Advancing our digITal future

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January 2017

We hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing break over the Xmas period. We can’t believe that January is nearly over – where does the time go? We are getting closer with finalising Advancing our digITal future including the communications collateral and the final online product. 

The plan is to launch mid-year - fingers crossed that we can get all our ducks in order

November 2016

We have been thinking a lot lately about how we will be putting this strategy into action.  We know we don’t want to just produce a central list of activities that we think may need to happen in the future. 

There is such great work already happening out there that we want to tap into.  So we have begun conversations with some key implementation stakeholders, such as Advance Queensland at DSITI, the State Infrastructure Planning Team at DILGP, workforce capability at the Public Service Commission, and the Office of the Information Commission around all things privacy. This way we can build on each other’s ideas, avoid duplication and provide an example for future seamless collaboration across government.

We are also continuing to engage with AIIA and taking their great feedback into the mix.

October 2016

We received some really great concepts from Liquid Interactive in how Advancing our digital future may look and feel.  As a result, we have come up with 2 design options:

Design #1                                                                                    Design #2


Now we are consulting with some stakeholders across government and the AIIA to see what design resonates with most people.

August 2016

Intensive engagement with the AIIA is well underway. These industry gurus are providing us with some great insights into the challenges that industry face and the future opportunities that Advancing our digITal future could bring for both themselves and Queensland Government.

The AIIA is really taking a hands-on approach with this engagement and are delving into the proposed vision and principles and helping us shape what they could be in the future.  These guys have been instrumental in helping us come up with the four revolutions:

We are excited to keep working with the AIIA over the coming months. 

July 2016

We have started working with a great company - Liquid Interactive who are going to provide us with set of high-level content and design options for communicating the next digital strategy in an engaging way.

We can’t wait to see some sample content, design wireframes, mood boards and recommendations on how the digital strategy should be represented online.

BTW, we think we are going to call this next strategy - Advancing our digITal future.

April 2016

On 7 April 2016, over 30 government leaders including chief information officers from various Queensland Government departments, participated in a workshop to envision Queensland’s digITal future. We have included outputs from this workshop into the theme pages on our website.

March 2016

Welcome to the next stage of the journey of Envisioning our digITal Future. Through the Queensland Government survey and the co-design workshop with industry, academia and government, we have gathered your thoughts about what our digital future could look like and synthesised this valuable information into themes. We now need your input.

Consultation now close on 27 May 2016.

What are themes?

Themes are an attempt to pull together all the things we have found out from you and our research. We have identified a set of potential themes and we would like you to explore the information we have collected on these.

How can you help?

As part of the co-design process we would like you to:

At the end of this co-design process, we will be a step closer to understanding the themes that make up the next digital and ICT strategic direction.

Start exploring our digital themes and providing your input.

First time here? Check out Envisioning our digITal future - Getting here.

December 2015

Government and innovative business leaders shape digital vision

The Queensland Government is continuing to work with industry and academia to help shape the digital vision for the state.

The Envisioning our Digital Future co-design initiative will allow government, business leaders and digital innovators to co-design the digital strategic vision and address the challenges presented by ever-changing digital transformation. 

Queensland Government Chief Information Officer Andrew Mills said 60 attendees from across industry, academia and government attended a co-design workshop on the 24 November 2015 to help shape the future direction of how Queensland Government would use technology to the full extent.

Check out a short video that provides an overview of the day.

“Digital technology offers huge opportunities for Queensland, and for the government to be more effective and meet customers’ needs,” Mr Mills said.

 “Attendees agreed that a shared digital vision for Queensland was important, and that the principles of that vision must be responsive and iterative.   

“We must challenge the way the Queensland Government traditionally uses digital technologies, and will be taking a collaborative approach as we continue to create this vision to ensure we maximise those opportunities,” he said.

Feedback from the first workshop reinforced that while government services should be digital-first by design, equality and inclusion were also essential.

“We cannot leave anyone behind when thinking about digital transformation and our vision will be inclusive,” Mr Mills added.

Chief Digital Officer for the City of Brisbane, Cat Matson, said issues such as population growth, urbanisation, technological advances and increased customer expectations need to be considered in shaping the government’s digital vision.

“It is important that governments around the world challenge the ideas of how they use technology to streamline the process so customers get what they want easier and quicker,” she said.

Watch this short video to hear what other participants had to say about the day and Queensland’s digital future.

Mr Mills said as the State Government, facilitated by QGCIO, will design and implement a digital vision. A focus will be to continue to collaborate with industry and the community sector to help design the delivery of digitised services to Queenslanders.

The Queensland Government will continue to analyse the workshop outputs along with the results of a survey of government employees to inform Queensland’s digital future.

For more information follow #digitalfutureqld on Twitter for updates.

November 2015

The Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO) wants to start a conversation on the Queensland Government’s next digital, information and ICT strategic direction.

This initiative is called Envisioning our digITal future and the QGCIO wants you to take this journey with us! This is your opportunity to shape Queensland’s digital, information and ICT future. 

Check out The Journey video (3:22) about this initiative.

There will be opportunities for all Queenslanders to have a say in our digital future soon. Watch this space!  

Consultation has now closed.  Any queries please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nukkell Shuffel | 06/05/2016 | 01:54 PM

Great initiative. I've contracted across multiple QLD agencies, stat bodies and local gov entities over many years and this is a great approach to digiTAL transformatiON. Just great.

paul Sotheran | 27/04/2016 | 03:04 PM

Great initiative, I've worked as a contractor across multiple QLD agencies, stat bodies and local gov entities over many years and a shared approach for digital transformation using the standards being developed in QGCIO would be of great benefit for Queenslanders and the provision of services by departments and agencies alike.

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Lettice | 20/03/2016 | 01:24 AM

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Marylada | 19/03/2016 | 09:47 AM

Damn, I wish I could think of soenthimg smart like that!

Our Digital Future Team | 09/03/2016 | 01:24 PM

@Teresa Harding - Also, you can follow us on Twitter @DigitalQld #digitalfutureqld

Our Digital Future Team | 09/03/2016 | 10:07 AM

Thanks Teresa. We will be updating this page regarding all future events and consultations. Stay tuned!

Teresa Harding | 08/03/2016 | 11:28 AM

Could you please let me know of any events or information sessions you run?