The beyond digital strategy is a living document.
Every calendar quarter we do a minor release where we review new strategies, policies, frameworks, and programs to update the contents of this strategy where required.
Every 18 months we do a major release where we complete a customer centred approach to review and update any part of the strategy required. This includes research, synthesis and co-design with industry, business, academia, NSW government departments, other jurisdictions, our customers, and digital and customer domain experts.
Historical information will start to be available as we do releases post the November 2021 Major release.
If you're working on major digital or customer services reform that you believe is relevant for inclusion in this strategy, we would love to hear from you email@example.com
Minor Release December 2022
In this minor release there are several updates brought in from the State Infrastructure Stategy, NSW Identity Strategy and State Digital Assets. There have been a number of program developments represented throughout the strategy. In the past few months, we saw:
- New work around digital identity, including NSW Digital ID and ID Support NSW, represented in put customer at the centre
- Build a strong digital economy brings in recommendations from the SIS and work around State Digital Assets
- Deliver safe and resilient services brings in various new programs of work, including the digital connectivity index and connectivity standards
- Smart Places Strategy is now superseded by the SmartNSW Roadmap 2022-2027 which advocates increasing the use of technology and data solutions
- Updates to the related initiatives in all strategic directions.
Please check back in the next release, as we are continually updating Beyond Digital with developments across NSW government.
Minor Release May 2022
In this minor release there have been a number of updates related to program developments represented throughout the strategy. In particular, we've seen progress around the strategic objective 'Invest for customer outcomes and technology innovation'. In the past few months, we saw:
The release of the NSW 20-Year R&D Roadmap developed by the Office of the NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer.
The Roadmap sets out a 20-year vision for NSW to produce more world-leading new technologies, products and services, and develop and sustain globally advantages and future industries that improve productivity, standards of living, quality of life and the natural environment
The collaboration between the NSW Telco Authority, the University of Technology and the University of Sydney as the joint leads of the state's Connectivity Innovation Network (CIN).
The CIN brings together the research community, industry and government agencies to solve connectivity challenges and deliver improved outcomes for the people of NSW.
Please check back for the next minor release, as we are continually updating Beyond Digital with developments across NSW government.
Major Release: November 2021
This major release reflects changes due to the devasting 2019-20 NSW bushfire season and the COVID pandemic. The last major release being November 2019.
Natural disasters and the pandemic have changed NSW. We have seen a rapid uptake of digital to provide workforce mobility, customer care and a need to increase resilience to the services we provide to our communities.
The response to the pandemic required effective co-ordination across government departments and jurisdictions which we will leverage for future government services reform.
The strategic directions objectives and actions have been refined and updated. This release also replaces the strategic directions of “Invest for customer outcomes” and “Deliver better front-line services” with the following:
- Build a strong digital economy – Extending our invest for customer outcomes to include additional objectives that will rebuild a stronger NSW
- Deliver safe resilient services – Extending our focus of investing in front line services to include additional transformation to deliver safe and resilient services.