Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
Peter leads the South Australian Government’s Office for Data Analytics and is also the state’s Chief Data Officer. He has spent most of his career in or around data and analytics, and led innovative change in reporting, analytics and actuarial activities. Peter has held a number of leadership roles in operations and analytics in both public and private sector and is passionate about improving business understanding, efficiency and customer service.
NSW Data Analytics Centre
Australian Financial Security Authority & Co-Chair, Business Analytics Section, Statistical Society of Australia
River Paul leads the statistics and economic analysis team at the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), promoting the use of data and analysis for informed decision making. This team provides analytical services to all divisions within AFSA to shape and improve outcomes. These services include statistical and economic modelling, and data analytics for operational and regulatory areas. River’s team also provide a statistics service to the broader community. This service includes the regular publication of statistics, facilitating research and providing data and specialist statistical services.
River has worked in statistics and economic analysis in the government sector for 15 years. She is the co-chair of the Business Analytics and Econometrics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia. River is the 2019 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year and Australian Capital Territory Public Sector and Academia Award winner.
Dr. Chen Cai is the leader of the Transport Analytics group at Data61 (CSIRO), and the leader of Data61’s business development in transport. Dr. Cai co-founded the Advanced Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT) team in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport. The ADAIT team was a multi-time winner of ITS Australia’s National Award on Research (2014, 2015, 2018). The team won the prestigious NSW Premier’s Innovation Initiative in 2015 to deliver predictive modelling capabilities for congestion management in Sydney. The team became a core partner in the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) initiative for On-Demand Public Transport in 2017, with responsibility for predictive data modelling. The team collaborated with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on a number of innovation projects. The ADAIT team stepped up to form the Transport Analytics Group by the end of 2018. Dr. Cai is a board director of ITS Australia, the peak-body of the nation’s ITS industry. Dr. Cai is a member of ITS Australia’s Membership Committee, and sits on the organisation committee of a number of high profile industrial events, including ITS Australia’s annual Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) conferences and the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference.
Community Services Directorate ACT
Monica has a background in computer and information science, management and scaled agile practices, and has spent time in both state and federal government.
She has spent the early part of her career developing and supporting ICT systems, which improve the quality of information, are easy to use and work to automate the process to improve the value proposition to system users, but also the wider community through more timely delivery and quality. She is passionate about using data and information to make informed decisions and creating continuous improvement in practice and policy.
Liberty Financial & Founder & Podcast Host, Data Futurology
Felipe Flores oversees the Data Science department, enabling Liberty to leverage data and drive better customer and business outcomes. Before joining Liberty, Felipe was Head of Data Science within ANZ Bank, prior to this he ran his own analytics consulting company. Felipe is an active member of the data science community, lecturing at RMIT for the Masters of Data Science program, is a co-organiser of the Data Science Melbourne Meetup group and produces a podcast called Data Futurology. Felipe holds a Bachelor of Computer Systems Engineering and a Bachelor of Business Management at the University of Queensland.
Australian National University
Alex is a trusted and experienced Data Science Leader, with a proven record of delivering innovative, successful and sustainable projects in government, industry and start-ups, that leverage data and Machine Learning/Deep Learning capabilities to deliver actionable insights.
He has expertise in collaborating with organisations to turn business problems into technical solutions, that meet and surpass strategic goals, by developing and managing high-performance teams.
Alex has over 16+ years’ experience developed across a number of industries and domains, including Federal and State government, Insurance, Asset Management (Hedge Funds), Banking (Investment and Retail), Academia and Consulting.
Alex aims to educate, guide, inspire and spur discussion and collaboration in the field of Data Science, and sharse his insights and knowledge via his blog https://impartiallyderivative.com.
Andrew is currently the President of DAMA Australia, an association providing a forum for the exchange of information relating to information resource management and to discuss challenges, ideas, experiences, resources and questions.
Previously President of the DAMA Canberra Chapter, Andrew has over 30 years’ experience working in many facets of Government ICT design, delivery and support. His principal area of expertise is data management, data warehousing and business intelligence within the Federal public sector.
NSW Department of Customer Service
Greg Zelic worked for more than 10 years as an Academic, holding a PhD in Behavioural Neurosciences. He joined the NSW Government 3 years ago and is now a team leader at the Centre for Work Health and Safety, responsible for the data and analytics function. Familiar with a range of advanced analytics and statistics techniques across many research disciplines, he more recently extended his skillset towards predictive analytics and machine learning. His demonstrated expertise and leadership make him an acknowledged and trusted advisor for data and analytics matters at Safework NSW and the Department of Customer Service.
Department of Health
Department of Human Services
Department of Defence
Joyanto Mukerjee is an Operations Research Scientist for the Defence Science and Technology Group within the Joint and Operations Analysis Division. He is the product owner of the Synthetic Human-in-the-loop Operations Research Environment. He has previously worked on submarine electro-optic systems, human system integration, Defence capability decision support and Space operations analysis. At present his research interests are in the area of applying data science to discover decision models.
Australian Electoral Commission
Australian Federal Government
Department of Industry, Innovation & Science