Digital Transformation in Public Purpose Work: In Collaboration with McKinsey & Company

Challenger Seminar Series: Digital Transformation in Public Purpose Work


IPAA Queensland in partnership with McKinsey & Company welcome you to attend our second Challenger Seminar Series event.


How can public purpose organisations tackle digital transformation in an impactful, successful and efficient way?


Many organisations in the sector are on the verge of embracing digital transformation. However, these transformations often involve the decommissioning of complex legacy systems – not to mention the significant cultural and change management processes within the teams that work with these programs.

Come along to our event to hear from two respected and well-practiced consultants from McKinsey & Company to hear more about how to tackle transformation, what needs to be considered, and the importance of customer centricity.

They will bring a wealth of expertise to this event, as well as number of case studies to share. Both Brant and Seckin have worked with public purpose organisations to bring digital transformation to life, and will undoubtedly inspire attendees to embrace and tackle transformation within their own contexts.

Details are:

When: Thursday 5th March 2020
Where: Level 41, 1 William Street Brisbane
Start: 5.15pm for a 5.30pm start
Finish: 7pm with refreshments after
Cost: Complimentary (with thanks to McKinsey & Company)

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About Brant Carson:

Brant coleads McKinsey’s Digital Practice in Australia and New Zealand. Brant has over 12 years of experience across technology and operations and leads teams of consultants across Asia Pacific. Brant specialises in performance improvement in financial services and telecom companies through large scale digital and technology transformations.

For more details about Brant, click his biography link here.

About Seckin Ungur:

Seckin supports clients on delivering major government transformations, with a focus on improving citizen outcomes and organisational culture. She is particularly passionate about working with governments to drive education and workforce transitions in the new era of skill requirements. Seckin also leads much of McKinsey Australia’s work on education reform.

Examples of her recent client work include the following:

  • supporting a large Commonwealth service-delivery agency on developing a transformation roadmap, including a future workforce strategy and capability-building framework
  • designing and helping implement a major K-12 education transformation project for a state government to drive improvement in student outcomes
  • developing skills and capability strategy for a government department undergoing citizen-centric service-delivery transformation
  • leading the review of small and medium-size enterprise policy for a state government
  • supporting a review of the Australian workforce using the McKinsey Global Institute’s future-of-work model
  • shaping a culture-transformation initiative for a major VET provider, with demonstrated uplift in organisational health
  • supporting a major university to improve top team effectiveness

Seckin has recently published research on automation, jobs, and the future of work. She also has a strong interest in social policy, in particular the reform of the child-protection system and reducing re-offending.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Seckin worked in the Australian public sector for more than 15 years as head of strategy for a dedicated job-creation agency governed by a private-sector board, in the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet in senior leadership roles overseeing the justice and health portfolios, and in the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

For more details about Seckin, click her biography link here.