ICT Industry Summit proves popular and beneficial

Ian Warner, TasICT President

Michael Ferguson, Minister for Science & Technology

The Tasmanian Government ICT Industry Summit held as part of the 2019 ICT Tasmanian Conference and Innovation Exhibition has been hailed as a success by the Tasmanian Government and TasICT – the peak industry body for the Tasmanian Information, Communication & Technology sector.  

The Summit featured two sessions each with a panel of public and private sector representatives answering questions posed by conference delegates via slido.com and independent facilitator Alicia Leis.  

TasICT Ian Warner said “TASICT has come a long way over the last 22 years and to be hosting an ICT Industry Summit with the Tasmanian Government as our valued partner, is testament to our maturity, experience and ability to make a valued contribution to policy development.” 

“Our Government is committed to working with the sector to help it grow and create even more local jobs, which is why we’ve committed to holding ICT summits twice a year”, Minister for Science & Technology Michael Ferguson added. “We have been really heartened by the engagement of last week’s summit, and we will take the content of these discussions into consideration as we make important policy reforms to support the sector into the future.” 

The Tasmanian Government ICT Industry Summit focussed on three key discussion papers including ‘Our Digital Future’ Tasmanian Government Strategy for Digital Transformation, ‘Tasmanian Government Cloud Policy’ and the ‘Technology Services Procurement’ review.

Minister Ferguson was joined on the discussion panels by TasICT President Ian Warner, Tasmanian Government Chief Information Officer Glenn Lewis, General Manager Department of State Growth Mark Bowles, TasICT Government Procurement and Industry Policy sub-committee Chair Karen Murfett and Director Procurement, Department of Treasury & Finance Abigail Shelley.