In partnership with RMIT University, Telstra and VicRoads, MAV Technology presents MAVHACK – an exciting new multi-stakeholder event designed to help reinvent how government provides key services for the people in our communities.

MAVHACK will bring together subject matter experts and service users from councils, business, government, academia and the community to work together over two days to find new approaches for addressing three ‘pain points’ identified last year by the Local Government Digital Transformation Taskforce:

  • Disabled parking permits
  • Illegal dumping of waste and poor recycling practices
  • Planning permits

Outcomes from MAVHACK will be presented at a special event at the Telstra Customer Insights Centre on Thursday 14 September.

The process began on Wednesday, 9 August, when twenty invited key stakeholders participated in an “Ignition” workshop to determine the opportunity statements for the MAVHACK event in September.

We then invite subject matter experts and service users from councils, business, government, academia and the community to participate in the four MAVHACK teams, who will work together over two days to find new approaches for addressing these community pain points. The MAVHACK will be facilitated by Telstra, Ansible and Tigerspike on 12 & 13 September in Melbourne.

The presentation event on Thursday 14 September will be attended by MAV Technology members and senior representatives from the MAV, Victorian Councils, VicRoads, the Victorian Government, RMIT University, Tigerspike and Telstra. In addition to witnessing the outcomes of this innovative multi-stakeholder ‘think tank’, presentation day will include a preview of some of the technology to be showcased at the upcoming Telstra Vantage conference. With lunch provided, presentation day will also offer outstanding networking opportunities.

MAVHACK presentation day will be chaired by former Tasmanian Premier, David Bartlett and is free of charge for MAV Technology member councils, although you must register to attend.

This innovative event will demonstrate the critical roles of technology and cultural change in preparing councils and their communities to thrive in the digital world. Don’t miss it!