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AIIA WA Future State Summit: Navigating Technology and Jobs of the Future

Tuesday, 29 May 2018


  • PHONE:0409370749
  • PRICE MEMBER:$125.00
  • PRICE NON MEMBER:$175.00

Last year WA launched the AIIA Navigating Technology Summit, a sell-out success visiting all major States & Territories across Australia.

This year features a line-up of industry & government leaders including:

  • Norihiko Ishiguro
    Senior Executive Vice President, Tokyo NEC
    Former Special Adviser, Japan Minister for International Affairs &
    Former Director-General, Japan Economic & Industrial Policy Bureau

    “Japan – A Global Perspective” 
    • Learn how other government agencies around the world collaborate to connect people, communities, business and government in the digital era
    • How government creates value for clients in the digital age through interagency collaboration – a global perspective.
  • Steven Worrall
    Managing Director, Microsoft Australia
    “Future Jobs and Skills” 
  • Andy Wood
    Executive Director, Department of Finance WA
    “Job and Skills for the Future of Government and ICT Procurement for the Future”
  • Marion Burchell
    Government CIO – WA State Government
    “Future of Digital Government”
  • David Dans
    CIO – Department of Education WA
    “Future Projects & Industry Engagement” 

Unlike previous industrial revolutions in which education, training and labour markets adapted to technology advances over time, the 4th Industrial Revolution commands an urgent response.

A clear strategy is needed to prepare for this future, with specific policy responses for issues such as adjustment and re-employment of workers; concerns about digital exclusion; and more broadly an understanding of what skills will be required and how they will be developed.

A must attend event, don’t miss this opportunity!

Places are limited, so please book now to secure your seat.  No late bookings will be accepted.

This year’s Navigating Technology Executive Lunch will be followed by the optional OneGov Digital Government Leaders Forum at Frasers.  This is for public sector delegates only (with select professional body delegates by invitation).

Use the link above to book tickets – AIIA Navigating Technology Executive Lunch (11.30-2.15pm)

Book Here – Digital Government Leaders Summit (2.30-5pm) [Public sector and invited professional body delegates]


Norihiko Ishiguro
Senior Executive Vice President, Tokyo NEC
Former Special Adviser, Japan Minister for International Affairs
Former Director-General, Japan Economic & Industrial Policy Bureau

Mr.Ishiguro is Senior Executive Vice President NEC Corporation. He joined NEC in 2016.

Mr. Ishiguro had served as Vice Minister responsible for International Affairs at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) from 2013 to 2015. He leads all the international operations of METI and represents the ministry in a wide variety of cross-border economic dialogue and negotiations. Mr. Ishiguro travels on overseas missions alongside the Prime Minister to advise on industrial policy and international trade and investment issues.

Mr. Ishiguro served as Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau and led government-wide policy coordination for developing growth strategy. Previously, he served as Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau. In this role, he drafted a key policy report on the fusion of information technology and manufacturing industry and helped realize policy initiatives for subsidies programs to encourage domestic investment.

From 1996 to 1999, Mr. Ishiguro spent three years on assignment at the New York office of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) promoting US-Japan trade and investment.

Mr. Ishiguro is a graduate of Tokyo University’s Faculty of Law. He also spent a year studying at Stanford University as a visiting researcher at the Asia-Pacific Center. He had taught the economic policy at the Graduate School of Business of Rikkyo University as a special appoined proffessor from 2001 to 2004.Mr. Ishiguro was born on May 3, 1957 in Hokkaido.

Steven Worrall
Managing Director, Microsoft Australia

As Managing Director, Steven Worrall is responsible for Microsoft’s overall business in Australia.  He ensures the company meets the needs of its customers and the more than 11,000 partners and independent software vendors that sell or build on the Microsoft platform.

Steven joined Microsoft in March 2014 as Director, Enterprise and Partner Group, responsible for driving business growth and building strong customer and partner relationships in the Australian Commercial and Public Sector markets.  In this role, Steven worked with organisations to drive innovation and business improvement through the application of technology in many areas, including productivity solutions, mobility and cloud services.

Previously Steven worked for IBM for 22 years and held a number of marketing, sales and general management roles in the services, software and financing segments of the organisation.  Most recently, he led IBM’s software business in Asia Pacific region where he built organisational capability in diverse markets across the region and drove the business towards more cloud delivered services.

Steven holds an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.  He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and lives in Sydney with his wife and three children.

Andy Wood
Executive Director, Department of Finance WA

Andy Wood is currently Executive Director, Corporate Services at the Western Australian Department of Finance.  He is a proven leader who is trusted to oversee the department’s digital transformation and its role as the lead agency in the WA Government’s GovNext-ICT reforms.

Prior to joining Finance in 2016, Andy spent seven years as a Director with global outsourcing firm Serco, leading their Citizen Services business in Western Australia.

With 20 years’ management experience spanning banking, superannuation, professional services and the public sector, Andy is specifically attuned to the challenges digital disruption brings to citizen service delivery – and, more importantly, its potential impact on individuals, teams and organisations.

Andy holds a Masters of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University, specialising in Leadership, Innovation and Creativity.


Marion Burchell
Government CIO – WA State Government

Marion Burchell is currently acting in the Chief Executive and Government Chief Information Officer role.

Since the inception of the Office, Marion has held the position Executive Director, Policy and Governance, and has led the development and implementation of the State’s first Innovation Strategy.

Previously she managed the COAG secretariat in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and was also responsible for a number of reform initiatives such as open data, budget repair and reform and a number of better public sector initiatives.  One of the reform initiatives she led resulted in the creation the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer and the GCIO role.

Marion has extensive experience across a range of multi-disciplinary areas including:  policy, planning, intergovernmental relations, change management, innovation, technology and natural resource management.

Her work has been published nationally and internationally on the topics of public participation in the development of public policy and public sector innovation.

She has studied at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and has degrees in environmental science, sociology and tourism policy and planning.

David Dans
CIO – Department of Education WA

RSVP by 5pm 23 May


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