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Connecting You to What's Next in Data

Chief Data and Analytics Officer Brisbane is designed specifically for the Queensland market, with content tailored around the most pressing industry issues to demonstrate how the best in the state, across sectors including finance, government, transport, utilities and healthcare are achieving their strategic goals through analytics.

Not only this, we have also created a dedicated track specifically for heavy industry, mining, and energy around operational analytics, alongside our data governance and quality track, and a full day focused on talent, culture, embedding data across the organisation and actioning insights.

We have immersed ourselves in the Queensland market and created an agenda specifically for you!

30+ Speakers

120+ Attendees

New Contacts Guaranteed


Meet Our 2019 Speakers!


Jeffrey Popova-Clark

Director, Data Analytics Platform, Department of Housing and Public Works


Nols Ebersohn

Principal Architect Data Vault 2.0, Certus


Charlotte Grezlo

Executive Director - Data Sharing and Analytics , Digital Technology and Services, Queensland Government

Santosh Khilari

Santosh Khilari

Principal Data Scientist, Sunsuper

Burcin Ozturk

Burcin Ozturk

Principal, Global Asset Management and Planning , BHP

clinton mcgregor

Clinton McGregor

Head of Pricing and Analytics, CUA

kristi salmi

Kristi Salmi

Head of Product and Data Science, MoneyCatcha

nina du thaler

Nina Du Thaler

Group Executive Digital and Technology, UnitingCare Queensland

Nick smith

Nick Smith

Country Manager, ANZ, Informatica

thomas mcdade

Thomas McDade

Director of Innovation and Commerce, Affinity Education Group

Andreas Sandmann

Andreas Sandmann

Manager, Information & Business Intelligence, Anglicare Southern Queensland

Raymond Tse

Raymond Tse

Head of Data Science, Tabcorp


Kyusik Kim

Head of Advanced Analytics and AI, Westpac

rachel fojtik

Rachel Fojtik

Director, Analytics and Performance, Mater Health

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Gaurav Ahuja

Head of Digital Analytics, Big W

virginia wheway

Virginia Wheway

Manager, Data Science and Analytics, Thiess


Renato Iannella

Data Architecture Manager, Queensland Health

darshil mehta

Darshil Mehta

Head of Data Governance, Bupa

roleant vos

Roelant Vos

General Manager, Enterprise Data Management , Allianz

adam holster

Adam Holster

Director, Customer Research & Analytics, NAB

ben pattison

Ben Pattison

Head of Customer Data Science, Medibank

andrew spence

Andrew Spence

National Manager Operations and Supply Chain, BlueScope Steel

alan riesenweber

Alan Riesenweber

Practice Director, Data & Analytics - GHD Digital, GHD

glen wiblin

Glen Wiblin

Head of Information and Insights, Sydney Airport

josh symonds

Josh Symonds

Regional leader - Spatial & Data Engineering, Arup

emma liversidge

Emma Liversidge

Director, Analytics, Planning and Data, Griffith University

bart watson

Bart Watson

Head of Insights, Toll Global Express

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Ron Ramaiya

Head of Enterprise Analytics and Insights, Seven West Media

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Luke Traini

CEO, RSL Queensland

daniel stone

Daniel Stone

Head of Portfolio Analytics and Reporting, TAL Life

chris malcolm-1

Chris Malcolm

Head of Enterprise Data & Analytics, Credit Union Australia

kate king

Kate King

Manager, Analytics & BI Enablement, Queensland Urban Utilities

tim freestone

Tim Freestone

Head of Data Analytics Development, HotelsCombined

karthikeyan palaniki

Karthikeyan Palanivel

Global Head Data Analytics & BI, SiteMinder

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Alastair Liptrot

Head of Insights and Category Development, Simplot

elyssia clark

Elyssia Clark

Head of Customer Analytics and Insights, Seek

leigh broderick

Leigh Broderick

Senior Customer Analytics Manager, Seek

tony laing

Tony Laing

General Manager, Analytics and Data Services, Auto & General

steve nichols

Steve Nichols

General Manager, Solution Delivery, ERM Power

garry brittain

Garry Brittain

BI & Analytics Practice Lead, Corporate Solutions, JLL

nik moss

Nicholas Moss

Principal Analytics Architect, Queensland Police

wayne meecham

Wayne Meecham

Head of Data and Analytics, Ladbrokes

maria zappalla

Maria Zappala

Former Head of Business Improvement, Anglo American

greg rehbok

Greg Rehbock

