Skip to main content

Public Sector AI & Data Showcase

Tuesday, 7 December 2021
Hotel Realm, Canberra

 

1
Ministerial Address
2
Topic Streams
30+
Inspiring Speakers
4
Dedicated Networking Breaks
7
Government Keynotes
8
Round Tables

“Excellent quality presenters and content; probably the best conference I have attended face to face.”

Australian Taxation Office

Building Digital Architectures and Capabilities to Accelerate Public Sector Innovation Through Data & AI

The Public Sector AI & Data Showcase provides a comprehensive forum to educate federal agency practitioners on proven strategies and tactics to develop roadmaps and build digital architectures to support the deployment of innovative cognitive technologies.
With AI technology at the forefront of our everyday lives, our Federal Government is announcing several new and updated AI initiatives and programs of work.

The Public Sector AI & Data Showcase will cover how federal agencies and departments are advancing ICT processes, their data, and analytics work, and their thinking around deploying and integrating automation to deliver data-driven government services.
The showcase convenes experts from our nation’s strong innovation ecosystem across government, technology, business, and research to present the latest strategies and discuss the emerging technologies assisting the public sector to meet the missions of our government agencies.

View Agenda

Register today and join your peers at the largest gathering of federal government leaders

Map Your On-Site Experience

Select from your choice of 2 streams so that you can deep dive into the sessions that are most specific to you in your role.

The am and pm plenary sessions will address how data and cognitive technologies can be leveraged in ethically responsible ways to help solve significant national challenges.

 

Key sessions include:

Ministerial Address: Harnessing Big Data to Optimise and Transform Citizen Experiences

Government Keynotes:

  • Optimising Data Systems and Processes to Enable Informed Decision and Policy Making – a Data Owner’s Point of View
    with Haley Jones, Director, VET Data Analytics, Department of Education, Skills and Employment

  • Building Technologically Enabled Departments to Drive Efficiencies and Build a Platform for Future Innovation
    with Scott Cass-Dunbar, Chief Strategy and Digital Investment Officer, Digital Transformation Agency 

  • Harnessing Science AI for Data Driven Discovery
    with Cheng Soon Ong, Director Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform, Data 61 | CSIRO

Fireside Chat:
Discussing the Opportunities and Ethical Responsibilities of Intergovernmental Data Sharing and Open Gov Data
with Susan Calvert, Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner

Roundtables:
Breakout into specialised conversation areas and join engaging discussions to deep-dive into data & AI priorities

  • Table 1: Democratising access to technology to empower a broader set of non-IT experts in the co-creation of technology assets

  • Table 2: Digital Transformation During and Beyond Covid-19

  • Table 3: How to create a thriving, hyper-efficient, ultra-agile workplace

  • Table 4: Extracting insight and determining trends for smarter decision-making with data visualisation

  • Table 5: Harnessing data and information to drive innovation and digital transformation

  • Table 6: Let’s Talk Data Storytelling and AI: maintain compliance and ethically protect your citizens’ privacy

  • Table 7: Impact of AI and Deep Learning 2.0 in Government

  • Table 8: Graph database and entity resolution

Panel Discussion: Exploring the Opportunities and Outcomes of AI and Automation in the Public Sector Space
with:

  • Dale Quinn, Group Leader Critical Technology Foresight, Defence Science & Technology Group, Department of Defence
  • Fang Chen, Executive Director UTS Data Science & UTS Data Science Institute, University of Technology Sydney
  • Michael Burn, Senior Director Innovation, IP Australia
  • Christian Walder, AI Lead – Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform, Data 61 | CSIRO

This stream focuses on improving organisational intelligence with optimised data storage and processing systems.

 

Key sessions include:

Government Keynote 1: Utilising Existing Data Assets in New Ways for Better Outcomes at the Department of Home Affairs with:

  • Jorg Raap, Director Data Warehouse, Department of Home Affairs,
  • Steven O’Neill, Director EDW Platforms, Data Warehouse, Department of Home Affairs

Government Keynote 2: Digitally Transforming Systems and Processes to Improve Data Usability
with Ole Nielsen, Director – Enterprise Digital Delivery, Geoscience Australia

Panel Discussion: Building a Solid Data Foundation for Future Analytics & Automation Capabilities with:

  • Irina Bastrakova, Director, Spatial Data Architecture, Geoscience Australia;
  • Sam Wells, Director, Automation COE & Biosecurity Data Centre, Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment and
  • River Paul, Director, Data Analysis, Safe Work Australia

This stream focuses on creating data-driven departments to leverage public sector data sets and turn information into actionable insights.

