2024 Early Confirmed Speakers

The Hon. Andrew Leigh
Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury Assistant Minister for Employment
The Hon. Jihad Dib
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government (NSW)
The Hon. Victor Dominello
Gayle Milnes
National Data Commissioner
Office of the National Data Commissioner
Marek Rucinski
Deputy Commissioner - Smarter Data
Australian Taxation Office
Chris Fechner
Chief Executive Officer
Digital Transformation Agency
Michael Smedes
Chief Data Officer
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Mark Sowden
Chief Executive and Government Statistician
Tatauranga Aotearoa Statistics New Zealand
Jenny Humphrys
Chief Data Officer
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Dr. Paul Robards AM
Chief Data Integration Officer, Defence Data Division
Department of Defence
Ian Oppermann
Xiaoyan Lu
Executive Director, System Assurance and Data Analytics Group
Australian National Audit Office
Imma Chippendale
Executive Director, Data & Performance and Chief Data Officer
Department of Regional NSW
Matthew Altenburg
Data Scientist
Attorney-General's Department
Pia Andrews
Chief Data Officer
Department of Home Affairs
Kameron Christopher
Director, Data Science and Research Services
Australian Institute of Marine Science
Nattlie Smith (Wiradjuri)
Branch Manager Strategic Insights
National Indigenous Australians Agency
Gemma Van Halderen
Chief Data Officer and Group Manager, Data and Evaluation Group
Department of Social Services
Ima Okonny
Chief Data Officer and Assistant Deputy Minister
Employment and Social Development Canada/ Government of Canada- International Speaker
Liming Zhu
Research Director, Software and Computational Systems
Kayla Jordan
Assistant Secretary, Data and Analytics Branch
Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care
Dr. Holger Kaufmann
Chief Information Officer and Executive Group Manager, Digital Solutions Division
ACT Health Directorate
Jeremy Spindler
Assistant Director
Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
Dr. Jasmine Glover
Director, ACT Heritage System Reforms
ACT Environment Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate
Kristy Van Putten
Senior Director - Directorate Data Officer
ACT Government
Megan McCabe
Director – Digital Atlas of Australia Delivery
Geoscience Australia
Kylie Swan
a/National Manager, Data Analytics Branch
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Lisa Bush
Branch Head – National Location Information
Geoscience Australia
Dr. Katie Willis AIM
National Manager Data Analytics
Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission
Kate Zubrinich
Manager ‑ Data & Analytics
Local Government Association of Queensland
Jo Talbot
Director, Data and Information Governance
IP Australia
Liz Daykin
Manager, Data Office
Australian Retirement Trust
Olga Lysenko
Director Enterprise Data Strategy & Governance
Department of Climate Change, Energy, Environment and Water
Lois Wake
Director Data Management and Capability
Department of Defence
Dr. Mahendra Samarawickrama
Global AI Ethics Institute
Phillip Wise
Director of Data Improvement and Analysis
Safe Work Australia
Thomas Ryan
First Assistant Commissioner, Enterprise Transformation Group
Australian Electoral Commission
Tara Searle
Chief information Officer
Australian National Audit Office
LTCOL Adam Hepworth, PhD
Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Systems and Teaming (AST)
Robotic & Autonomous Systems Implementation & Coordination Oce (RICO), Department of Defence
Shikha Sharma
Chief Information Officer & Chief Data Officer
Department of Human Services, SA
Michaela Shea
Head of Data Strategy and Engagement
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
Justin Wilkie
Performing the duties of Manager Technology Strategy and Data, Chief Information Officer
Australian Federal Police
Benjamin Henshall
Regional Vice President, Denodo & Minh Nguyen, Regional Director
Marcus Zirn
Chief Strategy Officer
Permenthri Pillay
Government and Public Sector Business Transformation, Digital Transformation
EY Australia
Rajesh Iyer
Technology Consulting, Data & Analytics, AI and Data, Australian Federal Government
EY Australia
Kieran Hagan
Data & AI Segment Leader
Leon Czechowicz
Federal Government Engineering Lead ANZ
Ray Greenwood
Director, Customer Advisory
David Bremstaller
Principal Industry Consultant, Government