Paul Shetler: CEO of Australia’s Digital Transformation Office
The government of Australia is encouraging an “ideas boom” by actively promoting collaboration between government, business, and academia.
Its being driven by digital-friendly government initiatives such an unprecedented $1.1 billion AUD ($800 million USD) innovation investment, and the launch of the first-ever Digital Transformation Office (DTO).
And one technology leader stands uniquely poised to take advantage of these historic initiatives.
Paul Shetler was tapped last year by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be the DTO’s first-ever Chief Executive Officer.
In August 2015, Turnbull, Shetler, and University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Vice Chancellor Attilla Brungs (pictured, below) met at the renowned Dr Chau Chak Wing building at the UTS Business School to announce that part of the DTO’s staff would be housed on the UTS campus.
DTO CEO Paul Shetler, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and UTS Vice Chancellor Attilla Brungs. Image credit office of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Now the UTS Business School is set to host the inaugural Sydney CDO Summit on March 1, 2016, presented by Accenture Digital, in the same spot the announcement was made.
Best of all, DTO’s CEO Paul Shetler will keynote.
Shetler will reveal valuable information on the unprecedented convergence of digital disruption and innovation with the public sector, the private sector, and academia happening right now, and how to take advantage of it.
Coupled with the historic meeting of four Australian city government Chief Digital Officers on the “Digital Cities” panel, this will put the Sydney CDO Summit right at the heart of public sector digital transformation in Australia.
Shetler was previously Chief Digital Officer at the U.K. Ministry of Justice.
He described his experience as CDO at the inaugural U.K. CDO Summit, convened at the BBC in London, England, on October 29, 2014:
Paul Shetler on the “Digital Transformation in the Public Sector” panel at the 2014 U.K. CDO Summit
“We don’t have customers, we have people,” Shetler said of the MOJ.
“At the time they come to the Ministry of Justice, their lives are typically turned upside down. It is the right thing to provide them with good, clean, simple, humane services.”
Don’t miss your opportunity to meet the person responsible for the Australian government’s digital transformation, register now.
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Google for Work
IPG Mediabrands Australia
Chief Digital Officer,
City of Brisbane
Chief Digital Officer
City of Melbourne
Chief Digital Officer
Bronwyn van der Merwe
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