Thursday, March 19, 2015

Australian Government Digital Transformation

Miguel Carrasco from Boston Consulting Group will speak on "Accelerating the digital government transformation", at the Australian Computer Society in Canberra, 4:45pm, 14 April 2015.

The Prime Minister and Minister for Communications announced the "Australian Government Digital Transformation Office" (DTO) on 23 January 2015 "... so that government services can be delivered digitally from start to finish and better serve the needs of citizens and businesses ... The DTO will operate more like a start-up than a traditional government agency, focussing on end-user needs in developing digital services.". The ACS Virtual College runs a 12 week on-line course "New Technology Alignment" in how to identify such transformations. I am tutoring the course and the students are up to week 7 at present. Also I am designing an innovation coruse specially tailored for Canberra and will be discussing it in "Innovations in teaching innovation" at CSIRO ICT Centre on the ANU campus, 4pm, 27 April 2015.

ACS Enterprise Architecture Special Interest Group (SIG): Accelerating the digital government transformation 

The Australian Government recently announced the establishment of a Digital Transformation Office (DTO) to advance the national e-Government agenda. The Prime Minister and Communications Minister have stated that the DTO will operate "more like a start-up", bringing together developers, researchers and designers to put customer needs and user experience front and centre. The idea of government being as well designed and easy to use as AirBnB or goCatch sounds attractive, but just how feasible is it to create a digital startup inside government, and what can we learn from other Governments, like the UK, U.S. and Denmark, that have taken similar approaches?
In this presentation, members will learn about the approaches taken by global leaders in e-Government highlights some best practice principles for establishing a ‘digital office’ including the importance of whole of government enterprise architectures and standards. Miguel will cover why Australia is in a prime position to learn from and adapt best practice from these countries and accelerate digital transformation of the government, and the Australian economy.

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