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Optimising data, leveraging new tools & enhancing realised capabilities
Conference Date
30th October - 1st November 2019
Location
Canberra Rex Hotel
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Day 1 - Wednesday 30th October, 2019

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Data driven transformation
8:40
NSW Data Analytics Centre – Accelerating your analytics through agility
  • How the DAC went from delivering 8 projects per year to delivering 28 projects in a year and at the same time as increasing our agency satisfaction
  • A walkthrough of the NSW DAC journey from commissioning to agile implementation including the pitfalls to watch for and the key factors for success
Simon Herbert
Director, Platforms
NSW Data Analytics Centre
9:20
Our roadmap for data integration & analytics
  • Transforming data capability and usability
  • Getting the right architecture in place to leverage big data
  • Enhancing Health’s Enterprise Data Warehouse
Tammy Braybrook
Director, Design & Architecture
Department of Health
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

In this fun, interactive session, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow attendees and speakers in two minute bursts, to exchange business cards and set up conversations for the rest of the event

10:20
Morning tea & networking
Delivering trusted quality & usable data
10:50
Optimising data – Lessons from South Australia’s first large scale multi-agency integrated data project
  • The Vulnerable Children Project – Pioneering a multi-agency approach to data sharing
  • Configuring a real-time dashboard to enhance decision making at all levels
  • A reflection on outcomes from the project to date
Peter Worthington-Eyre
Chief Data Officer, Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
11:30
Driving machine learning & analytic capability in the cloud
  • Navigating the line between security and usability
  • Building the right infrastructure to support advanced analytics
Tim Beard
Manager, Data Strategy
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science
12:10
Unlocking greater value through fit for purpose data
  • Supporting quality and trusted data through better data management
  • Unpacking the data skills needed to ensure reusable and shareable data
  • Developing a more strategic approach to the design of data- having clear intent and a business driver for how you use your data
Andrew Smailes
President
DAMA Australia
12:50
Networking lunch
1:50
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS
  • A: Presenting data in a way that’s influential – Data visualisation vs data presentation
  • B: Resourcing self service analytic capability – Delivering analytic capabilities to users of all levels
  • C: Simplifying & streamlining data curation – How can we level the burden of data curation?
  • D: Enhancing data quality – Checks and balances to identify erroneous values
2:50
Afternoon tea & networking
Building data literacy & capabilities to enhance evidence-based insights
3:30
PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing cross-skilled teams to support strategic data capabilities
  • What approaches are being taken in the public sector to build data literacy and data capabilities across the organisation?
  • What are some enablers that have helped do this effectively? What have been some of the challenges?
  • Exploring the benefits of implementing a decentralised structure to enable data democratisation – breaking down silos
  • How can we ensure the business impact of our data?
Simon Herbert
Director, Platforms
NSW Data Analytics Centre
River Paul
Chief Economist & Statistician
Australian Financial Security Authority & Co-Chair, Business Analytics Section, Statistical Society of Australia
Monica Kempster
Senior Director, Strategic Portfolio & Data Excellence
Community Services Directorate ACT
Joyanto Mukerjee
Acting Discipline Lead Data Science, Joint and Operations Analysis Division, Defence Science and Technology Group
Department of Defence
4:10
Opening the AI black box
  • Explainable AI- towards greater transparency and interpretability
  • How algorithms can tackle unstructured data approaches
  • Building capacity and adoption of AI in the public sector
Felipe Flores
General Manager, Data Science & Analytics
Liberty Financial & Founder & Podcast Host, Data Futurology
4:40
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One
Workshop A: Data storytelling skills for effective decision making
Wednesday 30th October 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Data holds huge potential to unlock new insights and deliver value, however, without the crucial skills to communicate data effectively, there is a risk that the value of data might not be realised.

Join seasoned data expert, Felipe Flores for this interactive workshop and gain new skills and approaches to enhance your capabilities. Felipe will discuss how to bring together the core elements of effective data storytelling, from the data, to visualisation and narrative. Learn what it means to be a data evangelist through data storytelling and how to unlock the value of data as the driver for effective decision making.

Attend & learn how to

  • Develop skills and approaches to tell a compelling, research-driven story with data
  • Extract value from your data and improve insight to value conversion
  • Communicate data to improve understanding among different audiences and influence decision makers
  • Build and support these skills among the wider organisation for self-service analytics

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Felipe Flores
General Manager, Data Science & Analytics
Liberty Financial & Founder & Podcast Host, Data Futurology
Register Now

Day 2 - Thursday 31st October, 2019

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Aligning systems, strategy & people to leverage advanced analytics
8:40
Intelligent Knowledge Lakes as the foundation for big data analytics

This talk gives an overview on the novel notion of Intelligent Knowledge Lakes as the foundation for data-driven and knowledge-intensive processes.

  • How the continuous improvement in connectivity, storage and data processing capabilities allow access to a data deluge from open, private, social and IoT data
  • Introducing Knowledge Lakes as the foundation for big data analytics
  • Unpacking how Intelligent Knowledge Lakes automatically relate the big data to process analysis: in order to communicate analysis findings, supporting evidences and to make decisions
Dr Amin Beheshti
Head of Data Analytics Research Lab
Macquarie University
9:20
Transforming regulation through analytics
  • How we have developed a data-driven approach to risk profiling
  • Bringing together data analysts and regulation team
  • Developing a machine learning approach to predict non-compliance in personal insolvencies
  • Tapping into new capabilities
River Paul
Chief Economist & Statistician
Australian Financial Security Authority & Co-Chair, Business Analytics Section, Statistical Society of Australia
10:00
SPOTLIGHT DISCUSSION: What is the evolving role of a data scientist & analyst?

