<img height="1" width="1" style="display:none;" alt="" src="https://dc.ads.linkedin.com/collect/?pid=306561&amp;fmt=gif">

Chief Data & Analytics Officer New Zealand

Auckland, 5-7 November, 2019

Conference Day 1
November 7th 2018
08:20

Registration, Coffee & Networking

Registration, Coffee & Networking

November 7 | 08:20 - 08:50

Speaking:

08:50

Chair's Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Louise Barber

Louise Barber

Head of Data and Decisioning Platforms, AGL Energy

Chair's Opening Remarks

November 7 | 08:50 - 09:00

Speaking:

Louise Barber

Louise Barber

AGL Energy

09:00

Keynote International Genius Bar: Prospecting for Gold in the Mines of Big Data @ the Heart of Silicon Valley

This session will explore the ways in which Apple are harnessing the power of data and reveal how they are riding the wave of disruption in the data analytics landscape.

Speaking:

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta-1

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

Senior Data Scientist, Apple

Keynote International Genius Bar: Prospecting for Gold in the Mines of Big Data @ the Heart of Silicon Valley

November 7 | 09:00 - 09:25

This session will explore the ways in which Apple are harnessing the power of data and reveal how they are riding the wave of disruption in the data analytics landscape.

Speaking:

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta-1

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

Apple

09:25

Keynote Presentation: “We’re all in” – Lessons from an Information Transformation

Our journey:

  • Purpose, clarity and rapid team growth.
  • Great people doing inspiring work.
  • When did the dance floor get so full?
  • Sustainability and next steps.

Speaking:

David Thomas BNZ

David Thomas

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BNZ

Keynote Presentation: “We’re all in” – Lessons from an Information Transformation

November 7 | 09:25 - 09:50

Our journey:

  • Purpose, clarity and rapid team growth.
  • Great people doing inspiring work.
  • When did the dance floor get so full?
  • Sustainability and next steps.

Speaking:

David Thomas BNZ

David Thomas

BNZ

09:50

Presentation: The AI Path to Value- Leveraging Technology and People for Business Outcomes

Artificial intelligence is on everyone’s lips and everyone’s mind today. As leaders of business, we need to understand the strategic importance of AI and fast track to the other side of the AI hype curve. Artificial Intelligence builds on the foundation of analytics and machine learning and is allowing organisations to tackle new use cases and deliver innovative business outcomes. This presentation will provides practical advice and best practices on how to leverage technology and people to drive real business value via artificial intelligence.

Speaking:

Presentation: The AI Path to Value- Leveraging Technology and People for Business Outcomes

November 7 | 09:50 - 10:15

Artificial intelligence is on everyone’s lips and everyone’s mind today. As leaders of business, we need to understand the strategic importance of AI and fast track to the other side of the AI hype curve. Artificial Intelligence builds on the foundation of analytics and machine learning and is allowing organisations to tackle new use cases and deliver innovative business outcomes. This presentation will provides practical advice and best practices on how to leverage technology and people to drive real business value via artificial intelligence.

Speaking:

10:15

Speed Networking

Let’s start how we mean to go on, in discussion making valuable industry connections.

Speed Networking

November 7 | 10:15 - 10:30

Let’s start how we mean to go on, in discussion making valuable industry connections.

Speaking:

10:30

Coffee & Networking

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area.

Coffee & Networking

November 7 | 10:30 - 11:00

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area.

Speaking:

11:00

Data-Driven Leaders Panel: Turning Data & Analytics into Actionable Insight

  • Driving insights-led decision-making - what are the best practices for effectively managing change across your organisation?
  • What are the pain points that can hinder the ability of your team and your company to innovate?
  • How can the data in your hands empower everyone in your organisation with insights to make better, faster decisions?
  • Creating an agile team and approach, whilst ensuring that it is in balance with the maturity of your organisation.

Speaking:

Graham_Robertson 2-1

Graham Robertson

Chief Information Officer, Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand

Sonya Profile Pic (2)

Sonya Crosby

Head of Information Initiatives, Bank of New Zealand

David Bloch Fonterra

David Bloch

GM Advanced Analytics, Fonterra

Brendan Downey-Parish

Brendan Downey-Parish

GM CX, Technology & Data, Tourism New Zealand | Manaakitanga Aotearoa

Data-Driven Leaders Panel: Turning Data & Analytics into Actionable Insight

November 7 | 11:00 - 11:35

  • Driving insights-led decision-making - what are the best practices for effectively managing change across your organisation?
  • What are the pain points that can hinder the ability of your team and your company to innovate?
  • How can the data in your hands empower everyone in your organisation with insights to make better, faster decisions?
  • Creating an agile team and approach, whilst ensuring that it is in balance with the maturity of your organisation.

