Free live demo on digital platforms at Australian government tomorrow

By on 06/03/2016
Casey West, principal technologist at software company Pivotal

Public servants will be able to learn about how digital platforms can be used to improve public services as part of a free event hosted by Australia’s Digital Transformation Office (DTO) tomorrow.

Casey West, principal technologist at software company Pivotal, will hold a live demo to explain “what platforms are, why we need them and how to get the best out of them,” according to the events page.

Digital transformation “means delivering web applications to meet user needs,” the page says, “but those web applications need to run somewhere and there’s a lot of work that goes into hosting them: The manual, repetitive grunt work of setting up servers, keeping them patched and manually deploying applications is creating less value, and steals valuable time away from solving problems for Australians.”

Platforms, it adds, “can solve these problems.”

The demo will take place at the DTO offices at 50 Marcus Clarke Street, Canberra, from 10am.

Participants are asked to arrive by 9.45am to allow time for security sign-in.

Tickets are free but availability is limited. Click here to find out more.

About Winnie Agbonlahor

Winnie is news editor of Global Government Forum. She previously reported for Civil Service World – the trade magazine for senior UK government officials. Originally from Germany, Winnie first came to the UK in 2006 to study a BA in Journalism & Russian at the University of Sheffield. She is bilingual in English and German, and, after spending an academic year abroad in Russia and reporting for the Moscow Times, Winnie also speaks Russian fluently.

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