Public Sector Network and EY Presents:

Innovate VIC

Underscoring Victoria’s Digital Future

Thursday, 13th July 2023
Melbourne CBD


registrations IN 2022


inspiring speakers


engaging partners


dedicated streams

What’s In Store for 2023

In the fast-paced modern world where change is inevitable, innovation requires great thought and courage. So how can we ensure this is of benefit to all Victorians?

The Innovate VIC Showcase returns to promote digital inclusivity and address critical issues in the state’s Digital Strategy, ensuring benefits for all Victorians.

Public Sector Network and EY are collaborating to host this event, where over 300 government leaders and influencers will chart a strategic direction for a digitally inclusive state with skilled public sector workforce and tools for all Victorians. The event aims to balance ambition and practicality for collective success.

20 + Inspiring Speakers

Connect with the high-level Victorian government officials who are leading the way in data, digital, ICT, and people strategies, driving the progress of the Australian innovation agenda both in 2023 and beyond.

A Chance to Get Out of the Office

Join 300+ of your peers set to come through the doors of the showcase. Take the opportunity to engage in lively conversations. You never know what doors may open as a result.

An Immersive Show Floor

Discover advanced technology providers who offer solutions to your most critical issues on the exhibition floor. Utilise the networking breaks to explore the expo.

Explore 2022 Highlights

Deep Dive Into Three Dedicated Streams

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.


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

Data & Analytics

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

What Your Peers Had To Say

“The speakers were all highly
informative, I have taken so much
away from this event, looking
forward to the next..”

Sustainability Victoria

“It was great to be at an in-person
event again. The speakers were all
really engaging.”

Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

“The speakers were all highly
informative, I have taken so much
away from this event, looking
forward to the next.”

Moira Shire Council

Sneak Peek at Your State’s Speaker Panel

Innovate VIC 2023 Speaker

Minister Hon Danny Pearson MP,
Minister for Government Services, Parliament of Victoria

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Jennifer Rebeiro
Chief Transformation Officer,

Greater Western Water

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Andrew Larkin
Chief Information Officer,
Victorian Department of Families, Fairness & Housing

Innovate VIC 2023 Speaker

Rod Apostol
Chief Information Officer,
Victorian Ombudsman

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Melissa Martino Executive Director, People & Innovation, Magistrates Court of Victoria 

Innovate VIC 2023 Speaker

Lance Emerson
Chief Executive Officer, Victorian Agency for Health Information

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Frances Cawthra
Chief Executive Officer, Cenitex 

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Paul Crapper
Chief Financial Officer & Executive Corporate Services,
Victorian Health Promotion Foundation

Discussing the Most Current Topics


#Data & Analytics




#Citizen Service

#Digital & CX


Stay Connected With Your Peers

We’ve created geo-specific Sub Groups for our flagship events globally that will enable you to have a year-round conversation with people just like you, with roles that align to the event’s themes.

This ‘Innovate VIC’ Subgroup is your one stop shop before, during and after the event to get all Public Sector Network’s content in one place.



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


Adelaide Convention Centre

Melbourne 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.

I left feeling inspired. Hearing so many of the speakers passionate about the roles they play across their organisations and the love and support they have for the teams
they work alongside truly rubbed of

Sustainability Victoria

Event Partners



Digi Stream Chair





Networking Lunch

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Innovate VIC 2023 Speaker

Let’s Talk: Meeting Citizen Expectations with Marija Maher

Innovate VIC 2022 Speaker

Let’s Talk: Cloud Innovation & Security with
Dave Barry