NSW government establishes Community of ICT Professionals April 9, 2013


The NSW Government is establishing a brand new Community of ICT Professionals to:

  • disseminate information of interest and relevance to all NSW ICT professionals
  • promote case studies of innovative ICT practice
  • generate new ideas for ICT innovation
  • help create an informed ICT workforce

Membership is open to all NSW Public Sector employees working in any area of ICT. We strongly encourage all NSW Government-based readers of Future Proof to join. The Community will provide a fantastic opportunity to learn, share insights and collaborate with colleagues working in all areas of NSW Government ICT.

The Community is being established because in 2012, the NSW Government’s Commission of Audit Interim Report identified the need to establish professional groups that share knowledge, create links and build capability across the public sector. The ICT community of practice will help build these capacities, based on the successful model employed by the public sector communities for Human Resources and Finance Professionals.

Much like State Records’ long-standing Records Managers Forums, the new Community of ICT Professionals aims to build and maintain an active community of professionals to support ICT innovation and operation across the NSW public sector.  It will provide a great network to improve collaboration and communication between the many different types of ICT professionals working in NSW government, and for all to learn from all the significant ICT innovation currently underway in NSW.

State Records is represented on the Community of ICT Professionals Advisory Board and we do strongly encourage all records and information managers in the NSW public sector to join the Community of ICT Professionals and make the most of this opportunity to collaborate with allied ICT professionals.

The Community will hold member events where colleagues from across the sector can network and listen to key speakers from the public and private sector talking about strategic and operational ICT. Members will receive access to resources, invitations to events, information on networking opportunities, and more.

The Community of ICT Professionals will be officially launched in May this year by the Government Chief Information Officer, Michael Coutts-Trotter. The Public Service Commissioner, Graeme Head, will also be speaking at this event. Registered members will be sent further information on the launch in the coming weeks.

So please consider joining the Community of ICT Professionals! Just click on the ‘Join’ tab and add your details. Remember, you must work in the NSW public sector to be able to join.

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