Digital strategist, innovation facilitator, Smart City advocate & skills champion
Jim Wyatt is a senior member of Australia's Digerati, assisting communities, industry and governments to maximize social and economic outcomes through the practical utilization and strategic exploitation of digital technologies, infrastructure and literacy.
Jim previously worked for the WA Department of Commerce, heading up the Digital Economy Branch. Prior to this he worked for the Queensland Government overseeing telecommunications and broadband strategy and was the Project Director Digital Futures for the Tasmanian Government, assisting that State to secure its leading role in the National Broadband Network.
Jim is a key influence across the digital economy agenda within Australia and is passionate in assisting all communities to achieve the optimal benefits from the deployment of next generation communications and digital technologies. Jim is also an experienced economic development practitioner having worked to attract investment and jobs in each of the states he has worked. Jim has been involved with a number of national government working groups exploring broadband development, next generation telecommunications networks, digital economic activity and sustainability across regional communities.
Jim holds qualifications and certifications in project management (Prince ii), business improvement (Lean Six Sigma), innovation (design thinking) and workplace training. He has extensive experience in Digital Transformation, Innovation and business improvement, is highly skilled in in the areas of service redesign and problem solving.
He is one of Western Australia's most experience design thinking practitioners having facilitated over 50 Design Sprints in the last 5 years, covering health, transport, mining, energy, telecommunications, primary industries, education, community services and tourism. He is an avid champion of innovation and transformation, the adoption of jobs of the future and the pursuit of better social and economic amenity for all Australians.