With guest speakers carefully chosen to inspire and engage, the summit is the event to learn more about what it takes to be a digital leader and practitioner and transform government.

We've collected a great line-up of speakers. Keynote speakers The Hon. Stuart Robert MP, Hugh Bradlow, MC Yvonne Adele and DTA CEO Randall Brugeaud are our special guests at the Digital Summit 2019.

We'll keep adding to this list as we go, so check back as much as you can.

Keynote speakers and panellists


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    Amit Ghildyal

    Department of Defence

  • Amy Phillips

    Amy Phillips

    Director, Productivity and Automation Centre of Excellence, Service Delivery Office

    Department of Finance

  • Andrew Larkin

    Andrew Larkin

    General Manager for Delivery Modernisation, Welfare Transformation, CIO Group

    Department of Human Services

  • Anna Grace

    Anna Grace

    Co-facilitator, BizLab Academy

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Belinda Hogg

    Belinda Hogg

    Department of Health

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    Carmen Hinkley

    Director of the Digital Mental Health and Eating Disorders Section, Mental Health Services and Evidence Branch

    Department of Health

  • Catherine Burkitt

    Catherine Burkitt

    Department of Health

  • Celia Moss

    Celia Moss

    Program Manager of the Data Integration Partnerships Branch

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • Christian Modica

    Christian Modica

    IT Apprentice

    Australian Signals Directorate

  • Chui Yong

    Chui Yong

    Australian Federal Police

  • Cindy Schwartz

    Cindy Schwartz

    Senior Executive Partner


  • David Carlisle

    David Carlisle

    Program Director, Business Improvement and Innovation

    National Heavy Vehicle Regulator

  • David Gavin

    David Gavin

    Geoscience Australia

  • Elaine Leung

    Elaine Leung

    Digital Graduate

    Department of Health

  • Elizabeth Chang

    Elizabeth Chang

    Professor of Logistics and Canberra Fellow

    UNSW Canberra

  • Emma Farrell

    Emma Farrell

    Director, Respondent and Collection Methodology

    Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • Eric Kordt

    Eric Kordt

    Director, Tertiary Systems Development

    Department of Education

  • Garrett McDonald

    Garrett McDonald

    Acting General Manager, Architecture and Innovation Division

    Department of Human Services

  • Gordon Campbell

    Gordon Campbell

    Deputy Chief Information Officer

    Australian Human Rights Commission

  • James Jackson

    James Jackson

    Location Executive & Client Executive SA

    IBM Australia

  • James Offer

    James Offer

    Team Leader, Enterprise Design

    Civil Aviation Safety Authority

  • Jamie Norton

    Jamie Norton

    Chief Information Security Officer

    Australian Taxation Office

  • Jonathon Thorpe

    Jonathon Thorpe

    Assistant Secretary for Digital Identity and GovPass

    Digital Transformation Agency

  • Jordan Walsh

    Jordan Walsh

    Product Owner, Whole-of-Victorian Government Application Programming Interface Platform

    Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Julian Smith

    Julian Smith


    Digital Transformation Agency

  • Leeanne Douglas

    Leeanne Douglas

    Design Director, BizLab Academy

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Leigh Berwick

    Leigh Berwick

    Product Manager, Export Journey Team

    Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)

  • Les Vance

    Les Vance

    Chief Operating Officer

    Consumer Division, Westpac

  • Libby Heasman

    Libby Heasman

    Human-Centred Design Academy Lead, BizLab

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Maria Milosavljevic

    Maria Milosavljevic

    Chief Data Officer

    Department of Human Services

  • Michael Baranovic

    Michael Baranovic

    Product Manager Engage Victoria

    Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government

  • Michael Berndt

    Michael Berndt

    Chief Customer Experience Officer for eHealth Queensland

    Department of Health

  • Mike Laidlaw

    Mike Laidlaw

    Senior Product Manager, Digital, Design and Innovation

    Department of Premier and Cabinet

  • Nick Condon

    Nick Condon

    Head of Digital Citizen Services / Deputy Director

    Digital Government

  • Nick Ellis

    Nick Ellis

    Spark public sector innovation network

    Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

  • Phillip Gould

    Phillip Gould

    Assistant Secretary

    Office of the National Data Commissioner Branch, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet

  • Ramez Katf

    Ramez Katf

    Chief Information Officer

    Australian Taxation Office

  • Regis Bauchiere

    Regis Bauchiere

    Australia Post

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    Rob Bollard

    Chief Information Officer, General Manager, Innovation and Technology Group

    IP Australia

  • Ross Peacock

    Ross Peacock

    CEO and Founder


  • Ryan McConville

    Ryan McConville

    Information Manager

    Australian Human Rights Commission

  • Sean Hugo

    Sean Hugo

    Assistant Secretary of Cyber Risk Services and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer

    Department of Home Affairs

  • Simon Cann-Evans

    Simon Cann-Evans

    Engagement Director

    Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

  • Simon McKee

    Simon McKee

    Deputy Commissioner

    Office of State Revenue, Queensland Treasury

  • Stuart Green

    Stuart Green

    Assistant Director, Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group

    Department of Defence

  • Tai Trieu, Chom Isarabhakdi and Lisa Howdin

    Tai Trieu, Chom Isarabhakdi and Lisa Howdin

    Project Lead, User Researcher Lead and Content Lead

    Department of Home Affairs

  • Tash Goedecke

    Tash Goedecke

    Department of Home Affairs

  • Tom Prentice

    Tom Prentice

    Delivery Manager, Department of Social Services

    Senior Consultant with Apis Group

Get in touch

For more information on the Digital Summit 2019, please email summit@dta.gov.au