Speaking:

David Bloch Fonterra

David Bloch

Fonterra

Graham_Robertson 2-1

Graham Robertson

Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand

Brendan Downey-Parish

Brendan Downey-Parish

Tourism New Zealand | Manaakitanga Aotearoa

Sonya Profile Pic (2)

Sonya Crosby

Bank of New Zealand

11:35

Presentation: The Intelligent Enterprise- How Do You Bottle Innovation?

· Valuing data isn’t new. · What can we learn from previous failures and successes, and how can we sustain that innovation?

Speaking:

Michael, NOW

Michael Whitehead

Founder & Director, WhereScape Software & NOW Consulting

Presentation: The Intelligent Enterprise- How Do You Bottle Innovation?

November 7 | 11:35 - 12:00

· Valuing data isn’t new. · What can we learn from previous failures and successes, and how can we sustain that innovation?

Speaking:

Michael, NOW

Michael Whitehead

WhereScape Software & NOW Consulting

12:00

Keynote Presentation: How Machine Learning and AI are Shaping the Future of Data Analytics

  • How best to incorporate Machine Learning and AI into your data infrastructure.
  • How machine learning and AI are enabling companies to progress their analytics from descriptive, to diagnostic, to predictive and finally prescriptive.
  • Leveraging Machine Learning and AI to improve customer engagement strategies.

Speaking:

Kari Jones Air New Zealand

Kari Jones

Customer Analytics and Data Science Manager, Air New Zealand

Keynote Presentation: How Machine Learning and AI are Shaping the Future of Data Analytics

November 7 | 12:00 - 12:25

  • How best to incorporate Machine Learning and AI into your data infrastructure.
  • How machine learning and AI are enabling companies to progress their analytics from descriptive, to diagnostic, to predictive and finally prescriptive.
  • Leveraging Machine Learning and AI to improve customer engagement strategies.

Speaking:

Kari Jones Air New Zealand

Kari Jones

Air New Zealand

12:25

Presentation: View from the Tower – Cloudera Customer Insights

Join us for this insightful interview style session, where Tower Insurance discuss their journey with Cloudera. Tower will share their view of the challenges facing the insurance industry, the impacts of new technologies e.g. driverless cars and natural disasters, and the transformation they need to undergo to offer greater flexibility and personalisation of their offerings to customers.

Speaking:

Dnyanesh Prabhu

Dnyanesh Prabhu

Head of Data, Tower Insurance

Presentation: View from the Tower – Cloudera Customer Insights

November 7 | 12:25 - 12:50

Join us for this insightful interview style session, where Tower Insurance discuss their journey with Cloudera. Tower will share their view of the challenges facing the insurance industry, the impacts of new technologies e.g. driverless cars and natural disasters, and the transformation they need to undergo to offer greater flexibility and personalisation of their offerings to customers.

Speaking:

Dnyanesh Prabhu

Dnyanesh Prabhu

Tower Insurance

12:50

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

November 7 | 12:50 - 13:55

Speaking:

Track A - Data Management

2:00

Discussion Group – Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise-Wide Data Management

  • How to successfully implement an enterprise-wide data management framework.
  • Addressing key consideration: policies, standards and frameworks.
  • Avoiding the potential pitfalls, overcoming challenges and sharing wins.

Speaking:

Anita Easton

Anita Easton

Manager, Information and Insights, Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Discussion Group – Taking a Holistic Approach to Enterprise-Wide Data Management

November 7 | 14:00 - 14:35

  • How to successfully implement an enterprise-wide data management framework.
  • Addressing key consideration: policies, standards and frameworks.
  • Avoiding the potential pitfalls, overcoming challenges and sharing wins.

Speaking:

Anita Easton

Anita Easton

Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI)

Track B - Analytics & Insights

2:00

Presentation – Transform Your Business with Smarter Data

We are all drowning in data. Most of us struggle to know where to find the useful data that our organisation produces. Too few of us turn that data into information, insights, and then action. In this 30 minute short, sharp interactive workshop, facilitator Devin Deen will help you identify potential data & analytic projects in your organisation stimulated through sharing of leading case studies and a hasty opportunity analysis and prioritisation process.

