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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. Enjoy our unique conference format with ample networking opportunities across; dedicated Data Governance and Analytics tracks, Let’s Talk informal connect events to deep-dive into pertinent topics, interactive roundtables led by industry experts and an international speaker live-lounge allowing access to leaders around the globe.

 CDAO Public Sector 2019 Forum themes include:

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


Expert speaker line-up

Sutowo Wong

Sutowo Wong

Director, Analytics & Information Management, Ministry of Health, Singapore

Kathryn Gulifa

Kathryn Gulifa

Chief Data & Analytics Officer , WorkSafe Victoria


Marek Rucinski

Deputy Commissioner - Smarter Data, Australian Taxation Office (ATO)

Stephane Contre

Stephane Contre

Chief Analytics Officer, City of Edmonton

Peter Hanlon

Peter Hanlon

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


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)

River Paul

River Paul

Chief Economist and Statistician, Australian Financial Security Authority


Philip Muehleck

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

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

Director, Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

John Wallace, ASIC

John Wallace

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


Belinda Campbell

Manager of Data Governance, Bureau of Meteorology

Mehrnoush Ghorbani

Mehrnoush Ghorbani

Head of Data Acquisition & Community Engagement, Oceania, HERE

amantha Papavasiliou

Samantha Papavasiliou

PhD Student, University of Adelaide ECIC

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

Geoff Neideck

Geoff Niedeck

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


Khitish Mohanty

Data Scientist, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Simon Williams-2

Simon Williams

Data Literacy Evangelist, Qlik


Felipe Flores

General Manager of Data & Digital and Group Chief Data Scientist, Liberty Financial

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Tim Beard

Manager of Data Strategy, Department of Industry, Innovation & Science


Dr. Arash Shahriari

Senior Data Scientist, Department of Education and Training

Nathan Bines

Nathan Bines

Director, Insights and Analytics, Queensland Government

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Why Invest Your Time?

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Be inspired

Hear how data and analytics professionals across the public sector are leading change, impacting the business and deriving value through a data centric culture. A unique opportunity to benchmark, ask questions and share your story.

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Get Informed

Corinium's approach of visionary keynotes, strategy based panels & discussion groups fosters a discursive, inclusive environment. This is the platform to discover the latest from the public sector both locally and internationally.

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New for 2019

Brand new, interactive formats including the international live-lounge, dedicated data governance and analytics tracks, ‘Let’s Talk’ meet ups, interactive round tables, live poll analysis, and expanded speaker tracks for maximum learning.

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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