The Advancing APS Data Analytics conference will focus on building these critical technical skills and capabilities at the heart of government transformation towards advanced analytics. Hear from senior leaders showcasing new approaches and tools to enhance data driven decision making.
Program highlights include strategic & technical sessions on:
- How agile analytics is enhancing business insights
- An introduction to the notion of Intelligent Knowledge Lakes
- Fit for purpose data analytics
- Developing a data driven approach to risk profiling
- Integrating human & machine decision making
- The implications arising from advanced analytics including AI and privacy
Federal and state public sector representatives with responsibilities for:
- Data Analytics
- Data Science & Mining
- Business Analytics & Insights
- Research & Reporting
- Performance & Strategy
- Information Architects
Learn key skills & new approaches to
- Build data literacy & capability across the organisation
- Use agile analytics to deliver business insights
- Develop a more strategic approach to data design
- Enhance data trust & quality
- Support data sharing & reuse
- Translate data into actionable outcomes
- Embed the right infrastructure to support advanced analytics
- Innovate with data modelling & forecasting
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, SA
Department of Customer Service
Simon has worked for the NSW DAC for over two years. He has been instrumental in transformation of the DAC to an agile culture.
Simon and his team have built an advanced analytics platform in the commercial cloud which delivers the necessary functionality and scalability to support Customer Service department and NSW Government as a whole.
Simon has over 20 years experience in data, technology and transformation in 7 different countries and has worked for companies such as Macquarie, Westpac, HSBC, IBM and Motorola.
Australian Financial Security Authority & Co-Chair, Business Analytics Section, Statistical Society of Australia
River Paul leads the statistics and economic analysis team at the Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA), promoting the use of data and analysis for informed decision making. This team provides analytical services to all divisions within AFSA to shape and improve outcomes. These services include statistical and economic modelling, and data analytics for operational and regulatory areas. River’s team also provide a statistics service to the broader community. This service includes the regular publication of statistics, facilitating research and providing data and specialist statistical services.
River has worked in statistics and economic analysis in the government sector for 15 years. She is the co-chair of the Business Analytics and Econometrics Section of the Statistical Society of Australia. River is the 2019 Telstra Australian Capital Territory Business Woman of the Year and Australian Capital Territory Public Sector and Academia Award winner.
Dr. Chen Cai is the leader of the Transport Analytics group at Data61 (CSIRO), and the leader of Data61’s business development in transport. Dr. Cai co-founded the Advanced Data Analytics in Transport (ADAIT) team in 2013 and led it to grow into one of Australia’s leading research units of data science in transport. The ADAIT team was a multi-time winner of ITS Australia’s National Award on Research (2014, 2015, 2018). The team won the prestigious NSW Premier’s Innovation Initiative in 2015 to deliver predictive modelling capabilities for congestion management in Sydney. The team became a core partner in the Transport for NSW (TfNSW) initiative for On-Demand Public Transport in 2017, with responsibility for predictive data modelling. The team collaborated with NSW Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) on a number of innovation projects. The ADAIT team stepped up to form the Transport Analytics Group by the end of 2018. Dr. Cai is a board director of ITS Australia, the peak-body of the nation’s ITS industry. Dr. Cai is a member of ITS Australia’s Membership Committee, and sits on the organisation committee of a number of high profile industrial events, including ITS Australia’s annual Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) conferences and the ITS Asia Pacific 2020 conference.
MXA Consulting is an independent ICT strategy and architecture firm. MXA delivers fixed price outcomes for clients that make a positive impact. MXA focuses on understanding the needs and preference of users, providing pragmatic and actionable advice, clearly communicating through visualisations and delivering implementable plans.
MXA is Canberra based, with significant experience in state and federal government digital transformation, service design, and service delivery reform. MXA’s services include two pass business case development, ICT and data strategy, enterprise and solution architecture, program planning and user centred design.
Robinson Ryan Pty Ltd is a data-centric consulting firm providing professional services in data management. We structure our services using the Data Management Body of Knowledge.
Our services include consulting, training, coaching and mentoring along with Erwin data modeller product sales and support.
We help clients resolve issues with data focussed on reducing cost and impacting the bottom line. For most organisations, the cost of coping with data issues is invisible. We help shed light on the effort organisations expend to reduce cost and increase efficiency and so show how data can be a valuable asset.
Typical engagements cover:
Assessment & Analysis typically uses Data Management Maturity assessments or Data Landscape mapping: Mapping of source, flow and use of information through systems and processes exposes issues in information duplication, quality and governance.
Strategy & Solution can cover:
- improvements to data management practices
- data strategy development
- creating business case to implement data governance and improve data quality.
Robinson Ryan is a small consulting company and we have a culture of working with clients and our colleagues collaboratively and flexibly. We are committed to delivering the outcome our customers need, whatever that takes. We work with you and for you.
What People Are Saying
“Great forum to share ideas with active practitioners in the field. We’re all facing similar challenges, it’s great to see the different solutions in different contexts.”Chief Analytics Officer, MSD
“Criterion pulled together an informative program with engaging speakers from the political, bureaucratic, business and technology sectors – and you didn’t have to be a statistician to keep up.”Assistant Director, Dept. of Premier & Cabinet (Tasmania)
“A great connectivity event facilitating networking across business and government to drive future innovation and share knowledge. The Criterion staff were very professional and engaging, I would definitely keep my eye out for future conferences”Information Manager/Data Governance, ATO
The Advancing Data Analytics conference inspires attendees to consider the near future and to share best practice from disparate areas of government. This is one of the best events I have attended in recent years, predominantly due to the excellent organisation and quality of speakers. I’ll be coming back having hopefully implemented some of the things I learned this time around.”Digital Health Agency, Advancing Data Analytics conference 2018
“Very enjoyable to be in a room full of people who understand the importance of data and data analytics as much as I do! Thought provoking presentations and Q&A, with heaps of learning taken back to apply to my organisation – thanks.”ACT Government, Advancing Data Analytics conference 2018
Date: 9 Aug 2019 By: Criterion Content Team
Comparable to the industrial revolution, the rapid advances in data and analytics, machine learning and big data are causing dramatic shifts across sectors, including the public service. With a proposed $1.5 billion in cuts to the public sector over the next four years, delivering outcomes with less resources requires more efficient use of data. There …
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 …
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