Speaking:

Devin Deen

Devin Deen

Director, Data & Analytics, Enterprise IT

Presentation – Transform Your Business with Smarter Data

November 7 | 14:00 - 14:35

We are all drowning in data. Most of us struggle to know where to find the useful data that our organisation produces. Too few of us turn that data into information, insights, and then action. In this 30 minute short, sharp interactive workshop, facilitator Devin Deen will help you identify potential data & analytic projects in your organisation stimulated through sharing of leading case studies and a hasty opportunity analysis and prioritisation process.

Speaking:

Devin Deen

Devin Deen

Enterprise IT

Track C - Conversation Corner

2:00

Let’s Talk – Data Science

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta-1

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

Senior Data Scientist, Apple

Let’s Talk – Data Science

November 7 | 14:00 - 14:35

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta-1

Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta

Apple

Track A - Data Management

2:35

Discussion Group – Finding and Developing Analytical Unicorns

  • With an increasing demand to grow analytics talent what are you doing to think laterally about how to develop talent internally?
  • What steps do you need to take to hire and retain talent in this space?
  • How do you develop analytical curiosity and stakeholder engagement within your analytics team?

Speaking:

Sarah White

Sarah White

Associate Director – Analytics , Hudson

Caroline Schischka

Caroline Schischka

Senior Analytics Specialist, Hudson

Discussion Group – Finding and Developing Analytical Unicorns

November 7 | 14:35 - 15:10

  • With an increasing demand to grow analytics talent what are you doing to think laterally about how to develop talent internally?
  • What steps do you need to take to hire and retain talent in this space?
  • How do you develop analytical curiosity and stakeholder engagement within your analytics team?

Speaking:

Sarah White

Sarah White

Hudson

Caroline Schischka

Caroline Schischka

Hudson

Track B - Analytics & Insights

2:35

Presentation – Innovation without Adoption is Meaningless

  • An overview on the apex between digital, data, Cx and value.
  • Understanding the customers digital journey, insights, going more micro on data.
  • Focussing on adoption – sustainable use of data and digital.

Speaking:

Rhiannon White Westpac New Zealand

Rhiannon White

Chief Digital Officer, Westpac New Zealand

Shona McMahon Westpac New Zealand

Shona McMahon

Head of Analytics, Westpac New Zealand

Presentation – Innovation without Adoption is Meaningless

November 7 | 14:35 - 15:10

  • An overview on the apex between digital, data, Cx and value.
  • Understanding the customers digital journey, insights, going more micro on data.
  • Focussing on adoption – sustainable use of data and digital.

Speaking:

Rhiannon White Westpac New Zealand

Rhiannon White

Westpac New Zealand

Shona McMahon Westpac New Zealand

Shona McMahon

Westpac New Zealand

Track C - Conversation Corner

2:35

Let’s Talk – Public Sector

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Matthew Spencer MSD New Zealand

Dr Matthew Spencer

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

Let’s Talk – Public Sector

November 7 | 14:35 - 15:10

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Matthew Spencer MSD New Zealand

Dr Matthew Spencer

Ministry of Social Development (MSD) New Zealand

Track A - Data Management

3:10

Discussion Group - Learnings from the Coal-face. NZ’s CIOs Discuss their Data Challenges, and their Strategies to Meet the Ever-Increasing Demands of their Businesses.

Learnings from the Coal-face. NZ’s CIOs discuss their data challenges, and their strategies to meet the ever-increasing demands of their businesses.

· When it comes to Enterprise Data Warehouses, do value and speed/flexibility have to be mutually exclusive?

· How can your data warehouse keep pace with an Agile business’s need to reduce delivery cycles, and deliver data services that are future proof, reusable and cost effective.

Speaking:

James Hartwright

James Hartwright

Portfolio Managing Partner, Cognition

Julien Redmond, certus

Julien Redmond

Portfolio Director, Information & Insight, Certus Solutions

Bradley Vines

Bradley Vines

Chief Technology Officer, WINTEC

Neville Richardson

Neville Richardson

Chief Information Officer, Information Services, Gallagher

Discussion Group - Learnings from the Coal-face. NZ’s CIOs Discuss their Data Challenges, and their Strategies to Meet the Ever-Increasing Demands of their Businesses.

November 7 | 15:10 - 15:45

Learnings from the Coal-face. NZ’s CIOs discuss their data challenges, and their strategies to meet the ever-increasing demands of their businesses.

· When it comes to Enterprise Data Warehouses, do value and speed/flexibility have to be mutually exclusive?

· How can your data warehouse keep pace with an Agile business’s need to reduce delivery cycles, and deliver data services that are future proof, reusable and cost effective.

