Digital Transformation in Government
Welcome to our blog series on digital transformation in government (DTIG).
Since February 2016 we’ve been blogging every fortnight, bringing you both more in-depth pieces and shorter blogs on all areas of DTIG. Our aim is to produce a must-read resource, somewhere you can come to find out how specific projects have changed the way government works and/or the way it interacts with citizens.
Below is a list of our blogs in the series.
17 Apr 2018
Southern Grampians Shire Council is trialling and investigating many digital transformation projects as part of its ‘Digital Transformation of a Rural Community’ strategy – from moisture sensors for gardens and ovals to water-quality sensors in local swimming pools.
3 Apr 2018
Last month, Sydney’s Royal Botanic Garden and Domain launched their new Internet of Things (IoT) smart poles, and the Garden launched a new app.
20 Mar 18
We came across an article recently on growth mindset and digital transformation and decided the concept was worth exploring...could a growth mindset help your agency?
06 Mar 18
The Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) recently released the first component of Australia’s Trusted Digital Identity Framework (TDIF).
20 Feb 18
Chatbots (also known by a host of other names) are saving companies and governments big bucks...so what are they and could they help you?
6 Feb 18
Late last year Innovation and Science Australia (ISA) released its strategic plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system.
23 Jan 18
Digital transformation is alive and well in court services…the Neighbourhood Justice Centre’s online Family Violence Intervention Order (FVIO) is a great example.
|48||A year of digital transformation in government (DTIG)
12 Dec 17
For our final DTIG blog of 2017, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite blogs in the series this year.
28 Nov 17
Victoria Police is in the process of major technology changes as part of its BlueConnect initiative.
14 Nov 17
New York City’s new NYCx program brings together government, technology experts and local communities to use technology to solve some of the city’s problems.
|45||Australia's digital identity||
31 Oct 17
It's been some time in the making, but digital identity is on its way. GovPass is currently in beta and expected to be rolled out next year.
|44||Artificial intelligence in government||
17 Oct 17
Artificial intelligence (AI) has been coming out of science fiction and into the real world for some time now. In fact, many forms of AI are active in our society. But how can/does government use and benefit from AI?
|43||Driveless cars in Australia?||
3 Oct 17
A recent federal inquiry into driverless cars has put forward a host of recommendations so Australia can make the most of the many benefits of this innovative technology. Automated vehicles also have many repercussions for government — at all levels.
|42||Drones at work in Australia||
19 Sep 17
Drones are being used across a variety of industries and have some excellent government applications, including emergency services and monitoring parks, wildlife and buildings.
|41||The digital pioneers||
5 Sep 17
It seems in most things digital transformation Estonia keeps popping up. So what exactly is Estonia’s digital ‘system’ and how transformative is it?
|40||Smart parking in Hobart||
22 Aug 17
Hobart street parking is set to go smart, with a new parking system that includes parking sensors.
|39||Public Sectors Innovation Awards||
8 Aug 17
Congratulations to the winners of the Public Sector Innovation Awards, especially the projects focused on digital transformation from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Department of Finance.
|38||The 311 portal in the US||
25 Jul 17
North America’s 311 system started off as a telephone hotline but is now being transformed into a digital portal.
|37||Rubbish goes underground||
11 Jul 17
Maroochydore’s new city centre in the Sunshine Coast is going high-tech with an underground waste system.
|36||Digital drivers’ licences||
27 Jun 17
Four US jurisdictions are piloting digital drivers’ licences and Australia is also on the road to digital transformation in licences.
|35||Government standouts at the IoT Awards||
13 Jun 17
Australia’sIoT Hubannounced the winners of the inaugural Australian IoT Awards. We thought we’d take a look at the government finalists and the winner.
|34||Innovation in WA’s Department of Transport||
30 May 17
WA’s Department of Transport (DoT) has undergone several recent changes that have delivered tangible benefits to WA citizens.
|33||The Blockchain Revolution||
16 May 17
Blockchain technology was originally invented to create digital cash — BitCoin. Nowadays much broader applications are being investigated, including a myriad of government applications.
|32||Digital Transformation in Health||
01 May 17
While ‘e-health’ can encompass many things, centralised healthcare records is a key component at the government level. Where is Australia at with centralised healthcare records, what are the pros and cons, and what’s the rest of the world doing?
|31||Australia’s National Map - Open Data In Action||
11 Apr 17
The National Map plots a huge variety of data across a map of Australia—from native vegetation and caves to bridges, road crashes and local Council boundaries.
|30||E-voting in Australia?||
E-voting typically refers to both electronic voting at the polls and online voting. While some countries already use e-voting, there are many pros and cons to electronic voting, especially online voting.
|29||Stats on the go with the ABS||
14 Mar 17
Government apps are a great example of digital transformation in government...check out these two from the ABS.
|28||The UK’s digital strategy to 2020||
28 Feb 17
The UK’s new Government Transformation Strategy charts the transformation strategy up to 2020…and beyond.
