Showcasing the exceptional work of public servants, making a difference to NSW
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Join us at the next edition of our Making a Difference: Advancing Accessibility event, where we spotlight initiatives from the Office of the Chief Scientist and the Parliament of NSW. Dive into the inspiring case studies that showcase progress in fostering accessibility and inclusivity.
The Office of the Chief Scientist has taken significant strides by collaborating with small businesses. Through innovative grant programs, they've enabled businesses to present products that contribute to the betterment of society. A shining example is Bindi Maps, a device designed to assist visually impaired individuals in navigating metro stations with precision. Witness the evolution of this project from local impact to global implementation, making accessibility a reality for people worldwide.
We’ll also explore the Parliament of NSW's journey in creating their first Disability Inclusion Action Plan. Learn about Parliament’s commitment to fostering an inclusive environment within the government, paving the way for a more accessible and equitable future for all.
The Making a Difference series showcases the work of public servants like you – delivering outcomes in their teams and making a difference to the people of New South Wales.
This series has been designed to inspire and celebrate the great impact that public servants like you have on our state, no matter your level or specialisation.
What will you gain?
The case studies featured in this series have been recommended by your public sector leaders as examples of innovation and excellence.
Each 60-minute forum will feature 2 case studies, each showcasing an initiative which truly made a difference for the people of New South Wales.
Typically, case studies like these are only shared internally within their agency, if at all. This is your opportunity to hear how other areas of the sector approach the challenges in their work and how you can apply their learnings in your own service delivery.
Feel a sense of community with your fellow public servants, connected by a shared purpose of serving the people of New South Wales.
This event is presented with the support of Deloitte
Senior Manager – Strategy and Programs, Office of the Chief Scientist & Engineer
Department of Enterprise, Investment and Trade
Carlos Bowkett is a Senior Manager of Strategy and Programs at the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer in the NSW Government. He currently leads a dynamic team that offers critical policy and strategic advice to the NSW Government with a focus on science and technology research translation, commercialisation, industry development, and investment. Carlos’ work covers sectors including energy, advanced manufacturing, semiconductors, defence and digital technology.
Notably, Carlos led the development and execution of the 20-Year NSW R&D Roadmap, a pivotal strategy guiding R&D investment, programs, and priorities for the next two decades, as well as the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer’s first Decarbonisation Innovation Study. He is known for fostering university, industry, and government collaboration, particularly through programs such as the NSW Defence Innovation Network, Smart Sensing Network, and Space Research Network.
Carlos has also made significant contributions through the creation and leadership of government innovation programs, including the Semiconductor Sector Service Bureau (S3B) and NSW Small Business Innovation & Research (SBIR) Program. The SBIR Program is an innovation challenge program, modelled on the United States’ SBIR Program, that aims to increase innovation and commercialisation in NSW businesses and improve innovation in the delivery of government services.
Director, Capital Works Strategy & Delivery
Parliament of NSW
Robert leads the development and delivery of Capital Works Strategy for Parliament House and electorate offices. With 17 years’ experience overseeing facilities services at the Parliament, Robert now works exclusively with the Capital Works team to advance the future planning of NSW Parliament House, while delivering key building projects. Robert led the creation of Parliament’s first Disability Inclusion Action Plan and is the Executive Sponsor of People with Disability.
How to register
If you are a NSW public sector employee, click here to become an Affiliate membership free of charge.
A link to the event will be sent to those who have registered the day before the event.
10:00AM – 12:00PM (AEST/AEDT)
Wednesday 10 April 2024
Streamed virtually via Vimeo
Members - Free
Non-members - $99
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