Speaking:

James Hartwright

James Hartwright

Cognition

Bradley Vines

Bradley Vines

WINTEC

Neville Richardson

Neville Richardson

Gallagher

Julien Redmond, certus

Julien Redmond

Certus Solutions

Track B - Analytics & Insights

3:10

Presentation – Utilising Data Strategy, Analytics and Data Science

  • Drawn to data: Analytics as a lens for change.
  • Exploring the ways to convert data into actionable insights - distilling the customer’s voice to inform and improve products.
  • Examining the ways in which you can learn from mistakes and overcome roadblocks to develop more mature analytic cultures.

Speaking:

David Bloch Fonterra

David Bloch

GM Advanced Analytics, Fonterra

Presentation – Utilising Data Strategy, Analytics and Data Science

November 7 | 15:10 - 15:45

  • Drawn to data: Analytics as a lens for change.
  • Exploring the ways to convert data into actionable insights - distilling the customer’s voice to inform and improve products.
  • Examining the ways in which you can learn from mistakes and overcome roadblocks to develop more mature analytic cultures.

Speaking:

David Bloch Fonterra

David Bloch

Fonterra

Track C - Conversation Corner

3:10

Let’s Talk – Emerging Leaders Sharing the Journey: Turning Theory in Action

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Ratneesh Suri IAG

Dr Ratneesh Suri

Head of Analytics, IAG

Let’s Talk – Emerging Leaders Sharing the Journey: Turning Theory in Action

November 7 | 15:10 - 15:45

Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!

Speaking:

Ratneesh Suri IAG

Dr Ratneesh Suri

IAG

3:45

Coffee & Networking

Coffee & Networking

November 7 | 15:45 - 16:15

Speaking:

4:15

Keynote Presentation: Leveraging Data to Influence Customer Behaviour for Competitive Advantage

· Discussing the ways in which advanced analytics can help your business to attract new customers and retain existing ones. · Measuring the links between business performance and customer satisfaction – is there a link and should you care? · Keeping pace with the connected consumer – discussing the challenges and solutions for real-time customer interaction.

Speaking:

Paul Gottgtroy Inland Revenue NZ

Dr Paulo Gottgtroy

Chief Data Scientist, Inland Revenue New Zealand

Keynote Presentation: Leveraging Data to Influence Customer Behaviour for Competitive Advantage

November 7 | 16:15 - 16:40

· Discussing the ways in which advanced analytics can help your business to attract new customers and retain existing ones. · Measuring the links between business performance and customer satisfaction – is there a link and should you care? · Keeping pace with the connected consumer – discussing the challenges and solutions for real-time customer interaction.

Speaking:

Paul Gottgtroy Inland Revenue NZ

Dr Paulo Gottgtroy

Inland Revenue New Zealand

4:40

Keynote Presentation: Illustrating Gender Inequalities with Data

The Gender Dashboard collects, collates and analyses data to build a shared understanding of the status of all women in New Zealand Aotearoa. We work with expert partners to illustrate key areas of inequality from an intersectional perspective. The Gender Dashboard is one of our three innovative projects within the Gender Equal NZ campaign, which also includes the Gender Attitudes Survey and the Gender Culture Taskforce. Gender Equal NZ is led by the National Council of Women of New Zealand.

Speaking:

Nina Herriman2

Nina Herriman

Chief Storyteller (Data and Visualisation), National Council of Women of New Zealand

Keynote Presentation: Illustrating Gender Inequalities with Data

November 7 | 16:40 - 17:05

The Gender Dashboard collects, collates and analyses data to build a shared understanding of the status of all women in New Zealand Aotearoa. We work with expert partners to illustrate key areas of inequality from an intersectional perspective. The Gender Dashboard is one of our three innovative projects within the Gender Equal NZ campaign, which also includes the Gender Attitudes Survey and the Gender Culture Taskforce. Gender Equal NZ is led by the National Council of Women of New Zealand.

Speaking:

Nina Herriman2

Nina Herriman

National Council of Women of New Zealand

5:05

THE PROJECT: Have you Realised Spectacular Value from your Analytics Project?

Three short-listed finalists will present for 10 minutes each inspiring us! The audience will vote on their favourite project presented, no standard metrics just based on audience chills and thrills. Awarding the winner the all-important bragging rights, and our ‘Data Champions’ trophy. Our 2018 finalists are:

Presentation: The Story of the Impossible Singing Canary

Speaker

Jody Bullen, Analysis and Data Capability Lead – Digital, ANZ

Presentation: Using Structured Data to Create a Spectacular Customer Experience

Speaker

Jason Greenwood, eCommerce Manager, HealthPost & Liz Jury, Natural Health Expert, HealthPost

Presentation: Harrisons Group- Leveraging Data To Win Online

Speaker

Andrew Crowe, Digital Performance Manager, This Side Up

THE PROJECT: Have you Realised Spectacular Value from your Analytics Project?

