08:50- 09:15

Keynote Presentation: Understanding and Defining the Playing Field –  Data Governance in a 21st Century Environment

Disruption in data and analytics, including self-service,  has empowered business users: They run their own analytics, there is a rise of “citizen data scientists” and we have “data to people” trends. What about governance? Is it disrupted? What are the modern approaches to data governance? What kind of data governance model has proved to be successful… Read more.

Anwar Mirza
Global Head of Data Governance - TNT (The Netherlands)

09:25- 09:50

Keynote Presentation: Making Analytics Actionable and Driving Value for your Business

Understanding how advanced data analytics can be used to tackle business challenges and produce tangible outcomes. How can we empower non-technical analysts to use analytical tools and make better informed judgments? Can democratising data help to break down siloes and lead to a greater data-driven culture?

09:40- 10:05

New Format – Keynote Data Leaders Fireside Chat: Analysis Paralysis – Avoiding Inertia by Purposefully Leading Data Driven Change

How to develop your team to innovate effectively? Truly understanding your business and its needs. What are the pain points that can hinder the ability of your team and your company to innovate? What is the role of external collaborations on your ability to innovate? Discussing the importance of entrepreneurialism within your team – giving… Read more.

Glenda Crisp
Chief Data Officer, EGM Enterprise Data - NAB
Scott Barber
Chief Data Officer - Bupa
Jane Eastgate
(recently) Head of flybuys Analytics - Coles

10:30- 11:00

Mid-Morning Coffee & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

11:00- 11:25

Presentation: Welcome to the Data Age- How your Digital Transformation Can Drive Change in your Data Practices

Digital transformations allow organisations to instrument their businesses to a much higher degree, generating greater amounts of data at finer granularity than previously managed. This data can be exploited by developing broader and deeper analytics revealing past and current trends, as well as introducing machine learning pipelines to predict the future. Realising this value is… Read more.

Graham Gear
Senior Director, Systems Engineering, APAC - Cloudera

11:25- 11:50

What’s Next in Data – The New Operational Data Hub Model to Accelerate Transformation

Lack of security, data integration problems and governance deficiencies have caused many digital transformation projects to underperform or fail.  With an Operational Data Hub the combination of robust Multi-Model features, Transactions (ACID) and Semantics supports a new approach for data and metadata management – without sacrificing governance and security. Hear how organisations are employing Operational… Read more.

Jason Hunter
Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific - MarkLogic

11:50- 12:15

International Keynote Presentation: Leveraging Basel Data Governance Requirements to Deliver Shareholder Value and Achieve Strategic Positioning

Driving innovation across the enterprise. How to drive business gains from data. Aligning and supporting speed of operational improvements with changes in mind-sets and behaviours. Sharing experiences on the journey to date, challenges, wins and future direction.  

Bala Ayyar
Managing Director, Chief Data Officer - Société Générale (USA)

12:15- 12:50

International Keynote Presentation: From Science Fiction to Science Fact – Taking Advantage of the Next Tech

AI, Machine learning and Deep learning: How do you look through the hype and get value out of them? Truly understanding the tangible benefits these technologies will deliver to your business. Understanding the latest developments in Natural Language Theory (NLT). Practical methods for integrating machine learning into the BI space. Next evolution for smart BI… Read more.

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

12:50- 13:50

Buffet Lunch & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area.

12:50- 14:20

VIP Private Luncheon

Hosted by SAS

13:40- 17:05


Delegates registering for the CDAO Forum can attend sessions from any of the four tracks. 

Day 1 Track A – Data Governance, Protection and Privacy

13:50- 14:25

Discussion Group: How do you Embed Data Quality Throughout the Whole Organisation?

Changing the mentality on the non IT facing areas to focus on data quality. Demonstrating the long term implications of data quality to those at the business front line. Showing how important data quality is to the overall functioning of the business. Getting good data quality practices to stick over time.

Chris Butler
Chief Data Officer - Asia Pacific International Markets - HSBC (Hong Kong)
Sameer Ahmed
Senior Data Management Professional - nbn™ Australia

14:25- 15:00

Discussion Group: The Executive Challenges of Building and Structuring your Analytics Team

The challenges at a senior level of delivery across Data Governance, Data Engineering &  Data Analytics. The right mix of deep technical understanding along with strategic visionary and operational aptitude. Growing pains of building a Data Analytics, Insights & Engineering team and the best people to manage this process? Hiring an executive who can deliver… Read more.

15:00- 15:35

Discussion Group: Next Generation Enterprise Data Warehousing

When it comes to Enterprise Data Warehouses, do value and speed/flexibility have to be mutually exclusive? How can your data warehouse keep pace with an Agile business models, deliver superior security and governance, and still reduce the total cost of ownership?  Learn how new data warehouse methodologies can allow you to deploy in weeks, rather… Read more.

Julien Redmond
Portfolio Director, Information & Insight - Certus Solutions

15:35- 16:05

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

16:05- 16:40

Discussion Group: The Future of Data Rests in Dynamic Governance

Death of the data silo – How to effectively govern data in the age of data ubiquity.  Developing dynamic governance frameworks for peer-to-peer data sharing and customer data portability. Defining an organisational taxonomy of permitted – use for external data sharing – What should be allowed or disallowed by default? How can you manage the… Read more.

Steve Millward
Chief Analytics Officer - Data Republic

16:40- 17:15

Discussion Group: AI and Governance: Putting on the Brakes – What do you Need in Place First?

Most businesses are working with data analytics and machine learning, but how do you trust the data? What quality metrics do you have to get the foundations in place? This session will look at: Assessing whether AI can actually address the problem you need to solve.    