In this open mic spotlight attendees will get the chance to share their experiences and perspectives on the topic including:

  • How is the role of a data scientist evolving?
  • Making the case for enhancing specialisation in data roles
  • Trends, challenges and future directions
10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the implications arising from advanced analytics?

This panel discussion will explore the very real and practical human and ethical challenges that arise from advancements in data capabilities. Topics of discussion include:

  • AI – Ethical algorithms – how do we remove bias?
  • Predictive analytics – what do we do with this information?
  • Privacy – data de-identification
Dr Manasa Kesharaju
Senior Data Scientist
Australian Federal Government
Nathan Brewer
Director, Data Mining & Predictive Analytics
Department of Human Services
Dr Amin Beheshti
Head of Data Analytics Research Lab
Macquarie University
IN FOCUS: Data driven case studies
11:30
Leveraging predictive data modelling in transport
  • How Data61 are using cutting-edge data science to manage transport congestion and passenger mobility
  • Applying machine learning techniques with transport modelling tools
Dr Chen Cai
Group Leader, Transport Analytics
Data61
12:10
Case study: Integrating human & machine decision making

An introduction to the application of data analytics for maritime surveillance operations with a specific case study focus on

  • Integrating automatic classification technology with human judgement for Inverse Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • How both human and machine classification capabilities are best integrated to enhance the performance human judgement
Joyanto Mukerjee
Acting Discipline Lead Data Science, Joint and Operations Analysis Division, Defence Science and Technology Group
Department of Defence
12:50
Networking lunch
1:50
Deploying AI & using data simulations to detect electoral fraud in real time
  • Architecting our BI & AI platform
  • Applying new methods and building on our advanced analytics capabilities
Gus Verzosa
Business Intelligence & Analytics Manager
Australian Electoral Commission
2:30
Enabling a risk-based approach to compliance using predictive analytics
  • How do you unlock the ‘advanced analytics’ capability in Government?
  • Advanced analytics by design: a data solution for the business, with the business.
  • From innovation to reality: get it operational.
  • Analytics housekeeping: ensure continuity with an ‘advanced analytics’ governance framework
Dr Gregory Zelic
Insights & Analytics Manager Centre for Work, Health & Safety
NSW Department of Customer Service
3:10
Afternoon tea & networking
3:40
The Fundamentals of Successful Data Science Capabilities & Projects
  • How to develop a successful and sustainable Data Science practice
  • Effective ways to ensure success with Data Science projects
  • How to avoid common pitfalls
Alex Antic PhD
Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering & Computer Science
Australian National University
4:20
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: Data storytelling skills for effective decision making
Wednesday 30th October 2019, 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Data holds huge potential to unlock new insights and deliver value, however, without the crucial skills to communicate data effectively, there is a risk that the value of data might not be realised.

Join seasoned data expert, Felipe Flores for this interactive workshop and gain new skills and approaches to enhance your capabilities. Felipe will discuss how to bring together the core elements of effective data storytelling, from the data, to visualisation and narrative. Learn what it means to be a data evangelist through data storytelling and how to unlock the value of data as the driver for effective decision making.

Attend & learn how to

  • Develop skills and approaches to tell a compelling, research-driven story with data
  • Extract value from your data and improve insight to value conversion
  • Communicate data to improve understanding among different audiences and influence decision makers
  • Build and support these skills among the wider organisation for self-service analytics

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Felipe Flores
General Manager, Data Science & Analytics
Liberty Financial & Founder & Podcast Host, Data Futurology
Register Now
Workshop B: The apprenticeship of a Data Scientist
Friday 1st November 2019, 9:00am – 12:00pm

Across the public sector, government departments are looking to unleash the potential of data to enhance efficiency, support decision making and deliver better outcomes. To support this capability, the demand for highly skilled data scientists is growing. So what does it take to be a great data scientist?

This workshop will delve into the core skills and techniques necessary for any data scientist or data analyst to harness the true potential of advanced analytics capabilities within the business. Over a three hour in-depth session, you’ll get the chance to build on your skill sets and to sharpen both your technical and non-technical skills that you need to advance your career in data science and analytics.

Attend & learn how to

  • Key insights, tips and guidance on progressing your career from practitioner to manager and beyond
  • How to bridge the gap between academia and industry
  • How to successfully manage a Data Science team
  • The key technical skills you need to develop
  • How to develop all those non-technical skills you’re never taught at Uni

Price: $499 + GST

* Refreshments provided

Alex Antic PhD
Senior Lecturer, College of Engineering & Computer Science
Australian National University
Register Now
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Key Speakers

Peter Worthington-Eyre
Chief Data Officer, Executive Director, Office for Data Analytics
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
Simon Herbert
Director, Platforms
NSW Data Analytics Centre
River Paul
Chief Economist & Statistician
Australian Financial Security Authority & Co-Chair, Business Analytics Section, Statistical Society of Australia
Dr Chen Cai
Group Leader, Transport Analytics
Data61