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Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation

DIGITAL+2016: NSW ICT Strategy Update Release

Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation Victor Dominello today released a final update to the NSW Government’s ICT Strategy, announcing a whole-of-government innovation policy would underpin a new approach.

Mr Dominello released Digital+ 2016, the final update to the ICT strategy at a Forum hosted by the Australian Information Industry Association in Sydney.

“Over the past four years, the government has pursued essential ICT reforms that have helped to provide better public services and value for citizens,” he said.

“The NSW ICT Strategy, released in 2012, has focused on key areas such as customer service, procurement reform, open data, transition to cloud, data centre consolidation and cyber security.

“The government is committed to a new approach that goes beyond the ICT Strategy and drives innovation across all areas of government policy. Consultation on a whole-of-government innovation policy will commence in early 2016.

“We must reimagine the role of government in the digital age and as we move into a new phase of digital government, we will engage with industry, the research sector and the broader community to ensure NSW continues to be a leader in this field.”

Mr Dominello also announced the appointment of a new Digital Government Advisory Panel that will play a pivotal role in shaping the government’s approach to future ICT reform. Panel members include Martin Stewart-Weeks (Chair), Marie Johnson, Dr Ian Reinecke, Greg Stone, Joanne Jacobs, Adrian Turner and Kelly Bayer Rosmarin.

The establishment of the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC) is a key plank of the government’s innovation agenda.

The DAC draws on world’s best practice in whole-of-government data sharing and analytics, with legislation supporting its operation passing NSW Parliament on 19 November 2015.

The Digital+ 2016 is available at www.finance.nsw.gov.au/ict.