Speaker Bio

Mark Sawade
Guest Speaker

Mark Sawade

Chief Information Officer
Mark is a passionate, committed, and respected technology leader in government with more than 20 years of experience leading policy, strategy, data, digital and technology delivery functions across government.

In his current role as Chief Information Officer at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Mark provides leadership and strategic direction on the adoption of innovative technology to support the department’s operations and ensures the delivery of technology services supporting staff across multiple government agencies.

Prior to his current role, Mark was the First Assistant Secretary of School Funding and Data Collection at the Department of Education, preceded by previous ICT senior leadership roles at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, ComSuper, and the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
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Tuesday, 13 September, 2022 / 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM AEST
Executive Insights: Democratised Delivery - Building a Wholesale and Retail IT Delivery Model Across a Government Enterprise

This presentation will explore the journey undertaken by the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment in creating a fundamentally different model for digital delivery in government. Faced with the challenge of increasing demand for both traditional IT services as well as adoption of innovative and cutting edge technology solutions, Mark and his team have embarked upon a journey to scale digital delivery across the enterprise by placing business units at the core of digital service design.

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