November 7 | 17:05 - 17:40

Three short-listed finalists will present for 10 minutes each inspiring us! The audience will vote on their favourite project presented, no standard metrics just based on audience chills and thrills. Awarding the winner the all-important bragging rights, and our ‘Data Champions’ trophy. Our 2018 finalists are:

Presentation: The Story of the Impossible Singing Canary

Speaker

Jody Bullen, Analysis and Data Capability Lead – Digital, ANZ

Presentation: Using Structured Data to Create a Spectacular Customer Experience

Speaker

Jason Greenwood, eCommerce Manager, HealthPost & Liz Jury, Natural Health Expert, HealthPost

Presentation: Harrisons Group- Leveraging Data To Win Online

Speaker

Andrew Crowe, Digital Performance Manager, This Side Up

Speaking:

5:40

Drinks Reception - Come and make some new friends!

Drinks Reception - Come and make some new friends!

November 7 | 17:40

Speaking:

Conference Day 2
November 8th 2018
08:30

Registration, Coffee & Networking

Registration, Coffee & Networking

November 8 | 08:30 - 09:00

Speaking:

09:00

Chair's Opening Remarks

Speaking:

Louise Barber

Louise Barber

Head of Data and Decisioning Platforms, AGL Energy

Chair's Opening Remarks

November 8 | 09:00 - 09:10

Speaking:

Louise Barber

Louise Barber

AGL Energy

09:10

Keynote Presentation: Data Privacy – Streamlining your Processes to Comply with the Updated Privacy Act

  • Understanding the full implications of mandatory reporting of privacy breaches, new offences and increased fines.
  • Latest methods for identifying risks and prevent incidents that could cause harm.
  • Should all data be treated as private information?
  • Re-identifying anonymised data and the ethical implications of doing so? What does the future look like?
  • Where next on data stewardship, sources, standards and security?
  • Exploring the ethical and privacy risks big data presents – what strategies are in place for interacting with personal information and consumer data?

Speaking:

John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards

Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Keynote Presentation: Data Privacy – Streamlining your Processes to Comply with the Updated Privacy Act

November 8 | 09:10 - 09:35

  • Understanding the full implications of mandatory reporting of privacy breaches, new offences and increased fines.
  • Latest methods for identifying risks and prevent incidents that could cause harm.
  • Should all data be treated as private information?
  • Re-identifying anonymised data and the ethical implications of doing so? What does the future look like?
  • Where next on data stewardship, sources, standards and security?
  • Exploring the ethical and privacy risks big data presents – what strategies are in place for interacting with personal information and consumer data?

Speaking:

John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

09:35

Keynote Panel Discussion: In Data We Trust? Rising to the Challenge of Privacy, Protection, and Security

  • As customers become increasingly aware of, and concerned by, their data and its usage, what steps should we be taking to ensure that we retain public trust in our ability to steward their information?
  • Trust-as-a-Service: Building privacy into everything we do.
  • What impact has GDPR had on the data industry, and what should we expect from regulation in the future?
  • Access versus control - can the two ever be balanced to ensure protection whilst enabling innovation?

Speaking:

John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards

Privacy Commissioner, Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Jacqueline Peach Air New Zealand

Jacqueline Peace

Chief Privacy Officer, Air New Zealand

Sarah Auva'a2

Sarah Auva'a

Head of Digital Trust, Spark New Zealand

Keynote Panel Discussion: In Data We Trust? Rising to the Challenge of Privacy, Protection, and Security

November 8 | 09:35 - 10:10

  • As customers become increasingly aware of, and concerned by, their data and its usage, what steps should we be taking to ensure that we retain public trust in our ability to steward their information?
  • Trust-as-a-Service: Building privacy into everything we do.
  • What impact has GDPR had on the data industry, and what should we expect from regulation in the future?
  • Access versus control - can the two ever be balanced to ensure protection whilst enabling innovation?

Speaking:

John Edwards, Privacy Commissioner

John Edwards

Office of the Privacy Commissioner

Jacqueline Peach Air New Zealand

Jacqueline Peace

Air New Zealand

Sarah Auva'a2

Sarah Auva'a

Spark New Zealand

10:10

Keynote Presentation: Future Data Talent - AI and the Disruption to the Workforce

Session details to be announced.

