DrupalSouth Shorts 2021: Business as Unusual

Thursday 3rd June to Thursday 3rd June

DrupalSouth Shorts is our online-only event format. New for 2021, with shorter formats, topical content and the opportunity ask questions and interact online. 

We’ve worked decades as business as usual, but what does business as unusual look like? 

Guest speaker, Executive Director Digital, Design and Innovation at the Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic) and CIO50 - 2018 and 2020, Jithma Beneragama will share the Department’s strategy and learnings following a roll out of new digital technologies during a time of immense change. 

What’s included:

  • Practical insights into how new digital technologies can support business goals
  • Learn how to accelerate your organisation’s digital capabilities to thrive when practices return to business as usual. 
  • Ideas sharing with executive peers during two breakout discussions 
  • Enjoy an online lunch catered by Drupal

This event is by invitation only with seats limited to 20 guests to ensure all participants have an equal opportunity to contribute to the discussion. RSVP today!

Online: Thursday 3 June at 11:30am AEST/1:30pm NZST. 90 minutes.


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Jithma Beneragama Executive Director Digital, Design and Innovation, Department of Premier and Cabinet (Vic) and CIO50 - 2018 and 2020

Keynote speaker - Jithma Beneragama

Jithma Beneragama is an executive with 20 years’ experience in digital and transformation. With experience working within start-ups, large corporates, and government, he has international exposure driving businesses to innovate and has delivered compelling experiences across multiple platforms.

After completing his degree at Monash University, Jithma began his career in China at a start-up developing some of Asia’s first mobile content services and digital media infrastructure. He returned to Australia, becoming one of the first members of Telstra’s mobile media division.

Recognised as one of Australia’s Top 50 most innovative CIOs in 2018 and again in 2020. He has led teams to deliver a number of industry firsts and products, winning awards in categories such as innovation, customer experience, and design.

Jithma joined the Victorian Public Service in March 2014 to focus on the transformation of the Victorian Government’s digital experience; to make it easier for citizens, business and the community to interact with Government.