Executive Forum

This invitation-only forum for leaders in digital will enable you to explore the challenges and opportunities of leadership in a time of digital disruption.

The Executive Forum includes VIP access throughout the summit, and exclusive access to executive-only sessions. The forum commences at 11.30am following the keynote sessions at the summit.

Keynote speaker, Hugh Bradlow will open the forum speak exclusively to you about leading during digital disruption, based on his experience as the Chief Scientist at Telstra. This will be followed by a panel of industry leaders talking about their own experiences of digital transformation. The forum will conclude with 3 emerging digital professionals, talking about why they are excited about digital.

The forum will provide opportunities to discuss ideas and network with peers from across the public service and industry.

If you are interested in attending this forum, please email capability@dta.gov.au.

Please note that registering to attend the Digital Summit does not automatically invite you to the Executive Forum.


Time Executive Forum
8.00am–9.00am Participant registration
9.00am–11.50am Attend main summit

Move to the Fitzroy Room for lunch:


  • Hugh Bradlow – Leading during digital disruption
  • Panel – Digital transformation in other industries
  • Excited about digital – presentations from the emerging talent program

Executive Forum finishes

Hugh Bradlow

Using his many years of experience in leadership, particularly as Chief Scientist for Telstra, Hugh will to talk about culture and change management – how to lead your team and community to take on the opportunities that come with digital transformation and not to be scared of the challenges.

Digital transformation in other industries

Leaders from some of Australia’s top companies will share their own experiences of digital transformation, lessons learned, and what they are celebrating. It will be an opportunity for forum attendees to hear some of the truths of being at the coalface of digital transformation and to ask questions to build their own knowledge.

Excited about digital

Presented by Elaine Leung from the Department of Health, Tash Goedecke from the Department of Home Affairs and Christian Modica from the Australian Signals Directorate.

Every year, hundreds of Australians apply for the entry level programs into digital careers in the Australian Public Service (APS). Digital careers are the way of the future and the APS is seen as a great place to begin a career.

Why are these programs so popular? Who are the people who are taking on these jobs? And what do they see as the future for digital in the public sector? 2 current participants in the programs, and a recent graduate, will share why they went into digital, why they chose the APS to develop their career and what their dreams are for their future career in the public sector. The future is here, and our panellists will share with you their excitement about digital in this inspiring session.

Get in touch

For further information, please email capability@dta.gov.au