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Why you should attend

  • 1.Improving the sharing, use and reuse of public sector data.
  • 2.Designing and implementing effective data governance.
  • 3. Using a safe and reliable cloud in Government.
  • 4. Using data visualisation, analytics, collaboration and storytelling.
  • 5. Attracting, developing and retaining a highly-skilled data workforce,
  • 6. Embedding data literacy across your organisation.

Unlocking the potential of Australian public sector data is the key to driving innovation, efficiencies, productivity and economic growth across all levels of Government. As data volumes continue to grow, so too does the potential value and opportunities of that data.

However, as an emerging field, before the power of data can be unlocked, increasing data management maturity and ensuring strong data management and governance foundations are laid, is a critical step Australia’s Public Sector must remain focused on.

The 6th Australian Government Data Virtual Summit will focus on how you can improve the reliability, quality and accessibility of data, use data and emerging technology for innovation and competitive advantage and imbed data literacy and build a highly skilled data workforce to create a data-driven culture. It will explore the trends and strategies that will push your data management practices up the maturity curve.

Hear from over 20+ speakers including

  • Samuel Spencer CEO and Co-Founder Aristotle Cloud Services Australia
  • Jane Keating Managing Director Finance, Data and Compliance Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • David Bellchambers Manager Information Technology Manningham Council
  • Andrew Smailes Past President DAMA Australia
  • Vincent Chan IT Services Manager Visit Victoria
  • Dr Boris Kelly-Gerreyn Manager, Data Requirements and Quality Data Program, Data & Digital Group Bureau of Meteorology
  • Lewis Conn Chief Data Officer Department of Education
  • Dr Joe Walshe Data Analyst ACT Data Analytics Centre, Office of the Chief Digital Officer ACT Government
  • Dr Danswell Starrs Water Science, Monitoring and Modelling Manager Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate ACT Government
  • Shikha Sharma Head of Analysis and Improvement Department of Human Services
  • Oliver Garate Cloud Program Manager QUT
  • Tim Beard Manager, Data Strategy Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Stuart Flint Flint Analytics
  • Sadeed Tirmezey Director Cyber Security QLD Health
  • Dr Renato Ianella Lead Enterprise Data Architect Airservices Aus
  • Tom Verhelst Director Regional Innovation Data Lab Griffith University
  • Bilal Ahmed Cloud Solutions & Security Architect Granmobius
  • Ben Jiang Director - Data, Analytics and Systems Assurance Victorian Auditor Generals Office
  • Marcel van Kints General Manager, Statistical Data Integration Division, Census and Data Services Group Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Anthony, Matthews Director - Credit Risk Analytics Queensland Treasury Corporation

Agenda Overview

Tuesday, 2nd June 2020
Wednesday, 3rd June 2020
  • 9:30 AM
    Department of Education Data Transformation Journey

    • Developing their Strategy and Governance to build the organisations capability for data management.
    • Using a capability approach to create a National Education Evidence Base.
    • New collaborations and integrated data analysis to inform cross-cutting policy issues and create a better evidence base
    Lewis Conn
    Chief Data Officer Department of Education
  • 10:00 AM
    BOM’s Journey: Data as an Asset - Unlocking the Value of Data to enhance the Customer Experience

    • Why a transformation- drivers and purpose
    • Building trust and confidence throughout the organisation – consultation and strategic alignment
    • Capability and gaps – prioritising
    • The path to impact – executing
    • Lessons learned and outcomes in the early journey so far
    Dr Boris Kelly-Gerreyn
    Manager, Data Requirements and Quality Data Program, Data & Digital Group Bureau of Meteorology
  • 10:30 AM
    Attracting and developing the talent that will enable a data-centric organisation

    • Understanding the employee value proposition for data talent looking to join public sector
    • Developing an effective learning and development strategy to promote and upskill
    • data talent
    • Ensuring data talent has the skills to influence, persuade and gain stakeholder buy-in in order to promote data-centricity across the organisation
    Tim Beard
    Manager, Data Strategy Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 12:30 PM
    Designing and implementing effective Data Governance

    • Getting started – forming the team to lead and champion DG
    • Assessing existing DG programmes, identifying gaps and building on them
    • Building a unified vision that demonstrates how DG will benefit the organisation
    • Ensuring DG is aligned with business goals and has top-down buy-in
    • Establishing the functions and processes to be in place to deploy your DG program Developing and executing a Roadmap
    Shikha Sharma
    Head of Analysis and Improvement Department of Human Services
  • 1:00 PM
    Building trust amongst citizens and unlocking the power of sharing and linking data across Australia's public sector

    • The benefits of linking data from across the public sector, including from various jurisdictions;
    • The importance of building trust with the citizens of Australia in the use of data;
    • Comparing Australia’s use of public sector data to peer countries
    • Examples of the benefits derived from sharing and re-using data
    Marcel van Kints
    General Manager, Statistical Data Integration Division, Census and Data Services Group Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • 1:30 PM
    “Wrestling the Jellyfish”: Developing a comprehensive data strategy and gaining stakeholder buy-in

    • Alignment to business strategy
    • Developing a data culture
    • Keeping it live
    Jane Keating
    Managing Director Finance, Data and Compliance Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • 3:00 PM
    Getting buy-in for Cloud

    • Getting upper levels on board with cloud
    • Managing cloud security risk – Organization specific Cloud security assurance program
    • Identifying the challenges your organisation face, and leveraging security to enable move to cloud
      The importance of establishing strong partnerships and enabling a culture of continuous innovation
    • Understanding concerns and risks with and addressing cloud them along the journey
    Sadeed Tirmezey
    Director Cyber Security QLD Health
  • 3:30 PM
    Preparing for successful cloud implementation</strong?

