GovInnovate Brief

The Australian Privacy Commissioner's speech on de-identification at GovInnovate 2016

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 25-Nov-2016 15:35:49

Hear the thought-provoking speech delivered by Timothy Pilgrim PSM, Australian Privacy Commissioner and Australian Information Commissioner, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner on de-identifying and re-identifying data to achieve a balance between personal privacy and delivering better government services.

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Topics: de-identification

The Digital Marketplace: Will it transform public sector procurement?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 18-Nov-2016 12:16:42

Government procurement regulations generally cover all public works, services and supply contracts entered into by a public authority. And give or take the needs of each different sector, public sector procurement has a reputation of being too rules-based and is bogged down by inefficiencies of heavy regulation.

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Topics: Digital Marketplace, Public Sector Procurement

3 critical aspects of digital inclusion: Access, adoption and application

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 16-Nov-2016 15:18:48

Making government services faster and simpler to use for the average citizen is the penultimate goal of digital transformation in the public sector. We’ve seen some extraordinary efforts in the US to make critical services including and veteran affairs more accessible.

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Topics: digital inclusion

Is Australia in need of a data revolution?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 04-Nov-2016 16:47:18

Australians are great at creating data, but according to the Productivity Commission’s Peter Harris, we’re not very good at using it. In fact, of all the data being created (approximately five exabytes every two days), only 5% of the ‘useful data’ is being put to good use.

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Topics: Big Data

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 and there may be too much added pressure to our infrastructure.

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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 looked 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

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