NSW government extends ICT advisory panel, appoints new members

The NSW government has increased its ICT advisory panel to nine members, and has announced the newest three members that will advise it on how to progress with ICT reforms.
Written by Michael Lee, Contributor

The NSW government has appointed another three members to its industry advisory panel that is aimed at advising the government on industry challenges and to help with solving them.

The state government only recently released an update on how it is progressing with ICT reforms for NSW, placing a heavy emphasis on including industry in the process.

At the time, it noted that it was refreshing its advisory panel, and planned to make its final decision on the members soon.

The new members are Recordkeeping Innovation Director Barbara Reed, AMP Chief Information Officer Lee Barnett, and Ovum Research Director for Public Sector Technology Steve Hodgkinson.

"All three new members bring exemplary industry experience and skills to a body that has already played a crucial role in the development and implementation of a deliberately ambitious ICT strategy," Minister for Finance and Services Greg Pearce said.

With the introduction of three new members, the panel now consists of nine members. The current chairman, Deutsche Bank Executive John Baird, will preside over the panel for a further 12 months.

The remaining members of the panel are Intel Managing Director Phil Cronin, Salesforce Enterprise Sales Director for Australia and New Zealand Barry Dietrich, CSC CTO Bob Hayward, CSIRO ICT Centre Director Dr. Ian Oppermann, and Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design CEO Jane Treadwell.

"We have expanded the number of positions on the industry advisory panel to bring new ideas and energy to discussions that are directly influencing the NSW government," Pearce said.

"The panel brings a clear view of the challenges facing industry, and helps us identify opportunities to better use current, new, and emerging technologies to improve government service delivery."

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