Digital transformation in the NSW Government
Under the title "Digital transformation in the NSW Government", Damon Reeswill talk about:
• How cultural change supports digital transformation
• The importance of agility for better outcomes
Damon Rees is the first NSW Government Chief Information and Digital Officer (GCIDO). His wide brief encompasses guiding NSW to be a world-leader in the areas of digital, data and cyber security. He also leads diverse team in his role as Deputy Secretary of ICT and Digital Government in the Department of Finance, Services and Innovation.
Since joining the public sector in May 2016, Mr Rees has overseen whole-of-government reforms in ICT investment and assurance, the creation of NSW’s first Government Chief Information and Security Officer and the release of the NSW Digital Government Strategy.
The GCIDO will be pushing the NSW Government into the next phase of digital transformation and enabling the delivery of 70 per cent of government transactions via digital channels by 2019.
Prior to this, Mr Rees was the Chief Digital Officer at Macquarie Bank, and earlier held senior leadership positions with Woolworths and Westpac Banking Group. He also serves as Non-Executive Director with GP Synergy, a federally-funded general practice education and training provider.