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Introducing our panellists

Intermedium would like to introduce our senior thought leaders at this year's Federal Budget Breakfast Briefing.

Peter Alexander, Digital Transformation Agency
First Assistant Secretary, ICT Delivery, Defence

Peter Alexander

Peter Alexander moved to the Department of Defence as the First Assistant Secretary, ICT Delivery within the Chief Information Officer Group in December 2021.

Prior to this appointment, Peter acted as the Chief Executive Officer at the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) from June to September 2021. Peter became the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the DTA in January 2021 and prior to that was the Australian Government Chief Digital Officer from June 2017.

In his position as Deputy CEO/COO at the DTA he was responsible for Whole of Government digital delivery including the Australian Government’s Digital Identity program, myGov and government technology initiatives including cyber security uplift. Peter was also responsible for Whole of Government strategic ICT sourcing and procurement, re-use, architecture and corporate functions at the DTA.
Before that he was the Chief Information Officer at the Treasury and a senior executive at the Department of Finance.

Peter has extensive experience across Australian Government leading and delivering policy, strategy, change programs, government collaboration, financial and corporate management and security.

He holds a Master of Business Informatics (IT), a Graduate Diploma in Information Systems, a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and is a Fellow of Certified Practising Accountants Australia."

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Assistant Secretary, Digital Strategy
Assistant Secretary, Digital Strategy

Jordan Hatch

Jordan is the Assistant Secretary, Digital Strategy, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. Prior to joining Agriculture in mid-2020, Jordan was most recently an advisor to the NSW Minister for Customer Service, the Hon. Victor Dominello and has witnessed first-hand the rapid digital transformation of NSW government services. Jordan has also provided advisory services on user needs and building digital capability.

He was a founding member of the teams that led the digital transformation of government in the United Kingdom and Australia.

Jordan has also worked on getting young people involved with technology, as a co-founder of Code Week. In 2018, Jordan was included on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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General Manager for Digital Innovation

Jessica Hamilton

Jessica Hamilton is the General Manager for Digital Innovation and Client Development (acting) at the Australian Trade and Investment Commission (or Austrade). Austrade is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia’s ideas, innovation and capability internationally and creating trade and investment outcomes for business.

In this role, Jessica leads a lead a large team of professionals responsible for the design and development of Austrade digital client services, as well as the technical platforms that support the Agency. The Division also manages the Austrade Advisory (call) centre, an e-commerce offering, Tradestart network and virtual events.

Jessica is an award-winning global marketing and communications professional and strategist, with proven ability to lead diverse teams to achieve organic and inorganic business growth in highly competitive commercial markets.

Jessica thrives on leading change and helping people achieve their potential. She’s lead successful transformation for organisations including IBM, Qantas, Deloitte and now Austrade.

Alongside her professional career, Jessica has been involved with the not-for-profit sector in various board and committee roles for more than 15 years. 

Jessica is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and Certified Practicing Marketer. She is also an accomplished speaker, including her TEDx appearance in 2012.

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Principal Analyst, Judy Hurditch
Principal Analyst, Intermedium

Judy Hurditch

Judy was a Deputy Commissioner of Taxation when she left the Australian Public Service and was responsible for a range of major ICT-dependent program reforms, including the implementation of the Tax File Number System.

She has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and founded Intermedium in 2004, as a specialist researcher of Australian public sector use of digital and ICT.

As an independent industry analyst, she has an extensive understanding of key technology and digitisation issues facing senior government decision-makers.

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Federal Government Digital and ICT Priorities

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