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The Data4Good Conference Combats the Misuse of Data


Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 7:25 am
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Those passionate about learning new, innovative ways to make a positive impact on society with data and analytics will have the chance to learn from local and international industry experts at the Data4Good Conference in Sydney on 28 March, writes John Hoffman, CEO of Altis.


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Those passionate about learning new, innovative ways to make a positive impact on society with data and analytics will have the chance to learn from local and international industry experts at the Data4Good Conference in Sydney on 28 March, writes John Hoffman, CEO of Altis.

Trust in data and analytics is currently at an all-time low as the widespread lack of transparency and misuse of data by large tech firms worldwide has heightened anxiety surrounding the use of data science techniques and artificial intelligence.

To combat unethical data use, Data4Good will be showcasing the innovative ways some of Australia’s leading organisations are using data for positive change and to create a better society.

Data as a force for good

The revelations of Cambridge Analytica and Facebook having harvested the personal data of millions without consent has led many to question data as a force for good. When data is misused, it not only creates ethical issues with consumers, but often has wider consequences on our environment and society.

Hosted by Altis Consulting on 28 March, the conference will challenge these perceptions through championing the data for good movement. Set to be an inspirational and unmissable day, Data4Good puts the spotlight on tangible insights and creative approaches from speakers who are using data for positive change in not only their industries, but more broadly on society.

Insightful strategies and best practices

While organisations are already capturing large amounts of data, for this data to be of value it must be turned into knowledge. The Data4Good conference will share how organisations can draw valuable insights and make sense of their data.

Industry leaders from across health, environment, NFP, government, disability and much more will be speaking at the Data4Good conference to share strategies and best practices of data use.

The quality of the line-up of speakers, as well as the diversity in their topics, will lead to thought-provoking discussions on data and analytics in ethics and positive change.

Learn from tangible insights and real-world outcomes

Using real-world examples, the conference will bring the data for good movement to life as expert speakers take to the stage to share the data science behind initiatives that are empowering change in their industries.

From diverse backgrounds, the speakers will equip conference attendees with the knowledge and know-how on how ethical and informed data collection can transform the mission delivery of organisations looking to make a real impact.  

There is an impressive list of industry-leading, passionate advocates of the data for good movement who will be speaking at the Data4Good conference to share their knowledge and experience:

  • Chief impact officer of Thankyou, Pete Yao, will be openly sharing how Thankyou uses data to create a positive social impact.
  • Former CEO and founder of RightShip, Captain Warwick Norman AM, will share how he used sophisticated data and analytics to change the status quo for international marine safety, as well as using data to drastically reduce carbon emissions of freighters, which are 3 per cent of worldwide emissions.
  • CIO of Uniting Renzo Mostacci, is speaking about how they are using analytics to significantly improve safety standards in their centres.
  • Co-founder and co-director of Clickability Aviva Beecher Kelk, will talk about why organisations in the social sector need to tap into their under-utilised data.
  • Research and development team leader at Horticulture Innovation Australia, Anthony Kachenko, will share how data is being used to help cool our cities through greenery.
  • Executive engineer at Therapeutic Goods Administration, Patrick O’Meley, will talk about how data can be used to support patient safety with the development of an early identification solution for faulty medical equipment.
  • Blair Hudson, will share case studies on a range of NFPs who are using data for positive social impact.
  • Director for Altis Consulting Hyun Choi.
  • Chapter leader at DataKind Singapore Neil Shah will present on some of DataKind’s incredible projects like Banded Leaf Monkey, the Community Justice Centre and the National Volunteer and Philanthropy centre.

Learn more about the Data4Good speakers here data4good.com.au/speakers/

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, the Data4Good conference will be held at The International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC) on 28 March.

Join Data4Good in combating the misuse of data and learn how leading organisations are making a difference through data and analytics.

For information on the conference and to reserve your tickets visit data4good.com.au

As Pro Bono News readers, you’ll get 20 per cent off your ticket. Simply use the coupon code PROBONO20.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 28 March 2019

Location: International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney

Time: 9am – 5:45pm

Website: https://data4good.com.au/




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