Actuarial Manager (Data Analytics)/Head of Sales Strategy & Management Information, Youi

shane burnett

Shane Burnett

Senior Manager Financial Crimes Systems, Operations & Analytics, Bank of Queensland

Shazia Sadiq

Shazia Sadiq

Professor - School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland

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Why Invest Your Time?

CDAO Networking

Their Learnings, Your Lessons

Hear from 30 analytics executives within leading organisations spanning healthcare, finance, government, mining, and energy about how they are embracing technology, talent and process to progress their data capabilities.

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CDAO Networking 1

Balancing Informative & Interactive

Join in our unique networking segments for an authentic and immersive experience including interactive discussion groups, speed networking, debates, lightning talks, audience Q&A, and a champagne clinic to solve your most pressing challenges and brainstorm innovative ideas.
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CDAO Networking 2

Inspiration & Practicality

How can you progress to the next stage of data maturity? How can you set an inspiring vision for the organisation, embed the strategy and execute it? Leverage our speaker panel to hear exactly how they have achieved solid results, but also their aspirations and the future roadmaps they have developed to keep evolving their data initiatives.

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2019 Key Themes

Governance & Quality: Developing and embedding the right systems to enrich data and ensure quality to derive the most accurate insights

Privacy: Ensuring your customers’ data is fully protected

ROI: Actioning insights and focusing on the most profitable data, while designing the right KPIs and pinpointing metrics to drive business value
Operational Analytics: Increasing the efficiency and return on physical assets and infrastructure

Talent: Securing talent in the smaller Brisbane market, aligning skills and experience with your strategy and identifying what roles are needed to build the most effective team

Predictive & Advanced Analytics: Becoming proactive rather than reactive by harnessing advanced & predictive analytics, Machine Learning, and AI

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What People Are Saying

  • "CDAO is THE event of the year for data professionals to attend. The combined experience and expertise at this event is amazing"

    Chris Anttila, Industry Data Group Team Leader, Dairy Australia

  • "Absolutely amazing event, great to see the world of data and analytics through leader’s eyes. Home for fantastic networking and talent discovery."

    Venkata Valluri, Data Value and Insights - Manager, Hydro Tasmania

  • "A good gathering of like-minded professionals. I found the willingness to share information and experiences refreshing"

    Paul Thompson, Head of D&A, Pepper Financial

  • "CDAO provided an amazing opportunity to network and learn from other global senior data and technology leaders. "

    Richard Lam, Data Governance Manager, Public Transport Victoria

  • "Great event to meet analytics leaders and learn how the market is meeting today’s challenges."

    Phil Watt, Technical Pillar Lead, Data Reform Strategy, Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victorian State Government

  • "Very informative presentations, professional speakers with vast grasp on the subject matter"

    Adrian Theuma, Head of Business Intelligence and Data Analytics, BankVic

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The Innovation Game

How Data is Driving Digital Transformation

As part of our ongoing commitment to data and analytics professionals, we interviewed 100 senior data and analytics professionals. The study was commissioned by Paxata, Accenture and Microsoft and the results are presented with commentary from our advisory board members and sponsors.

The following report is designed to give an overview of the challenges, opportunities and technology requirements facing those responsible for accelerating data and analytics within their organization.

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Come and Join Us

CDAO Brisbane is the best event on the calendar to get inspired and make new contacts with the people that can help you drive your data analytics projects forward. It's also a lot of fun so don't miss out - book your place now!