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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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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 #87:
MetroLab Network

The MetroLab Network is a US-based network of cities, counties and universities focused on how data and technology can transform cities. One of its initiatives is Innovation of the Month, which highlights an innovative project. Recent projects include using real-time data to reduce traffic fatalities, and data analysis to improve emergency response.


Digital Transformation in Government Insight #86:
IoT helps fight bushfires, floods and drought

Victoria’s LaTrobe Valley has a new, real-time Internet of Things (IoT) system that monitors bushfire ignition, flood levels, rain, windspeed and air quality to deliver a range of benefits. This award-winning IoT project is a great case study for digital transformation in government.


Digital Transformation in Government Issue #85:
What will 2030 look like for the APS?

The Scenarios for 2030 report predicts what 2030 could look like, presenting four scenarios of the future. It’s based on significant research around megatrends and delivers eight recommendations for how the Australian Public Service can prepare for all four possible scenarios.


Digital Transformation in Government Issue #84:
Community-driven ‘trashbot’

Chicago’s new trashbot will clean up the city’s river, and is a great example of both digital transformation and civic technology. Plus, the design and learnings are open-sourced!


Digital Transformation in Government Issue #83:
Victorian Government APIs

The Victorian Government recently launched its API portal for developers, following on from the release of Victorian Government API standards last year. These two API developments are important milestones for open data and open government, and APIs in general hold significant power for digital transformation in government.


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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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