 

Key sessions include:

Government Keynotes:

  • Developing a Resilient Data Analytics Strategy for an AI-ready Organisation
    with Rohan Samaraweera, Senior Director – Data Science Branch Warehouse, Department of Home Affairs

  • Curating Public Sector Data to Streamline Processes, Reduce Effort and Derive Actionable Insight
    with Greg Hood, Principal Data Scientist, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (tentative)

Panel Discussion: Evolving Leadership and Data Skills to Enhance Data Outcomes with:

  • Geoff Neideck, Senior Executive Data Strategies & Integration Group, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare;
  • Ellen Shields, Director, Special Projects – Data & Analytics, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade;
  • Simon Herbert, Chief Data Officer, NSW Department of Customer Service and
  • Natasha Yemm, Director, Data Science, National Skills Commission
View Agenda

Your Inspiring Speaker Panel

Rob Aldridge
Solutions Consultant
Yellowfin

Irina Bastrakova
Director, Spatial Data Architecture,
Geoscience Australia

Michael Burn
Senior Director, Innovation & Digital Services
IP Australia

Susan Calvert
Assistant Secretary,
Office of the National Data Commissioner

Adam Berry
Deputy Director Associate Professor ,
University of Technology Sydney

Nick Flood
General Manager of Public Sector
IBM

Adam Goossens
Associate Principal Solution Architect
Red Hat

Terry Goodman
Director
Intech Solutions

Natalie Gunn
Data and AI Specialist
IBM

Bede Hackney
Regional VP,
Databricks Australia & New Zealand

Simon Herbert
Chief Data Officer,
NSW Department of Customer Service

Haley Jones
Director, VET Data Analytics,
Department of Education, Skills, and Employment

Mike Lafford
NSW State Director
GWI Consulting

Geoff Neideck
Senior Executive Data Strategies & Integration Group,
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Ole Nielsen
Director, Enterprise Digital Delivery,
Geoscience Australia

Steven O’Neill
Director, EDW Platforms, Data Warehouse,
Department of Home Affairs

River Paul
Director, Data Analysis,
Safe Work Australia

Chris Pulestone
Federal Government Account Executive,
Databricks

Dr. Dale Quinn
Group Leader Critical Technology Foresight, Defence Science & Technology Group,
Department of Defence

Jorg Raap
Director, Data Warehouse
Department of Home Affairs

Brendan Reilly
A/g Branch Manager of Digital Strategy,
Digital Transformation Agency

Rohan Samaraweera
Senior Director – Data Science Branch,
Department of Home Affairs

Katherine Scott
ANZ Channel Manager
Kodak Alaris

Ellen Shields
Director, Special Projects – Data & Analytics
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Cheng Soon Ong
Director, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform
Data 61 | CSIRO

Samuel Spencer
CEO & Technical Co-Founder
Aristotle Metadata

Margaret Tregurtha
Deputy Director General Policy and Corporate Division
IP Australia

Thor Turrecha
EVP of Global SaaS,
meldCX

Christian Walder
AI Lead, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence Future Science Platform,
Data 61 | CSIRO

Sam Wells
Director, Automation COE & Biosecurity Data Centre,
Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment

Gavin Whyte
Chief Executive Officer
Public Sector Consulting & BrewAI

Natasha Yemm
Director, Data Science,
National Skills Commission

Registration

Complimentary for all Public Sector Employees

Register Now

Charity Networking Breakfast

Charity partner will be announced soon

Catering

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided

Unrivalled Content

Access to plenary sessions and your choice of specialist streams

Networking Drinks

Kick up your feet after a big day of insights

Full Access to Expo

Hear from leading solution providers on the bustling show floor

On Demand Content

Access to post event content via PSNTV

Event Partners

Platinum Partner

Gold Partner

Stream Chair Partner

Bronze Partner

Exhibition Partner

Event Location

Hotel Realm

18 National Circuit, Canberra ACT 2600