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IPAA WA’s well-received Seamless Digital Government full-day conference returns in 2020 to continue the conversation around the State’s digital transformation program.

Centred on the Office of Digital Government’s reform objectives, this year’s conference theme, Setting New Standards, will explore key focus areas including data sharing and analytics, service delivery, digital divide and cyber security, and feature influential decision makers and thinkers from across the state and country.  

This year the full-day conference will provide insight into how the Government’s digital transformation is improving outcomes within the sector and for the community. It will highlight the systems, processes and influences of how and why these outcomes are achieved.

Are We There Yet? The Digital Transformation of Government and the Public Sector in Australia has been making waves in public services around Australia. Co-Author, Martin Stewart-Weeks has been secured as the keynote speaker for this year's conference. Martin will share with you the key ideas raised in this book, and will explain how his views have shifted as he has travelled and presented to IPAA members and others around the country. Martin will explore where Western Australia sits on the path to delivering seamless digital services.

This full-day conference will deliver the insights from an incredible line up of speakers essential to driving successful and sustained digital transformation. As a delegate this conference will provide you with a forum to consider design delivery of better service for Western Australia.

Keynote speaker

Martin Stewart-Weeks
Co-Author, Are We There Yet? The Digital Transformation of Government and the Public Sector in Australia 

A strategic thinker, organisational consultant, policy analyst, facilitator and writer, Martin’s work draws on over 35 years' experience spanning government, the "for purpose" or social sector and the corporate sector and explores the intersection of policy, public sector reform, technology and innovation.

From 2001 to 2013, Martin led the Asia-Pacific public sector consulting and innovation team in Cisco's Internet Business Solutions Group. Prior to this, he held various policy and management roles in the federal public sector, including Chief of Staff to a Minister in the Federal Government, a federal public servant, and as a research and strategy lead in the Office of Strategic Planning in the NSW Cabinet Office. Over many years, Martin has designed and led a range of strategy, innovation and organisational review projects. In 2017, Martin was one of 3 members of a review for the NSW Government, chaired by former NSW Premier Nick Greiner AC, of regulatory policy and strategy across the State.

Martin writes and speaks extensively on government, service design, digital transformation and policy reform including on an occasional blog series - Together with former Finance Minister Lindsay Tanner, he wrote Changing Shape: Institutions for a Digital Age (Longueville Press, February 2014). He is the co-author with Deloitte Digital’s Simon Cooper of a recent book on digital transformation in government and the public sector (Are We There Yet? Digital Transformation of Government and the Public Sector in Australia Longueville Press, July 2019). 

Martin holds an Honours degree in English from the University of York in the UK, a Masters in Social Science and Policy from the University of New South Wales as well as graduate qualifications in applied economics from what is now the University of Canberra.