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Overview

  • 1.Build your own tailored learning journey: our 3 targeted conference streams offer data professionals at all levels their own learning journey.
  • 2.Attend the dedicated cloud stream: running within the summit is The Gov Cloud Symposium – a dedicated stream supporting agencies on their cloud adoption journeys.
  • 3.50+ thought leaders and speakers: Our speakers range from national and International data experts across government, private sector, academia, solutions providers and more.
  • 4.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.
  • 5.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.

Unlocking the potential of Australian public sector data is 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 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. 

Speakers

  • John Walsh Chief Data Officer The Department of Energy and Climate Change Canada
  • Dr Maria Milosavljevic Chief Data Officer Department of Human Services
  • Adrian Bugg Head of Data Services Branch Department of Health
  • Angkana Whiley Executive Branch Manager, Data and Analytics Office of the Chief Digital Officer, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate ACT Government
  • Garth O’Brien Branch Manager - Data and Insurance NDIA
  • Peter Worthington Eyre Chief Data Officer SA Gov
  • Annelize Venter Chief Data and Analytics Officer Australian Federal Police
  • 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
  • Eric Kordt Director, Tertiary Systems Development Department of Education
  • Tom Verhelst Director Regional Innovation Data Lab Griffith University
  • Shikha Sharma Head of Analysis and Improvement Department of Human Services
  • Oliver Garate Cloud Program Manager QUT
  • Alex Antic Principle Data Scientist Australian Federal Government
  • Lloyd Robinson Director Robinson Ryan
  • Pauline Diano Program Director Digital Transformation Supreme Court Victoria
  • Vanessa Halter A/Service Director National Health Services Directory
  • Tim Beard Manager, Data Strategy Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • Stuart Flint Flint Analytics
  • Simon Geraghty Executive Director Government Technology Platforms NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation
  • Sadeed Tirmezey Director Cyber Security QLD Health
  • Dr Renato Ianella Lead Enterprise Data Architect Airservices Aus
  • Regan Lu Director, Actuarial Analytics, Data and Insights Branch Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Mark Lenzner Executive Director ICT/Digital Sourcing NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation
  • Lance Oswald A/Executive Director - Business Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD
  • Gregory Zelic Insights and Analytics Manager Centre for Work Health and Safety
  • Elea Wurth Senior Director - Data and Analytics Program ATO
  • Tom Verhelst Director Regional Innovation Data Lab Griffith University
  • Bilal Ahmed Cloud Security Architect Granmobius
  • Ben Jiang Director - Data, Analytics and Systems Assurance Victorian Auditor Generals Office
  • Arash Shahriari Senior Data Scientist The Australian Government
  • Yuriy Onyshchuk Head of Data and Analytics Energy Safe Victoria
  • Jane Keating Managing Director Finance, Data and Compliance Queensland Treasury Corporation
  • Marcel van Kints General Manager, Statistical Data Integration Division, Census and Data Services Group

Join us

300+ attendees

50+ hours of content

40+ senior thought leaders

Agenda Overview

Wednesday, 18th March 2020
Thursday, 19th March 2020

Data Management and Usage

  • 11:30 AM
    WHS Rating: A risk-based approach to compliance

    • ‘Yes, we can’: Unlock the ‘predictive analytics’ capability by investing in your team
    • Predictive analytics by design: the business problem is key
    • From innovation to reality: give your data-based solution a pair of leg
    • Analytics housekeeping: ensure continuity with an ‘advanced analytics’ governance framework
    Gregory Zelic
    Insights and Analytics Manager Centre for Work Health and Safety
  • 12:00 PM
    Transforming audit through the use of data

    • Engagement: Engaging with the business and helping them understand the why, and then taking them through the what and how
    • Discovery: Discovering the data base 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
  • 12:30 PM
    The NDIS Journey: Using analytics to tell a story, gain buy-in and deliver a better customer experience

    • Having the right strategy to guide, measure and benchmark against during their journey
    • Establishing underlying data as a foundational capability
    • Using analytics to improve data quality, and algorithms to scan and identify undetected quality issues
    • Developing MVPs to test, iterate and meet minimum needs
    • Building a team of internal consultants to bridge the gaps between data initiatives and the wider business
    Garth O’Brien
    Branch Manager - Data and Insurance NDIA

