Last week, Intermedium held the first in a series of Government IT roundtables to discuss emerging opportunities for ICT companies in Queensland.
The Roundtable examined business opportunities that were likely to arise from recent Queensland Government announcements. These included the creation of super departments and the release of the Queensland Government ICT strategic plan, Toward Q2 through ICT.
The Intermedium Roundtable included representatives from both government and industry. Discussion operated under the Chatham House Rule to encourage frank and open discussion and the sharing of information between industry representatives.
The Roundtable discussed specific examples that demonstrate a strong Government commitment to reforms and its increasing openness to industry consultation. The meeting heard that agency-wide change of this complexity will take time to roll out. Experience in other government jurisdictions indicates this type of change is likely to follow a well-understood path.
There is a clear role for industry to assist government in implementing the changes. Indeed, Queensland’s ICT strategy reserves an entire section to Industry/Government Partnership. The Roundtable discussed specific examples and areas where industry could assist.
It was recognised that a single event could only scratch the surface of issues. Intermedium will schedule a follow-up Roundtable to further discuss these issues.
If you would like to receive more information on Intermedium’s next Queensland Roundtable, please contact sales to register your interest.