Pia Andrews

Executive Director of Digital Government

Department of Finance, Services and Innovation, NSW Government (Australia)

Pia (Waugh) Andrews is an open government and data ninja who has recently joined the digital transformation and gov as a platform cabal. She works within the (public sector) machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond.

Pia believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research. Pia was awarded as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Australia for 2014.


Fastforward Workshop

07/11/2018 09.00 - 10.00

FastforwardCircle StageWorkshop

Closing remarks

07/11/2018 16.30 - 17.00

FastforwardCircle StageWorkshop

Coming soon

A year innovating: what we did in NZ

08/11/2018 10.45 - 10.55

KeynoteCircle StageKeynote

After her keynote at last year’s FWD50, Pia will report back to the FWD50 community on how much was achieved in a year of applying the keynote concepts, over 1 year, in the New Zealand Service Innovation Lab.

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Transformers: more than meets the eye

08/11/2018 12.00 - 12.35

50 yearsBreakout3Breakout session

Pia Andrews will discuss the usefulness of developing optimistic horizons that guide urgently needed government transformation, from services to policy and everything in between. The talk will explore transformation work happening in other jurisdictions, will explain handy ways to differentiate between iteration and transformation, and will show methods for exploring and designing better futures...