2nd Annual
Unlocking the benefits of data integration for the public sector
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27th & 28th May 2020
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Day 1 - Wednesday 27th May, 2020

Registration, coffee & networking
Opening remarks from the Chair
Building a mutually beneficial business case for meaningful data sharing
Transitioning into the next era of data sharing
  • Exploring what government-wide data sharing looks like in practice, and insights from the NSW experience
  • Unpacking what outcomes are possible through effective data sharing
  • Priorities in moving towards data sharing reform across government
Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist
NSW Department of Customer Service
KEYNOTE: Embracing data sharing through strong leadership at the enterprise level
  • Working towards a cohesive, agency-wide approach to data collection, use and management
  • Preparing for intra-agency and inter-agency information exchange
  • Identifying where data can be better used to achieve strategic goals and policy-driven outcomes
Tammy Braybrook
Chief Data Officer
IP Australia
Morning tea & networking
Developing compelling business cases to engage other agencies in sharing
  • Insights from the Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) program in encouraging collaborative inter-agency sharing practices
  • Developing strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Highlighting the positive potential that can result from the sharing of information
Marcel van Kints
General Manager, Statistical Data Integration
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Implementing data governance frameworks to share data safely & effectively
From theory into reality: putting data sharing into practice
  • The importance of strategic leadership when actioning data sharing frameworks
  • Understanding what practical steps should be taken
  • Best-practice strategies for data governance and management when operationalising a given set of guidelines
Geoff Neideck
Group Head Data Strategies & Integration
Australian Institute of Health & Welfare
Developing an organisation-wide strategy for effective data sharing
  • Encouraging an organisation to embrace data sharing for the opportunities it provides
  • Highlighting the importance of effective collaboration and communication between technical and operational divisions
  • Maintaining a high standard of infrastructure development to ensure the ongoing security and privacy of information
Tim Beard
Manager, Data Strategy
Department of Industry, Science, Energy & Resources
Networking lunch
  • Transitioning towards cloud-based data services
  • Determining ownership and responsibility in the warehousing of data
  • Developing data literacy amongst non-data specialists
Preparing for successful data sharing by conducting a data stocktake
  • Setting the foundation through proper data governance and management
  • Understanding the value and potential of properly utilised data when shared
  • Engaging leaders in becoming a data-centric organisation that will be in a better position to share and leverage available information
John Thompson
Director, Data Management
Services Australia
Afternoon tea & networking
Piecing together the interoperability puzzle
  • Insights from the National Archives’ Data Interoperability Maturity Model (DIMM) in supporting interoperability through good information and data governance
  • Considering all the relevant puzzle pieces when sharing information and data
  • Applying a consistent, systematic and reliable approach to optimise interoperability maturity
Linda Macfarlane
Acting Assistant Director-General, Collection Management
National Archives of Australia
Identifying potential challenges around data sharing & gaining the buy-in to overcome them
  • Creating a whole-of-government strategy to overcome barriers to data sharing
  • Highlighting specific areas of focus that will allow data sharing to happen
  • Developing strategic partnerships to mitigate the effect of challenges encountered
Peita Bonato
Lead, ACT Information & Data Sharing Taskforce
ACT Government
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 28th May, 2020

Welcome, coffee & networking
Opening remarks from the Chair
Maintaining trust in the privacy, quality & integrity of data when sharing
Understanding data sharing frameworks & how they can be implemented
  • Insights into the practicalities of sharing data, and the challenges that can arise
  • Key considerations when exchanging with a variety of stakeholders
  • Options for oversight and enforcement in the event of breaches, both deliberate and unintentional
River Paul
Chief Economist & Statistician
Australian Financial Security Authority
Building & maintaining trust amongst stakeholders around privacy & security
  • Leveraging communication as a key strategy for building trust
  • Exploring the role of consent in data collection and subsequent sharing
  • Developing a comprehensive data governance strategy to carry an organisation through periods of change
Rachel Dixon
Privacy & Data Security Deputy Commissioner
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

In this interactive session, you will have the opportunity for reflective discussion with other delegates and discuss key takeaways from the conference so far

