Adobe Symposium 2017

23-24 May, 2017 | Sydney Opera House | #AdobeSymp

The Business of Government: Make It an Experience

Today citizens and government employees alike want increasingly better digital services and experiences. And doing so helps create better processes, increases operational efficiency and, most importantly, a better digital journey for everyone.

Please join us for the Adobe Government Industry Session, The Business of Government: Make It an Experience to learn how Adobe can help deliver digital experiences that matter:

    • Tackle new ideas to transform your government operations and turn public services into amazing experiences
    • Identify best practices for citizen and community engagement across digital platforms
    • Hear success stories from leading digital professionals on how to approach establishing a solid digital foundation

The government session is Day 1 of Adobe Symposium – Tuesday 23 May at Sydney Opera House, from 12.30pm to 5:00pm, followed by networking drinks and canapes.

Agenda

Tuesday, 23 May

Registration & Light Lunch – 12.30pm–1.00pm
Government Session – 1.00pm–5.00pm
Welcome Remarks
Tony Katsabaris, Managing Director, Public Sector, Adobe
Welcome to Sydney Opera House
Louise Herron, CEO, Sydney Opera House
The Business of Government: Make it an Experience
Mark Henley, Director of Transformation and Digital Strategy, Adobe
The Government and Industry Paradigm - A View From Both Sides
Bret Morris, Executive Director, Gyre Digital & Former CIO, South Australia State Government
Lessons Learned in Applying Experience to Government Services
Greg Reeder, Head of Industry Strategy & Marketing, Government, Adobe
Brian Paget, Technical Director, Public Sector, Adobe
Afternoon Tea Break
Government Fireside Chat: Understanding AI and the opportunities for government to create better citizen experiences
Dr Lachlan McCalman, Machine Learning Practitioner, Data61
Mark Henley, Director of Transformation and Digital Strategy, Adobe
The My Health Record Digital Journey
Rachel De Sain, Executive General Manager, Design & Innovation, Australian Digital Health Agency
Locknote: Transform Government from the Outside In
Michael Barnes, Vice President & Research Director, Forrester Research
Close
Networking Drinks & Canapes – 5:00pm-6:00pm
* Agenda is subject to change

Great Digital Experience is a pre-requisite. The technology is available, but how do you harness it?

Presented by:
Mark Henley, Director of Transformation and Digital Strategy, Adobe
Great digital experiences are becoming a pre-requisite for customers everywhere. The technology is available, but how do you harness it and what else is required?
Government Fireside Chat: Understanding AI and the opportunities for government to create better citizen experiences
Hear Data61’s Lachlan McCalman in conversation with Adobe’s Mark Henley discuss the role that AI can play in dramatically improving the value of government services for citizens, as well as AI’s potential to solve some of the world’s biggest policy challenges. Dr. McCalman will raise the the importance of ‘data-driven policies’ to enable this transformation and offer ways that public servants can measure success. As apassionate practitioner in Machine Learning, Lachlan is uniquely placed to speak authoritatively on the various aspects of artificial intelligence and dispel some of the common myths about an AI future.

About Lachlan
Dr. Lachlan McCalman is a machine learning practitioner and software engineer, specialising in Bayesian nonparametrics, scalable inference, and incorporating expert knowledge into machine learning systems. He leads a team that builds software systems to solve real-world problems with machine learning, with a focus on complex, ambiguous or data-poor applications where making decisions requires robust estimates of predictive uncertainty. His team writes and deploys machine learning software and services for government and industry and maintains a number of open-source machine learning libraries. Lachlan has a PhD in machine learning from University of Sydney, and honours in theoretical physics from ANU.

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