Unlocking insights & innovation in a data-centric government
Conference Date
28th & 29th November 2017
Location
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Day 1 - Tuesday 28th November, 2017

8:00
Registration, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Aligning data analytics with organisational strategy
8:40
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Strengthening open data to to drive the future of digital government
  • Quality data and analytics – the backbone of the transition
  • Boosting government capability to ensure we reach our full potential
  • What will be the role of analysts in 10 years?
Jeremy Moon
Director
Data Analytics Centre, NSW
9:20
Implementing a data governance regime to boost organisational value
  • Operating with data as you would any other business finance asset
  • Creating an environment of data ownership and nurture
  • Protecting data from internal threats – records loss, IT systems changes
Kevin Jeffery
Chief Data Officer
IP Australia
10:00
SPEED NETWORKING

Meet delegates in short 60 second bursts and set up valuable conversations for the rest of the event

10:30
Morning tea & networking
11:00
Digital identity – navigating the perfect storm
  • Exploring the impact of trends in identity fraud, hackers, and personal data protection
  • Impacts and implications of the continuing shift of consumers to digital channels
  • Unlocking the full potential of a digitised economy through getting digital identity right
Cameron Gough
General Manager, Digital Delivery Centre
Australia Post
11:25
Primed for Growth: how an annual publication can reinforce strategic direction
  • Understanding what your executive team wants to achieve
  • Reinvigorating the old spread-sheet approach – the power of a good infographic
  • Meeting the goal to increase NSW primary industries GVP by 30% by 2020
Tim McRae
Group Director, Economics and Analysis, Strategy and Policy Division
NSW Department of Primary Industries
12:05
Networking lunch
Boosting capability & unlocking new insights
1:00
INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE: Tools & technology to boost data analytics
  • Data strategy
  • Analytics software
  • Storage solutions
  • Risk & security
2:00
Initiating and managing an organisation-wide data transformation program
  • Creating and sustaining executive buy-in
  • How to achieve culture change (and not just talk about it)
  • Linking data strategy to fundamental organisational performance
Chris Morrison
Program Manager Data & Information Management Strategy
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:10
Queensland Freight Model: an exercise in supply chain analytics
  • Forecasting economic activity to estimate commodity movements
  • Approaching supply chain research, data collection, fusion, analytics and visualisation
  • Applying this to future heavy vehicle network planning
Martin Henrion
Senior Analyst, Transport Analysis Unit
Department of Transport and Main Roads.
Kath Johnston
Manager Data & Analytics - Transport Strategy & Planning Branch
Department of Transport & Main Roads, QLD
3:50
OUT OF SECTOR INSIGHTS: Digital data journalism: a long list of percentages and how we made them interesting!
  • A brief tour of data visualisation at ABC News
  • How we covered the census 2016 data release and why it worked
  • Dissecting the visualisation – ‘this is Australia as 100 people’
Simon Elvery
Data Journalist
ABC News Digital
4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & networking drinks
5:30
Mid Conference Masterclass B commences

How to build long-term data analytics capability across your organisation

Workshop B: How to build long-term data analytics capability across your organisation
Tuesday 28th November 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Government is failing to respond fast enough to changes in policy and technology which, in the national data system, reduces compliance with key policies and constrains future potential. Additionally, in a competitive labour market, conventional workforce planning leads to an exit of critical skills, and struggles to attract key talent. Finally, data analytics areas are often siloed, reducing impact across the organisation. If you’re uncertain where to start, or frustrated with a lack of momentum, this masterclass will give you practical initiatives to boost your data analytics capability and project momentum, drawing from a real implementation experience!

Why attend this masterclass?

  • Turn ‘improve data analytics capability’ into pragmatic actions & initiatives
  • Find the right mix of foundational & specialised skills
  • Help others overcome resistance to learning new concepts, skills & technologies
  • Bridge the gap between people, process and technology

What you will take away by attending:

  • Guidance for performing a gap analysis of data analytics skills & capability
  • Understand the relationship between data analytics and other business functions and job roles (not just the ‘data nerds’)
  • An example data analytics capability plan for upskilling your data workforce

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $599 + GST

Chris Morrison
Program Manager Data & Information Management Strategy
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
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Day 2 - Wednesday 29th November, 2017

