Disrupt the Public Sector

July 19, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Collective Campus
Level 1, 20 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000
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Disrupt the Public Sector





July 19, 2017



9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Collective Campus

Level 1, 20 Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000

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Back by popular demand for its third year in a row, Collective Campus is hosting the 'Disrupt the Public Sector' conference as part of the Victorian Government’s Innovation Month 2017.


We’ve grown accustomed to steadily falling prices and/or a better quality of products in many aspects of our lives. Be it transport (Uber, GoGet), accommodation (Airbnb), telecommunications (smartphones, Skype, call costs), music consumption (Spotify, iTunes), movie and television consumption (Netflix) and air travel (Jetstar) to name just a few examples.

Most other business and consumer goods have followed suit - this comes down to a focus on truly disruptive innovation.

However, in Government, prices have kept increasing and it is debatable as to whether performance has increased with it.

The public sector is not incapable of innovation – it innovates every day. However, most of its innovation tends to be focused on sustaining, incremental innovations, the types of innovation that drives prices upward.

Without embracing truly disruptive innovation, which by its nature is essentially cheaper and better performing over time, the cost of Government’s provision of services is likely to keep rising.


9:00am - 10:00am : Panel Talk - How Government can "Make it Happen" by leveraging innovation

Join us for a morning panel talk featuring thought leaders on disruptive innovation, startups and working with government.

10:00am - 11:00am : How Government can win with Open Innovation

Frances Goh, General Manager of Strategy & Innovation at Collective Campus will talk about why and how government can partner with startups to drive change.

11:00pm - 12:00 : Special Guest TBC

Team-Based Coworking

After the conference, immerse yourself in Melbourne's tech ecosystem by bringing your team outside the building and into the coworking space. Places are limited so make sure to register for the exact number of people in your team.

About the Speakers

Jamie Skella

Entrepreneur, futurist & strategist Jamie Skella is considered a thought leader in technology design, building and advising businesses across AI, blockchain, esports, and even future food. Jamie is an Executive Director at MiVote, who are redesigning government to give people the opportunity to vote on policy issues as they arise - not just for policy packages every few years.

Alvaro Maz

Alvaro is Co-founder and Managing Director of Code for Australia. Code for Australia is helping Australian governments move towards a platform that allows citizens, public servants and industry to come together and work on issues that affect us all.

Alvaro is also a social entrepreneur with a passion for public issues, technology and social change. In 2013 he launched Creative Suburbs, an online platform to help more people make a difference in their cities. He embarked on Code for Australia in late 2014 which led to launching Code for Aotearoa and a strong interest in government Every now and then he writes on urban issues here: http://www.trendingcity.org/ or here: https://medium.com/@alvaromaz, and works on fun projects like this one: http://www.hopsaboard.com/

Janna McCann

Janna is currently the General Manager at BizLab, for the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. Bizlab has recently been established with the mission to support the Federal government's national innovation agenda through driving innovation within the public sector to facilitate engagement with industry and assist Australian innovators in becoming more competitive both locally and on the international stage.

Frances Goh

Frances is the General Manager of Innovation and Strategy at Collective Campus. She is an innovation coach and customer champion. Her career spans the private and not-for-profit sectors in finance, business operations, marketing research, project management and business model development. She is passionate about empowering organisations to achieve innovation excellence, whether it’s in delivering outstanding customer experiences or cultural transformation.



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