Day 2


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.

8.45- 9.10

Opening keynote address: Delivering wide scale digital capability across Government departments  to improve digital services and user satisfaction

Why government agencies need to embrace digital transformation and stay abreast of citizen’s needs;  Being agile in a digitally-reliant world to make citizen’s lives simpler and easier;  Integrating already digitised services across agencies and departments;  Lessons learned thus far and the way forward for the Government’s digital agenda.

The Hon Angus Taylor MP
Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Federal Member for Hume - Australian Federal Government

9.10- 9.35

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.


9.35- 9.55

Feature speaker:   Sport in a data driven world:  how to foster creative ideas to drive engagement with data and analytics

Removing the endowment effect and finding the true value of numbers for better retention and recruitment & utilization of deep learning within sport and the associated commercial aspects.

John Young
PhD Candidate - Deep Learning in Sport & Former Chief Analyst & Data Scientist - La Trobe University/Central Coast Mariners Football Club

9.55- 10.20

Addressing the challenge of sharing customer information across government agencies without identifying the customer

Driving collaboration to foster innovation;  Dealing with information silos and implementing flexibility to optimise utilisation;  The need for developing agreements and arrangements within agencies that facilitate sharing;  and opening data whilst still upholding security and privacy policies.


10.50- 11.15

The road to Digital Continuity 2020 – A WofG approach to governance and managing information as an asset

Achieving faster realisation of data and information value;  Improving information quality and enabling information;  Implementing a policy framework with an emphasis on interoperable information, systems and frameworks for short and long term management;  and investing in information governance professionals.

Linda Zakman
Assistant Director, Agency Capability Development – Information Policy and Systems - National Archives of Australia

11.15- 11.40

Private sector case study: Establishing a strategic enterprise information management program

Informing and guiding the various divisions and brands across the organisation in elevating the quality of our critical customer data;  How to leverage an existing and proven data quality methodology across the new enterprise;  Creating a common set of digital customer data quality metrics;  and sharing results internally in a meaningful way for business stewards… Read more.

Michelle Pinheiro
Director of Intellectual Property and Data Governance - IAG

11.40- 12.05

Data innovation: Internet of Things – where the big fast complex data comes from 

IoT demands new approaches to data processing;  IoT data interoperability challenges;  and Data61 IoT innovation.

Dr Arkady Zaslavsky
Senior Principal Research Scientist - Data 61 | CSIRO

12.05- 12.30

Strategies for attracting analytical professionals into public sector roles

Tapping into up-and-coming data talent – building your talent pipeline by partnering with universities; Up-skilling data scientists and improving the analytical capability within the broader government sector;  Tipping the scales? Investment in technology and talent;  and addressing the issue of attracting and retaining data talent.


13.30- 14.40


Each 35 minute think tank is hosted by 1-2  expert co-chairs and addresses topics that have come up earlier in the day.  The sessions are kicked off with an overview of the topic by the co-chair(s) and the floor is opened for questions and conversation. These informal discussions encourage everyone to participate, collaborate and ask… Read more.

13.30- 14.05

THINK TANK ONE:  Building a data-driven culture: breaking down silos, consistent data management & improved decision making

Lessons learnt –  building a sustainable data culture within government;  Creating tools and systems that enable data to become non-technical;  Encouraging exploration – enabling staff to manipulate data without fear of harming it;  Identifying non-technical data champions and data hero’s willing to interface with IT systems;  Overcoming people and departmental challenges that erode adoption.


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.

John Young
PhD Candidate - Deep Learning in Sport & Former Chief Analyst & Data Scientist - La Trobe University/Central Coast Mariners Football Club