I had the opportunity to speak at the AIIA Big Data Summit on Wednesday 13 March and to outline our position on big data and our proposed approach to developing a Big Data Strategy for the Australian Government. I mentioned that I would be releasing an Issues paper on Big Data for public comment – [...]
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On Tuesday 5 March, AGIMO and ATO held an inaugural meeting to establish a Centre of Excellence in Data Analytics across government. The initiative is part of the Australian Public Service ICT Strategy 2012-2015 and aims to share information on data analytics skills, tools and techniques. Representatives from departments and several academic institutions came together [...]
Last week I spoke at Kickstart 2013, an event for IT journalists and industry. Below is an edited transcript of the speech (bad jokes and one political question removed, minor corrections made) which looked at my new responsibilities as CTO and Procurement Coordinator for the Australian Government as well as some future directions for technology [...]
We have extended the closing date for the ICT Awards to 13 March 2013. A number of organisations intending to submit nominations have had to suspend work on their submissions to deal with local emergencies. Rather than disadvantage them in the process, we have decided to extend the closing date. For details on how to [...]
Still thinking about nominating for this year’s Awards? Nominations don’t close until 6:00 pm (AEDT) on Tuesday 5 March – so you still have time to!
This year I will give regular updates on the work of the ISO/IEC’s Joint Technical Committee 1 (JTC1). This committee is funded by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, and the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy and I am the chair.
You can see the structure of JTC1 along with information about each [...]
I am delighted that one of my first jobs as the new Australian Government Chief Information Officer is to announce that the 2013 Excellence in eGovernment Awards, the Government 2.0 Innovator Award and the ICT Professional of the Year Award (the Awards) open for nominations from today.
Technology continues to transform the way we do business, [...]
I gave this speech at the Australian Government Leadership Network Annual Conference (New South Wales) on 7 September, 2012. The audio quality in this case isn’t great so I recommend you read the transcript.
No-one one born after 1935 has walked on the moon, the promise that was made to people of my generation memorably in [...]
In the last couple of months I have given a number of presentations at various forums regarding the use of ICT in the Australian Government. I thought I would share them here over the coming weeks.
The first is from an Australian Institute of Project Management event held in Canberra in late November. All photo attributions [...]
Today marks a new era for Australian Government ICT.
Following Ann Steward’s retirement, the Secretary of the Department of Finance and Deregulation (Finance) has taken the opportunity to consider how we could restructure AGIMO to better meet the ICT needs of the Australian Government. The work of AGIMO has been diverging over time between two distinct [...]