Advancing an Open, Secure, Data-Centric Public Sector

CDAO Public Sector 2018 is the essential meeting place for data analytics professionals across Federal, State and Local government to discover how to meet the challenges of championing data, privacy compliance and cross-departmental collaboration.

Insights from local and international experts will help you will develop your strategy to leverage data and analytics in your department or agency and drive the digital transformation agenda forward.

The Key Themes for 2018 are:

  • POLICY: Designing and building sustainable and agile digital service capability
  • CHANGE: Leveraging digital transformation to better engage with citizens and deliver on the promise of superior service delivery
  • PRACTICE: Defining, fostering and embedding a culture of data analytics and insight based decision making
  • CAPABILITY: Smarter Decision Making – Leveraging data as a tool to determine future direction rather than evaluating past performance
  • SKILL: Preparing for tomorrow’s technology today to meet future citizen needs


"Great event, interesting speakers and excellent networking."

Andrew Smailes, DAMA

Duncan McIntyre Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Keynote Presentation

Duncan McIntyre, Assistant Secretary (Branch Manager), Data and Digital, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Paul Stone Open Data Leader New Zealand Chief Data Analytics Officer Public Sector

International Keynote

Paul Stone, Open Data Leader, NZ Open Data Programme, Stats New Zealand.

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30+ Speakers

150+ Attendees

Senior APS attendees

30+ Inspiring speakers

Why invest your time?

Chief Data Analytics Officer Public Sector

Advance your understanding

How far has the APS come in its digital transformation strategy? Hear from senior leaders representing the departments and agencies leading the way in data and analytics as they share their insights on their wins, challenges and lessons learnt.

Corinium Discussion Group

Unique format

The internationally regarded Corinium approach of visionary keynotes, strategy based panels and discussion groups enables the tough questions to be tackled in an discursive and inclusive manner. This is the leading platform for the wider APS data and analytics community.

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Innovative tech

With so many leading practitioners and exhibitors, you will discover the latest advancements in the data and analytics technology space. Make the most of the coffee breaks to not only visit exhibitors, but also ask the speakers about their experiences and technologies they've implemented.

What people are saying

"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"

Chris Anttila, Industry Data Group Team Leader, Dairy Australia

Highlights from our recent Melbourne event

Join the global CDAO series

Chief Data & Analytics Officer Public Sector is part of a global series of events helping drive the agenda for senior data analytics professionals from private and public sector.  The events are based on year-round research with industry practitioners and are created with the simple goal of connecting you with the right people and right information to help you eel in your role.

Check out the highlights from our recent event in Melbourne.


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Have you realised spectacular value from your analytics project? 

Let your peers decide. Inspire us!

We know that there are some ingenious applications of data analytics in government departments, and agencies large and small across Australia, so we are hosting a competition to give those project leaders recognition as part of Chief Data & Analytics Officer Public Sector this May. "The Project" is a chance to showcase some of Australia’s finest case studies and compete for our 'Data Champions' trophy. This is your chance to nominate your team/department to gain recognition for your achievements.

Submit your entry form by April 13, 2018.