Executive leadership in the digital age
Steve is the department CIO and Director of the Business Technology & Information Management branch.
He was previously Chief Analyst Public Sector for the UK–based research & advisory firm Ovum for 8 years. Prior to this he was the Deputy CIO for the Victorian State Government in the Department of Premier and Cabinet. His earlier career includes a range of consulting and executive roles in the government and utilities sectors in Europe and Australasia.
He has a doctorate in Management Studies from the University of Oxford and a First Class Honours Degree in Information Systems from the University of Otago in New Zealand.
There is more talk about digital government than there is action. Why is it so? For many executives digital technologies and their potential remain poorly understood and generally mistrusted. Who wants to put their career on the line to lead an ambitious ICT project when so many seem to fail or end up in the news for the wrong reasons? Hands up anyone?
What have we learned about how to successfully use modern technologies to accelerate policy and service delivery reform? Steve will provide practical observations and reflections about how to de-risk projects and empower executives to 'get onto the front foot' with digital transformation.