Speaking:

Amy Shi-Nash photo-1

Dr Amy Shi-Nash

General Manager of Group Data Science, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Keynote Presentation: Future Data Talent - AI and the Disruption to the Workforce

November 8 | 10:10 - 10:35

Session details to be announced.

Speaking:

Amy Shi-Nash photo-1

Dr Amy Shi-Nash

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

10:35

Keynote Presentation: Delivering on the Analytics Promise - Does Culture Really Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

  • Promoting an analytically driven culture within the organization.
  • Visualisation and self-service analytics – where does it fit?
  • When Talent met Passion...

Speaking:

Ratneesh Suri IAG

Dr Ratneesh Suri

Head of Analytics, IAG

Keynote Presentation: Delivering on the Analytics Promise - Does Culture Really Eat Strategy for Breakfast?

November 8 | 10:35 - 11:00

  • Promoting an analytically driven culture within the organization.
  • Visualisation and self-service analytics – where does it fit?
  • When Talent met Passion...

Speaking:

Ratneesh Suri IAG

Dr Ratneesh Suri

IAG

11:00

Coffee & Networking

Coffee & Networking

November 8 | 11:00 - 11:30

Speaking:

Track A - Data Capability

11:30

Discussion Group – Building A Data Driven Culture

  • Generating an understanding of what value data can bring to make timely well informed and impactful decisions.
  • Ensuring data is managed, understood and governed consistently across the organisation.
  • Defining, fostering and embedding a culture of data analytics and insight based decision making.
  • Democratising analytics to foster insight and co-operation throughout the organisation; Breaking down enterprise silos.

Speaking:

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Head of Data and Insights, Stuff New Zealand

Tina Maclean Inland Revenue NZ

Tina Maclean

Data Science & Analytics Leader, Inland Revenue New Zealand

Discussion Group – Building A Data Driven Culture

November 8 | 11:30 - 12:05

  • Generating an understanding of what value data can bring to make timely well informed and impactful decisions.
  • Ensuring data is managed, understood and governed consistently across the organisation.
  • Defining, fostering and embedding a culture of data analytics and insight based decision making.
  • Democratising analytics to foster insight and co-operation throughout the organisation; Breaking down enterprise silos.

Speaking:

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Stuff New Zealand

Tina Maclean Inland Revenue NZ

Tina Maclean

Inland Revenue New Zealand

Track B - Data Innovation

11:30

Presentation - Building a Lego Aircraft Carrier - Implementing Data & Analytics

This presentation explores the recent rapid implementation and evolution of Data & Analytics within one of New Zealand’s oldest organisations. It explores the transformational strategy and roadmap, the impacts on people, processes and technology, the lessons learnt, and the fundamental paradigm shift and culture change that was necessary to become a data driven business. A true greenfield Data & Analytics journey.

Speaking:

Mike Congdon NZ Post

Mike Congdon

Head of Enterprise Information Management, New Zealand Post

Presentation - Building a Lego Aircraft Carrier - Implementing Data & Analytics

November 8 | 11:30 - 12:05

This presentation explores the recent rapid implementation and evolution of Data & Analytics within one of New Zealand’s oldest organisations. It explores the transformational strategy and roadmap, the impacts on people, processes and technology, the lessons learnt, and the fundamental paradigm shift and culture change that was necessary to become a data driven business. A true greenfield Data & Analytics journey.

Speaking:

Mike Congdon NZ Post

Mike Congdon

New Zealand Post

Track A - Data Capability

12:05

Discussion Group – Information is an Asset: Strategies for Monetising, Measuring and Managing Data

  • How are businesses deriving economic benefits from their information, as well as the information of others?
  • Understanding the importance that clear demonstration of data monetisation represents to the role of the CDAO.
  • The importance of owning and controlling your data and the implications for third-party partnerships.

Speaking:

Mozhgan Memari University of Auckland

Mozhgan Memari

Lead Data Scientist, The University of Auckland

Discussion Group – Information is an Asset: Strategies for Monetising, Measuring and Managing Data

November 8 | 12:05 - 12:40

  • How are businesses deriving economic benefits from their information, as well as the information of others?
  • Understanding the importance that clear demonstration of data monetisation represents to the role of the CDAO.
  • The importance of owning and controlling your data and the implications for third-party partnerships.

