Western Australia OpenGov Leadership Forum - 7th December 2017
The Federal Government has recognised that new approaches are needed to take advantage of new and emerging technologies and has called on agencies, departments and partners to be more effective in using innovation and bringing innovative solutions into service.
Accordingly, the State’s first whole of government ICT Strategy, Digital WA is to transform the way public services are designed, supported and delivered for a community living and working in a digital world. The strategy overview is as the following diagram:
The transition process in WA Government agencies will be taking place across the following areas belo and a few others to a government-wide service model that allows each agency to select the most appropriate ICT service for their environment.
Everyone is gearing up to implement the all-new, ICT service consumption model enabling government departments and agencies in Perth and statewide to benefit.
The consumption models mean these diverse department and agencies can access the best-pricing for data and information storage and will only need to pay for what they use
This will drastically help to reduce costs through significantly improved efficiency, reduced licensing fees and infrastructure costs, as well as, through building management, hardware maintenance and insurance.
myWA: Government Digital Services Portal
The myWA Program is a major initiative within the Digital WA ICT Strategy, designed to make it more convenient for the community and businesses to find and access government services online anywhere, and at any time.
The long-term vision of the Government Digital Services Portal is a “one stop shop” where any digital service provided by any government agency will be available. The intent is to ensure that people using government services online can do so quickly, easily and seamlessly.
The plan is to deliver the myWA Program in stages:
GovNext-ICT: Transforming Government ICT Infrastructure
GovNext-ICT is transitioning WA Government from being an owner and operator of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure towards being a consumer of commercial compute, storage and network services.
It is envisioned that most public sector agencies will transition their ICT infrastructure into the GovNext-ICT model over the next three years.
The plan is underpinned by the State Government’s $20 million innovation package and promotes Western Australia as a ‘great place to live and innovate’.
The Innovation Strategy will:
To deliver these goals the Strategy focuses on four pillars:
The Digital Service Standard
The Digital Service Standard mandates a set of criteria which must be followed by government agencies delivering digital services.
It sets out best practice for :
how teams are formed
how they work
how they design and deliver a service
The purpose of assessing services against the standard ensures that the user needs are met for all users, services are safe and secure and that they are readily able to adapt, change and improve over time. Services need to demonstrate that they are on track with each of the relevant criteria for the delivery stage they are in—alpha, beta or live.
The Digital Marketplace has just undergone its beta assessment and has one remaining criterion to meet.Meeting the standard in a government environment is challenging. Agencies have legacy environments, pressing deadlines, a diverse user base and complicated dependencies.
However, teams all over government making big efforts to change they way they work to better align with the standard. For many, this is going to take time and commitment to achieve and, for some, multiple attempts at meeting all criteria.
Secure Cloud for the Government
Cloud has a lot to offer government:
The DTA has started a discovery process to develop a strategy that will help government agencies choose cloud technologies, if and when appropriate.
For government, adopting cloud services could reduce costs, lift productivity and deliver better services. For example, we may reduce costs by being able to use ready-to-go cloud-based applications and provide a better user experience through more cohesive government services. Cloud can also make it easier for us to share resources and capabilities. This could lead to less ‘reinventing the wheel’ and increase our ability to share improvements in business processes and systems.
Cloud provides government with the opportunity to develop and use shared platforms and capabilities that can benefit everyone.
The DTA has started discovery to develop the evidence base for a secure cloud strategy. At the moment they are undertaking user research and analysing business needs across government.
Getting the right balance of cloud and non-cloud offerings is equally important. Many government systems use bespoke solutions which agencies have maintained and developed for many years. It won’t be a case of one -size fits all, and the strategy will allow for this.
The DTA will also focus on capability development to ensure agencies are better supported to assess the benefits and risks of delivering cloud-based ICT solutions. This will help inform their own assessments on behalf of departments and agencies to ensure the consolidation of government platforms and uptake of cloud services provides the best outcomes for government.
*All the information above is from the Western Australian government websites
In our Western Australia OpenGov Leadership Forum 2016, we captured real-time on-screen responses from our carefully-designed polling questions to provide intelligence and insights on the current ICT landscape:
Two of the questions posed include “What are your challenge areas?” and “Which areas will you be focused on this year”. The results obtained were impeccable (see below).
The community of Western Australia too expects access to quality government services when and where it’s convenient to them. Public sector employees need to be supported in their delivery of services with access to high quality, relevant data from any government agency. Local technology businesses expect to support, and be supported by, the government in developing innovative ways to improve services.
The digital landscape is constantly evolving from mobile apps to smart technology, on-the-go citizens demand engaging, efficient and secure access with more turnkey solutions. In order to provide our citizens and government agencies with a secure, streamlined, and personalized digital experience, the Western Australia OpenGov Leadership Forum will focus on the tools and techniques that build on your agency’s mission for an effective digital government strategy.
Here, you will meet C-level government experts and industry professionals addressing the most important policy, management and leadership issues surrounding the future of digital government and the role of the public-sector CIO.
Based on our conversations with senior officials from Western Australia public sector,the Western Australia OpenGov Leadership Forum is streamed along several tracks representing the different key challenges.
You will gain access to innovative case studies and interactive discussions on
Cyber Security, Big Data, IoT, Mobility, Blockchain and Data Centers
through first-hand interactions with peers, luminaries, as well as, emerging and established organisations.
The 2nd Annual Western Australia OpenGov Leadership Forum serving as a full day of
valuable insights and networking opportunities plays an integral role in keeping the digital professionals
Connected, Educated, Engaged and Inspired.
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Giles Nunis, Chief Executive & Government CIO, Office of the WA Government Chief Information Officer
|Jane Larke, Director Knowledge & Information Technology Department of Corrective Services, Western Australia||Jack Hondros, Chief Information Officer, Department of Planning, Western Australia|
|Elizabeth Wilson, Chief Information Officer, Edith Cowan University, Western Australia||Superintendent Lance Martin APM, Western Australia Police Service, Western Australia||Dr. Oren Shriki, Head of the Laboratory for Computational Psychiatry & Brain Computer Interfaces, , Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel|
|Toshiyuki Zamma, Chairman - International Council for IT, Government Administration ( ICA), Japan||Sebastian Chua, Head of Procurement, Health Promotion Board, Singapore||Mohit Sagar, Managing Director & Editor-in-Chief, OpenGov Asia. Singapore|
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- Chief Executive Officers
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- Chief Technology Officers
- Chief Data Officers
- Chief Financial Officers
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- Assistant Directors
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- Director, E-Learning & IT Services
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