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Connecting You to What's Next in Data

Welcome to our 5th annual Chief Data & Analytics Officer Sydney! Our 2019 event boasts an inspiring speaker line-up with a really comprehensive agenda covering the biggest strategic concerns for leaders in the data and analytics space. Chief Data & Analytics Officer Sydney will gather Australia's senior executives responsible for championing the data agenda, to share insights on the infrastructure, governance, privacy, innovationculture and leadership required to effectively harness data as a strategic asset. Focusing on the biggest challenges faced by data and analytics leaders today, CDAO Sydney tackles how to lead and drive data and analytics strategies to improve operations and services. Discover how Chief Data and Analytics Officers are driving change and shaping their organisations to become analytically mature, business-driven enterprises that outperform their competitors.
Australia’s Largest Gathering of Senior Level Data and Analytics Executives 


50+ Speakers

300+ Attendees

New Contacts Guaranteed


An Inspiring Speaker Faculty


Dr Abhi Seth

Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics, Honeywell Aerospace USA


Emma Gray

Chief Data Officer, ANZ


Dr Anthony Rea

Chief Data Officer, Bureau of Meteorology


Gareth Tomlin

General Manager Data and Analytics, Network 10


Melissa Hayes

General Manager - Marketing, Blackwoods


Jane Eastgate

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, FoxCo


Glenda Crisp

Chief Data Officer, NAB


Pieter Vorster

Executive General Manager, Customer Solutions and Insights, Bankwest

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Dr Amy Shi-Nash

Global Head of Data Analytics and Data Science, HSBC


Adam Skinner

Chief Data & Technology Officer, Fitness & Lifestyle Group


Kim Heng

Chief Operating Officer, Australian Ethical Investment


David Thomas

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, BNZ


Thanh Nguyen

A/g National Manager Enterprise Architecture, Department of Human Services


Michelle Kempster

Head of Data Governance, Tabcorp

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Kshira Saagar

Head of Analytics and Data Science, The Iconic


Fady Hanna

General Manager Technology, Endeavour Drinks - Woolworths Group


Aaron Chau

Head of Data Analytics, Munich Re Australasia

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Rocky Scopelliti

Director – Centre for Industry 4.0, Optus


Gaurav Ahuja

Head of Digital Analytics, Big W


David Miller

David Miller, Director, Data & Business Insights, Seven West Media


David Short

Head of Analytics, Insights and Measurement, Product, Brand & Reputation, AustralianSuper


Michelle Pinheiro

Head of Enterprise Data Governance, ANZ


Dr Michelle Perugini

Co-Founder, Life Whisperer


Agustinus Nalwan

Head of AI and Machine Learning, carsales.com


Laura E. Ribeiro

Global Product Manager (Investment Strategy & Execution), AMP Capital


Violetta Misiorek

Senior Manager, Data Science, Chief Data & Transformation Office Technology, Data and Labs, Suncorp

Gabrielle Shone

Gabrielle Shone

Head of Customer Decisioning Strategy and Data, AGL Energy


Brendan Haire

Head of Search and Machine Learning, Atlassian


Prof Bogdan Gabrys

Director, Advanced Analytics Institute, UTS


Sheetal Patole

Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Macquarie Bank


Alex Barreto

Head of Delivery, MYOB


James Tanios

Senior Manager, CRM Analytics, BT Financial Group

Clive Astbury

Clive Astbury

Sales Engineer, Snowflake


Liz Moore

Data, Reporting & Analytics Executive, Telstra


Ai-Hua Kam

Head of Data & Technology, Compliance Program, @Data4Democracy


Blair Hudson

Blair Hudson, Passionate Data Science Influencer, Changemaker, working on #problemsworthsolving, @Data4Democracy


Bronwyn van der Merwe

General Manager, Asia Pacific, Fjord (Part of Accenture Interactive)

Kubra Chambers

Kubra Chambers

Director, Institutional Analytics and Planning, University of Sydney


Stuart Thom

Head of Data and Analytics, nbn


Niranjan Thomas

General Manager, Platform and Technology Partnerships, Dow Jones, Professional Information Business

Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Dr Kyusik (Mav) Kim

Head of CLS Advanced Analytics & AI, Westpac Group

Alan Hsiao

Alan Hsiao

Managing Director, Cognitivo Consulting

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Grant Ingersoll

CTO and Co-founder, Lucidworks Inc.


Will Howard

Director, Datasource


Andrew Lim

IT Service Manager - Master Data & Integration, Orora Packaging Solutions

Simon Williams

Simon Williams

Data Literacy Evangelist, Qlik

John Hawkins

John Hawkins

Customer Facing Data Scientist, DataRobot

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Andy Sheldon

VP Marketing, Unifi Software


Chris Day

Principal Solution Architect, ANZ, Denodo


Glen Rabie

CEO , Yellowfin Business Intelligence


Amit Bansal

Managing Director, Analytics Delivery Lead APAC & Artificial Intelligence Delivery Leader, Accenture

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Simone Roberts

Director, Data Science & Analytics, Optus

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Dr Bob Murray

Principal & Co-Founder, Fortinberry Murray - Internationally recognised expert in strategy, leadership development and behavioural change.