Speaking:

Mozhgan Memari University of Auckland

Mozhgan Memari

The University of Auckland

Track B - Data Innovation

12:05

Presentation - Using Data Insights to Identify and Reduce Consumer Harm in Real Estate Transactions

  • Enabling a better real estate experience for all
  • Using data insights to identify and target consumer and industry segments most at risk
  • Empowering consumers: the creation of an independent website to guide Kiwi home buyers and sellers - settled.govt.nz
  • Increasing industry professionalism: using industry segmentation data insights to be a more proactive and intel-led regulator.

Speaking:

Steven-1

Steven Bruce

Head of Strategy & Insights, Real Estate Authority

Presentation - Using Data Insights to Identify and Reduce Consumer Harm in Real Estate Transactions

November 8 | 12:05 - 12:40

  • Enabling a better real estate experience for all
  • Using data insights to identify and target consumer and industry segments most at risk
  • Empowering consumers: the creation of an independent website to guide Kiwi home buyers and sellers - settled.govt.nz
  • Increasing industry professionalism: using industry segmentation data insights to be a more proactive and intel-led regulator.

Speaking:

Steven-1

Steven Bruce

Real Estate Authority

12:40

Lunch & Networking

Lunch & Networking

November 8 | 12:40 - 13:50

Speaking:

Track A - Data Capability

1:50

Panel Discussion – Women & Diversity in Data

  • What does #pressforprogress mean for you?
  • What role does mentoring and coaching have in encouraging more women into data?
  • Thoughts on how we keep women in data.
  • Beyond the workplace, let’s talk about what initiatives we are doing to encourage budding female leaders.

Speaking:

Jan Sheppard Tertiary Education Committee

Jan Sheppard

Manager Business Information Services, Tertiary Education Commission

HELENE_KALTAK-01-1

Helene Kaltak

Information Manager Analyst, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Zarina Bazoeva MediaWorks NZ

Zarina Bazoeva

TV Analytics Manager, MediaWorks New Zealand

Panel Discussion – Women & Diversity in Data

November 8 | 13:50 - 14:25

  • What does #pressforprogress mean for you?
  • What role does mentoring and coaching have in encouraging more women into data?
  • Thoughts on how we keep women in data.
  • Beyond the workplace, let’s talk about what initiatives we are doing to encourage budding female leaders.

Speaking:

Zarina Bazoeva MediaWorks NZ

Zarina Bazoeva

MediaWorks New Zealand

HELENE_KALTAK-01-1

Helene Kaltak

National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research

Jan Sheppard Tertiary Education Committee

Jan Sheppard

Tertiary Education Commission

Track B - Data Innovation

1:50

Presentation –Smarter Decision Making: Leveraging Data as a Tool to Determine Future Direction Rather than Evaluating Past Performance

· From idea to value - How to make data actionable? · Identifying the main challenges of a data project and why value is first. · Evaluate the (data) innovators dilemma: pull vs push? Technology driven vs business driven? · Designing and adopting with ‘fast-fail’ to move forward and monetise data assets.

Speaking:

Andrew_Crabb-1-1

Andrew Crabb

Chief Information Officer, TR Group

Presentation –Smarter Decision Making: Leveraging Data as a Tool to Determine Future Direction Rather than Evaluating Past Performance

November 8 | 13:50 - 14:25

· From idea to value - How to make data actionable? · Identifying the main challenges of a data project and why value is first. · Evaluate the (data) innovators dilemma: pull vs push? Technology driven vs business driven? · Designing and adopting with ‘fast-fail’ to move forward and monetise data assets.

Speaking:

Andrew_Crabb-1-1

Andrew Crabb

TR Group

Track A - Data Capability

2:25

Discussion Group – Data Management: The Foundation for Digital Transformation

  • Building a data driven enterprise, rolling out the data management programme enterprise wide.
  • Effectively managing massive volumes of data.
  • Ultimately improve business processes for operational efficiency and compliance through effective data management.

Speaking:

Vikash Kumar Wine Searcher

Vikash Kumar

Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Team Leader, winesearcher.com

Discussion Group – Data Management: The Foundation for Digital Transformation

November 8 | 14:25 - 15:00

  • Building a data driven enterprise, rolling out the data management programme enterprise wide.
  • Effectively managing massive volumes of data.
  • Ultimately improve business processes for operational efficiency and compliance through effective data management.

