David Watts

David Watts Speaker Public Sector Data Analytics Conference Canberra Australia

David Watts

Job Title: Commissioner

Company: Office of the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection VIC

David Watts is the Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection in Victoria.  His background is as a lawyer who has practised in both the private and public sectors specialising in information technology, information privacy, intellectual property, governance and regulatory systems.

Before being appointed Commissioner for Privacy and Data Protection he was the Commissioner for Law Enforcement Data Security and the A/Privacy Commissioner for Victoria.  Prior to this he was Assistant Secretary, Legal Services Branch, of the Department of Health and Ageing in Canberra where he led the development of the regulatory framework to support national e-health initiatives and the national registration and accreditation scheme for the health professions.  Before that, he headed the legal branch of the Victorian Department of Human Services where he was closely involved in the development of key social policy-based legislative initiatives including the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.

Speaking at the following:

13.35 - 14.10
Identifying & mitigating the risks of open data in the public sector

What are the major risks of innovation in the public sector?;  To innovate or not – which poses the greater  risk?;  Strategies to mitigate and manage risk, without compromising digital transformation;  and assessing the legislative barriers to sharing data.

14.05 - 14.40
THINK TANK TWO:  Identifying & mitigating the risks of open data in the public sector 

Deciding whether privacy is a barrier to the open data process;  What are the major risks of open data in the public sector?;  To innovate or not – which poses the greater  risk?;  Strategies to mitigate and manage risk, without compromising digital transformation;  Assessing the legislative barriers to sharing data.

14.40 - 15.15
Closing Panel Discussion: APS data & analytics developments, challenges and opportunities for the year ahead

How will the CDAO role in the APS evolve over the next 12 months?;  Key data & analytics strategies for the year ahead;  and lessons learnt and key takeaways to further the APS data & analytics journey.