Advancing an Open, Secure, Data-Centric Public Sector

Fantastic insights shared at CDAO Public Sector 2018

The annual Chief Data & Analytics Officer Public Sector event gathered the country’s leading government data and analytics executives to share their insights on driving innovation, agility and business value through data, as well as strategies to effectively drive sustainable digital service capability.

‘Agile’ was the word of this year’s conference and delegates heard about predictive modelling, data sharing cultures, data literacy within organisations, increasing demand for data scientists, the potential of the block chain to secure data within IoT, data privacy and Facebook. Knowledge and insight was available for our engaged audience to develop firm foundations to drive a successful data and analytics journey.

The conference featured fantastic talks from data and analytics leaders including the following highlights:

  • Using Big Data to support Strategic Policy Development in Government delivered by Naomi Perdomo, A/g Assistant Secretary Data and Digital Branch Policy, Innovation and Projects, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Becoming More Data-Driven & Intelligence Led- ASIC’s Investment in Data –given by John Wallace, Chief Data Officer & Senior Executive, Specialist Services, ASIC
  • Advanced Analytics to Optimise Infrastructure Networks and Minimise Forward Capital Liability in Auckland’s Growth Boom with Haydn Read, Head of Infrastructure Programmes, Auckland Council
  • ATO’s Most Important Asset – Data delivered by Tyson Fawcett, Director Data Manager, Smarter Data, Australian Taxation Office
  • Overcoming Roadblocks to Effective Data Governance and Quality - Jeremy Moon, Director of Digital Procurement, NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
  • Machine Learning – Strategies for Achieving Success with a Data Science Practice in the Public Sector given by Dr Tania Churchill, A/g Director, Enterprise Analytics, Australian Government
  • Leading Organisations through Rapid Change and Disruption presented by Ole Nielsen, Deputy Chief Digital Officer and Director of Digital Transformation, ACT Government
  • Lessons Learnt from Building a Data Science R&D Capability given by Sanjay Mazumdar, Chief Executive Officer, Data to Decisions CRC
  • IoT Governance - Are we Trying to Herd Cats? with Kate Carruthers, Chief Data Officer, UNSW
  • Data, Evidence, Intelligence, Anecdote – The Ingredients for Policy Development, with Angelo Saridis, General Manager Business Transformation, Gippsland Water

We also had a vote for the winner of the project competition: Have you Realised Spectacular Value from your Analytics?

The winning project was The School Planning Assistance [SPA] Tool - presented by Simon Massey, Strategic Analyst, School Infrastructure NSW, and Martin Karm, Strategic Analyst – Planning and Development, School Infrastructure NSW.

CDAO Public Sector excelled at providing delegates with invaluable takeaways that could be applied directly to their business cases and empower their data strategies to drive growth and true data transformation. Attendees left feeling well equipped to navigate the coming months and looking forward to joining us again!

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"Great insight in data analytics, building data teams and data marketing."

Guy Carlisle, CIO, Australian Public Service

"Impressive range of dynamic presenters from the private and public sectors - stimulating discussion."

Matthew Jones, Director Performance Reporting, NSW Government

"CDAO is the most relevant conference if you are a data professional in the public sector"

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