Six new members join NSW ICT advisory panel

Representatives of large corporations, small to medium enterprises, and the ICT research sector have all been appointed to the NSW government ICT advisory panel.

An additional six new members have been appointed to the NSW government ICT advisory panel to provide industry advice and expertise on government ICT. 

Following a call for nominations by the NSW government in December last year, the new members joining the panel are Australian Computer Society president Anthony Wong; Google ANZ head of geospatial Paul Cousins; Energetica CEO Lisa Harvey; Microsoft chair professor in innovation in computing at Macquarie University, Vijay Varadharajan; Centre for Digital Business managing director and chief digital officer Marie Johnson; and Fujitsu business applications solutions group executive director Les Davey.

They join Deutsche Bank executive John Baird; AMP CIO Lee Barnett; Recordkeeping Innovation director Barbara Reed; and Ovum research director for public sector technology Steve Hodgkinson, who are all current members of the panel, and have been reappointed for another year.

The panel now consists of 10 members in total, whose appointments are effective from 1 April 2014 for a period of 12 months.

Anthony Wong has been appointed as the new chair for the ICT panel, replacing John Baird.

Commenting on the new panel, NSW Minister for Finance and Services Andrew Constance said they will bring expertise from large corporations, the small to medium enterprise sector, and the ICT research sector.

"They will provide valuable expertise and advice to enhance the integrity of the ICT Board's decision making and leadership and support the refresh of the NSW Government ICT Strategy later this year," he said.

The refresh of the ICT Strategy Implementation Plan strategy will contain 36 new actions, such as augmenting the current Procure IT framework with an "as a service module"; evaluating cloud pilot projects; and supporting cloud policies with guidance for agencies and departments.

Departing from the panel are Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Design executive Jane Treadwell; CSIRO ICT Centre director Ian Oppermann; Intel managing director Philip Cronin; CSC CTO Bob Hayward; and ANZ enterprise sales director Barry Dietrich, who have been on the panel for the last two years.