AUSTRALIA 3.0 ‘WICKED’ POLICY CHALLENGES
At Australia 3.0 we continually push the envelope to explore how digital transformation can deliver greater benefits for our country. Over the years we’ve hosted forums, hacks, ideations, virtual roundtables, panels which all have posed provocative propositions that our industry has always risen to tackle the task head on.
Most recently we created a new approach to catalyse ideas into collaborative action – the Directed Hack. In 2016 we focused on two Wicked Policy Challenges working with government in NSW throughout August to December. Below is a summary of the process, the questions, outcomes sought and results. There is a lot to learn from the open innovation process and we look forward to continuing to use this approach to drive digital transformation.
Priority Question – “What ICT solutions can help to increase the usability of Open Data from the NSW Government?”
Outcome – Develop a data marketplace along the lines of ‘Trip Advisor’ or ‘Wotif’ which would help companies and citizens discover and more effectively use data sets which has been published. a3-0-open-data-final
How Does a Wicked Policy Challenge work?
The Wicked Policy Challenge is intended to take the best of the creativity unleashed by a traditional hack-a-thon and direct it toward a real world problem of greater complexity than can be addressed in a single intense session. The Australia 3.0 approach is to work with teams to work in sprints to address the client problem to deliver a rapid result with real outcomes. Find out more >>
The winning teams presented their solution at the 2016 Ministerial Forum Australia 3.0 and IFIP Presidents on 30 November as part of the ACS Reimagination Summit and the ACS Digital Disruptor and Pearcey Awards in Sydney on 1 December.