Speaking:

Vikash Kumar Wine Searcher

Vikash Kumar

winesearcher.com

Track B - Data Innovation

2:25

Presentation – Automation, Ethics and Algorithms: How ACC Updated its Claims Approval and Registration Process

Soon, the majority of ACC claims will be accepted as they are lodged, thanks to a new system that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim. The new system utilises a suite of statistical models that uses data from 12 million anonymised claims lodged between 2010 and 2016, to determine the probability that a given claim will be accepted. No claim will ever be automatically declined. This will support ACC to operate more efficiently and effectively, while providing greater certainty to injured New Zealanders. There have been many media articles around the use of statistical models in the public sector regarding ethics, the need for transparency and validation of statistical models. In this talk you will hear more about the frontline predictive models, the open approach taken by ACC and how we considered the ethics.

Speaking:

Laura McElhone Accident Compensation Commission New Zealand

Laura McElhone

Manager of Lodgement and Triage, Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand

Ernestynne Walsh1

Ernestynne Walsh

Senior Data Scientist, Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand

Presentation – Automation, Ethics and Algorithms: How ACC Updated its Claims Approval and Registration Process

November 8 | 14:25 - 14:50

Soon, the majority of ACC claims will be accepted as they are lodged, thanks to a new system that will reduce the time it takes for clients to find out what’s happening with their claim. The new system utilises a suite of statistical models that uses data from 12 million anonymised claims lodged between 2010 and 2016, to determine the probability that a given claim will be accepted. No claim will ever be automatically declined. This will support ACC to operate more efficiently and effectively, while providing greater certainty to injured New Zealanders. There have been many media articles around the use of statistical models in the public sector regarding ethics, the need for transparency and validation of statistical models. In this talk you will hear more about the frontline predictive models, the open approach taken by ACC and how we considered the ethics.

Speaking:

Ernestynne Walsh1

Ernestynne Walsh

Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand

Laura McElhone Accident Compensation Commission New Zealand

Laura McElhone

Accident Compensation Corporation New Zealand

3:00

Coffee & Networking

Coffee & Networking

November 8 | 15:00 - 15:20

Speaking:

3:20

Keynote Presentation: Creating Maximum Value from Machine Learning Applications

Bryan will talk about the business problems, vision at Stuff and the role of data & analytics within that vision. We will share the journey that Stuff is on - starting from their initial state to target state, including the foundations in data science and machine learning that they are laying to ensure data and analytics helps inform the business.

Speaking:

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Head of Data and Insights, Stuff New Zealand

Keynote Presentation: Creating Maximum Value from Machine Learning Applications

November 8 | 15:20 - 15:45

Bryan will talk about the business problems, vision at Stuff and the role of data & analytics within that vision. We will share the journey that Stuff is on - starting from their initial state to target state, including the foundations in data science and machine learning that they are laying to ensure data and analytics helps inform the business.

Speaking:

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Stuff New Zealand

3:45

Keynote Panel Discussion: Cognitive Technology Development and Adoption – Keeping up with the Rapid Pace of Change, from AI, ML to DL What is Next?

  • Discussing strategies for keeping current in a technological environment which is rapidly changing and developing. How do you determine what technology to invest in, and how can you stay current without tones of investment?
  • Bleeding edge technology - Where is the optimal point to be on the technology adoption curve? And how do you balance risk vs. reward whilst trying to stay current?
  • Which tools should you have within your analytical tool kit, and how do you go about building a winning portfolio of technology and tools? Which areas are worth more investment that others?
  • Preparing your analytics capability for the present and the future – balancing longevity and new technology.

Speaking:

Andrew_Peterson

Dr Andrew Peterson

Head of Data Science, The Warehouse Group

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Head of Data and Insights, Stuff New Zealand

Jamal

Dr Seyedjamal Zolhavarieh

Professional Teaching Fellow, Chatbot Developer and Research Fellow (AI, Machine Learning, NLP), National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), The University of Auckland

Keynote Panel Discussion: Cognitive Technology Development and Adoption – Keeping up with the Rapid Pace of Change, from AI, ML to DL What is Next?

November 8 | 15:45 - 16:10

  • Discussing strategies for keeping current in a technological environment which is rapidly changing and developing. How do you determine what technology to invest in, and how can you stay current without tones of investment?
  • Bleeding edge technology - Where is the optimal point to be on the technology adoption curve? And how do you balance risk vs. reward whilst trying to stay current?
  • Which tools should you have within your analytical tool kit, and how do you go about building a winning portfolio of technology and tools? Which areas are worth more investment that others?
  • Preparing your analytics capability for the present and the future – balancing longevity and new technology.

Speaking:

Jamal

Dr Seyedjamal Zolhavarieh

National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), The University of Auckland

Mystery Image

Bryan Ng

Stuff New Zealand

Andrew_Peterson

Dr Andrew Peterson

The Warehouse Group