Innovate Australia

Where Public Sector Meets to Pioneer Progress

Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Canberra CBD


registrations IN 2023


inspiring speakers


engaging partners


dedicated streams

2024 Event Overview

After a smashing success in 2023, Public Sector Network is excited to bring back the 9th annual Innovate Australia Showcase

This Showcase will bring together 700+ federal government leaders and influencers to converge, decipher and navigate the next frontier of emerging innovation and strategic direction within the APS.

Join us in 2024 as we unveil and examine break-through data and digital technologies, people strategies, and pioneering approaches at the forefront of public service progression, and what’s required to usher in the next realm of potential.

50 + Inspiring Speakers

Hear from and network with the industry’s most senior federal government decision makers in data, digital, ICT, and people strategies that are pioneering the advancement of the Australian innovation agenda.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 700+ of your peers set to come through the doors of the showcase. Kick up your heels and strike up a conversation – who knows where it may take you?

An Immersive Show Floor

The exhibition floor will showcase bleeding edge technology providers that provide solutions for your most pressing challenges. Pop down in the networking breaks and explore the expo.

Check Out the 2023 Highlights

Deep Dive Into Four Dedicated Streams

People & Change Pathfinders

The People and Change stream will focus on wellbeing, strategic workforce planning and increased employee engagement.

Digital & CX

The Digital and CX stream explores the next frontier of citizen services – CX and digital services that inspire true public trust and engagement.

Data & Analytics Decoders

The Data and Analytics stream pinpoints how to utilise critical data and insights to advance capabilities across all service delivery and operational priorities.

Technology & Transformation Trendsetters

The Technology and Transformation stream discusses about turbo-charging transformation and innovation throughout internal and external portfolios.

What Your Peers Had To Say

“A great way to gain insight into innovative practices and learn from senior leaders in the public and private sectors.”

“I enjoyed the opportunity to get together in person and hear from leaders on what the key directions are in government currently.”

“A thought provoking day to consider options and working together with other agencies to achieve real results.”

2023 Speaker Panel

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Dr Rachel Bacon
Deputy Secretary,
Public Sector Reform, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Chris Fechner
Chief Executive Officer, 

Digital Transformation Agency

Innovate AU Speaker 2023

Jonathan Thorpe
Deputy CEO,

Customer Service Design Group,
Services Australia

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Maria Milosavljevic
Chief Data Integration Officer,
Department of Defence

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Mike Hill
Chief Digital

Information Officer, 
UK Cabinet

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Kylie Bryant
First Assistant Secretary, Department of Finance

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Jordan Hatch 
Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Technology and Innovation, Department of Finance

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Michelle Graham, 
Chief Architect / Assistant Secretary, Architecture Design & Security,

Department of Home Affairs

Discussing the Most Current Topics


#Data & Analytics



#People & Change

#Citizen Service

#Digital & CX




Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gain unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks


Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform


Canberra CBD

Public Sector Network will closely monitor COVID-19 regulations in accordance with the advice from the Government and local health authorities to ensure the safety of everyone attending the event physically. In addition, we will be working closely with the venue to ensure precautionary measures are in place.

“It was valuable in that it provided a good update on all the innovation issues, and reflected on the speed at which the APS can provide services and needs to keep on journey of continuous improvement and data transformation.”

Australian Taxation Office

2023 Event Partners

Lead Partner


Stream Chair