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From Information to Insight: Transforming Public Sector Data with Strategic Curation and Automation

By Invite Only – Data Innovation Executive Session

June 10th – 23rd 2021

Wellington – 10th | Adelaide – 15th | Brisbane – 16th | Perth – 17th |
Sydney – 22nd | Melbourne – 23rd

Event overview

Public Sector Network’s Data Innovation Executive Sessions will bring together an intimate group of key senior public sector attendees across the state in-person to network and connect in an intimate environment.

With a focus on collaboration, the event gives you the opportunity to meet with public sector leaders as they share their strategies for knocking down data silos, navigating unstructured data, and equipping your team with the right behavioural competencies to transform data from information into insight.

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Key takeaways

Join this exclusive in-person event to discuss
strategies, solutions and best practices with 20+ public sector data leaders

Engage in live and interactive Q&A panel sessions to unlock how to build data-centric departments that transform data from information into actionable insights

Network and benchmark with your peers to learn how to optimise systems, processes and services through effective and ethical use of data

Agenda at a glance


Registration and Networking Coffee

Opening from Public Sector Network & Icebreaker

 9.00am – 9:15am 

The Public Sector Network will open the event and provide general event information as well as our aims and purpose as an organisation.

Introduction from Chair

9.15am – 9:30am 

Australia’s Data Future: Taking an Ethical Approach to Public Sector Data and Innovation

Government Keynote

9:30am – 9:50 am

Curating Public Sector Data to Streamline Processes, Reduce Effort and Derive Actionable Insight

Sponsor Keynote

9:50am – 10:10am

Unlocking Data Insights Through Automation

Panel Discussion

10:10am – 10:45am

Transforming Information into Insights: How to Leverage Data for Citizen Centric Decision Making

End of Session


Closing Remarks from Chair & Networking Coffee

Speaker Line-up

Chair: Chris Webb

Public Sector Consulting

Drew Broadley

Executive Director - Data Ventures
Stats NZ

Mubashir Mukhtar

Data Scientist

Tracy Parsons

Chief Data Officer, Information Management Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade

Bill Moses

Chief Information Officer
Public Service Commission

Eileen Basher

General Manager, Evidence and Insights
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

Chair: Rowan Dollar

Chief Innovation Officer
Public Sector Consulting

David Engelhardt

Director, Data, Reporting and Analytics, System Performance
Department for Education

Carolyn Guterres

Director Justice Policy and Analytics
Attorney General’s Department

James Baker

Manager - Data Analytics
Auditor-General’s Department

Akhilesh Harsh

Data Analytics Business Partner
Department of Premier and Cabinet SA

Chair: Peter Grant

Peter Grant and Associates

Anthony Matthews

Director, Client Markets & Strategic Credit
Queensland Treasury Corporation

Nathan Bines

Director Insights & Analytics
Department of Communities, Housing & Digital Economy

Mayus Nath

Queensland Audit Office

Chair: Rowan Dollar

Chief Innovation Officer
Public Sector Consulting

Greg Italiano

Government Chief Information Officer
Office of Digital Government WA

Catherine Fletcher

Information Commissioner
Office of the Information Commissioner WA

Damian Shepherd

State Records Office WA

Sarah Mewett

Director Analytics & Insights
Road Safety Commission

Peter Birkett

Director Data Collaboration

Rachel Smith-Cianchi

RVP Public Sector Sales

Chair: Gavin Whyte

Public Sector Consulting

Kate Harrington

Head of Strategic Digital Initiatives
Government Chief Information & Digital Office NSW

Simon Herbert

Executive Director, Data, Insights & Transformation
Department of Customer Service

Sam Nielsen

Director, Performance and Insights
Public Service Commission

Karen Willetts

Director of Business Intelligence & Data Operations
Transport for NSW

Samuel Spencer

Chief Executive Officer
Aristotle Metadata

Chair: Rowan Dollar

Chief Innovation Officer
Public Sector Consulting

Sven Bluemmel

Victorian Information Commissioner
Office of the Victorian Information Commissioner

Sean Lee

Director - Advanced Analytics

Natasha Thompson

Executive Director People and Analytics
Victorian Public Sector Commission

Very interesting to see how other government agencies are dealing with their data platforms. A valuable source of ideas and methods used that could be applied across different agencies.

Department Of Justice

The experience was positive and valuable and was great to hear what others are doing and problems they are having.

Transport Safety Victoria

Very positive experience and a good opportunity to share learnings, and to understand challenges in other sectors.

Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network

Great event with significance.

Vendor Panel

Great customer interactions. Great event. Very useful.

Vendor Panel

Register to Attend

Complimentary to attend


Registration to this event is complimentary and exclusive to invited guests only.

Any registrations made without an invitation will be cancelled and sent a notification.

Event Partners

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QT Perth 133 Murray Street, Perth WA 6000
Rydges World Square
389 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Rydges Melbourne
186 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Rydges Adelaide
1 South Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Sofitel Brisbane Central
249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
Atura Wellington
24 Hawkestone Street Thorndon, Wellington 6011, NZ