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Curig Johnston

Big Data & AI Solutions - Executive, Telstra

Jon Catling

Jonathan (Jon) Catling

Director APAC, The International Society of Chief Data Officers (isCDO)

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Teams, Talent & Diversity


Teams, Talent & Diversity is a pre-conference event dedicated to your biggest priority – sourcing talent and building high-performing teams that embrace diversity for the best results. Over the course of the morning the expert speaker faculty will address your common challenges in building teams, retaining talent and strategies to improve employee tenure. You’ll also hear from experts at UTS and the University of Sydney on how universities can help in bridging the talent gap. With ample opportunity for networking and discussion, embrace this opportunity to shape the future for data and analytics talent.


Choose From Two Expert-Led Workshops

CDAO Sydney Workshop

Book onto a small group, in-depth workshop to troubleshoot your biggest obstacles and get an action-plan to implement in the office, designed with the help of our expert facilitators. Choose from two topics:

A) Building an Analytics Practice from Ground Up. Analytics Myths & Best Practices

Facilitator: Dr. Abhi Seth, Senior Director, Data Science & Analytics, Honeywell Aerospace USA

B) Project Management – Embedding Data Governance into Your Delivery Lifecycle

Facilitator: Ai-Hua Kam, Head of Data & Technology, Compliance Program, Standard Chartered Bank


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Why Invest Your Time?

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Be inspired

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, ask questions and share your story.

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Get Informed

Corinium's approach of visionary keynotes, strategy based panels & discussion groups fosters a discursive, inclusive environment. This is the platform to discover the latest from your industry both locally and internationally.
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New for 2019

Brand new, interactive formats including the Data Talent Gap, Aussie Innovators, ‘Let’s Talk’ meet ups, round tables, live poll analysis, meet the speakers lounge, and expanded speaker tracks for maximum learning.

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2019 Key Themes

AUSTRALIA'S DATA AGENDA -  Building a powerful economy underpinned by data, analytics, AI and machine learning. Bridging industry, academia and government to drive innovation.
THE DATA DRIVEN C-SUITE - Evaluating data analytics investment, prominence and acceptance in the boardroom. 
DATA FRAMEWORK: MANAGED AND GOVERNED - Data governance, quality, privacy and ethics. Supporting data driven decision making across the enterprise with robust and evolved data strategies that support the current and future needs of the enterprise. 
DATA SCIENCE AND INTELLIGENCE - Adopting and evaluating data-driven approaches and tools to support the move from data insight to execution. Practical experiences on the future of analytics: open source and advanced, predictive and experimental analytics. 
CULTURE & LEADERSHIP - 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.
  THE SMART ENTERPRISE - Driving innovation, agility and business value. Monetising data to deliver strategic worth to the business.
FUTURE DATA TALENT - Understanding innovative approaches to data staff training, increasing expertise and building effective teams.
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What People Are Saying

  • "A fantastic conference to share learnings about data in real life, connect with people from the industry, and understand current challenges ahead."

    Florence La Carbona, Data Operations Senior Manager, BTFG

  • "A great opportunity to learn what other organisations are doing in the analytics space as well as talk to vendors"

    Chris Caley, National Customer Insights Manager,Property, Lendlease

  • "A very valuable conference which enables industry and suppliers to collaborate. It also provides the industry to meet likeminded people that are passionate about data and analytics."

    Louise Barber, Head of Data and Decisioning, AGL Energy

  • "Very relevant with interesting content and great representation across all industries. It has provided me with the external insight I was looking for. "

    Sinead Kennedy-Guy, Portfolio Manager Internal Audit, IAG

  • "Amazing neural and social networking opportunities for data and analytics leaders"

    Swee Ee Bruggisser, Senior Manager,Planning Data and Analytics, Coca Cola Amatil

  • "It was a wonderful conference with great variety of speakers sharing the wonderful things you can do with the right data."

    Trisha Lee, Head of Data Risk and Compliance , ANZ

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The Innovation Game

How Data is Driving Digital Transformation

As part of our ongoing commitment to data and analytics professionals, we interviewed 100 senior data and analytics professionals. The study was commissioned by Paxata, Accenture and Microsoft and the results are presented with commentary from our advisory board members and sponsors.

The following report is designed to give an overview of the challenges, opportunities and technology requirements facing those responsible for accelerating data and analytics within their organization.

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Come and Join Us

CDAO Sydney 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 - book your place now!