Across the consumer, industrial and government landscapes, organisations are overhauling their data capabilities in a bid to inform innovation. As humans and machines collect and access vast, ever-growing quantities of data, the pressure is now on the executive to convert that data into superior decision-making.

From efficiency and customer-centricity to revenue growth and competitive advantage, the benefits of data are widely attested. Yet for all the excitement surrounding the potential of data to transform business models, converting data into tangible benefits requires vision, strategy, people, and perspective.

Gathering senior data and analytics executives from all sectors, The Data Forum will uncover the latest ways to inform – and transform – business and government through the power of data.

Why attend?

The Data Forum provides unique, high-calibre insights for senior data and analytics stakeholders from across Australia.

This strategic event is your guide to the changes, challenges and opportunities of using data in 2016.

  • Uncover what it takes to be a real game changer and powerhouse in a data-driven world
  • Learn how new paradigms are altering data processes, technologies and business models
  • Be Inspired by the most distinguished local and international masterminds of data
  • Acquire actionable insights on data security, leadership and strategy
  • Discuss the latest trends and innovations impacting the profession
  • Network in the ideal professional environment with the best minds in data
  • Determine what the future holds for data and analytics

Gain access

// 6+ keynotes
// 2 Powerful days
// Executive learning agenda
// 35+ industry speakers
// 150+ executives
// 5 Star networking environment


The Hon. Dan Tehan MP
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security
Mohammad Shokoohi-Yekta
Data Scientist
Apple (USA)
Beena Ammanath
Executive Director, Data Science Products & Delivery
General Electric Company (USA)
Nicholas Skytland
Data Evangelist
Usama Fayyad
Chief Data Officer - Group Managing Director, CIO Risk, Finance & Treasury Technology
Barclays (UK)
Christophe Durand
Head of Cyber Strategy
INTERPOL Global Complex For Innovation (SG)
Angelene Falk
Assistant Commissioner, Regulation & Strategy
Office of the Australian Information Commissioner
Pieter van der Merwe
Chief Information Security Officer
Woolworths Group
Dr Ian Oppermann
Chief Executive Officer & Chief Data Scientist
NSW Data Analytics Centre
Howard Seccombe
Chief Digital Officer
Roy Morgan Research
Andrew Reid
General Manager, Data Analytics & Insights
Ticketek Australia
Angela Goodsir
Chief Technology & Systems Operations Officer
Yorgos Moschovis
Director, Data & Audience Insights
Fairfax Media
Darren Abbruzzese
General Manager, Data
ANZ Bank
Darren McMurtrie
Performance Analysis Manager
Tennis Australia
Marion Burchell
Executive Director, Policy and Governance
Office of the Government Chief Information Officer
Warwick Graco
Analytics Advocate
John Young
La Trobe University
Dr Warren Kaplan
Chief of Informatics
Garvan Institute of Medical Research
Rajesh Govindan
Head of Sales and Marketing Analytics
AMP Capital
Amity Durham
Executive Director, Family & Community Services & Service Innovation
Department of Premier and Cabinet
Kate Carruthers
Chief Data Officer
UNSW Australia
Sam Granleese
Head of Insights & Analytics
Dean Jones
Information & Innovation Manager
Yum! Restaurants International
Ric Clarke
Director, Emerging Data & Methods
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Lawrence Lim
Vice-President, Digital Strategy, Analytics & Risk
JP Morgan Chase
Tony Gruebner
General Manager, Data & Analytics


  • The New Compass of Data in Australia: Turning Expectations into Reality
  • The Tech Effect: Working the Magic of Manageable Data
  • Data in Danger: Defending Information & Safeguarding Reputation
  • The Experiment Imperative: Expanding Data’s Radar for a Competitive Edge
  • Needing Business Support to Support Business Needs: Data’s Role in a Collaborative Culture
  • The Art of Analytics: Tapping Potential, Adding Value
  • Big Data, Big Business & the Fear of Big Brother: Where to Next?


Being a sponsor of The Data Forum actively works for you before, during and after the event, increasing your credibility in the minds of senior data and analytics decision-makers.

As a sponsor, you will benefit from suitable target market exposure and direct interaction with data and analytics executives. Enhance your market visibility, put your CEO on the programme and gain dedicated face-to-face time with an influential audience at this exciting event.

Delivered by senior data executives, for senior data executives, The Data Forum offers a powerful business agenda within an effective networking environment.

