Connecting You to What's Next in Data

CDAO Melbourne is a unique event experience connecting Data Analytics executives like you to the people, technology and ideas that can accelerate your own transformation journey. Through our immersive and interactive format you will discover how other organisations are tackling the high-priority challenges facing data executives today including Governance, Privacy, Culture, Talent and the effective application of AI, Machine Learning and Advanced Analytics.

The Data-Driven C-Suite

Evaluating data analytics investment, prominence and acceptance in the boardroom.

Data Frameworks

Data governance, preparing for GDPR, quality, privacy and ethics.

Data Science & Intelligence

Practical experiences on the future of analytics: open source and advanced, predictive and experimental analytics.

Bold Leadership & Culture

Effectively embedding a culture of data analytics and insight based decision making.

Future Data Talent

Understanding innovative approaches to data staff training, increasing expertise and building effective teams.


Register your place before the 20th July and save $200!

18 NEW Speakers Announced

6th June 2018

David Thomas,
Chief Data & Analytics Officer,
Bank of New Zealand

Mario Vinasco,
Manager Marketing Analytics and Data Science,
Uber (USA)

Claire Foo,
Chief Information Officer,
Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria

Hani Koshaji,
General Manager Performance & Analytics,
NBN Australia

David Short,
Head of Analytics, Insights and Measurement, Product, Brand & Reputation,

Ben Ruming,
Director, Analytics Transformation,
BT Financial Group

Chris O’Dell, 
Director, Housing and Population,
Department of Planning and Environment

David Jonas,
CEO Designate,
digital health CRC 

Sveta Freidman, 
Data Analytics and Science Director,

Tyson Fawcett,
Director – Data Management, Smarter Data,
Australian Taxation Office

David Vaz,
Data Governance, Enterprise Data,
National Australia Bank Limited

Craig Rowlands,
GM of Information Management, Technology & Operations,

Adam McGuinness,
Director Data Warehousing,
NSP MedicineWise

Assyl Haidar,
Director of Digital and Data,
University of Melbourne

Aaron Nitschke,
Programme Manager - Profitability, Finance Transformation,

Nonna Milmeister,
Head Of Data Strategy and Governance,
QBE Insurance

Kathryn Gulifa,
Head Of Customer Analytics Innovation, Customer Data & Analytics, Marketing,
National Australia Bank

Come Network With Australia's Data Community

60+ Speakers

350+ Attendees

Strategic Focus

60+ Inspiring Speakers

Why invest your time?

Data Analytics Conference Melbourne Networking

Inspiring ideas

What are the deliverables of the Chief Data & Analytics Officer? How can having a place in the c-suite enhance the company's performance? How can you drive your data analytics projects forward more effectively? Hear from the region's leading data and analytics professionals as they share their insights on the role in September.

Data Governance Focus Day Melbourne

Data governance & privacy focus day

Tackling the data governance questions of our time. Join leading professionals to gain a better understanding of what can, and needs to be done to protect your data assets. Will your DG framework hold up against the tech of tomorrow? How should you respond to the Productivity Commission’s Data Availability & Use report?

Discussiong Group Data Analytics Conference Melbourne

Discussion Groups

Roll up your sleeves and get interactive with smaller groups of your peers. Our discussion groups are designed to get the conversations going. This highly valuable format ensures you get to address your own challenges with our expert facilitators and not just listen to others. Bring your questions and share your insight.


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What people are saying

Ross McIntyre, CDO, Wattblock

"First class event for data analytics professionals."


Anitha Vallabh, Lead/Manager Data Management, nbnCo

"Highly engaging, presenters were awesome. The biggest benefit was in round tables and focused discussions.."

Maz Dunic, Head of Analytics, Save the Children

"Amazing conference. Great to see what others are doing...and it provides some fantastic networking opportunities."

Paul Davies, Head of Enterprise Data Integrity, ANZ

"Really useful insights into the progress of other organisations"

Ben Pattison, Head of Customer Data Science, Medibank

"Great event for networking with like minded, data driven colleagues across multiple industries"

Steven Mellare, Head of Information Management, Pepper

"Highly informative, great networking, very worthwhile"

What's new and improved for 2018?

  • Largest ever speaker panel featuring 70+ leading minds in data and analytics
  • Start-up pitch session featuring the latest tech ideas an innovations
  • VIP Think tank closed door conversations
  • Even more interactive networking including speed networking; champagne round tables; live poll analysis; discussion groups; private lunches and more
  • ‘Off the record’ sessions with our top international speakers.
  • Live onstage debate from two opposing sides on the impact of automation
  • Fireside chats with expert speakers moderated by a high profile tech journalist
  • Meet the speaker informal roundtables
  • CDAO Casino Night – place your bets and play to win!
  • Data Governance & Privacy focus day back by popular demand

Check out insights from last year's event

Attendees from last year's event share their take-aways as well as their thoughts on where data analytics is heading in the future. We're thrilled to be hosting another inspiring group of data leaders again this september and really hope you're going yo join us.

Are you ready to join the movement?  Register your place now!