Morning tea & networking
Balancing privacy with opportunity when sharing information
  • Understanding where the law needs to be considered when sharing data
  • Linking the notions of privacy, governance and management in the context of data
  • Insights from real-world linkage of health data and information
Peter Leonard
Professor of Practice, School of Information Systems & Technology Management
UNSW Business School
INTERACTIVE PANEL DISCUSSION: What are the legal & ethical considerations when sharing data?
  • Identifying key legal and ethical concerns
  • Making the most of data sharing while balancing legal considerations
  • Centralising ethics within efforts to improve staff data literacy
Lisa Keeling
General Counsel
Services Australia
Peter Leonard
Professor of Practice, School of Information Systems & Technology Management
UNSW Business School
Rachael Fay
Data Governance Specialist
Australian Federal Government
Networking lunch
Overcoming challenges in using shared data for decision making
Aligning data sharing with organisational purpose & desired outcomes
  • Prioritising data integration within a framework for structural reform
  • Coordinating the functions of data integration and data analytics for optimal performance
  • Differentiating between high quality and low quality data to generate the best results
Invited: Simon Nash
Microdata Integration Project Lead
Department of the Treasury
Making the most of existing datasets in delivering outcomes through data sharing
  • Ensuring accurate analysis of currently available data
  • Identifying further potential uses of existing information
  • Avoiding unnecessary duplication in the collection and storage of data
John King
Director, System Intelligence & Analytics
Department of Health & Human Services VIC
Afternoon tea & networking
Addressing the issue of data lineage in a rapidly changing environment
  • Working with legacy systems in the face of technological advancements
  • Identifying when existing systems need to be modified or upgraded
  • Assessing the financial and operational implications of working with outdated systems
Jeffrey Popova-Clark
Director, Data Advisory Services
Department of Housing & Public Works QLD
From data into knowledge: leveraging data stewardship to drive policy & decision making
  • Understanding the role & responsibility of a data steward
  • Identifying where a lack of data can also tell a story
  • Highlighting how data can be mapped and operationalised to align with business purposes
Rob Wilkins
Projects Leader Information Management Systems
Department of Education NSW
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: How to prepare for data sharing with a best-practice data governance strategy
Tuesday 26th May 2020, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Key legislative changes and technological advancements are two of the primary factors ushering in a new era of data sharing. A thorough data governance strategy is a fundamental prerequisite to ensure that information can be shared safely and effectively. Maintaining this foundation is particularly important during periods of change and transformation in government.

This hands-on session will expose you to the tools and techniques required for the development of a high quality data governance strategy. Gain the knowledge and practical capabilities to implement data sharing and navigate periods of transition with the confidence of a solid grounding in governance.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Learn what constitutes best-practice when it comes to data governance
  • Establish a solid foundation of data governance before launching into the new era of data sharing
  • Drive collaboration within your organisation to ensure consistency in data governance practices

What you will takeaway from attending

  • An understanding of the importance of data governance at the enterprise level
  • Tools to develop your own data governance
  • The ability to communicate the value of a data governance strategy in order to get buy-in

* Refreshments provided

Price: $499 + GST

Rachael Fay
Data Governance Specialist
Australian Federal Government
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Workshop B: How to foster a data-centric organisational culture
Tuesday 26th May 2020, 4:30pm – 7:30pm

Launching into the new era of data sharing requires organisations to be data-driven, and appreciative of the potential opportunities accessible through information exchange. For these opportunities to be fully realised, all staff must first have a solid grounding of data literacy, and an understanding of why proper data governance, management and quality are so important.

This workshop will equip you with the insights, tools and strategies necessary to advocate for the importance of data-centric culture change within your organisation, the product of which will be an enterprise that is ripe to reap the benefits of data sharing.

Why attend this workshop?

  • Develop practical strategies to drive culture change at your organisation as a data advocate
  • Learn the key ways in which an organisation can embrace data-centricity as a value
  • Understand the role of staff data literacy in organisational culture change

What you will takeaway from attending

  • Skills to have conversations with key stakeholders around an organisational data drive
  • Tools for bringing colleagues along the journey towards a data driven-culture
  • Insights from real-world experience in advocating for the importance of data within a government organisation

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $499 + GST

Rob Wilkins
Projects Leader Information Management Systems
Department of Education NSW
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Key Speakers

Tammy Braybrook
Chief Data Officer
IP Australia
Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist
NSW Department of Customer Service
Marcel van Kints
General Manager, Statistical Data Integration
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Rachel Dixon
Privacy & Data Security Deputy Commissioner
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner