Skip to main content Skip to Footer

LATEST THINKING


Making the personal possible

Innovating Australian social services through emerging technologies and human-centered design

OVERVIEW

Demands on social services agencies are growing more complex, with shifting demographics pressurising agencies that are already stretched. The needs of Australians, meanwhile, continue to evolve—they expect digital self-service channels to meet their basic demands, and personalised care when it matters most.

Australian social services agencies have proven resilient to tough challenges before, but many acknowledge that new forces demand a fundamental rethink of the operating model: from reactive and transactional to proactive and preventative.

This transition requires technology and people to be used in very different ways. To better understand how, we surveyed technology leaders in social services agencies in nine countries (Australia, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States)

We found that not only are emerging technologies helping agencies to deliver new innovative services, they are freeing up the workforce to focus on the greatest needs of Australians.

NORWEGIAN LABOUR & WELFARE ADMINISTRATION

Client perspective

Better, bespoke

Torbjørn Larsen, CIO, NAV (Norwegian Labour & Welfare Administration), on how data helps social security agencies to leave behind their traditional one-size-fits-all approach:

Industry experts

LATEST BLOGS

Join the conversation



DEPARTMENT FOR WORK AND PENSIONS

Client Perspective

Better by design

Andrew Besford, formerly head of Business Design at DWP and now at the Government Digital Service, explores what it takes to transform a vast government department into a modern, citizen-first operation:

Latest Blog

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Rainer Binder

Rainer Binder

Managing Director

Employment and Social Services Lead, Global

Twitter LinkedIn Mail to Rainer Binder. This opens a new window.
Louise May

Louise May

Managing Director

Employment and Social Services Lead, Australia

Twitter LinkedIn Mail to Louise May. This opens a new window.



JOIN THE CONVERSATION

Follow Accenture Public Service on Twitter. This opens a new window.

Latest on Twitter

Connect with Accenture Public Service @AccenturePubSvc

Follow Louise May on Twitter. This opens a new window.

Latest on Twitter

Connect with Louise May @Louise_May_