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

16
May 16

Utilising data to rebuild citizenship in the 21st century

Author:Alvaro Maz

I’m one of the co-founders and the managing director of Code for Australia, but before that I worked in urban planning. Urban planning is one of the most important professions today, as we now know the importance of designing our cities efficiently and inclusively. But urban planning is one of the most costly industries. In … Continue reading Utilising data to rebuild citizenship in the 21st century

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

26
Apr 16

How data analytics can improve local government

With the rise of big data and the increase in technology available, it seems that a data-driven government agency would be the norm rather than unusual.  Although federal and state government departments are embracing this new data age, it doesn’t appear that local councils are taking advantage of the massive amounts of data they collect … Continue reading How data analytics can improve local government

19
Apr 16

Transforming data for strategic marketing intelligence

I fell in love with marketing 20 years ago after reading a case study about Coca-Cola’s subliminal advertising.  I loved the thought of coercing people to buy a product they didn’t necessarily want or need. My marketing philosophy has significantly matured over the years, from thinking that good marketing is making a company look good, … Continue reading Transforming data for strategic marketing intelligence

13
Apr 16

Developing analysts from scratch – Australia’s first major in digital health & analytics

I must say it is an exciting time to be working in the health sector! It is even more exciting to be involved in a brand new degree that hopefully provides a value-add for the health system. The Australian healthcare system is a complex network of service providers, service recipients, and service organisations. While it … Continue reading Developing analysts from scratch – Australia’s first major in digital health & analytics

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