Data Strategy and Culture

  • 11:30 AM
    Aligning your data strategy with the business strategy

    • Understanding the challenges faced by the business
    • Creating a focused strategy leveraging only the data that’s needed
    • Developing a strategy for collecting, organising, and leveraging data that supports the goals of the business
    Lance Oswald
    A/Executive Director - Business Department of Transport and Main Roads QLD
  • 12:00 PM
    The role of change management In Implementing Data Governance

    • The difference between change management and data governance
    • Getting employees on board your data governance journey
    • Making time for feedback to increase employee buy-in
    • Assessing cultural challenges or constraints
    • Communication – keeping all stakeholders in the loop throughout the process
  • 12:30 PM
    On Data Democracy: A Manifesto

    • Do you want to improve data sharing throughout your organisation?
    • Do you want to create a data-driven culture?
    • Do you want to enable ML/AI capabilities?
    • If so, come join the revolution!
    Alex Antic
    Principle Data Scientist Australian Federal Government

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  • 11:30 AM
    Developing a robust cloud strategy at the heart of your digital transformation

    In this session, Pauline will cover:

    • How the Court rebuilt all of their mission critical applications in the cloud and digitised the entire case flow – end to end
    • How the Court was able to finish the transformation a year early
    • How issues around and security, data protection, and perceptions about building a fully cloudbased environment for a court were addressed
    Pauline Diano
    Program Director Digital Transformation Supreme Court Victoria
  • 12:00 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 culture of continuous innovation
    • Understanding concerns and risks with cloud and addressing them along the journey
    Sadeed Tirmezey
    Director Cyber Security QLD Health
  • 12:30 PM
    NSW Government's Cloud Strategy and Cloud Purchasing Arrangements

    In this session, Simon and Mark will share insights into the NSW Governments approaches for their cloud strategy and purchasing arrangements. This session will cover:

    • Obtaining buy-in from their clusters and agencies
    • Exploring their cloud adoption and deployment and services models
    • Ensuring consistency and standardisation where appropriate
    • Managing the various risks along their journey
    Simon Geraghty
    Executive Director Government Technology Platforms NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation
    Mark Lenzner
    Executive Director ICT/Digital Sourcing NSW Department of Finance, Service and Innovation
  • 1:00 PM
    Networking luncheon
  • 2:00 PM
    Interactive Roundtables

    These interactive sessions will give you the opportunity to collaborate and ideate solutions to some of the biggest pain points felt across the sector. Choose your topic, join your group, and work collaboratively on problem solving. During this session, you are to work with your group to identify problems and/or barriers as well as solutions and ideas for your topic of choice.

    Data Chat Round 1:

    • Topic 1: The Adoption of AI and Machine Learning
    • Topic 2: Using Analytics to Gain Insights and Drive Data Drive Decision Making

    Data Chat Round 1:

    • Topic 1: Aligning Data Strategy with Business Needs
    • Topic 2: Building Data Literacy – Getting Non-Data Employees on Board with Data!

    Cloud Chat Round 1:

    • Topic 1: Developing A Cloud Strategy That Meets the Needs of The Business
    • Topic 2: Finding the Right Fit Cloud Model for Your Organisation

  • 3:00 PM
    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
  • 3:00 PM
    Developing an Effective Approach to AI Strategy and Adoption

    • Being clear about facts and fictions of AI
    • Having clarity of purpose – what outcomes will AI help you achieve
    • Define the business problems that AI can solve
    • Building AI talent
    • Ensuring relevant data is identified and is assessable
    • Addressing the ethical considerations for the use of AI and Machine Learning to gain buy-in
    • Following a roadmap to successful AI implementation
    Arash Shahriari
    Senior Data Scientist The Australian Government
  • 3:00 PM
    Preparing for Successful Cloud Implementation

    • 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
  • 3:30 PM
    Afternoon refreshments
  • 4:00 PM
    Panel Discussion: The Data and Analytics Leadership Journey

    This session will explore the emerging role of the Chief Data Office in Government, and the role of Data and Analytics Leadership in a hyper connected data driven world. This panel will discuss:

    • The new and growing need for a Chief Data Officer – Who is a CDO? What skills do they need? What is their core purpose?
    • How can Data and Analytics leaders establish a trusted foundation of data management and governance in government departments?
    • How can Data and Analytics Leaders support the increase of data literacy in all roles across the organisation?
    • How can Data and Analytics Leaders attract top data talent to traditional and often complex, slow paced and bureaucratic government environments who aspire to be, but are not quite yet, modern and digital?
    Angkana Whiley
    Executive Branch Manager, Data and Analytics Office of the Chief Digital Officer, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate ACT Government
    Tim Beard
    Manager, Data Strategy Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
  • 4:30 PM
    Attracting and Developing the Talent That Will Enable a Data-Centric Organisation