8:00
Welcome, coffee & networking
8:30
Opening remarks from the Chair
Boosting capability & unlocking new insights
8:40
New York City’s Open Data for All – opening new worlds to all New Yorkers
  • Mandating full coverage of all NYC entities’ public data by 2018
  • Creating new opportunities and levelling the playing field
Amen Ra Mashariki
Former Chief Analytics Officer
City of New York
9:20
Discovering new relationships between mental illness & the criminal justice system
  • Developing the Queensland Linkage Project
  • Linking longitudinal administrative data from six government departments
  • Informing future health services and criminal justice policy
Anna Stewart
Professor, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Griffith University
10:00
Creating a precision information environment within QFES
  • Undergoing transformation to create a new integral department
  • Creating a technology layer to provide a precision information environment
  • Ensuring all capabilities meet the expectations of the community
Doug Smith
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Strategy Officer, Capability & Performance Division
Queensland Fire & Emergency Services
10:40
Morning tea & networking
11:10
Leading a coordinated & cooperative approach to tourism data analysis
  • Overcoming the unique challenges of capturing ‘tourism’ data
  • Distilling data to inform state decision making for a variety of stakeholders – public policy, environment, investors, media & industry
Denise Ulbrick
Manager Research tourism, Events and Visitor Economy Employment, Investment and Trade
Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, VIC
11:50
PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing soft skills – harder than you think!
  • Helping your team build relationships across the business
  • Leveraging off each other’s skills and knowledge
  • Improving communication and language with non-data people
Chris Morrison
Program Manager Data & Information Management Strategy
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
Kath Johnston
Manager Data & Analytics - Transport Strategy & Planning Branch
Department of Transport & Main Roads, QLD
Amen Ra Mashariki
Former Chief Analytics Officer
City of New York
12:30
Networking lunch
New trends, tools & technologies - towards a digital government
1:20
Utilising data to embrace customer-focused digital change in Transport for NSW
  • Using real-time data insights to inform service delivery
  • Enabling self-sufficiency with your business partners

  • Lessons learnt and future goals for the Opal Card analysis
Karen Willetts
Principal Manager Transport Analytics
Transport for NSW
2:00
Integrating new technology to improve analytics processes
  • Using technology to share and analyse data
  • Introducing AI case ascertainment to replace paper-based pathology results
  • Launching a dynamic, online NSW Cancer Statistics module
Sarajane Hansen
Chief Information Officer
Cancer Institute, NSW
2:40
Afternoon tea & networking
3:50
Relieving traffic congestion through descriptive & predictive analytics
  • Integrating traffic data bases: Opal, GPS, traffic signals, buses, private data
  • Applying machine learning techniques with transport modelling tools
  • Identifying alternatives and communicating this to road users
Chen Cai
Program Director of NSW Premier’s Innovation Initiative - Congestion Priority & Team Leader Advanced Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT) team
Data61 - CSIRO
4:00
LIGHTNING STRIKE

Delegates will have the chance to share innovative data projects or initiatives happening in their own organisations

4:30
Closing remarks from the Chair & close of Conference
Workshop A: Exploring new approaches to data visualisation & storytelling
Monday 27th November 2017, 5:00pm-8:00pm

How much value and insight is being overlooked in your data? Transform your data into a meaningful story by joining this back to basics look at what makes a good data visualisation – and what makes a bad one! You’ll look at different types of data and various ways of presenting it, learn about some pitfalls to watch out for, and think about the differences between narrative and exploratory data visualisation.

Why attend this masterclass?

  • Learn the key principles of powerful data storytelling
  • Bridge the gaps in your audience’s understanding of information
  • Evaluate the difference between narrative vs exploratory data storytelling
  • Tailor your approach to suit the tone & purpose of your message

What you will take away by attending:

  • An overview of the best ways to present certain types of data
  • Practical skills for visualising your organisation’s own data to tell a story
  • Tips & tricks to reach ‘the Holy Grail’ of data storytelling

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $599 + GST

Simon Elvery
Data Journalist
ABC News Digital
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Workshop B: How to build long-term data analytics capability across your organisation
Tuesday 28th November 2017, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Government is failing to respond fast enough to changes in policy and technology which, in the national data system, reduces compliance with key policies and constrains future potential. Additionally, in a competitive labour market, conventional workforce planning leads to an exit of critical skills, and struggles to attract key talent. Finally, data analytics areas are often siloed, reducing impact across the organisation. If you’re uncertain where to start, or frustrated with a lack of momentum, this masterclass will give you practical initiatives to boost your data analytics capability and project momentum, drawing from a real implementation experience!

Why attend this masterclass?

  • Turn ‘improve data analytics capability’ into pragmatic actions & initiatives
  • Find the right mix of foundational & specialised skills
  • Help others overcome resistance to learning new concepts, skills & technologies
  • Bridge the gap between people, process and technology

What you will take away by attending:

  • Guidance for performing a gap analysis of data analytics skills & capability
  • Understand the relationship between data analytics and other business functions and job roles (not just the ‘data nerds’)
  • An example data analytics capability plan for upskilling your data workforce

* Refreshments & dinner provided

Price: $599 + GST

Chris Morrison
Program Manager Data & Information Management Strategy
Department of Infrastructure & Regional Development
Register Now
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Key Speakers

Kevin Jeffery
Chief Data Officer
IP Australia
Amen Ra Mashariki
Former Chief Analytics Officer
City of New York
Sarajane Hansen
Chief Information Officer
Cancer Institute, NSW
Jeremy Moon
Director
Data Analytics Centre, NSW