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Driving Responsible & Trusted Data Innovation


Chief Data & Analytics Officer (CDAO) Public Sector explores the real world opportunities and thinking around the value of data. An essential meeting place for data analytics professionals to discover the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities available now and in the near future to drive value for citizens. 

  • Dedicated Data Governance and Analytics tracks.
  • Let’s Talk informal connect events to deep-dive into pertinent topics.
  • Interactive roundtables led by industry experts.
  • International speaker live-lounge allowing access to leaders around the globe.


CDAO Public Sector 2019 Forum themes include:

  • POLICY: Designing, building and driving sustainable and agile digital services.
  • CHANGE: Leveraging digital transformation to better engage with citizens and deliver on the promise of better service delivery.
  • ACTION: Defining, fostering and embedding a culture of data analytics and insight based decision making whilst effectively safeguard citizen data, building trust, breaking down silos and securely capitalising on open data.
  • CAPABILITY: Adopting and evaluating data-driven approaches and tools to support the move from data insight to execution. Practical experiences on the future of analytics: open source and advanced, predictive and experimental analytics.
  • SKILLS: Preparing for tomorrow’s technology today to meet future citizen needs.


Expert speaker line-up

Anthony Rea

Dr Anthony Rea

Chief Data Officer, Bureau of Meteorology

Kathryn Gulifa

Kathryn Gulifa

Chief Data & Analytics Officer , WorkSafe Victoria

Stephane Contre

Stephane Contre

Chief Analytics Officer, City of Edmonton

Matthew Spencer

Dr Matthew Spencer

Chief Analytics Officer, Ministry of Social Development (MSD) New Zealand

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon

Chief Data Steward, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)

Evelyn Wareham Ministry of Bussiness Innovation and Employment

Evelyn Wareham

Chief Data & Insights Officer, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Leanne Fry

Leanne Fry

Chief Innovation Officer & Chief Information Security Officer, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC)


Greg Terrill

Chief Data Officer, Department of Environment and Energy

River Paul

River Paul

Chief Economist and Statistician, Australian Financial Security Authority

Ian Oppermann

Dr Ian Oppermann

NSW Chief Data Scientist & CEO of NSW Data Analytics Centre, NSW Treasury

Kayelle Drinkwater

Kayelle Drinkwater

General Manager, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science


Philip Muehleck

Director, Program Delivery, Service NSW (Department for Finance, Service and Innovation)

Ric Clarke.

Ric Clarke

Director, Emerging Data and Methods, Australian Bureau of Statistics

Peter Worthington-Eyre

Peter Worthington-Eyre

Chief Data Officer & Executive Director, ODA, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of South Australia

Narelle Lovett

Narelle Lovett

Chief - Data Management and ICT Security, IP Australia

John Wallace, ASIC

John Wallace

Chief Data Officer & Senior Executive, Specialist Services , Australian Securities & Investments Commission (ASIC)

amantha Papavasiliou

Samantha Papavasiliou

Data Scientist, Australian Taxation Office

Thanh Nguyen

Thanh Nguyen

A/g National Manager Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services

Laura Sham

Laura Sham

Director Data Analytics Section, Department of Health

Omer Yezdani

Dr Omer Yezdani

Director, Office of Planning and Strategic Management, Australian Catholic University


Rocky Scopelliti

Director – Centre for Industry 4.0, Optus

Geoff Neideck

Geoff Niedeck

Group Head, Data Strategies and IT, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW)

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What People Are Saying

  • "Great event, convering a range of data and analytics topics that are very relevant to Government agencies"

    John Wallace, CDO, Australian Securities & Investments Commission

  • "An excellent cross-section of speakers from the data community providing meaningful insights into the data challenges faced by individuals and organisations alike. "

    Scott Myers, Project Officer, Local Government Association of QLD (LGAQ)

  • "A complete and compresive 360 degree view of data right from data at all levels in public sector along with ethical values around it's usage."

    Venkata Valluri, Data Value and Insights Manager, Hydro Tasmania

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