    This session will explore talent strategies that must be adopted in order to attract and retain 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
  • 5:00 PM
    Storytelling – The Power to Influence and Gain Buy-In Data Science

    Organisations want data analytics that deliver on their strategic objectives. However, there are few organisations, government or otherwise, where enterprise vision and data analytics capabilities are truly aligned.

    This session will explore storytelling as a device for bridging the gap between analytics programs and enterprise vision. Elea will share approaches she uses in her role at ATO to figure out an organisation’s story and place the data analytics right in the middle of it.

    • Knowing what Executives care about – it’s not algorithms and code!
    • Understanding the story is about offering a vision of a better future, helping the client overcome challenges and achieve success.
    • Your client is the hero of their story – data analytics as a means for a happy ending
    Elea Wurth
    Senior Director - Data and Analytics Program ATO
  • 5:30 PM
    End of conference day one
  • 8:30 AM
    Registration opens
  • 8:50 AM
    Opening remarks from the Chair
  • 9:00 AM
    Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast`` - Building a Data-Driven Culture in Public Sector

    A data driven culture, proactively fostered and managed, is critical to a successful public sector. This session will explore how to transform our culture, where data is a core competency and is used to inform better decisions. This session will cover:

    • What is culture: Exploring and understanding culture in our organisations
    • From data to decisions: Designing and embedding a data manifesto
    • Making profound and deep change: Approaches for evolving our data culture
    Angkana Whiley
    Executive Branch Manager, Data and Analytics Office of the Chief Digital Officer, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate ACT Government
  • 9:30 AM
    The AI Powered Government – Embracing and Preparing for an AI Powered World

    This session will explore the opportunity and impact AI and other cognitive technologies will have on Government. This session will cover:

    • Understanding the importance of AI and other Cognitive Technologies
    • How AI is set to transform and enhance everything that government does across health, defence, transport, human services, law enforcement and more!
    • Assisted, Augmented and Autonomous Intelligence – understanding how each augment government in different ways
    • Ethical and algorithmic bias considerations that must not be overlooked
    Peter Worthington Eyre
    Chief Data Officer SA Gov
  • 10:00 AM
    Panel Discussion: “Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should”

    The terms ethics and AI go hand in hand as the world continues to explore and discuss the use of AI – and so they should as the consequences are real, and often grim. For this reason, this session will take on the Just Because You Can, Doesn’t Mean You Should discussion that must be had about AI. This session will cover

    • What are the key ethical considerations of AI?
    • What are the threats posed by algorithmic bias?
    • What are the reputational, regulatory, and revenue consequences of getting AI wrong?
    • How to ensure fairness across your Data and AI efforts
    • Trump, Brexit, Cambridge Analytica and more – what should Government have learnt from these scenarios?
    Dr Maria Milosavljevic
    Chief Data Officer Department of Human Services
    Peter Worthington Eyre
    Chief Data Officer SA Gov
    Annelize Venter
    Chief Data and Analytics Officer Australian Federal Police
  • 10: 30 AM
    Morning refreshments

Data Management and Usage

  • 11:00 AM
    Effecting change to enable data sharing – The National Health Services Directory journey

    • How the NHSD turned data governance from a project into a strategic tool
    • Approaches to souring data and leveraging existing government investments and data assist
    • Ensuring data sharing is for mutual benefit
    • Engendering trust as a safe data sharing partner
    Vanessa Halter
    A/Service Director National Health Services Directory
  • 11:30 AM
    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
  • 12:00 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

Data Strategy and Culture

  • 11:00 AM
    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
  • 11:30 AM
    Building trust amongst citizens and unlocking the power of sharing and linking data across Australia's public sector

    In this session Marcel will cover:

    • 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
  • 12:00 PM
    “Wrestling the Jellyfish”: Developing A Comprehensive Data Strategy and Gaining Stakeholder Buy-In

    In this session, Jane will be joined by one of the data specialists within the FDC division. This team is responsible for the ETL processes, data warehouse architecture and business intelligence technologies which are applied to QTC’s core financial data. They will cover:

    • Alignment to business strategy
    • Developing a data culture
    • Keeping it live
    Jane Keating
    Managing Director Finance, Data and Compliance Queensland Treasury Corporation

Gov Cloud Symposium

  • 11:00 AM
    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, and managing cloud costs
    • Vendor Risk: Managing risks that come from association and reliance on vendors ,/li>

  • 11:30 AM
    Strategy, Costs & Talent - Preparing for Cloud Adoption at the Department of Education

    This session will cover:

    • Getting the strategy right: Started by looking at the business problem, and developing an architecture that is scalable and flexible to deal with and pivoting until they got it right
    • Understand the costs and funding models: Leveraging Microsoft as a strategic partner and working with them through costing, establishing a good costing model to guide them, finding the balance between availability, performance and budget and monitoring analytics to monitor costs and understand where the costs drivers are in the cloud
    • Establishing the right talent: Undertaking a whole up skilling process, to prepare staff and build cloud literacy
    Eric Kordt
    Director, Tertiary Systems Development Department of Education
  • 12:00 PM
    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 Security Architect Granmobius
  • 1:30 PM
    Open the data floodgates to save lives: Demonstrating how realtime 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 realtime 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 datadriven 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
  • 1:30 PM
    Panel Discussion: Funding Considerations for Cloud in Government

    • How using cloud changes the way you fund your work
    • Shifting from CAPEX to OPEX
    • Understanding traditional budget cycles don’t support agile ways of working, and ways to navigate this
    • Building the business case to use capital funds for larger cloud projects
    Oliver Garate
    Cloud Program Manager QUT
    Pauline Diano
    Program Director Digital Transformation Supreme Court Victoria
    Bilal Ahmed
    Cloud Security Architect Granmobius
  • 2:00 PM
    The Priority Investment Approach – Veterans (PIA-V) Project: Exploring How the DVA Are Tailoring Intervention Through Predictive Analytics and Advanced Machine-Learning

    • Steering DVA’s daily operations towards greater use of analytics in decision making
    • Establishing the project upon a validated, comprehensive, person-level longitudinal dataset
    • Using AI-powered predictive analytics to implement a dynamic microsimulation model and it’s uses
    • Exploring the use of various advanced machine-learning techniques
    • Using a thoroughly scrutinized quality-assurance framework combined with AI to ensure the reliability of predictions
    • Enabling a centralised, trusted information source that maximises the value of DVA’s administrative data and generates actionable insights
    • How the findings derived from the AI-powered actuarial projections inform strategies, facilitate policy development, client segmentation, program evaluation, and service delivery
    • Providing robust and defensible budget estimates, and effectively capturing and investigating discrepancies between projected and actual cash flows
    Regan Lu
    Director, Actuarial Analytics, Data and Insights Branch Department of Veteran Affairs
  • 2:30 PM
    Risk in enabling data driven insights

    In this session, Adrian will share his approach to risk that has been cultivated through experience across many different government data initiatives, most recently with Health. Enabling data driven insights requires a balance between achieving benefits from leveraging data assets while also meeting essential security and privacy obligations. Working with others and cutting through complexity are crucial to meeting growing demand and delivering at pace and scale. Adrian will highlight how a positive risk culture for data and analytics doesn’t just mean avoiding negative outcomes, it will help achieve the intended benefits.

    This session will cover:

    • Embedding risk into strategy to realise opportunities
    • Building data and analytics capability and enabling a risk culture
    • Cyber-security resilience and evolution of governance
    Adrian Bugg
    Head of Data Services Branch Department of Health
  • 3:00 PM
    Afternoon refreshments
  • 3:30 PM
    Exploring Use Cases and Implementation of AI and Machine Learning at the AFP

    In this session Annelize will share how the Australian Federal Police are using AI and Machine Learning, demonstrating practical examples and the techniques they are embracing. This session will cover:

    • How to use an AI services pipeline to enrich your data
    • How to enable additional AI & Machine Learning techniques using Graph technology
    • Practical use cases for AI & Machine Learning at the AF
    Annelize Venter
    Chief Data and Analytics Officer Australian Federal Police
  • 4:00 PM
    Department of Education Data Transformation Journey

    In this session, Lewis will shed light on the data transformation journey undertaken at the Federal Department of Education. He will share:

    • 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
  • 4: 30 PM
    Closing remarks and end of Conference

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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