National Convention Centre Canberra
National Convention Centre Canberra, 31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia

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Event Date Thu Nov 3 AEDT (in 5 months)
In your timezone (EDT): Wed Nov 2 9:00am - Wed Nov 2 9:00am
Location National Convention Centre Canberra
31 Constitution Ave, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Region APAC

While the COVID-19 pandemic and persisting ramifications of the bushfires forced the Australian Government to deliver a swift pivot to digital for citizens to access information, support and solutions about their lives and livelihoods, it was an opportunity to see what Australia is actually capable of in the digital space. More connected than ever before, the Federal Budget for 2021-22 has now laid the foundations for Australia to be a leading digital economy and society by 2030.

The momentum created by Australian citizens and businesses having to rapidly embrace digital technologies and thriving in this digital revolution is something the Government does not want to surrender. Off the back of digital transforming services implemented in transport, health and finance sectors, the 2022 FST Government Australia conference will address the next steps in the Government’s digital strategy. We’ll bring together esteemed thought leaders and technologists from around the globe to explore the Federal Government’s digital innovation pipeline, its pledge to transform government services and how it will build on digital skills and capabilities brought to light during the pandemic.

Join us where we’ll explore:
• The Federal Government’s post-COVID recovery plan, fuelled by tech and digital strategies
• Cloud migration and the shift into multi-cloud environments
• Data governance and privacy mandates
• The Australian digital revolution of services and information for citizens
• Artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and automation strategies to make the leap to augmented, predictive government
• How Australia aims to lead the way for other global digital economies and societies
• Omnichannel services and platforms


2021 Past Speakers

Sharon Ng
Chief Information Officer & Cluster Director, GovTech Singapore

Neil Bennett
Chief Information Security Officer, NHS Digital

Charles Worthington
Chief Technology Officer, United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Elise Sweeney Anthony
Executive Director of Policy, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Fechner
Chief Executive Officer, Digital Transformation Agency

Rina Bruinsma
First Assistant Commissioner, Australian Public Service Commission

Garth McDonald
Assistant Secretary - Aged Care Transformation and Quality Systems Branch, Department of Health

Mat Rogers
Chief Information Technology Officer, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Marek Rucinski
Deputy Commissioner, Smarter Data Program, Australian Taxation Office

Susan Calvert
Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner

Marcel van Kints
General Manager Data Integration Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Dimitar Dimitrovski
Assistant Secretary Data Platforms and Education Systems, Department of Education, Skills and Employment

Matt Clarke
GM, Digital Services, Services Australia

Yaso Arumugam
Chief Information Officer, National Archives Australia

Jessica Hamilton
A/General Manager, Digital Innovation and Client Development, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

Darren Whitelaw
Chief Customer Officer, Service Victoria

Hamish Hansford
Head Cyber and Infrastructure Security Centre, Department of Home Affairs

Sam Mackay
Director Security Operations, Department of Customer Service

Chris Ellis
Director Solution Engineering, Nintex

Gary Griffiths
Federal Director, ServiceNow

Ray Greenwood
Domain Lead – Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, SAS

Simon Caruso
Chief Technologist, Federal Government and Public Sector - Australia and New Zealand, VMware

Budd Ilic
Director Regional Sales, Zscaler

Ken MacDonald
Public Sector Lead, Smart Communications

David Fairman
Chief Security Officer - APAC, Netskope

Alan Eldridge
Vice-President, Solutions Engineering, Snowflake

Chris Cruz
Chief Information Officer, Tanium

Brian Chidester
Global Strategist for Public Sector, OpenText

Paul Cooper
Former A/Director, Digital Health, Department of Health and Human Services

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors

• Entrust
• Okta
• Servicenow

• Appdynamics
• Coursera
• Equal Experts
• HP
• Mega
• Pluralsight
• Quest
• Snowflake
• Solarwinds
• Thales

• Signavio