Educatiion Across the Nation (EdXN) is a signature part of the ACS speaker series. Held quarterly, EdXN presents topical experts sharing insights about the ICT sector today and in the future. EdXN is a highly valued event attracting ICT professionals from a wide range of industries.
A Disruptive Vision: Developing and sustaining a culture to deliver high-performing transformational projects
Developing and maintaining a personal management and leadership style that focusses on the delivery of successful transformational projects is one of the hardest, but most rewarding challenges that one can face. With most studies repeatedly finding that greater than 50% of ICT projects fail to deliver on-time, or on-budget or on outcomes (or even worse, sometimes all three), how do you set about to give your transformation project the greatest chance of success?
Each and every team member involved in the delivery of services and transformation projects can influence the success (or not) of the specific service or transformation project, and the development and maintenance of a high-performing inclusive culture is not the sole responsibility of “management”.
Join Peter O’Halloran to discuss and debate how he used his background in service design and delivery to implement a transformative user-centric and highly agile approach that led to the successful delivery of a range of highly acclaimed national ICT systems serving the Australian healthcare sector. Discover how the potentially stifling governance structure of answering to nine governments can improve project execution and how you can achieve the same outcomes without navigating nine separate bureaucracies.
About the speaker: Peter O'Halloran, Chief Information Officer for ACT Health
Peter O’Halloran is the newly appointed Chief Information Officer for ACT Health. Named by iTnews as the 2016 CIO of the Year, Peter uses ICT systems to reform and reshape the Australian healthcare sector in a collaborative manner that improves patient outcomes and saves money. These ICT systems are used 24/7 by patients, scientists, nurses, allied health professionals and clinicians to enable health providers, governments and the National Blood Authority to manage a $1.1 billion per annum supply chain.
Until September 2016, Peter was the National Blood Authority’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of the Enabling Services Group. Peter was responsible for the provision of services to health providers, ICT systems supporting the Australian blood sector, information management and a range of corporate services. Peter joined the National Blood Authority in January 2008 and in July 2009 was appointed its inaugural Chief Information Officer. Over the next seven years, he developed a high-performing ICT capability within the Authority, increased the number of ICT staff from 1.5 to 30 and developed and implemented a number of cutting-edge ICT systems across the blood sector.
Peter joined the Australian Public Service at the Department of Health and Ageing in 2006 after more than a decade designing and managing service delivery in the university and not-for-profit sectors.