Finance Innovation

Wednesday, 17 November 2021 | 11:00 AM – 01:00 PM AEDT | Online

Harnessing Emerging Technologies, Strategies & Skills to Reinvent the Finance Function

Once considered a numbers only, operational function, the role of today’s finance teams continues to shift emphasis, with modern finance functions now evolving into data-driven and intelligence-enabled decision-making hubs.

Driving this change is an operational imperative in the public sector space; do more with less. This coupled with a desire to pivot finance from a cost centre into a more business-enabling function that acts as a strategic business partner has seen the role and remit of finance and the finance professional transform greatly.

To help optimise and evolve your finance function, join us at the complimentary ‘Finance Innovation for Government’ virtual event which explores emerging technologies, techniques and real-world case studies from public sector leaders.

Key Takeaways

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

Discuss the evolving role of the finance professional and learn how to pivot towards a more strategic business

Explore emerging technologies like automation, cloud, and analytics and learn how this help take your finance function to the next level

Learn from local and international public sector finance innovation experts and explore best practices, top tips and lessons learned

Your Expert Speakers

Tania Reaburn

Chief Financial Officer,
Department of Treasury and Finance Victoria

Peter Dunlop

Chief Financial Officer,
Australian Sports Commission

Jessica Lambous

Executive Director Investment & Procurement,
Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

Janina Babaic

Business Process Analyst – Finance, Business Operations & Systems,

Satish Kumar

Chief Financial Officer,
Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Fred Cilia

Director Financial Control,
Department of Transport

Chris Ben

Head of Public Service,
SAP Concur

Chris Ben

Senior Solutions Engineer,

Agenda at a glance

  • 11:00 AM AEDT

    PSN Welcome

  • 11:10 AM AEDT

    Chair Opening

  • 11:20 AM AEDT

    Government Keynote: Automating the Finance Function to Streamline Processes and Improve Efficiency and Accuracy
  • 11:35 AM AEDT

    Partner Session: Driving strategic value through finance transformation

  • 11:50 AM AEDT

    Government Case Study: Shifting Finance to the Cloud: Insights into the Department of Treasury and Finance’s Financial System Transformation

  • 12:05 PM AEDT

    Government Case Study: Delivering Operational Excellence and Mitigating Risk Through Financial Management System Modernisation

  • 12:20 PM AEDT

    Refreshment Break

  • 12:35 PM AEDT

    Panel Discussion: Discussing the Evolving Role and Remit of the Future Finance Function

  • 01:00 AM AEDT

    End of session


What’s included in your registration:

Virtual Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and exploring 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 *

Event Partners

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Corporate and Shared Services Community Prospectus

Public Sector shared service transformation has been hyped as key to economic recovery following a tumultuous 2020. The Morrison Government’s 2020 Federal Budget allocated $35.6 million to arm the APS with better tools for shared enterprise resource planning through the GovERP System.

Innovative technologies are transforming not only how organisations work, but how they buy, sell and interact. Future facing Corporate Service functions need to understand the implications. To help public sector departments and agencies across Australia,  transform their shared service function, Public Sector Network has developed a monthly event series.

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