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Based on recent events and the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to postpone the summit to later in 2020. We will announce the new dates once confirmed. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch: attending@publicspectrum.com

Why should you attend?

    • 1.30+ thought leaders and speakers: Our speakers range from national and International data experts across Finance, Telco, Utilities, Retail and more!
    • 2.Build a Data literacy program for your organisaiton which will allow you to take your business to the next level.
    • 3.Discover the latest technology: We carefully curate vendors who must have solutions that address current market needs. We work collaboratively with them to make their involvement relevant.
    • 4.Interact and learn with peers: Our mix of session format’s gives you the opportunity to collaborate and ideate with your peers on your biggest challenges..
    • 5.Learn from real never heard before case studies from progressive organisations which will assist you in implementing new strategies.

In 2020 Data and Analytics is due to skyrocket to new heights, there is now a growing need for Data professionals to implement new technologies and lead their organisational growth. The Australian Data Summit will help Data professionals enhance data management processes and workforce data literacy to optimise decision making. 

The 2nd Australian Data Summit will be held in Sydney from June 16-18, 2020. It is a unique event that will explore some of the most exciting case studies and innovative strategies to maximise data management and data governance. With powerful keynote presentations and panel discussions from Australia’s leading Data professionals, this event will address the most significant challenges being faced today and uncovered the knowledge, strategies and technology to improve the impact and value of analytical efforts. 

Our key drivers

Harnessing data for informed and enhanced business strategies
Preparing your organisation for the implementation of ML and AI
Increasing your workforce’s data literacy to improve data optimisation
Implementing a data infrastructure to optimise decision making

Hear from 30+ thought leaders including:

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MONDAY, 15 June 2020
TUESDAY, 16 June 2020
WEDNESDAY, 17 June 2020
  • Increasing your workforce's data literacy to improve data optimisation
  • 9:30 AM
    Workshop A: The Secrets to Successful Data Science Careers and Practices

    This workshop will guide you through practical steps for developing a successful career as a Data Scientist, including progressing your career into senior roles and building effective and sustainable Data Science capabilities and practices.    


    The workshop will cover:  

    • Key insights, tips and guidance on progressing your career from practitioner to manager and beyond   
    • Important questions to ask when applying for your next role   
    • Effective ways to ensure success with Data Science projects   
    • How to avoid common pitfalls   


    By attending this workshop, you will learn:  

    • The key technical skills you need to develop as a Data Scientist   
    • The importance of soft skills to take your career to the next level   
    • Tips and insights into getting buy-in for your Data Science capabilities and projects   
    • How to develop a successful and sustainable Data Science practice   
    • How to successfully manage a Data Science team  
    Dr Alex Antic
    Head of Data Science ANU Software Innovation Institute
  • 12:00 PM
    Afternoon refreshments
  • 1:00 PM
    Workshop B: Embedding and building data literacy in your organisation – guided steps to build an effective data literacy program

    This workshop will guide you through practical steps for building and executing an effective data literacy program in your organisation. 


    This workshop will cover:   

    • Establishing clear goals for your data literacy program   
    • Identifying and assigning who should take part in your data literacy program   
    • Building the case for funding, resources and getting buy-in   
    • Leading and advocating for your data literacy initiatives, and getting your organisations inspired about what data can do   
    • Crafting an effective communication plan highlighting the benefits to those who should get involved   
    • Using assessments to understand data literacy in your organisations and identify gaps   
    • Incorporating data literacy into daily schedule and existing organisational culture   
    • Developing the right measurements to identify progress and lessons learnt   


    By attending this workshop, you will learn: 

    • How to build an effective data literacy program   
    • A step by step best practice guide to support you on your journey   
    • Tips and insights into getting buy-in, and measuring your success 
    Andrew Smailes
    Past President DAMA Australia


“I thought the data summit was fantastic. It was a great opportunity to make sure our data and analytics road map is on the right track.”    
Head Data Architect,Blackmores
“The summit provided excellent information around the data science and data governance spaces. The range of industries represented by speakers was great.”
General Manager, Business Data and Reporting,University of Wollongong
“The Australian Data Summit was a smoothly run event with speakers from public and private enterprise covering a broad range of data topics. Whether you have a technical or strategic focus, your interests were addressed, and your thoughts challenged. Well worth attending!”
Information Manager & Privacy Officer,Lower Murray Water
I came to the conference with low expectations due to my past experience with conferences like this. However, I was surprised how much I learned from listening to the various presentations and panel discussions. The topics were relevant and relatable.
Head of Customer Journey,Enterprise Data, ING Australia

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