Angel Gomez – Commercial Manager
Tel: 02 8090 4363
Email: angelg@connectevents.com.au


The PARKROYAL Darling Harbour

150 Day Street Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

To receive a discount on rooms. Contact reservations on +61 (2) 9260 3084 and quote 582222

Packages Early Bird Price (ends 14 October) Standard Price (from 15 October)
Data Executive: One Delegate $1995 Inc. GST $2495 Inc. GST
Data Executive: Four Delegates (Includes 1 Free) $5985 Inc. GST $7485 Inc. GST
Service Provider* (Limit – 1 delegate) $3995 Inc. GST $3995 Inc. GST

*This option is for service providers to Data, Analytics, IT, Information Security or Marketing executives. Service providers may only have one representative at the event and must submit an online application for internal review.

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  • Terms & Conditions

    Delegate Package:

    Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to speaker presentations. Please note: not all speakers choose to provide presentation papers. One delegate ticket is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. Organiser’s reserve the right to deny entry to anyone not registered.

    Payment & Discounts:

    Payment of invoice is due within 7 days of registration. A 3% surcharge is payable for all credit card transactions. Only one promotional discount code can be applied per registrant. All prices quoted are inclusive of GST. Payment in full is required by the first day of the event. Please note: Registrations made within 7 days of the event can only be paid via credit card.

    Organiser’s Rights:

    Connect Events endeavours to ensure the conference programme and speaker line-up is correct at the time of the event. All advertised details are correct at time of publishing. Due to unforeseen circumstances Connect Events reserves the right to alter the programme prior to the event without notice. We also reserve the right to cancel or postpone this event when full refunds will be issued. Connect Events reserves the right to deny access to any individual that engages in or is alleged to engage in practices that are considered unprofessional and inappropriate for a business conference. We reserve the right to deny access to delegates that may affect the client / vendor ratio of attendance in favour of the interests of sponsors and commercial partners of the event. In registering for this event, delegates grant permission to Connect Events to take and to have full and free use of video/photographs containing their image/likeness for promotional use. Should a delegate not agree to the above image release, they must advise team@connectevents.com.au

    Photography and Video

    Connect Events may take photographs and/or video of the event you are attending and in doing so your image may be included in the photographs and videos reproduced and distributed by Connect Events in any medium to any part of the world.  By attending the event you irrevocably agree to submit your image for reproduction by Connect Events in distributing marketing material and/or video footage of the events.

    Cancellation Policy:
    A substitute delegate is welcome at any time provided the request is made in writing. A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Full payment is required within 7 days of registration – if payment is not received in this time and cancellation is requested more than 10 days after registration – payment is to be honoured.

    Privacy Disclosure:

    We take your privacy seriously. Information collected on this registration will be held in the strictest of confidence on a secure database. This information may be used in order to contact you regarding future events, product development and services offered. If you do not wish to be contacted please email privacy@connectevents.com.au To view our full privacy policy please visit: www.connectevents.com.au/privacy-policy

  • FAQ

    What’s included in my delegate pass?
    A Delegate Pass includes access to all sessions, refreshment breaks, networking lunches, networking drinks reception, and access to provided speaker presentations.

    Is there a group booking discount?
    Yes – when you book 3 delegates a 4th attends for free. The group booking discount will be calculated by reducing the individual cost of each pass by deducting the free pass from the total booking amount. If you have any questions about how group bookings work, please contact team@connectevents.com.au

    Can I transfer my pass?
    A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. A substitute delegate is welcome at any time prior to the event, provided the request is made in writing to team@connectevents.com.au

    How do I receive my delegate pass?
    Following the completion of your registration and payment, you will receive an email confirmation. We will contact you via email one week before the event to provide final information regarding your participation. Delegate badges and all event material will be provided upon arrival at the event – nothing will be sent in the post.

    What is a Service Provider?

    A Service provider refers to an individual or organisation who supplies products and/or business services to the primary audience of Data, Analytics, IT, Information Security or Marketing executives.

    Service providers may only have one representative at the event. A delegate pass is entry for one person only, passes cannot be shared. All service providers who apply for a pass will be reviewed internally before a registration is completed.

    Is media registration available?
    No, this is a closed and confidential event. Media registrations are not available.

    Cancellation Policy
    A full refund less a $250 (GST Inclusive) processing fee is applicable on cancellation requests made in writing within 10 days of registration. No refunds are available for cancellations made more than 10 days after registration.

    Will there be a delegate list available?
    No, Connect Events does not provide delegate lists to attendees.