This event will focus on:
- Understanding the impact of data sharing & the privacy landscape
- Improving analytics capabilities
- Improving data quality and therefore decision making
Who will attend?
Federal & State government representatives with responsibilities and roles of:
- Data Analytics
- Data Science & Mining
- Research & Reporting
- Performance & Strategy
- Project Officers
- Information Architects
Attend to learn:
Learn how to better link & share data sets
Improve your analytics capability
Understand the data privacy landscape
Improve the visualisation of data
- Advanced profiling and pattern recognition through combining open source and closed source data set
- Utilising big data to place people at the centre of Government work
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Techniques to draw insight from your data
- The Data Cube: Developing an innovative approach to organising & analysing data
Statistics New Zealand
Evelyn Wareham is the General Manager responsible for customer facing data services at Stats NZ, the New Zealand government’s lead agency for data and analytics. Evelyn is a self-confessed data zealot and a strong believer in the strategic power of data to change lives. Over the past five years, she has led the rapid expansion of Stats NZ’s Integrated Data Infrastructure, as a world-leading hub of anonymised, person-centred data for trusted access for statistical and analytical research. Evelyn also leads the delivery of Statistics NZ’s online data for customers, including its drive for open data. In 2014, she was a member of the New Zealand Data Futures Forum. Evelyn has strong knowledge of privacy and a particular interest in the social license for data sharing and use.
Amy is an executive leader with a proven track record of creating value and competitive advantage through data-driven culture and innovation. As the Head of Data Science at Commonwealth Bank, she is responsible for driving strategic data science capability, enable business transformation and differentiated customer experience. Prior to CBA, she was the founding member and Chief Data Science Officer of DataSpark, Singtel’s data analytics spin-off. Amy is a Science Board Member of i-Com and since 2013 is Industry Track Program Committee Member of ACM KDD. She is a frequent public speaker, a co-inventor and co-author of multiple Patents and Publications. Amy holds a Ph.D in data mining, a Master in AI and an MBA.
Social Investment Agency
Emily Mason is passionate about helping those in the social sector better answer the question “what works for whom, at what cost” by bridging the gap between data science and government (policy) decision-making. This focus is the result of almost 20 years’ experience in policy and analytics teams working to turn data into information useful for decision-making. Emily has worked in strategic and operational roles across New Zealand’s central government and enjoys providing advice and presenting on using data science to build a fairer and more evidence based state sector. Emily is currently Lead – Analytical Products, at the Social Investment Unit, New Zealand. Previous roles include work with the Ministry of Education, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC), and Statistics New Zealand. Emily has a Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) from Victoria University of Wellington and was awarded the Prime Minister’s Public Policy Prize (VUW) in 2004. Emily can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, or https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilymasondatainpolicy.
Department of the Premier & 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 data and analytics, most recently leading innovative change in the reporting, analytics and actuarial teams at ReturnToWorkSA. Peter has held a number of leadership roles in operations and analytics in both public and private sector and is passionate about improving businesses understanding, efficiency and customer service.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
We are HPE Software. Soon to become Micro Focus – one of the world’s largest, pure-play software companies.
We make IT environments more efficient, productive and secure, enabling fast, flexible responses to a rapidly changing competitive landscape. We enable organisations to act quickly on ideas by delivering infrastructure that can be easily composed and recomposed to meet shifting demands so they can lead in today’s marketplace of disruptive innovation.
On September 7, 2016, Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced the spin-off and merger of its Software business with Micro Focus, a global software company with 40 years of experience in delivering and supporting enterprise software solutions. Helping customers innovate faster with lower risk, Micro Focus is committed to helping customers embrace the latest technologies while maximizing the value of their IT investments–in essence, bridging the old and the new.
Together, HPE Software and Micro Focus will combine to be one of the world’s largest pure-play software companies – a peer to industry giants such as Microsoft, Oracle and SAP. With estimated annual revenues of $4.5 billion, the newly combined FTSE 100 company will encompass 18,000 employees and will serve 40,000 customers.
What People Are Saying
“A great conference for organisations who are looking to leverage their data assets and invest in future analytics capabilities.”Department of Education & Training Attendee at Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making July 2016
Date: 22 Jun 2017 By: Emily Mason
Policy makers and service designers are always striving to find out ‘what works’, but traditionally this has been a time-consuming and expensive process. We’ve also been limited to using small, specifically collected data sets to produce aggregated results, which can’t easily be used to improve services. The upshot is we’ve been using data to represent …
Date: 30 May 2017 By: Jessica Farrelly
The Government is set to invest $130 million in data analytics teams over the next three years, under the newly announced Data Integration Partnership for Australia (DIPA) initiative. Financed by the Public Sector Modernisation Fund, the DIPA will maximise use of the Government’s vast data assets, allowing cost effective and timely insights into data that …
Date: 23 Nov 2016 By: Jessica Farrelly
Chris O’Dell, Manager of Planning Statistics at the Department of Planning & Environment NSW shared his insights into building an analytics team at the Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making conference in Sydney this week. The Planning Statistics team is newly formed and was built based on ‘4 Ps’: purpose, position, people and product. Purpose …
Date: 3 Nov 2016 By: Jessica Farrelly
Australian government agencies must take a more contemporary approach to sharing and releasing data, according to a new draft report from the Productivity Commission. Proposing significant reforms, the report recommends a new Data Sharing and Release Act, a National Data Custodian and a suite of sectoral Accredited Release Authorities to improve transparency and confidence in …