Please note: the Conference program is in development, with more details coming soon. However, times and structure will remain the same. We look forward to sharing the finalised program with you soon. 

Day one  

8.20 - 9.00 am

Registration and arrival tea and coffee
9.00 – 9.30 am

Welcome and introductions:

  • Welcome to Country 
  • Barry Sandison - CEO, AIHW
  • Opening address
9.30 - 10.15 am

Plenary 1:

Social licence and social good 

  • Liz McPherson - Chief Executive, Statistics New Zealand
10.15 – 11.00 am

Plenary 2:

Better use of data in a ‘fact-hostile’ world

  • Beth Noveck - Director Governance Lab, New York University

11.00 – 11.30 am

Morning tea   
11.30 am - 12.30 pm Health and welfare streams (2x2) - Interactive concurrent workshop session 1:   
 

Primary healthcare: Data gaps and development

  • Dr Evan Ackermann - Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care
 

Using data to improve health services and policy

  • Gary Hanson - Unit Head, Mental Health Unit, AIHW
  • Dr Grant Sara - NSW Health
  • Jenny Hargreaves - Group Head, Hospitals, Resourcing & Classification, AIHW
  • Melanie Hay - VIC Health & Human Services 
 

Indigenous health and welfare

  • Ian Anderson – Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
12:30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch   
1.30 – 2.15 pm

Plenary 3:

Creating a smarter city: lessons in data analytics from Singapore 

  • Liu Feng-Yuan - Director Data Sciences, GovTech, Singapore
2.15 – 3.15 pm

Health and welfare streams (2x2) - Interactive concurrent workshop session 2:   

 

New uses of burden of disease data: informing policies and prevention programs

  • Lynelle Moon - Group Head, Health, AIHW
  • Dr Tarun Weeramanthri - Assistant Director General, Public and Aboriginal Health, WA Health
 

Vulnerable families

  • Jessica Stuart, Director of Evaluation and Research; NSW Department of Family and Community Services
  • Michael Coppola - System Intelligence & Analytics Branch, VIC Health & Human Services
 

Using longitudinal data to explore pathways

  • Professor Mark Western, Dr Lin Wu & Francis Mitrou - ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (The Life Course Centre)
3.15 – 3.40 pm Afternoon tea
3.40 – 4.30 pm

Plenary 4:

Breaking down the silos

  • Kathy Leigh, Director-General, ACT Public Service
  • Dr V. Darleen Opfer, Director, Education, RAND Corp, USA
4:30 – 5.00 pm Closure of the day/concluding remarks 
6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start

DINNER EVENT

Guest speaker: Genevieve Ball (Boyer Lecturer 2017)

Facilitator: Ken Smith - CEO and Dean, ANZSOG

 


 

 

Day two  

8.30 - 8.45 am Arrival tea and coffee
8.45 – 9:10am

Opening address:

  • Peter Harris AO - Chairman, Productivity Commission
9.10 – 9.35 am

Plenary 5:

Data from a health perspective

  • Dr Stephen Duckett - Director, Health Program, GRATTAN Institute

9.35 – 10.20 am

Plenary 6:

Integrating data to break down silos

Opening remarks:

  • Matthew James - Deputy Director & Group Head, Housing & Specialised Services, AIHW
  • Ian Oppermann - Chief Data Scientist, NSW Data Analytics Centre
  • Randall Brugeaud - Deputy Australian Statistician, ABS
10.20 - 10.45 am

Morning tea

10.45 - 11.45 am Health and welfare streams - Interactive concurrent workshop session 3: 
 

Uncovering the picture of rising pharmaceutical opioid misuse in Australia

  • Marissa Veld/Moira Hewitt – Tobacco, Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit, AIHW
  • Dr Briony Larance – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
  • Matthew McCrone – SafeScript Victoria
 

Making better use of homelessness data

  • Dr Michael Fotheringham - Executive Director, Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI)
  • David Spriggs – INFO Exchange
  • Matthew James - Deputy Director & Group Head, Housing & Specialised Services, AIHW
 

Wellbeing of children: Integrating data for pathways

  • Professor John Lynch - Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Adelaide
  • Stephen Bartos - CEO, Australian Research Alliance for Children and Youth
11.45 - 12.45 pm

Plenary 7:

Using data in the commercial environment

  • Stephen Brobst - Chief Technology Officer, TeraData
  • Scott Thomson - Customer Solutions and Innovation Lead, Google
12.45 - 1.00 pm

Pulling it all together: summary and next steps

Conference Closing acknowledgements - Ken Smith, Dean and CEO, ANZSOG