Day 1


As part of Corinium’s Global Series the Chief Data & Analytics Officer Public Sector is a highly interactive event that provides a platform for senior APS leaders to assess the most critical challenges and opportunities in data, analytics and digital transformation.

To be part of the 2017 event, please contact Charlene Cassie of 0476 276 176 or email.

9.15- 9.35

Opening keynote address: How the ATO is leveraging digital strategies to engage with and deliver a seamless customer experience

Leveraging digital transformation to better engage with customers  and deliver on the promise of superior service delivery;  Strategies to seamlessly transform service deliver:  linking data, analytics and digital transformation strategies;  Design, build and drive digital service capability and adoption by customers:  how the ATO is using various platforms to interact with its customers.

John Dardo
Deputy Commissioner, Business Reporting & Registration - Australian Taxation Office

9.35- 9.55

Increasing collaboration to drive data and analytics innovation

Building transformative relationships:  whole of government and public private partnerships;  Collaboratively align the goals across government and break down silos;  and introducing the toolset needed to build a ‘social solution,’ sharing valuable information and knowhow.


9.55- 10.05

Audience Icebreaker

10.05- 10.25

Case study:  The Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s focus on data as a strategic asset and prospective data analytics reforms

Overview of the Department’s business and future challenges;  Data as a strategic asset – its importance to border management;  and analytic reforms – exploitation of data to achieve operational affect.

Jeff Carige
Assistant Secretary, Intelligence Development Branch - Department of Immigration & Border Protection

10.25- 10.45

Case study: The ABS “big data” directions project – clearing the path towards greater efficiency & data integrity

Big data for statistical vs. commercial use – how to augment consumer experiences;  Joining forces to get the most out of data –  building strategic collaborations with universities, research organisations, enterprise and agencies;  and exploiting the latest technologies – semantic web technologies, scalable distributed processing and data visualisation tools.

Ric Clarke
Director, Emerging Data & Methods - Australian Bureau of Statistics

11.50- 12.10

The NSW Government’s data strategy

A birds-eye view of the NSW data strategy – key considerations, actions, timelines & risks;  Mapping the progress to date & future priorities;  and measuring the true value of investing in data analytics for the NSW government.

Damon Rees
Chief Information & Digital Officer - NSW Government

12.10- 12.40

Panel Discussion: The Chief Data & Analytics Officer role in Government: Data Champions and their role in driving the data analytics agenda

Key challenges facing the role in the APS in contrast to the private sector;  How the CDAO role is key in driving the WofG data innovation agenda;  and bridging the gap between policy, data & technology.

Jeff Carige
Assistant Secretary, Intelligence Development Branch - Department of Immigration & Border Protection
Gemma van Halderen
General Manager, Strategy & Partnerships Division - Australian Bureau of Statistics

13.00- 13.20

International keynote case study:  The UK’s Community Insight tool – how housing organisations are tailoring services based on data

Extracting community insight through technology;  Using the latest data available to provide instantly accessible information for faster and more efficient decision making; and working smarter not harder – reducing the burden on staff to extract data.


13.20- 14.20

Data and analytics leaders in Government luncheon

This exclusive, invitation-only luncheon will host 10-15 of the most senior data and analytics leaders (including a select few Data Champions) in Government to share best practice experiences and strategies.


14.20- 14.55

How to make data open and accessible to enable better decision making and increase transparency in government

Adopting a commercial model to break down silos and open data;  Delivering transparency, social and economic value and participatory governance;  and how dynamic data can maximise the benefits of open data initiatives.

Bradly Mann Speaker Public Sector Chief Data Analytics Conference Canberra Australia
Bradley Man
Assistant Director - Customer Data Quality - IP Australia

14.55- 15.30

The most innovative analytical and reporting strategies to extract real value from big data

Responding to bespoke and ad hoc analysis challenges;  How to keep up with the exponentially growing volumes of data; and enhancing reporting systems and addressing legacy reporting systems.


14.20- 14.55

The city as platform: policies and practices for advancing smart cities

Smart cities and sustainability – key drivers and enablers;  Mapping the smart cities frontrunners and using analytics and analytics to make smarter and more informed strategic decisions.  

14.55- 15.30

Driving your data management strategy & building solid internal capability

Building the  internal capability to enable effective sharing of data;  How data management fits within your open data policy;  Identifying roles, responsibilities and processes;  and why data managers have all disappeared and the reason they’re making a comeback.

Adam Luckhurst Speaker chief data analytics public sector event Australia Canberra
Adam Luckhurst
Branch Manager, Strategic Policy and Data Analytics - Australian Government Department of Education and Training

16.15- 16.35

The digital government – a revolutionary challenge for the Mandarins?

How data analytics (aka data science) & quantitative methodologies are critical to improving policy, service deliver, performance and compliance;  Enabling government agencies to thrive given the combined agendas of e-government; e-commerce; e-service; data sharing and big data; and Australia’s financial, economic and geo-political circumstances;  Taking it a step further:  Having APS managers who understand the… Read more.

Richard Mackey
Director, Strategic Research, Strategy Branch, Strategic Policy & Planning Division - Department of Immigration & Border Protection

16.35- 16.55

Open data:  unlocking & linking data to deliver real value and stimulate innovation

How to make data more useful and accessible;  Cross departmental linked data initiatives;  and eliminating the need for citizens & businesses to do further data processing.

17.00- 18.00

Networking drinks