Seamless Digital Government

IPAA WA brings a Singaporean digital government specialist to Western Australia. 

‘More-with-less’, ‘anywhere-anytime’ these are just two of the many promises of digital government.  At a deeper level the OECD highlights the potential for a truly digital approach to government to be “a strategic driver to create open, innovative, participatory and trustworthy public sectors, to improve social inclusiveness and government accountability”. 

Digital transformation in many large organisations has proven to be tough. Key challenges include breaking down silos, overcoming legal barriers, fixing mindsets and internal conventions. Negotiating technological change on the scale of the government is especially difficult. 

As Western Australia’s public sector moves toward a digital future under the guidance of the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, this session is an opportunity to hear from our Singaporean keynote speaker as to how that country is overcoming the challenges and leading the charge to a seamless, whole-of-government digital experience.

Keynote speaker

Zaqy Mohamad
Partner, ASEAN Business Development, EY

As ASEAN Business Development Partner for EY, Zaqy Mohamad has been involved in the development of digital government initiatives in Singapore and across the ASEAN region. He is a sought after conference speaker on this topic, and his insights are supported by a sound technical knowledge with qualifications in Master of Science, Financial Engineering and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, and Electronic Engineering. He has also been appointed to a number of key governance roles in Singapore’s digital government project.


Stuart Gibbon
Executive Director ICT Strategy & Delivery, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer

Stuart Gibbon is the Executive Director, ICT Strategy and Delivery at the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer in Western Australia. In this role he is responsible for the ongoing development and implementation of Digital WA, the State’s whole-of-government ICT Strategy, as well as tools and frameworks to support government agencies plan and manage their digital transformation journey. He also oversees the ServiceWA (Digital) Program to develop and implement a whole-of-government online gateway to allow people to securely find and access any government service or information from a single location.

Prior to this he was the Chief Information Officer for the WA Department of Training and Workforce Development for five years, and has previously worked in roles at WA Police.

Joana Valente
Advisory Partner - Digital, EY