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Connecting you to what's next in data

Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we are thrilled to bring you all of the strategic insights, practical case studies, LIVE interactive discussion groups and collaborative problem solving that CDAO New Zealand is known for, in an online format.

We hope you can join us for the same expert speakers, industry shaping discussions, and valuable networking opportunities -  from wherever you are.

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In the world of data, COVID-19 has been an avalanche. We have witnessed a dramatic shift in all our lives, as the linear future we were predicting no longer exists. This applies to the economy, the job market, the balance of skills needed for a prosperous NZ and what customers are demanding.

At the center of this, is the incredible work of data and analytics leaders. Now more than ever, data and analytics are in the hot seat for NZ’s post-COVID recovery.

Now in it's 4th year, Chief Data and Analytics Officer NZ is delighted to bring to you NZ’s key decision makers in data and analytics over three action-packed days, taking on key themes including data leadership and culture, effective governance and data quality, ethical use of AI, and using data to demonstrate value to your organisation. 

Join us for the only data event you need to attend this year.  

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Find the most relevant attendees, schedule live video chats and build a lasting network of industry connections. 

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More international perspectives


Hear from data leaders from United States Air Force (USA), Eli Lilly and Company (USA), FedEx Express (Netherlands) and IAG (Australia). More international keynotes than ever!


Focus on post-COVID recovery


Hear perspectives from NZ's key COVID decision makers, including Mark Sowden, Chief Executive and Government Statistician, Statistics New Zealand.

Tech Talks

LIVE interactive discussion groups 

Join our virtual discussion groups to hear and share stories from fellow attendees. Bring your questions and ideas to the experts.




An inspiring speaker line-up

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2020 key themes

  • Awaken data investment and opportunity – Turning your analytics narrative into a success story.
  • Data and the post-COVID-19 recovery: Hear successful data stories from New Zealand’s leading minds in government and business.
  • Future data protection – Operationalising data governance to ensure security, privacy and the ethical use of data and AI.
  • Moving up the value chain - How do you demonstrate value in a time of uncertainty?
  • Doing more with less - Case studies on making it happen, with the nuts and bolts of solve real business problems.
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Featured interview

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Mazen Kassis, Head of Data & Analytics, Foodstuffs North Island

We spoke with one of our keynote panellists, Mazen Kassis, Head of Data & Analytics, Foodstuffs North Island, about some of his thoughts on the following issues in data and analytics:

  • What are the big trust issues are that will create barriers or opportunities?
  • What is the importance of real-time data in his organisation?
  • How do you move up the value chain to ensure you data and analytics team is achieving its full potential?
  • What happens when you cannot use historical data to make decisions?
  • How are you building sustainable data governance?

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What to expect

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Providing you with opportunities to interact in real-time. At CDAO New Zealand, you have access to:

AI POWERED NETWORKING - Powered by artificial intelligence - find attendees with shared interests, book a meeting time and seamlessly start a video chat from your phone, desktop or tablet. Finally a virtual event offering the real networking value of a traditional conference.

STREAMING CONTENT - Hear how data and analytics professionals are leading change, impacting the business and deriving value through a data-centric culture. A unique opportunity to benchmark, get informed and ask your key questions.

JOIN OUR LIVE PANEL DISCUSSIONS - Have your say and ask our expert data analytics speakers your questions to help inform your data transformation and culture.

INTERACT WITH TECH EXPERTS - Interact with our sponsors to uncover the latest tech solutions. Watch demos, live chat and book meetings with providers that can help address your challenges.


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What people are saying

  • "This is the best Data leaders' conference in Australasia. It's organisation and networking are at global level."

    Mark Modricker, Head of Data & Analytics, Fisher & Paykel Healthcare

  • "A valuable opportunity to keep updated with the latest advancements in the industry, and a great opportunity to benchmark our own progress against that."

    Christian Wengler, Manager Financial and Assurance Analytics, EQC

  • "Tremendously enjoyable. I got so much out of the arranged sessions and networking with people in such a wide range of organisations and roles."

    Scott Brooker, Head of Business Intelligence, Yellow

  • "A recommended annual event that opens you up to a wide variety of organisations and specialists within the Data and Analytics space."

    Rachel Cleary, Data Governance Specialist, Westpac

Come and join us

CDAO New Zealand is the best event on the calendar to get inspired and make new contacts with the people that can help you drive your data analytics projects forward. It's also a lot of fun so don't miss out!
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