Innovative practices to link data & improve capability
Conference Date
26th & 27th July 2017
Hotel Realm, Canberra
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The recent March 2017 publication from the Productivity Commission ‘Data Availability and Use’ is pushing Government Departments and Agencies to help create an open data sourced Australian Government.
The 'Data Analysis for Effective Decision Making' conference provides all the practical information on how to link and share data sets while maintaining privacy concerns, and ultimately drive the Australian Government to be a smart data Government.  

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

Key Speakers

Evelyn Wareham
General Manager, Customer Support & Development
Statistics New Zealand
Dr. Amy Shi-Nash
Head of Data Science
Commonwealth Bank
Emily Mason
General Manager, Engagement
Social Investment Agency
Peter Worthington-Eyre
Chief Data Officer
Department of the Premier & Cabinet, SA


What People Are Saying

  • “A great conference for organisations who are looking to leverage their data assets and invest in future analytics capabilities.”

    Chris Clapp
    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 …

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