ICT Governance

Leadership and governance are needed to give effect to digital reform in the WA public sector. While we will set direction and expectations, delivering change will need to be collaborative, with decision-making bodies and clear accountabilities that incorporate key people across the sector.

Arrangements have been put in place to ensure ICT is considered with a whole of government perspective and to promote greater collaboration between agencies.

The focus is on leveraging from existing infrastructures and services, to improve services to citizens and stakeholders, while achieving efficiencies and delivering savings to Government.

    Directors General Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Council

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    The Directors General ICT Council operates to assist the Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Government CIO in delivering the objectives of the Digital Strategy for the WA Government 2021-2025 and by providing advice on whole of government digital reform matters.

    The Directors General ICT Council:

    • Provides independent oversight and advice to the Office of Digital Government (DGov) within DPC on matters of strategic significance to digital reform;
    • Acts as advocates and champions for digital transformation through their Ministers and across the sector;
    • Maintains oversight of the implementation of the Digital Strategy for the Western Australian Government 2021-2025 and associated digital reform initiatives;
    • Maintains awareness of major ICT projects and initiatives across the sector to inform opportunities for collaboration and avoid duplication;
    • Provides a forum for problem solving and information sharing to advance sector wide digital transformation; and
    • Provides direction and guidance to BATAC and commission key focus projects for BATAC aligned with the Strategy’s priorities.

    The Council comprises of the Directors General, or equivalent, of the following agencies:

    Some members are rotating members appointed for a year at the time. These members are from middle or small tier agencies and/or agencies that can provide a regional perspective.

    David Eaton, Small Business Commissioner, is the Independent Chair of the Directors General ICT Council meetings.

    Directors General ICT Council Meeting Communiques 

    Business and Technology Advisory Committee

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    The Business and Technology Advisory Committee (BATAC) supports the Directors General ICT Council and the Office of Digital Government in delivering on the Western Australian Government vision for digital reform.

    The Business and Technology Advisory Committee:

    • supports the Council in implementing the Digital Strategy for the Western Australian Government 2021 – 2025 and its associated digital reform initiatives;
    • assists Council to address strategic issues and provide advice to Council on policies and standards;
    • champions digital transformation including the implementation of digital reform initiatives within their own agencies;
    • maintains awareness of major ICT projects and initiatives across the sector to inform opportunities for collaboration and avoid duplication;
    • participates in the delivery of key projects that are commissioned by the Council in alignment with the Strategy’s priorities.

    Membership of BATAC is comprise of two streams of representatives that consider the merits of digital transformation initiatives from both a business and technical perspective.

    Business stream

    The business stream is comprised of representatives from the following agencies:

    Technical stream

    The technical stream is comprised of representatives from the following agencies:

    Greg Italiano, the Government Chief Information Officer currently chairs the BATAC meetings.  The Office of Digital Government provides secretariate support to BATAC.

    Digital Capability Fund Steering Committee

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    The Digital Capability Fund Steering Committee (the Steering Committee), makes recommendations to the Minister for Innovation and ICT on the allocation of the Digital Capability Fund (the Fund), and has oversight of the funded projects.

    The Steering Committee supports the strategic and targeted investment in digital transformation across government to enable better decision making, and support a better approach to digital investment to integrate and streamline services, and reduce duplication.

    The Steering Committee is responsible for:

    • Providing independent review over the assessment and prioritisation of digital investment proposals through the Fund;
    • Monitoring the progress of funded projects;
    • Reporting to the Minister for Innovation and ICT on the progress of these projects; and
    • Making recommendations on the allocation of the Fund for consideration by the Minister for Innovation and ICT.

    The Steering Committee comprises of an independent ICT expert external to government and the Directors General, or equivalent, of the following agencies:

    • Department of the Premier and Cabinet;
    • Department of Treasury;
    • Department of Finance;
    • Small Business Development Corporation.

    Emily Roper, Director General of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, is the Chair Steering Committee

    Page reviewed 16 March 2022