GovInnovate Brief

Can big data help the growing population in Australia?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 28-Oct-2016 12:47:13

Australia’s population is set to grow by 37% in the next 15 years to 30.5 million people. Combine this with an aging population; there may be too much added pressure to our infrastructure if the proper steps aren’t taken.

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Topics: Big Data

Innovating payment systems: Q&A with the Department of Human Services

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 21-Oct-2016 10:07:52

The GovInnovate team spoke with John Murphy, Deputy Secretary, Payments Reform, Department of Human Services and how they are innovating payment systems. See what John has to say about the new welfare payment system and how it will change the way citizens interact with government.

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Topics: payment systems

Building 21st century digital government: what to expect at GovInnovate 2016

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 18-Oct-2016 15:34:42

We’re looking at fostering innovation with the GovInnovate 2016 agenda. As Australia’s premier public-sector only event, we’re proud to once again deliver a high-quality speaker line-up dedicated to transforming civic services and digital delivery.

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Topics: GovInnovate Summit

5 must-read Big Data books for the public sector

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 10-Oct-2016 11:19:29

A new smart sensor network being introduced in Chicago is now reimagining the Midwest town as the City of Big Sensors. The infrastructure itself is just a bunch of wires and sensor gear being attached to light poles across the city, but these bundles of wire could potentially reshape the way we all formulate urban policy.

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Topics: Big Data & Analytics

Is two-factor authentication the future of secure government services?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 29-Sep-2016 16:47:48

In 2015, myGov was caught in a bit of a security snafu when it encouraged users to turn off two-factor authentication so that users ‘can spend more time doing the important things’.

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Topics: two-factor authentication

Forget spreadsheets: here’s how blockchain could transform government transactions

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 23-Sep-2016 09:54:58

Ever wanted to know how blockchain technology can reduce fraud? Or better yet, how governments around the globe are implementing the technology for better digital services? Well the GovInnovate Team has you covered. 

We sat down with Rob Hanson, Senior Research Consultant for the Data61 Insight Team at CSIRO, to discuss the possibilities of blockchain technology when used in the public sector.

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Topics: blockchain

The new era of digital identity: where does Australia sit?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 16-Sep-2016 12:37:25

Is it easy for people to prove who they are when using digital government services? And can the government trust that people are who they claim they are online?

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Topics: digital identity

The future of digital government and how we can get there

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 08-Sep-2016 15:26:21

Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.”

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Topics: Digital Transformation

Encryption: why government departments need to know about it

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 05-Sep-2016 12:42:16

You may remember the Apple case against the US government earlier this year; it sparked one privacy debate among many, but most importantly, it turned over the first digital forensics stone known to the public ear.

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Topics: Mobile Encryption

Impact report: how two governments transformed service delivery

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 19-Aug-2016 16:04:11

Government’s today don’t have to be tarred with the laggard-technology brush especially with the latest developments in technology that are at the tips of our fingers.

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Topics: Digital Delivery

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