     

    • The importance of a cloud strategy and approach
    • Getting the right stakeholders onboard
    • Know your customer
    • Understanding your organisation and capabilities
    • Considerations as a government body
    • Building the right team
    Oliver Garate
    Cloud Program Manager QUT
  • 9:30 AM
    Transforming audit through the use of data

    • Engagement: Engaging with the business and helping them understand why, and then taking them through what and how
    • Discovery: Discovering the database tables they needed, how those data tables link together, interpreting the meaning of them and translating the meaning for then
    • Building: Building the computer programs they needed –grabbing the data they needed and transforming it into a usable state
    • Delivery: Getting the team re-engaged and rolling out their initiatives
    Ben Jiang
    Director - Data, Analytics and Systems Assurance Victorian Auditor Generals Office
  • 10:00 AM
    Visualising data lineage and data capture: a case study on the Aristotle COVID-19 dashboard

    • The collection process undertaken to find and record the lineage of COVID case data
    • How metadata was recorded for individual fields within the data to capture codes and classifications
    • What information was available via the metadata API to automatically produce the dashboard
    • Visualising metadata within an interactive dashboard to help people understand how the data is published
    Samuel Spencer
    CEO and Co-Founder Aristotle Cloud Services Australia
  • 10:30 AM
    Exploring the role of data lakes and best practices

    • The advantages of data lakes -improving accessibility of enterprise knowledge
    • Key considerations when planning data lake platforms
    • Preparing for now and the future maturity of data lakes
    • Data lakes governance and standards conformance
    Dr Renato Ianella
    Lead Enterprise Data Architect Airservices Aus
  • 12:30 PM
    Getting data visualisation right!

    • Know your audience, data storytelling -understanding what you want to say and to who
    • Developing an effective process that will ensure quality data visuals
    • The different types of dashboards and when to use them
    • Understanding what visuals work best for different data types
    Tom Verhelst
    Director Regional Innovation Data Lab Griffith University
  • 1:00 PM
    Using the burning platform of Machine Learning and AI to get your data in shape

    • Machine Learning and AI is creating a burning platform for data organisation
    • The new tools are distracting us from the heavy lifting we need to do in organising and validating our data
    • Examples of recent bespoke use of machine learning with a focus on the data cleaning required
    • Five practical ways to ensure that data is fit for purpose
    Stuart Flint
    Flint Analytics
  • 1:30 PM
    Open the data floodgates to save lives: Demonstrating how real-time data analytics can inform operational and strategic outcomes

    • Considerable opportunities exist to use data to drive real-world decisions that will improve outcomes for communities
    • New technology and methods can enable real-time data collections and analyses to inform management actions
      Currently, technology is not the limiting factor; rather the vision, ambition, and capabilities of people are often the greater constraints
    • A case study of a data-driven flash-flood alert system showcases how overcoming these challenges can bring benefits to the community
    Dr Joe Walshe
    Data Analyst ACT Data Analytics Centre, Office of the Chief Digital Officer ACT Government
    Dr Danswell Starrs
    Water Science, Monitoring and Modelling Manager Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate ACT Government
  • 2:30 PM – 3:30PM
    Gov Cloud In-Focus Sessions

    Managing the risks and vulnerabilities of moving to the Cloud

    • Regulatory Risk: Understanding and ensuring regulatory compliance
    • Data Security Risk: Managing data security risks associated with loss, leakage, or
    • unavailability of data
    • Technology Risk: Ensuring standardisation in how constantly evolving technologies
    • integrate or interoperate
    • Operational Risk: Adopting agile development methodology and the DevOps model for cloud deployment
    • Financial Risk: Budgeting, tracking, & managing cloud costs
    • Vendor Risk: Managing risks that come from association and reliance on vendors
    Vincent Chan
    IT Services Manager Visit Victoria
  • Cloud as a tool for innovation

    • Breaking down silos – how cloud breaks down siloed data sets
    • Enabling the adoption of emerging technology such as AI,
    • blockchain, and quantum computing
    • Driving collaboration through the ability to connect whole ecosystems
    • The mindset shift required to utilise cloud as a tool for innovation
    Bilal Ahmed
    Cloud Solutions & Security Architect Granmobius
  • 4:00PM -5:30PM
    Mini-Workshop: 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.

    The 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, & 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

Testimonials

“I found the 5th Australian government data a great opportunity to hear from a blend of speakers from both industry and government using applicable case studies and providing sound advice relevant to the importance of data management.”

Department of Defence

“It was useful, informative and provided a great opportunity to network with a diverse range of data professionals. It was a well-managed event that I would like to attend in future.”

Murray-Darling Basin AuthorityA

“Very well organised and run conference, it was great to catch up on latest development in government data space, specifically policy and governance. Opportunities to network and discuss problems with others working in the same space are priceless.”

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