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Fireside chat part 1: What is transformation in the context of government?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 08-Dec-2016 16:57:25

The GovInnovate team was fortunate to host Hillary Hartley, Digital Government Pioneer for the US Government at the GovInnovate Summit in November 2016. Hillary shared the stage with the Digital Transformation Agency’s former Chief Digital Officer, Paul Shetler, and together they bestowed on the audience their knowledge and experience in the digital transformation space. 

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Topics: eGovernment

5 simple tips to make big data work for government

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 11-Dec-2015 10:05:21

As government’s begin to ride the wave of innovation, it will be important for departments across federal, state and local levels to make sense of these vast and complex new sets of information.

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Topics: eGovernment, Citizen Engagement, Digital Government, Smart Nation, Big Data, Public Sector Innovation, Innovation Agenda, Digital Innovation

GovInnovate Summit 2015: Is Amazon the beacon for digital public services?

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 27-Nov-2015 11:56:53

Amid all the discussion for the most efficient ways of delivering digital services within the public sector, there was one clear takeaway from the GovInnovate Summit; if government is set to transform, online giants like Amazon have set the standard for digital customer experiences. This post will provide a breakdown of the keynote presentations from the GovInnnovate Summit that took place on the 24-26 November in Canberra.

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Topics: eGovernment, GovInnovate Summit, Smart Nation, Online Services, Online Tax Filing, Public Service Delivery

Why open data will evolve Australian Government, not inhibit it

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 23-Nov-2015 16:31:30

A recent report by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (Ceda) predicted almost 40% of existing jobs will disappear because of technological advancements. CEDA's chief executive, Professor Stephen Martin said jobs that involved "low levels of social interaction, low levels of creativity, or low levels of mobility and dexterity" were most likely to be replaced by automation.

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Topics: eGovernment, Digital Government, Big Data, Open Data

Managing restricted data in an open world

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 23-Nov-2015 11:15:22

New research conducted by Deloitte revealed that 96% of government officials described the impact of digital technologies as ‘significant’, with three-quarters of respondents also describing the journey to digital government as ‘disruptive’. One of the driving factors behind this assumption is the idea that closed ecosystems cannot compete in an open world.

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Topics: eGovernment, Digital Government, Restricted Data, Implementing Software Projects, New Technology Strategy, Virtualisation Revolution, Software Interoperability, Open Data

How Estonia developed the world’s most efficient tax filing system

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 23-Nov-2015 10:54:33

 Estonia’s tax system was labeled by Business Insider as “scarily efficient”, but why? Over the past 15 years, the Estonian Government has improved efficiencies within the online submission process, making it possible for people with two or three incomes to submit their online tax in under five minutes.

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Topics: eGovernment, Online Tax Filing, eTax, Estonian Digital Transformation, e-Customs

Canberra’s first CDO asks 3 simple questions on delivering great digital services

Posted by GovInnovate Team on 23-Nov-2015 10:22:27


So I’m the new kid on the block.

After four weeks as the inaugural Chief Digital Officer I don’t yet have all the answers, but I have nearly figured out the questions – and in the hypefest that surrounds everything digital, this seems like a critical first step.

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Topics: eGovernment, Citizen Engagement, Public Services, Digital Delivery, Digital Transformation

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