NSW Minister for Innovation to Present Keynote at
IFIP World Computer Congress in South Korea


Wednesday 23 September – Sydney, Australia – New South Wales (NSW) Minister for Innovation Victor Dominello will present a keynote address at next month’s IFIP World Computer Congress (WCC 2015) in Daejeon, South Korea.

Mr Dominello, who last month announced plans for Australia’s first whole-of-government Data Analytics Centre to be based in Sydney, will discuss the role of data analytics in government when he speaks at WCC 2015 on Tuesday 6th October. The only Government Minister scheduled to keynote at the event, he will also take time during his visit to South Korea to inspect strategic big data facilities and explore data analytics strategies with key government users.

The 23rd IFIP World Computer Congress, WCC2015 ( will be held from 4-7 October in Daejeon, in the heart of South Korea’s Silicon Valley. With 13 different streams of content grouped under the IFIP banner, the Congress is expected to attract over 2,000 ICT professionals, computer scientists, researchers and academics to attend over 100 presentations, workshops and panel sessions.

In his address, Mr Dominello will discuss how data analytics has the potential to unlock the value of whole of government data and revolutionise the way governments operate and collaborate.

“Data is one of the greatest assets held by government, but when it’s buried away in bureaucracy, it is of little value,” he said. “Data analytics will help us build a culture of innovation across government and demonstrate to industry that we take innovation and creative solutions seriously.”

The NSW Government has spent the past three years integrating its data repositories on a state-of-the-art platform so introducing analytics is a logical next step to leverage that data more effectively.

With NSW home to around 40 per cent of Australian business and investment, Mr Dominello said the NSW Government cannot ignore the new and emerging business models that are driving the digital economy and disrupting the broader economy. “Through our ICT procurement and investment, we are demonstrating to the market – especially at the start-up end – that we are growing a dynamic, modern and efficient state economy.”

One of eight Plenary speakers at the three day, multi-conference event, Mr Dominello will also discuss how the NSW Government is committed to enshrining data security and the privacy of its citizens as part of its big data initiatives.

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For more information about WCC 2015, please visit

About IFIP

IFIP, the International Federation for Information Processing, is the global professional federation of societies and associations for people working in Information and Communications Technologies and Sciences. Established under the auspices of UNESCO in 1960 and recognised by the United Nations, IFIP represents ICT professional associations from more than 50 countries and regions with a total membership of over half a million. It also brings together more than 3,500 scientists from industry and academia, organising them into over 100 Working Groups and 13 Technical Committees to conduct research, develop standards and promote information sharing. Based in Austria, IFIP organises and supports over 100 conferences each year, fostering the distribution of research and knowledge to academics and industry practitioners alike.





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