Following on from my previous post July 1 saw several significant things occur here in WA:
- WA released their data.wa.gov.au site… (although currently the only data on it is the freshly pressed Open Data Policy).
- As mentioned above the Open Data Policy has been released with some changes following feedback.
- The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer came into being with Giles Nunis currently acting in the role of CEO / GCIO.
A great start to seeing some of the change being made to the focus on ICT / technology here in WA by the government.
The critical thing for us all to do now is to focus on delivering successful projects and outcomes to the public sector rather than ICT being seen as a cost centre.
I believe that we have the ability to leverage off the successful use of innovation and technology to deliver outcomes and efficiencies in the Resources sector here in WA – and translate it to doing the same for the Public sector… There are already some great things being done – however more light needs to be shone on the successes rather than the failures.
More about innovation and networks in my next post.