Spectacular views and the customary sunshine of the Illawarra were enjoyed on Thursday and Friday of last week, as the annual Itree sponsored Community Forum took place. Government agencies, partners and industry participants gathered in Wollongong, at the Innovation hub, to hear a variety of speakers leading their fields in technology for innovation and digital transformation.
After a warm welcome to the region by the Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbury, The Hon Michael Keenan MP delivered a key note address identifying the ways that digital transformation is being approached by government to rise to the expectations of citizen engagement. Technology is being embraced at an accelerated rate, services need to be simple, convenient and easy to use.
Jenni Hutchins, CEO, Big Fat Smile, shared important views relating to protection of our young ones. Coupled with this presentation was a demonstration from Itree’s Daniel Walsh and Tom Nelson, showing the progress of Itree’s development of REACH, a secure information sharing platform.
Participants also heard speakers address the topics of analytics and planning, IoT, and AI in the Public Sector, including case studies of recent deployments within government agencies. A tour of Itree’s new corporate headquarters gave attendees a sneak preview before the official opening taking place later this month.
Phillip Brooks, Chief Inspector for NSW Police Force, gave an excellent reminder of the ongoing need to keep road safety a high priority. He commented, “Given the current challenges that compliance and enforcement face, technology and automation will be the key to generating road safety outcomes. The work of Itree is critical in this regard.”
Live interactive sessions were available for participants to see Itree’s latest product offerings first hand - RegulationWorks v5, InspectorWorks Mobile, and REACH.