Public Sector Network Presents:

9th Annual

Innovate Australia Showcase

Powering the Next Phase of Simple, Secure and Connected

Wednesday, 29 May 2024
National Convention Centre Canberra

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This year, Innovate Australia and the Australian Cyber Security Showcase are teaming up to host an event on the same day that brings cybersecurity experts and industry leaders together for informative sessions, valuable networking, and collaboration opportunities.

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What’s In Store for 2024

The newly developed Data and Digital Government Strategy will serve as
a blueprint for the use and management of data and digital technologies
through 2030. By aligning the Australian Public Service’s data and digital agenda for the first time, the Strategy will support more joined-up delivery across the Government.

The vision is simple, secure, and connected public services, for all people and businesses, delivered through world-class data and digital capabilities.

With this in mind, the 9th Annual Innovate Australia Showcase will bring together 300+ federal government leaders and influencers to converge, decipher, and navigate how to best deliver this vision by 2030. We will be sense-checking critical tools, technologies, and requirements to underpin the next frontier of public service progression, and collectively unveil powerful next steps in accelerating digital and data capabilities within APS.

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As a B Corp-certified organisation, Public Sector Network (PSN) is dedicated to creating positive change within our communities.

This May, we joined White Ribbon to recognise and support Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.

Help us support a crucial cause. Here’s how?

Register & Support: For every registration, PSN pledges to donate $5 to White Ribbon, aiding their efforts to combat domestic violence and advocate for gender equality.
Attend & Amplify: Show up in person, and PSN will donate an additional $5 on your behalf.

Your presence not only inspires innovation but also amplifies our support for White Ribbon.

By registering and attending our Innovate Australia Showcase this May 29th, you’re doubling your impact and supporting a crucial cause.

Together, we can make a difference.

Check Out the 2023 Highlights

Explore Last Year’s Content

Innovate Australia 2023 Speaker - Chris Fechner

Let’s Talk: Investing in Data & Digital with Chris Fechner

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Innovate Australia 2022 Speaker

Let’s Talk: Meeting Changing Citizen Expectations with Fay Flevaras

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Deep Dive Into Three Dedicated Streams

People & Change

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-Driven Technology & Transformation Trendsetters

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

2024 Speaker Panel

Dr. Rachel Bacon,
Deputy Commissioner, Integrity, Reform and Enabling Services,
Australian Public Service Commission

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Chris Fechner,
Chief Executive Officer,
Digital Transformation Agency

David Hazlehurst,
Services Australia

Carly Kind,
Privacy Commissioner,
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Anthony Murfett,
Head of Division, Technology and Digital,
Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Damon Rees,
Co-Founder, ServiceGen

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

John Shepherd,
First Assistant Secretary, Digital ID and Data Policy Division,
Department of Finance

Stela Solar,
Director, National Artificial Intelligence Centre,

Zoe Hawkins,
Head of Policy Design, ANU Tech Policy Design Centre

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Alison Rose,
Chief of Division, Space,
Geoscience Australia

Mark Williams,
Senior Client Partner, Federal Government Lead,
Publicis Sapient

Ramah Sakul,
Head of Government Affairs Australia New Zealand and Korea, Government Affairs, SAP Australia

Perry Singh, President, Government and Defence,
Toll Group

Innovate AU 2023 Speaker

Nick Kwiatkowski, Industry Business Architect,

Andrew Powell, ERP Lead APJ,
Amazon Web Services

Harmees Singh Gill, Partner, Public Sector ERP Leader, IBM

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Rai Fergusson,
Chief Digital and Data Officer,
Infrastructure Australia

Justine Hall,
General Manager, Customer
IP Australia

Ryan Mavin, Executive Branch Manager,
Australian Digital Health Agency

Rebecca Ostergaard, Chief Digital Officer,

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Adam Shain,
First Assistant Secretary, Digital
Solutions/Chief Digital Officer, Department of
Employment and Workplace Relations

Adele Marshall, Service Design and User
Research Lead, Department of Health and
Aged Care

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Tim Morris, Sales Director, Federal and NSW Government, OpenText

Mandy Young

Kal Marshall. Regional Vice President for Public Sector, APJ,

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Fawad Abro, Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise
Data and Analytics, ATO

Dr Rina Bruinsma, Head of Government,
Australian Red Cross

Mandy Young

Michael Burn,
Chief Information Officer,
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Studies

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Lisa Bush,
Branch Head, National Location
Information, Geoscience Australia

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Greg Cassis,
Chief Information Officer &
Program Director, Service Modernisation,
Australian Financial Security Authority

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Tania Churchill,
Chief Data & Analytics Officer,
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission

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Michael Hopkins, CEO and Commissioner,
National Transport

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Kathryn King,
Chief Information Officer,

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Ian Opperman,
Co-founder, ServiceGen

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Thomas Ryan,
First Assistant Commissioner,
Organisation Development, Australian Electoral

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Kylie McKenzie,
Consulting Director
Fujitsu Australia

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Tish Karunarathna, Executive Director, R/GA Public Practice,

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Matt Wilkinson, ANZ GM Business Transformation,
SAP Signavio

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Melanie Morrisey,
Managing Director – Business Performance Improvement Lead,
Protiviti Australia

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Rachael McMahon,
Chief People Officer,
National Indigenous Australians Agency

Miranda Lauman,
First Assistant Secretary
Workforce Australia for Business Division,
Department of Employment and Workplace

Daniela Schlesier,
Assistant Commissioner, Professions and Pathways Group,
Australian Public Service Commission

Mandy Young

Catherine McLachlan,
Assistant Secretary,
People Strategy and Engagement,
of Home Affairs

Mandy Young

Jody Riley,
Chief People Officer,
Commonwealth Treasury

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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.”

Discussing the Most Current Topics


#Data & Analytics



#People & Change

#Citizen Service

#Digital & CX


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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 300+ 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.



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

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National Convention Centre Canberra

The National Convention Centre Canberra (NCCC) is the capital’s largest, purpose-built conference, meeting and events venue. Offering 15 flexible spaces over two floors, we’re unrivalled in facilities, size and scope. With an abundance of natural sunlight, pillarless space, onsite car parking facilities and a central location, the NCCC is a business events venue leader, in the heart of the nation’s capital.

“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.”

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