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Breaking the Data Silos

Sharing data for better policy and service delivery

Price

Free

Location

QT Hotel, Canberra

Duration

2 days

Dates

27 March 2018 - 28 March 2018

Overview

This conference was held on Tuesday 27 and Wednesday 28 March 2018. We thank all delegates, speakers and sponsors for their attendance and support.


 

The increase in data, and the capacity to manipulate and analyse it, has huge potential benefits to everyone involved in using “people centred data” – health, housing and community services/welfare. However, to maximise the overall benefit, to the public and to individual organisations, people across sectors and across jurisdictions need to understand what is available and how to access it.

We need to cut through the ‘white noise’ of unanalysed data and work out how we can harness its power. This will require a people-centred approach that recognises data only has value when it is used to solve problems.

This March, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) and the Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) will co-host a conference to explore a broader understanding of these issues.

We will bring together public sector, university and non-government sectors to explore the issues around effective data sharing and more open use of data.

Data that has the potential to improve people’s lives – whether from government, the private sector, or the community – will be subject to expert scrutiny and lively discussion.

Participants will be challenged to think more broadly about the hidden value of data sets, and the possibilities of gathering behavioural insights from the data to get a fuller picture.

They will be asked to consider how we can go beyond growing capability in data analytics and create a spirit of knowledge-sharing and collaboration around data in the ‘public purpose’ sector.

This conference, focusing on public policy challenges and the potential to use data to solve large and small problems in service delivery, will provide a unique learning opportunity for participants.

Participants will hear practical examples in using data analytics, behavioural insights, and design thinking, as well as an overview of the strategic challenges.

They will come away with a greater understanding of the power of using people-centred data to solve problems, and pathways to more effective collaboration.

The growth in data shows no signs of slowing down. We need to draw on the experience of our colleagues and other experts to ensure it is used as effectively as possible for public benefit.

Conference speakers

Behind the Data Silos features a lineup of both local and international experts and public sector leaders from areas such as health, data sciences and emerging technology. View some of the speakers below.

Speakers

  • Ian Anderson, Deputy Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Professor Genevieve Bell, ANU; current ABC Boyer lecturer and former Vice-President at Intel Corporation
  • Goh Siow Chong, Chief Information Officer, Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), Singapore
  • Jenny Hargraves, Group Head, Hospitals, Resourcing & Classification, AIHW
  • Peter Harris AO, Chairman, Productivity Commission
  • Delyse Hutchinson, Industry-Partner Senior Research Fellowship, Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development (SEED), Deakin University
  • Liz MacPherson, Chief Executive at Statistics New Zealand
  • Beth Noveck, Director of GovLab at New York University, and former United States Deputy Chief Technology Officer
  • David Spriggs, CEO, Infoxchange
  • Marissa Veld, Senior Project Manager, Tobacco Alcohol and Other Drugs Unit, AIHW
Conference program

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
  • Overview- Martin Stewart-Weeks
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 concurrent workshop session 1:   
Primary healthcare: Data gaps and development

  • Dr Evan Ackermann – Chair, RACGP Expert Committee – Quality Care
  • Don Matheson – North Brisbane PHN
  Using data to improve health services and policy

  • Amy Young – AIHW
  • Dr Grant Sara – NSW Health
  • Jenny Hargreaves – Group Head, Hospitals, Resourcing & Classification, AIHW
  • Tania Fisher – Victorian Agency for Health Information
  Indigenous health and welfare

  • Ian Anderson – Deputy Secretary of Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Matthew Gray – Australian National University
12:30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 – 2.15 pm Plenary 3

Creating a smarter city: lessons in data analytics from Singapore

  • Goh Seow Chong – Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
2.15 – 3.15 pm Health and welfare concurrent workshop session 2:
New uses of burden of disease data: informing policies and prevention programs

  • Dr Lynelle Moon – Group Head, Health, AIHW
  • Jennifer Girschik – Research Analyst, General, Public and Aboriginal Health, Department of Health
Vulnerable families

  • Merran Butler – Director of Analysis and Research, NSW FACS
  • Michael Coppola – System Intelligence & Analytics Branch, VIC Health & Human Services
Using longitudinal data to explore pathways

  • Professor Mark Western, Professor Cate Taylor & Francis Mitrou – ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course, UQ and UWA
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 Bell (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 concurrent workshop session 3: 
  Uncovering the picture of rising pharmaceutical opioid misuse in Australia

  • Marissa Veld – 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 – Infoxchange
  • 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
  • Dr Delyse Hutchinson – Deakin University
11.45 – 12.45 pm Plenary 7:

Using data in the commercial environment

  • Tim Seears – 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

Post-conference resources

Breaking the data silos banner

ANZSOG and AIHW’s Breaking the data silos conference in Canberra on the 27 and 28 March 2018 featured a wide range of presentations on using data for improved policy, programs and services.

Watch highlights from the 2018 Breaking the data silos conference:

You can find presentations from the conference available to download below.

Day 1

Plenary 1 –  Social licence and social good 

Plenary 2 –  Better use of data in a ‘fact-hostile’ world

Stream Session 1.1 –  Primary healthcare: Data gaps and development

Stream Session 1.2 –  Using data to improve health services and policy

Stream Session 1.3 –  Indigenous health and welfare

Plenary 3 –  Creating a smarter city: lessons in data analytics from Singapore 

Stream Session 2.1 –  New uses of burden of disease data: informing policies and prevention programs

Stream Session 2.2 –  Vulnerable families

Stream Session 2.3 –  Using longitudinal data to explore pathways

Plenary 4 –  Breaking down the silos

Dinner Event – “The Future is already here”: Building a world of technology & culture…

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Day 2

Opening Address –  Data – the greatest asset of C21

Plenary 5 –  Data from a health perspective

Plenary 6 –  Integrating data to break down silos

Stream Session 3.1 –  Uncovering the picture of rising pharmaceutical opioid misuse in Australia

Stream Session 3.2 –  Making better use of homelessness data

Stream Session 3.3 –  Wellbeing of children: Integrating data for pathways

Plenary 7 –  Using data in the commercial environment

Watch Genevieve Bell’s speech at the conference: