TWO DAY ONLINE CONFERENCE
Improving data maturity & literacy to inform decision making
Conference Date
Wednesday 16th & Thursday 17th February 2022
Location
Online
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Day 1 - Wednesday 16th February, 2022

8:45am (AEDT)
Registration opens & technology tips

Log into the conference platform, check your system video and sound, and ensure that you’re ready for the first day. This is also a great time to get in touch with our customer care team to troubleshoot if you’re having any issues

9:00
Opening remarks from the Chair
Kristi Mansfield
Co-Founder & CEO
Seer Data
9:10
Opening Address: The changing face of data analytics in the Australian Public Sector
George Bassili
DAMA National Committee Member and Past President
DAMA Australia
9:20
Short break
Building data maturity & capabilities for increased efficiency
9:25
KEYNOTE: Frameworks to lift data capabilities across the APS

• Building data capabilities to generate deeper insights and analysis
• Implementing frameworks to apply the Data Professional Stream Strategy

Lane Masterton
General Manager
Corporate Services Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics
10:05
Short break
10:10
New legislative approaches to enable safe & transparent data sharing

• Using Data Sharing Principles to safely share Australian Government data
• The Data Availability and Transparency Act scheme for users

Simon Gallant
Senior Advisor - Office of National Data Commissioner
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
10:50
Short break
10:55
ZOOM NETWORKING ACTIVITY: Connect with your peers & share your successes

In this live networking activity on Zoom Meetings you will be placed in small groups where you will meet and share your successes in data analytics with peers from across the sector.
• Meet your breakout group and introductions
• Reflect on recent successes in your organisation
• Share discussion insights with the main room

11:25
Morning tea break
11:40
CASE STUDY: Developing frameworks to identify & build data maturity across functions

• Conducting regular assessments to determine data maturity
• Importance embedding strong leadership to drive a data driven culture
• Identifying enhancements in processes and governance to improve decision making

Ravi Kumar
Business Analyst Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG)
Department of Defence
12:20
Lunch break
12:50
CASE STUDY PANEL DISCUSSION: Frameworks to build cross-jurisdictional data maturity & sharing capabilities

• Role of the Commonwealth in delivering on the National Data Sharing Work Program and System Reform Initiatives
• Developing tools, guidance and other supports to build mature data ecosystems
• Providing more streamlined governance, access and authority frameworks for data sharing
• Scaling consistent and repeatable metadata assets across multiple jurisdictions
• Building and maintaining trust worthiness to enhance government capabilities

Andrea Fung
Manager - Data Sharing | Victorian Centre for Data Insights
Department of Premier and Cabinet VIC
Evan Hill
Manager, Policy and Projects, Office of Data Analytics
Department of Premier and Cabinet SA
Shane Marshall
Director, Data Strategy and Open Data
Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy QLD
Narelle Grayson
Director, Data.NSW, NSW Data Analytics Centre
NSW Department of Customer Service
Andrew Lalor
Assistant Secretary, Data & Digital Branch
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
1:30
Short break
1:35
Setting up unique data analytics capabilities for transport safety

• Developing a multi-disciplinary and end-to-end system based on evidence
• Leveraging techniques to put data at the centre of designing safety strategy and interventions

Dr Michelle Veljanovska
Director, Data Advice, Research & Data Analytics
Transport NSW
2:15
Short break
2:20
CASE STUDY: Building data access and sharing capabilities to contribute to the data story
  • Enabling businesses and communities to contribute to data infrastructure
Kristi Mansfield
Co-Founder & CEO
Seer Data
3:00
Short break
3:05
Developing an ecosystem to improve data literacy for better decision making

• Developing an internship pipeline to upskill data analytics capabilities
• Improving data literacy access by embedding data into everyone’s role
• Role of integrating and implementing AI and ML to improve service delivery

Peter Worthington-Eyre
Chief Data Officer
Department of Premier and Cabinet SA
3:45
Short Break
3:50
Cross domain & cross functional data sharing and integration

• Building dashboards for better data access and sharing
• Promoting and driving a culture of data collaboration to improve decision making
• Best practice approaches for engaging stakeholders

Steve Brogan
Director
Data & Analytics, Infrastructure Australia
4:30pm (AEDT)
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Day One

Day 2 - Thursday 17th February, 2022

9:00am (AEDT)
Welcome from The Hatchery & housekeeping update
9:05
Opening remarks from the Chair
Kristi Mansfield
Co-Founder & CEO
Seer Data
Embedding advanced data analytics to inform decision making
9:10
Unlocking the future of artificial intelligence (AI) in government

FlyingBinary is one of the 109 companies appointed to deliver secured and accredited AI services to the UK Government. Dr Jacqui Taylor is an international independent Principal AI Expert at the British Standards Institute. Her AI expertise has been used to develop AI procurement guidelines with the UK Office for AI and the World Economic Forum. FlyingBinary is one of the 50 European companies chosen to test the European AI Guidelines. Jacqui has been appointed as an Expert Advisor to the United Nations to oversee the development of Global Procurement guidelines and has accepted a Parliamentary appointment to the UK’s Cabinet Office to deliver Open Standards to unlock the next steps for the UK government.

Dr Jacqui Taylor
CEO
FlyingBinary (Principal UK AI Expert & Accredited AI DPS supplier to the UK Government)
9:50
Short break
9:55
INTERNATIONAL PANEL DISCUSSION: How will predictive data analytics impact government decision making?
Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist, Customer, Delivery and Transformation
NSW Department of Customer Service
Dr Jacqui Taylor
CEO
FlyingBinary (Principal UK AI Expert & Accredited AI DPS supplier to the UK Government)
Marek Rucinski
Deputy Commissioner – Smarter Data
Australian Taxation Office
10:35
Short break
10:40
KEYNOTE: Future of data ecosystems & using advanced data analytics in government
Marek Rucinski
Deputy Commissioner – Smarter Data
Australian Taxation Office
11:20
Morning tea break
11:35
Embedding geospatial data analysis tools to develop the Digital Atlas of Australia

• Integrating natural hazard, geospatial data and decision-support tools
• Enabling access to national datasets to make data-driven decisions

Mrs Alison Rose
Chief Of Place, Space and Communities Division
Geoscience Australia
Dr James Johnson
Chief Executive Office
Geoscience Australia
12:15
Short break
12:20
Building assurance frameworks for the appropriate use of artificial intelligence

• Enabling AI capabilities and understanding what to do with the data
• Identifying what is an appropriate use of AI data
• Building trust worthiness and data sharing into your frameworks

Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist, Customer, Delivery and Transformation
NSW Department of Customer Service
1:00
Lunch Break
Communication & stakeholder engagement to build data literacy
1:30
Turning qualitative information into quantifiable data for policy analysis

• Using comparative analysis to translate qualitative information into quantifiable data that can be measured, analysed, and tested to identify new policy insights.
• Demonstrating how this method has been used to identify the key conditions that must be in place to achieve authentic engagement in public sector decision making
• Opportunity for policy analysts to develop and test new hypotheses to determine conditions required for effective change

Nicole Moore
Executive Branch Manager, Strategic Policy, Education
ACT Government
2:10
Short Break
2:15
Communicating complex data to engage stakeholders

• Setting up machine learning capabilities to amplify business outcomes
• Engaging stakeholders to build data literacy and get buy-in

Matthew Johnson
Manager, Machine Learning and Evaluation
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
2:55
Short Break
3:00pm
Being data aware – communicating & engaging on data

• Importance of linking data to strategy
• Pivotable role of the “interpreter” to bridge the data literacy gap
• Building a community of interest and an appetite for using data

Barry Sandison
Senior Fellow, College of Health and Medicine and Paul Ramsay Foundation
Australian National University (Formerly CEO, Australian Insitute of Health and Welfare)
3:40 (AEDT)
Closing remarks from the Chair & Close of Conference
Workshop B: Communication & stakeholder engagement to improve data literacy
Friday 18th February 2022, 9:00am - 12:00pm AEDT

Data reform to enable data-driven decisions is high on the agenda for all Governments and is needed for the future of policy making. Data access, sharing and governance is part of the solution. The other critical element is communication and stakeholder engagement to build and grow data fluency (or data literacy) within and across agencies at all levels of Government and the importance of understanding to maintain and grow trust with the public.

During this session, we will discuss the challenges and opportunities of the role of a data champion and data networks, the importance
of the data translator and communicator and the objectives of building data literacy to progress data analytics for public benefit. We will explore the barriers including lack of organisational readiness, lack of skills and available talent, availability of a governance framework, ethical concerns including privacy, security, confidentiality, and how to answer questions about data sharing between organisations, within data teams and with the community. We discuss strategies and case studies.

This session will cover how to build a culture of data analytics in your organisation and how to win the hearts and minds of your
stakeholders, build data literacy and use data analytics for better policy making.

Seminar Agenda

9:00 Understand data literacy and the importance of data translation and communication
• Overview of what the seminar will cover and learning outcomes
• What is data fluency (or data literacy) and why is it important?
• How you can coach people to ask the good question of data, what your stakeholders need to know
• Telling data stories to become more data-driven
• Communication for continuous learning, capturing the head and the heart of your stakeholders

9:50 Short break

10:00 Data fluency, communications and storytelling from the field
• BREAKOUT ACTIVITY: Understanding data fluency and literacy in your own organisation and other stakeholder groups

10:50 Short break

11:00 Understanding your current state and where you’d like to be
• Reflection and sharing
• Implementing a plan to break the data expertise silos and how to build greater data literacy
• Data sovereignty considerations

11:50 Closing Q&A and reflections on learning outcomes

12:00 Close of seminar

Kristi Mansfield
Co-Founder & CEO
Seer Data
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Key Speakers

Dr Jacqui Taylor
CEO
FlyingBinary (Principal UK AI Expert & Accredited AI DPS supplier to the UK Government)
Lane Masterton
General Manager
Corporate Services Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Marek Rucinski
Deputy Commissioner – Smarter Data
Australian Taxation Office
Simon Gallant
Senior Advisor - Office of National Data Commissioner
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet