An InterAct Melbourne Election Special
Interactive Breakfast Forum
On 24 November 2018 Victoria will hold elections to determine the direction and priorities of government until November 2022.
At the forefront of campaigns from all parties and candidates will be policy on Health, Education, Transport, Triple Zero and Social Services. Every aspect of every element of every policy, if it’s going to work and deliver on policy promises, will be both orchestrated and heavily dependent on technology.
Without technology the operation is not scheduled, the class not delivered, the train, tram or bus doesn’t arrive, not to mention the Police Officer or Social Worker when issues and emergencies occur.
Put simply, technology is in-arguably policy fuel.…. so, in Victoria, why is technology a political and priority afterthought? Why will it be covered in 20 words in para 4 on page 26 in most manifesto or policy platforms?
Tech 4 VIC Launch 13 September 2018!
InterAct Melbourne is coordinating the production of a Technology Manifesto to be presented to all party candidates in advance of the election on 24 November 2018.
The Tech 4 VIC Manifesto, in addition to making proposals on ‘what could happen’ if appropriate investment in technology in primary policy areas is made, will also propose that a dedicated and empowered IT Minister sits at the Cabinet table.
We are inviting anyone wishing to contribute to the discussion or content to be included in the Tech 4 VIC Manifesto, to attend this session.
In advance of the forum written contributions are welcome; email firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Monday 10 September.
Elected representatives nominated as being technology spokespeople from all currently elected parties are also being invited. Should they accept the forum will conclude with a moderated 20-minute Q&A panel.
This is an IT industry forum. Registrations from .vic.gov.au are sponsored by contributing commercial companies (total gifted value is $49)
If you have a .vic.gov.au email address please register at: email@example.com
Advisory Board Member
Public Sector Specialist
Tom Tomlin has worked in various capacities with the Victorian Government on technology for more than 20 years and believes any government can be better, more efficient, more productive and even more popular if that government embraces the capacity that technology readily offers.
Confident and well connected at C level in both Government and IT industry across Australia and is an experienced public speaker on government technology strategy.
Join us on Thursday 13 September 2018 - Interactive Breakfast Forum
7:00am Registration - 7:30am Sharp start - 9:00am Conclusion
The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring Street, Melbourne CBD