Which-50 Awards: Best in Community Innovation – NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment
A digital overhaul of the NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment has digitised 70 per cent of the organisation’s workloads and reduced the time taken to process development applications for state significant projects by 50 per cent. The changes have also increased transparency and reduced complexity for end users,
The NSW Government will bring together key stakeholders in November in an effort to further develop an AI ethics framework and strategy for the state. A thought leadership summit, to be held at NSW Parliament, will explore how the technology can be best used by government agencies and in policy
The NSW Government has proposed radical reforms to the state’s transport pricing, suggesting a subscription model “like Netflix”. The model would involve a recurring fee covering both public and private transport including road tolls and ride sharing companies, according to NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance. “I envisage a subscription service
The NSW Government has established a new office responsible for coordinating cybersecurity across the state government. The new office, Cyber Security NSW, replaces the role of the government chief information security officer and is also billed as a way of accelerating the State Government’s digital transformation. Cyber Security NSW sits
Samsung payment service, Samsung Pay has updated its platform allowing users to tap on to Opal terminals throughout NSW. It allows users to set a default payment card to tap on and off Opal terminals with their phone while still locked. The new feature will be available to Australian users
Digital NSW is ditching customer journeys for life journeys. And it’s starting with the end of them.
The digital arm of the NSW government is taking a new holistic approach to the delivery of government services in an effort to improve citizens’ life journeys. Interacting with government agencies should be simple and effective, particularly in time of need, according to Digital.NSW. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights
Over the next five years an additional 40,000 ICT jobs created in NSW according to a new ACS report. The 2018 ACS Australia’s Digital Pulse Report investigated the digital policy environment in Australia looking and the potential levers to encourage businesses to invest in new technologies, innovation and skills development.
Digital versions of NSW driver’s licenses will be underpinned by blockchain technology built by Sydney-based data security company Secure Logic. Secure Logic today launched its ‘TrustGrid’ platform, an advanced blockchain solution that delivers a secure, decentralised and immutable ledger of transactions. The platform is designed to help combat identity related crimes
After more than two years of delay and political indecision, the NSW government finally laid out its plan to regulate Airbnb today in what has been described as “a party-room compromise“. Airbnb’s global head of policy, Chris Lehane welcomed the regulations, as “fair and innovative” at a press conference in
Government is not a business driven by a need to sell products and make profits according to Dominic Perrottet, the NSW Minister for Finance. However government’s can take away an important message from digital businesses – put the customer first. According to Perrottet who was speaking at a government sector