Unlocking data in the public interest

Unlocking data in the public interest

QLD
Mar 31
How can we maximise the economic and social benefits of data and data access? 

Speakers

Gabriela D'Souza, Senior Economist, CEDA
Noel Jarrett, Executive Chief Data Officer, Telstra
Tim Kelsey, Senior Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS)
Dr Tom Verhelst, Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab (RIDL), Griffith University

Event overview

The increasingly sophisticated use of data and analytics is providing some with competitive advantage, challenging traditional operations and informing new ways of doing business. New technology and the application of data presents opportunity to empower customers, consumers and constituents if data sharing, accessibility and ethical concerns can be solved. 

New skills and thinking are required to transfer knowledge to intelligence, extract value from data and establish a framework that delivers for the public good, enables innovation and distributes value equitably across our economy and society. 

CEDA’s forthcoming report Unlocking data in the public interest investigates the policy, regulatory and skills shifts required to maximise the benefits of data and data access.

Meet the speakers

Gabriela D'Souza
Senior Economist, CEDA

Gabriela D’Souza joined CEDA as Senior Economist in 2018 with eight years of experience in public policy. She has worked at some of Australia's most well-known and respected public policy think tanks and economics research centres. She has conducted research on a wide range of public policy issues including education, immigration, multidimensional disadvantage, and area-based measures of exclusion. Gabriela has a master’s degree in economics from Monash University and is an affiliate of Monash University’s Department of Business Statistics and Econometrics.
 

Noel Jarrett
Executive Chief Data Officer, Telstra

Noel is responsible for improving Telstra’s ROI on its end-to-end data strategy by transforming its data architecture; big data lake platforms; enterprise database technologies; data security; orchestration; machine learning and artificial intelligence tools; and automation solutions. Noel was born in Mackay and has deep technical experience in technology businesses in Australia and Asia.

Tim Kelsey
Senior Vice President, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Inc. (HIMSS)

Tim is an advocate for data use that improves and customer experiences and outcomes. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Digital Health Agency and the British government's first Executive Director of Transparency and Open Data.

Dr Tom Verhelst
Program Director, Regional Innovation Data Lab (RIDL), Griffith University

What if data from multiple sources could be used to detect and prevent problems in our cities and regions before they happen, and trusted data analysed and used to inform policy development? Tom leads RIDL’s work to identify and fast-track solutions that address long-standing urban and regional challenges by using place, rather than discipline or agency, as the data linking framework.

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