XShip Focus Group Meeting in Sydney on 30 July 2018

The AIIA along with TAFE NSW and the NSW Department of Industry held a working group meeting with members and industry stakeholders on the XShip Higher Apprenticeship model currently under development.

Feedback gathered from this meetingwill be used by TAFE NSW to develop a business case for presentation to NSW Government. This model is one of the first of its kind for the ICT sector and is gaining interest from other States. A steering committee has been established and its next meeting will be held on 24 August in Sydney.

If you would like further information, please contact Kishwar Rahman.

The AIIA Policy Priorities FY18/19 Survey– June 2018

Key findings from the survey:

  • Members find attendance at roundtable discussions as the most valuable way of keeping informed about public sector policy issues;
  • The topic of Innovation remains the highest policy priority for members;
  • Members expressed a preference for face to face meeting for Special Interest Group meetings; and
  • The Digital Skills SIG is seen as most relevant to members.

Policy SIG meeting scheduled for 9 August 2018 from 3pm – 4pm

If you would like to participate in this meeting, please contact Damien Lewis.

The AIIA is seeking feedback to update our policy position documents as it relates to AIIA’s five policy priority areas.

With three elections (Victoria (Nov 2018), NSW (March 2019) and Federal (May 2019) coming up in the next 3 to 9 months, it is an opportune time to revisit our policy statements on: Skills, Innovation, Privacy and Security, Government Digitisation, Internet of Things (IoT).

If you would like to contribute to the updates of these documents, please send your comments through to Damien Lewis by COB 9 August2018.

Any data your organisation has gathered to support any policy statements and that AIIA can publish will be greatly valued.

MXA Consulting (AIIA member) and the DTA are hosting a Whole of Government Hosting Strategy workshop on 15 August 2018 – register to attend here.

The DTA is working with MXA Consulting, an AIIA member, to develop a Whole of Government (WofG) Hosting Strategy. The objective is to engage collaboratively with key stakeholders from both Industry and Government to establish an exemplary engagement process – one that will set the standard for effective engagement for future initiatives.

Event Location: Renewables Innovation Hub (19/23 Moore St, Turner, Canberra, 2612)

Format: One-day event with panels, roundtable, table-top exercises and networking

Date & Time: 15th August 2018, 9:00am-5pm

The focus of the event will be on open dialogue to address common themes and challenges and collaborating to solve complex problems (in relation to the initiative). Through the ticketing process, you will be asked to nominate your areas of interest / expertise, to ensure that the right people are answering the right questions. Some broad topics covered include:

  • Data Sovereignty and Supply Chain Control
  • Software as a Service
  • Identity Management
  • Value for Money
  • Transition for Hosting and EUC
  • People and Skills
  • 2025 Vision for Hosting and EUC