Dr Tania Churchill

Dr Tania Churchill

Job Title: Senior Data Scientist

Company: AUSTRAC

Dr Tania Churchill is a senior Data Scientist within AUSTRAC. She began her career as a software engineer, before completing a Doctorate in machine learning and sports analytics. Moving from academia to government, she transferred her skills in predicting sporting performance to predicting risk at the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and, more recently, AUSTRAC.  She is passionate about increasing the maturity of Data Science within government agencies, and inspiring non-technical people to engage with solving problems using machine learning.

Speaking at the following:

12:50 - 13:15
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.

12.15 - 12.50
Panel Discussion: The Chief Data & Analytics Officer role in Government: Data Champions and their role in driving the data analytics agenda

Key data and analytics 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;  Bridging the gap between policy, data & technology;  The importance of having champions within government in supporting the adoption of data analytics in social organisations.