“The Transformers: The role of local government in a digital world”, will be held in Geelong from 18-21 March 2018. We are expecting an audience of 300+ local government stakeholders from across Australia and around the world. Our guests include senior representatives from the local government ICT associations of New Zealand (ALGIM), the USA (GMIS), the UK (SOCITM), Canada (MISA), Belgium (V-ICT-OR), the Netherlands (VIAG) and Sweden (KommITS). Our colleagues from interstate will also join us in representing Australia at this special event.

This expanded version of the MAV Technology Annual Conference includes an outstanding two-day plenary program, an extensive trade exhibition, an official welcome reception, the formal Awards for Excellence Dinner, a Digital Collaboration & Leadership Workshop for Council CEOs (invitation only), an evening of networking at Little Creatures Brewery, walking tours of Deakin University’s Innovation Centre and the City of Greater Geelong’s Federal Mills Innovation Precinct and Smart City initiatives, plus a range of intensive masterclasses run by expert providers including Deloitte, Pitney Bowes, Telstra, Microsoft, Dell and more.

The conference program is relevant to anyone interested in transforming local government, digital equity, improving business efficiency, the impacts of emerging technology and improving services for citizens. It includes local and global case studies and presentations relevant to rural, regional and metropolitan councils and caters for all levels of digital maturity, and is designed to engage, inform and inspire.  Full conference registration options and further information is available here.

Keynote speakers include Thomas Frey (Google’s top rated futurist speaker), Larry Irving (one of the world’s leading thinkers on technology for social good), Peter Auhl (CIO of the Year 2017 – Australian Executive Awards and Associate Director, Information Management and CIO at City of Adelaide), William D. Confalonieri(CIO of the Year 2016 – Australian Executive Awards and VP, CIO & CDO @ Deakin University), Sam Hannah-Rankin (Director Public Sector Innovation, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian Government), Colin Fairweather (CIO at City of Melbourne), Claudia Lajeunesse (Head of Digital iD™, Australia Post), Martin Ferguson(Director of Policy & Research at Socitm, UK), Eddy Van Der Stock (President – Linked Organisation of Local ICT Authorities, Belgium), Kelly Grigsby (CEO City of Wyndham), Gus Balbontin (Former CIO of Lonely Planet), Susan Sly (Director of Lueur Pty Ltd, National iAwards CIO of the Year 2013), Scott Thomson (Customer Solutions & Innovation, Google Cloud APAC, Google), Sandy Burgoyne (Researcher in the field of smart and sustainable cities) and Harry Turnbull (CIO at City of Windsor, Ontario, Canada), as well as speakers from rural and regional councils.

MAV Technology member council enjoy generous registration subsidies, will full 3.5 day conference packages priced at only $900 +GST. Register now!