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Craig Thomler
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Lives in Canberra, Australia
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Ensuring that digital transformation delivers the right outcomes for Australia's Government
I wrote this post in response to a LinkedIn conversation - which should be read first for context. Digital transformation should never fo...
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CSIRO ON Innovation Bootcamp report - Innovation thriving in the public sector
I was privileged to attend CSIRO's On Innovation Bootcamp on Wednesday and Thursday this week, a two day intensive for CSIRO, university a...
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Census 2016 Senate Inquiry report - what's been recommended to avoid another #CensusFail
The Senate Inquiry report on Census 2016 has just been released - I've embedded the report below. It's a good read with some useful recomme...
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A new hire isn't always the best solution - rethinking organisational resourcing in the age of flux
After 18 months freelancing in digital engagement and innovation consulting, I've been revisiting the recruitment market to see what opport...
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Comment now on Australia's Open Government Plan
Last week the government released Australia's draft Open Government National Action Plan, a requirement to join the international Open Gove...
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Support my ePetition for a better Australian ePetition site!
Openness in government includes low barriers to engagement between citizens, agencies and politicians. For example, making the House of M...
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Disruption is often simply a failure to prepare and evolve
Digital disruption is one of the buzz terms of the last few years, underscoring the increasingly rapid changes in society, industries and g...
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Australian Government submits Australia's first open government National Action Plan
Over the last four years the Australian Government has engaged in a stop-start process towards becoming a full member of the international ...
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Why access to open data is so critical for good policy formulation
Henry Sherrell is a former Australian Public Servant who now works in policy research at the Australian National University. As a researc...
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When should government agencies use a big stick versus a velvet glove? Human Services sends legal letter to 'Save Medicare' site
My daily news roundup this morning included a small story about how the Department of Human Services had sent a legal letter to the owner ...
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Asking 'what should be the limits on how public servants engage in social media' is the wrong question
The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) has just released a consultation paper asking for feedback regarding how public servants m...
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For how long should we judge people by a few intemperate comments?
Over the last few weeks we've seen several prime examples of individuals being judged and convicted by comments they made at some point in ...
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Occupation
Social Media and digital strategy
Skills
digital, marketing, social media, business strategy, innovation
Employment
  • Social Media Planner
    Social Media Planner & Director, 2015 - present
    I help organisations meet their goals through improving their digital and social media engagement. I do this using the innovative Social Media Planner products, coaching, training and thought leadership through my blogs.
  • Delib Australia
    Managing Director/Co-founder, 2012 - 2014
  • Department of Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government
    myregion Director, 2011 - 2012
  • Department of Health and Ageing
    Online Communications Director, 2009 - 2011
  • Child Support Agency
    Online Communications Manager, 2006 - 2009
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Gender
Male
Other names
Craig Thomson
Story
Tagline
Entrepreneur, traveller, helper
Introduction
I help organisations achieve their goals through improving their digital engagement. I have worked in the online industry since 1995. I now lead Social Media Planner and are a cofounder of AutoPilot Business Systems, besides serving on multiple not-for-profit boards.
Bragging rights
Voted one of the Top Ten Changing The World Of The Internet And Politics in 2010, Won a national 2nd place award in GovHack 2014, have travelled in over 35 countries.
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Currently
Canberra, Australia
Previously
Sydney - Sydney - Melbourne - Singapore - London - Canberra