Emergency Management Innovation

7 October 2021 | 11:00 AM – 1:10 PM AEDT | Online

Using technology to increase resilience and coordinate response in times of crisis

Every year, Australian communities face devastating losses caused by disasters.

Now more than ever, agencies across jurisdictions must work collaboratively to increase disaster preparedness, leveraging emerging technologies to coordinate frontline operations, increase real-time situational awareness and enhance leadership in times of crisis.

Join us at the complimentary Emergency Management Innovation virtual event, where emergency management professionals will share best-practice and strategise projects to help coordinate a whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management. This event will explore how technology can help manage the deployment of personnel and resources, in turn delivering improved safety outcomes to citizens.

Key Takeaways

A must-attend event for public sector organisations looking to:

Gain insights into emerging emergency management innovations, including their application in a range of real-world case studies
Enhance community engagement & coordination by leveraging technologies to coordinate response & provide real-time insights to stakeholders
Mitigate harm to communities impacted by disasters with increased resilience and preparedness

Your Expert Speakers

Chair: Jeremy Fewtrell

Deputy Commissioner, Field Operations,
Fire and Rescue NSW

Justin Dunlop ASM CStJ

Director Emergency Management, Emergency Management Unit,
Ambulance Victoria

Joe Buffone

Joe Buffone

Director-General EMA,
Department of Home Affairs

Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones

Assistant Secretary,
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

Brenton Phillips

A/Executive Manager, Hazard and Risk, Emergency Management and Community,
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES)

Elliot Pittam

Principal Solution Consultant

Annette Turner Duggan

Director Risk, Capability and Analysis,
Department of Fire and Emergency Services (WA)

John Venditto

A/Assistant Commissioner, Security and Emergency Management Service,
South Australia Police

Sandy Whight

General Manager Decision Support Services,
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Agenda at a glance

  • 11:00 AM AEDT

    Welcome from PSN

  • 11:10 AM AEDT

    Chair Opening: Improving planning, response and prevention of natural disasters and emergencies

  • 11:20 AM AEDT

    International Keynote: Developing standards and technologies to enable collaborative emergency response

  • 11:35 AM AEDT

    Event Partner Session: Creating virtual disaster coordination centres to enable remote operations

  • 11:50 AM AEDT

    Government Keynote: Creating nationally consistent risk and impact modelling capabilities

  • 12:05 PM AEDT

    Event Partner Session: Digital Twins – Improving disaster planning with predictive modelling

  • 12:20 PM AEDT

    Government Keynote: Improving response and recovery by developing a national operational picture

  • 12:35 PM AEDT


  • 12:40 PM AEDT

    Panel Session: Using technology to optimise emergency response in times of crisis

  • 1:10 PM AEDT

    End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

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


An opportunity to engage with the inspiring speaker panel and peers in the live Q&A and polling to discover answers to shared challenges

Leading Technology Solutions

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


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

Complimentary for public sector employees only *

Exclusive Event Partners

Defence, Security and Justice Community Prospectus

The current threat to our interests and way of life is unprecedented in our history. Critical discourse must focus on how we can effectively address these strong security concerns in the region and on home soil. National security can only be achieved through the collaborative efforts of many who make innovation – efforts in in technological investments, strategy and execution – the priority.

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