Venkata Valluri
Data Value and Insights Manager - Hydro Tasmania

Day 1 Track B – Organisational Change

13:40- 14:15

Discussion Group: Managing Silos – A Holistic Approach to Managing Culture

Managing the stakeholders to make data informed decisions. Reducing the cost and security risk of siloed data pools. Minimising opportunity loss by departing from a siloed operating model. How do you break down silos in an enterprise organisation? Building one common platform and metadata framework across company. Agreeing on share standards.

Simone Roberts
Head Of Data & Analytics Hub - Foxtel
Kubra Chambers
Director, Institutional Analytics and Planning - The University of Sydney
Scott Hubbard
Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand - MapR

14:15- 14:50

Discussion Group: Centralised versus Decentralised Analytics 

Which approach adds more value to the organisation? Engaging different parts of the business to align with it a central analytics strategy Can you have a centralised analytics capability (data, technology, tools etc) while having decentralised analytics teams?

| Chief Data and Analytics Officer Melbourne, Australia
Chris Malcolm
Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics CFO Division - CUA
Hani Koshaji
General Manager Performance & Analytics - NBN Australia
David Short
Head of Analytics, Insights and Measurement, Product, Brand & Reputation - AustralianSuper
Sveta Freidman
Data Analytics and Science Director -

14:50- 15:25

Discussion Group: Women & Diversity in Data

Overcoming the algorithmic bias created by an all white, male team – How a team diversity can actually produce more balanced results Analysing the traditional the barriers to entry – are these beginning to change? Why aren’t more diverse groups applying? How to encourage more diverse talent beyond just recruitment phase – Keeping diverse groups… Read more.

Louise Barber
Head of Data and Decisioning Platforms - AGL Energy
Glenda Crisp
Chief Data Officer, EGM Enterprise Data - NAB
Gabrielle Shone
Head of Customer Decisioning Strategy and Data - AGL
Florence La Carbona
Senior Manager - Wealth Analytics and Insights - BT Financial Group

15:35- 16:05

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

15:55- 16:30

“Harold”: Telstra’s Vendor Agnostic Platform to Enable AI and Machine Learning

The I in AI Ensuring data ownership – Why and how? Solving customers intents… the highs and lows of using machine learning to replace traditional programming Bringing together different disciplines

Curig Johnston
Director Big Data - Telstra

16:30- 17:05

Presentation: Analytics for Decision Making in Sport

Specific problems faced by most sports organisations and how analytics has helped to improve outcomes. Analytics solutions that are translatable to other disciplines. New technologies for sports analytics – results so far of implementation in professional sports.

Day 1 Track C – Innovation

13:50- 14:25

Presentation: Snowflake Cloud Data Warehouse- All Your Data, All Your Users

Join Snowflake for a discussion about their unique built-for-the-cloud architecture and the business value it enables. Snowflake Director of Sales Engineering APAC, Alan Eldridge, will discuss the Snowflake architecture and showcase real-world use cases with detailed examples of how Snowflake customers are using it to increase and accelerate their analytic workloads, streamline data loading, and… Read more.

Alan Eldridge
Director of Sales Engineering APAC - Snowflake

14:25- 15:00

Presentation: Building a Data Driven Business from Scratch

Domain Group has taken the journey from having a small number of data users to now which 60+% of staff are using self service BI. Data is now is a constant part of everyone’s conversation. This session will examine: How to become an Effective IDO – Insights Driven Organisation? How they managed to make a… Read more.

Pooyan Asgari
Chief Data Officer - Domain Group

15:00- 15:35

A Modern Data Analytics Environment, for Agility and Governance

A modern data analytics environment, for agility and governance. Most of us are familiar with the shortcomings of traditional data warehouse architectures, including long development cycles, a lack of agility, and high cost of ownership. In response, many organisations are moving to “Data Lake” architectures and utilising cloud BI solutions, but is this enough? And… Read more.

George Bassili
Head of Consulting - IM Systems

15:35- 16:05

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area. 

15:55- 16:30

Presentation: Leveraging the Talend Platform and Google Cloud in the World of IOT

Learn how Google and Talend make real-time, large-scale data processing faster and easier. Together we will reveal how you can leverage the Talend Platform and Google Cloud, to fulfil your Big Data needs and increase productivity and efficiency to develop stronger data pipelines and analysis.

Michael Titheridge
Solution Engineer - Talend

16:30- 16:30

Drinks to be served for the final session of the day.

16:30- 17:05

Presentation: Building Effective Data Teams

Virginia Wheway
Manager Data Analysis & Analytics, Maintenance Centre of Excellence - BHP Billiton

Day 1 Track D – Connects

14:25- 15:00

Let’s Talk  – Financial Services

Driving change in legacy banks to face the challenges from Fintechs. Wind down and network with those who have a common interest, work in a common field and can share their war stories!  

Bala Ayyar
Managing Director, Chief Data Officer - Société Générale (USA)

15:00- 15:35

Off the Record With…..

This is an additional session with our top international speaker. Totally unscripted, delegates will get to ask pressing questions of our international expert.

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

15:35- 16:05

Afternoon Tea & Networking in the Exhibition Area

Come to the ‘Meet the Speakers Lounge’ within the Exhibition area

16:05- 17:15

New format: VIP Think Tank – What’s Next for the Intelligent Enterprise? Trends, Talent & Technology

This closed door conversation will focus on “Too Hot To Touch” topics.   There’s no holding back in our candid discussions held. How better to get to know what your peers really think?


Drinks Reception & Networking in the Exhibition Area

CDAO Casino Night – Place your bets and play to win!