14 Feb 17
WA’s GovNext-ICT was recently in the news when the WA Government signed three new contracts expected to deliver cost savings of $65 to $80 million annually.
|26||BOM delivers free app||
31 Jan 17
In October last year the Bureau of Meteorology launched BOM, delivering a weather app directly from the source. What’s more, the app was developed using the DTA’s Digital Service Standard.
|25||Global innovators since the 1990s||
16 Jan 17
Did you know wireless local area network (the technology WiFi uses) was invented in Australia? Through this CSIRO invention, the Australian Government delivered digital transformation that changed the world. Our first instance of digital transformation in government (DTIG)?
|24||A year of digital transformation in government (DTIG)||
19 Dec 16
For our final DTIG blog of 2016, we wanted to highlight some of our favourite blogs in the series this year.
|23||Smart cities…coming to a town near you?||
05 Dec 16
Smart cities use technology to create a better citizen experience. Many cities are on the road to becoming ‘smart’ — including quite a few Aussie cities.
|22||The power of open data||
21 Nov 16
A recent draft report on data makes recommendations that will revolutionise the way Australia uses data.
|21||Adelaide first Aussie GigCity||
07 Nov 16
Adelaide has joined the US Smart Gigabit Communities Program and will offer innovation hubs with ultrafast internet speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second (100x the national average).
|20||The Internet of Things||
24 Oct 16
The Internet of Things (IoT) has a huge economic potential here in Australia and can deliver real benefits to citizens.
|19||Apps4NSW...open data for transformation||
10 Oct 16
Started in 2010, Apps4NSW is an open data initiative with one goal: to create innovative apps for NSW citizens.
|18||iAwards for Government||
27 Sep 16
Earlier this month the iAwards were held in Melbourne, with several government winners taking home awards. These projects are great examples of digital transformation in government.
|17||Digital innovation in public transport fares||
12 Sep 16
The future of public transport smartcards in Australia is uncertain with newer technology indicating a different future may be on the horizon.
|16||Census: DDoS attack unlikely||
29 Aug 16
Despite the government’s claim that the 2016 Census website was pulled down in response to several distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, Salsa Digital believes the problems lie elsewhere.
15 Aug 16
GovHack 2016 is an annual event (competition) that uses open data. An innovative way to innovate, it lets people loose on government data to come up with solutions that will hopefully be good examples of digital transformation.
|14||Big Data Analytics||
01 Aug 16
Big data analytics is a growing area that can save your agency time and money, while also helping provide more targeted services to your citizens.
|13||Citizen-centric approaches in government||
18 Jul 16
“Citizen-centric” is a term that’s being used a lot by government departments around the world. What exactly does citizen-centric mean and how does it look in the digital space?
|12||Australia’s Digital Marketplace||
04 Jul 16
The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) is in the process of setting up the Digital Marketplace, which will transform the way government (at all levels) procures IT services.
|11||Noosa selects cloud-based process-management software||
20 Jun 16
Noosa Council has gone for the cloud and knowledge sharing, selecting ProMapp process-management software as part of its digital transformation strategy.
|10||Five tech enablers for digital transformation||
06 Jun 16
In April Huawei, a worldwide information and communications technology (ICT) company, released its annual Global Connectivity Index, which analyses the ICT performance and progress of 50 countries.
|9||Digital innovation in Mackay||
23 May 16
Mackay Council has taken home the Digital Innovation in Local Government category at the 2016 National Awards for Local Government for a project titled Transforming a Water Business.
|8||The future of digital identity||
09 May 16
Australia is currently working towards a single digital identity solution that can be used for a range of online transactions within all levels of government.
|7||GOV.AU — the new kid on the block||
22 Apr 16
Currently at Alpha stage (with a prototype available), GOV.AU will bring together content from hundreds of government websites. The Beta version is scheduled for later this year and will be integrated with govCMS.
|6||One-stop services ‘shop’ in NSW||
11 Apr 16
The Service NSW website was launched in 1 July 2013 and now brings together over 800 ‘transactions’ for NSW residents and businesses.
24 Mar 16
Medicare’s Express Plus app is a great example of a digital transformation initiative that aims to change the way citizens interact with government…in this case Medicare.
|4||Tom Burton Talks Digital||
09 Mar 16
Tom Burton’s discussion of digital transformation during his keynote address at DrupalGov 2016 was frank and enlightening.
|3||govCMS - Building Community and Capability||
24 Feb 16
On 8 February Salsa attended and presented at DrupalGov Canberra 2016. One of the highlights was Sharyn Clarkson’s update on govCMS…and an announcement.
|2||Twitter Alerts — Helping to Keep Aussies Safe||
15 Feb 16
In December 2013, Twitter launched Twitter Alerts in Australia. This service is a great example of digital transformation and how it can change the way government organisations (in this case emergency services) communicate critical information.
|1||What is Digital Transformation?||
01 Feb 16
Digital transformation is a buzz phrase, but what does it actually mean? And how does digital transformation look in government?