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What is digital transformation in government?

Digital transformation in government (DTIG) focuses on policy, technology and technology-based projects that can (or have) transformed the way government works and the way it interacts with citizens.

The DTIG blog series

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 that helps public sector employees in Australia deliver real benefits to citizens.

The series is a reflection of our commitment to the open government movement and our own open ethos an example of how we give back to the community. We love producing these pieces...researching what’s happening here and overseas in terms of DTIG to bring you the best examples possible. We've covered everything from smart cities and artificial intelligence to blockchain technology, focusing on Aussie policy, research, and case studies (from Australia and overseas).

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Benefits

The DTIG series delivers many benefits to our government clients and the public service sector in general. Our DTIG series helps you keep up to date with:

  • Real projects achieving real digital transformation in government

  • How governments are connecting to people via the delivery of great digital services and content

  • Relevant policies and reports, highlighted and summarised for you

  • Technological advances and trends that can help you deliver on your agency’s digital goals

Have you got a case study/idea for us?

We're always on the lookout for great DTIG case studies and topics, so if there's something you think we should blog about, feel free to contact Salsa using the form at the bottom of this page.

The blogs

Below are the latest five blogs in the series. You can also view a full list of DTIG blogs or subscribe to the series.

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Digital Transformation in Government Insight #108:
Office of the National Data Commissioner’s Foundational Four for data

The Foundational Four of leadership, strategy, governance and asset discovery will help ensure all Australian government agencies are set up to make the most of open data.

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Digital Transformation in Government Insight #107:
Government and vehicle-generated data

The National Transport Commission (NTC) recently released a paper on government access to vehicle-generated data. The report looks at how the data could be used for planning, road safety, network operations and other applications.

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Digital Transformation in Government Insight #106:
Tracking wild animals from space

Wild herds damaging Australia’s Top End will now be tracked via satellite to help protect the environment and culturally significant sites, while also providing economic opportunities to Indigenous communities.

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Digital Transformation in Government Insight #105:
AI and open data for real-time COVID risk assessment

α-satellite is a website and app that will help people make informed decisions in terms of the COVID risk at specific locations. It uses AI and open data to calculate a risk index, and also gives users relevant information such as population density and real-time traffic. 

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Digital Transformation in Government Insight #104:
Open science – using the open source model

Open science can help governments around the world tackle a host of scientific and medical problems – Covid19 is just one of them.

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If you’ve got an article idea or want to chat about digital transformation in government, use the form below or call us on 1300 727 952.

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