24
Nov 16

Building analytics team capability from the ground up

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 … Continue reading Building analytics team capability from the ground up

04
Nov 16

Productivity Commission recommends sweeping data reforms

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 … Continue reading Productivity Commission recommends sweeping data reforms

17
Oct 16

Public access to microdata through the Integrated Data Infrastructure

Author: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 … Continue reading Public access to microdata through the Integrated Data Infrastructure

21
Sep 16

Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

The data.gov.au platform is set to become a “world-leading example of public open data infrastructure” under new plans by the Data Infrastructure Engagement (DIGE) team and Data61 (CSIRO’s digital research network). Data61 was tasked with employing “data analytics to connect disparate government datasets and publicly release them on open data platforms” as part of the … Continue reading Data.gov.au to become a ‘world-leading example of public open data’

08
Sep 16

Analytics and decision making

Analytics is about extracting knowledge from data. The extracted knowledge is of little value unless it assists users to understand issues and reach decisions. One of the failings of analytics is that the important insights it provides can be ignored because they are not embedded in a tool or product that assists users to grasp … Continue reading Analytics and decision making

05
Sep 16

APS launches Data Skills and Capability Framework

“Australia’s capacity to remain competitive in the digital economy is contingent upon its ability to harness the value of data.” The Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation has launched a new framework for upskilling all public sector employees in analysing and extracting value from the vast quantities of data available to them. Speaking about the new … Continue reading APS launches Data Skills and Capability Framework

26
Apr 16

8 benefits of big data for state and local governments in Australia

Does big data hold the key for process improvement in local councils and state government agencies? By tackling their big data challenges and using analytics to unlock key information, local and state government agencies can fully realise a variety of benefits, from improving the way they already utilise IT and discovering new services and capabilities … Continue reading 8 benefits of big data for state and local governments in Australia

19
Jan 16

Managing the Cultural Change of Shared & Open Data

A knowledge gap exists in terms of how public, private, community and educational institutions can best co-design, pilot and continuously deploy support-system infrastructures that allow a diverse range of stakeholders, including citizens, to co-create solutions to societal challenges. Using an agricultural and natural resource management lens, such support systems need to respect the importance of … Continue reading Managing the Cultural Change of Shared & Open Data