 2018
Aerial UTS Function Centre, Sydney
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Create a 21st century technology driven council
Councils have been forced into rapid and drastic change due to government legislation, digital disruption, rate capping and amalgamations. The rising capabilities of different technologies provides councils with the opportunity to meet these challenges. They can become a cloud based and mobile council that can provide smart 21st century services their community now expect.

The Local Government IT & Business Transformation Summit brings practical real world examples of councils who have adopted and integrated new technologies to improve their performance and services.

Key topics to be discussed

  • Creating a cross functional government that links IT & business strategy
  • Technology collaboration across councils for greater efficiency
  • Solutions to improve mobility between departments & staff
  • Strategies to transition to the cloud
  • Digital transformation for improved customer & community engagement
  • How to secure & manage data within council for improved services

Who will attend?
Leaders and practitioners from Local Government including:
  • Chief Information Officers
  • IT Managers
  • Information Service Managers
  • Business Improvement Managers
  • Heads of Corporate Services
  • Business Analysts
  • Heads of Service Delivery
  • Business Transformation Officers

Sponsorship opportunities

Sponsor this conference in order to:
  • Generate leads through 8 hours of networking
  • Present your best case study to the entire audience
  • Join the interactive discussions on actual IT projects

Contact David Huggan on 02 9239 5710 or email find out more about sponsorship opportunities.

Attend to learn:

  • Digital transformation strategies
  • Create a roadmap to cloud services
  • Improving customer engagement through improved IT systems
  • Data strategies for better council services
  • Technology & strategies to create a mobile council
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Key Speakers

Colin Fairweather
Chief Information Officer
City of Melbourne
Dr Scott Bourke
Chief Innovation Officer
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Mark Rugless
Head of Information Technology
City of Parramatta


What People Are Saying

  • Being new to Local Government a great way to network and meet new contacts!”

    Jane Howard
    ICT Opertations Manager, Penrith City Council
  • A great conference for sharing ideas and connecting with industry colleagues.”

    Adam Cox
    System Support Analyst, Shellharbour City Council
  • Great contrast of presenters.  Very informative.”

    Roger Ackers
    CIO, Far North District Council - New Zealand
  • Well organised & topical conference. Good networking opportunities. Excellent conference facility.”

    Gerald Van Den Heuvel
    Manager Information Services, Broken Hill City Council


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