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
- Utilising big data to place people at the centre of Government work
- Advanced profiling and pattern recognition through combining open source and closed source data set
- PANEL DISCUSSION: Techniques to draw insight from your data
- The Data Cube: Developing an innovative approach to organising & analysing data
Pia Waugh is an open government and open data ninja , working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. She believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research. Pia was awarded as one of the Top 100 Most Influential Women in Australia for 2014.
Pia started work in September 2016 at AUSTRAC, the Australian financial intelligence and regulation agency. Her role there will be looking at international engagement, open data and APIs, and introducing hackathons for the financial sector. Pia was on maternity leave with her first child from January till September 2016, whilst finishing off some University study and writing a book about her vision for the future. Stay tuned to this blog or @piawaugh on Twitter to follow along at home. She is hoping to finish her book by lca2017.
Prior to maternity leave, Pia was the Director for Data Infrastructure and Government Engagement in the Australian Government Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, responsible for data.gov.au, NationalMap and helping drive a more data and evidence driven public service. Pia, her wonderful team and the open data agenda was moved in October 2015 from the Department of Finance to PM&C. At the Department of Finance, Pia was the Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 for the Australian Government CTO (John Sheridan) looking at whole of government technology, services and procurement, and where she originally was running data.gov.au with a small dedicated team under the leadership of John Sheridan.
Data Analytics Centre
Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector and, has led organisations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.
Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3200 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society, and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Social Investment Unit, NZ
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 email@example.com, or https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilymasondatainpolicy.
Department of 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.
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: 23 Nov 2016 By: Jessica FarrellyChris 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 FarrellyAustralian 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 …
Date: 16 Oct 2016 By: Che Tibby“Privacy By Design”, “Social Licence”. If you say them often enough they become mantra by which an agency can start to embed a culture of data safety among its people. The world of public sector ICT is littered with the corpses of high-spend projects that died from a thousand cuts of outrage because no-one asked …
Date: 10 Oct 2016 By: Peter WaySuccessful asset management of infrastructure is highly dependent on data, be it technical or financial data. Most organisations struggle to gather that data and adequately translate the data into useful information on which to make informed decisions. Similarly, most organisations struggle when it comes to articulating the condition of their assets and the levels of …
Endorsers & Media Partners
Australian Govlink is Australia’s only digital magazine dedicated to promoting partnerships between government and the private sector. Following research conducted by BGP Publishing with Council CEOs, General Managers, Engineers and Purchasing /Procurement Officers, BGP found the digital publication enabled senior management to forward Australian Govlink to all departments. This information led to BGP moving from hardcopy to the new digital format from 2015 and provides advertisers with a wider reach across the Local Government network in Australia and the ability to embed video files within your advertisement to maximize engagement with the reader.