Conference Day One: Wednesday, 26th February 2020

9:00 am - 9:30 am Coffee And Registration


Anthony Hollis

Managing Director
Data Governance Australia

9:40 am - 10:20 am International Keynote Presentation: Walgreens Boots Alliance – Think Globally, Act Locally: Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Global Master Data Management

Mike Jennings - Senior Director of Data Architecture – Global Enterprise Architecture, Walgreens Boots Alliance – USA
With over 14,000 stores spread across 25 countries, Walgreens Boots Alliance has recognized the need to develop a Master Data Management Program, as part of an overall Data Strategy initiative, to consistently manage the quality, data interoperability, accessibility, and availability of core data (e.g., customer, product, etc.). For global organizations like Walgreens Boots Alliance, these challenges are magnified by the need to master data domains across divisions and countries.

  • Establishing business goals for a MDM program and designing architectural blueprints for data integration, MDM and data modelling.
  • Determining which key business data can be mastered and incorporated in a global MDM program.
  • Addressing the differing cultural and political realities in order to create a successful and valuable global MDM program. 
  • Identifying industry standards, regulatory data needs and other global attributes to establish a global data domain.

Mike Jennings

Senior Director of Data Architecture – Global Enterprise Architecture
Walgreens Boots Alliance – USA

10:20 am - 11:00 am Case Study: BHP – Integrating Platforms Across 25 Countries and Creating a High Quality Data Environment That Improves Operational Efficiencies At Scale.

Cathy Moore - Head of Data and Platforms – Technology, BHP
For one of the world’s largest mining companies, collecting and managing data can assist with the operational success of the company by identifying errors, saving time, and reporting savings. Cathy Moore will discuss how the provisioning of data provides the foundational capability required to support improved Maintenance performance and productivity.

  • Exploring how Cathy has developed and integrated digital platforms that are responsible for managing the provision of data across the company and its 25 operational countries.
  • Understanding the types of data BHP captures and how they utilize this to maximize operational efficiency
  • How a Data Centric approach to analytics can eliminate equipment defects delivering improved business performance and productivity

Cathy Moore

Head of Data and Platforms – Technology

11:00 am - 11:20 am Speed Networking

11:20 am - 12:00 pm Morning Tea

Roundtable Discussions Groups

Table One

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Improving Data Literacy through Education and Training

Table Two

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Maximising Oversight and Accountability Through Regulation

Table Three

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Enhancing Ethical Data Governance Practices within An Organisation
Brett Woolley - Head of Data Strategy & Governance, QBE Insurance

Brett Woolley

Head of Data Strategy & Governance
QBE Insurance

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Case Study: Blackwoods – Enhancing Customer and Employee Experiences by Consolidating Data Management Practices to Ensure Optimized Data Quality.

Mario Ribeiro - General Manager of Data & Advanced Analytics, Blackwoods
Organisations are continually challenged with ensuring the quality, availability and consistency of their data amidst the increased scale and complexity of data. In this session, Mario will present on how Blackwoods improved quality and accuracy of data assets through Data Quality Frameworks and a sophisticated ERP system that reduced their error rate to 1%. 

  • Understand how Blackwoods embedded a robust data quality framework that enhances the quality of data assets and directly improves enterprise performance. 
  • Examining Blackwoods approach to engaging employees with data literacy programs to ensure that all departments are practicing efficient and quality data governance. 
  • Developing a road map for ensuring data quality across the board, that prioritizes governance efforts and demonstrates ethical data governing values. 
  • Highlighting how Blackwoods optimized and aligned their Data Quality assets to business value to secure leadership buy-in.

Mario Ribeiro

General Manager of Data & Advanced Analytics

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case Study – Bureau of Meteorology: Developing an Organisation Wide Framework that will Transform and Uplift Capabilities Across Data Governance Initiatives

Belinda Campbell - Manager of Data Governance, Bureau of Meteorology
The Bureau of Meteorology stores over thirty petabytes of data that stretches across a broad range of environmental information such as real-time data, historical data, in addition to corporate and business data. Belinda Campbell will discuss how the Bureau has created a future-thinking framework that will transform the data governing capabilities of the organisation and will encouraging strong data managing practices. 

  • Understanding how to manage such a large amount of data and what necessary processes need to be considered when developing an organisation wide program.
  • Examining the complexities of developing an organisation wide, data management program in an operational environment. 
  • Establishing the correct resources and tools required to enhance data governance practices, and how these are incorporated into a management framework.
  • Engaging with stakeholders and collaborating with peers and government to strengthen the agency’s data management practices.

Belinda Campbell

Manager of Data Governance
Bureau of Meteorology

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Tea

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Case Study: Macquarie University - Developing A Flexible Plan to Tackle Complex Data Decisions and Working With a Variety of Experts To Drive Meaningful Institutional Outcomes.

Sean Preusse - Director of Business Intelligence and Reporting, Macquarie University
Uniquely located in the heart of Australia’s largest high-tech precinct, Macquarie brings together 40,000 students and 2000 staff in one thriving hub of discovery, which requires strong analytics and data governance to ensure students have an edge in their future careers, while staff are empowered to make the right decisions.
Sean Preusse will discuss how he and his team are identifying the data that belongs to the business and how to use this data to prioritise opportunity and drive investment with key business users to enhance student outcomes.
·         Enabling data information to understand key drivers and organisation priorities, and in parallel, enhancing data quality.
·         Understanding what value looks like within the organisation to deliver projects on time.
·         Creating a Data Literate organisation where there is a central source of truth and definition and utilising the business as a hub to participate and enhance data capabilities.
·         Developing a centralised and accessible database that the organisation can use to make critical business decisions and enhance capabilities.

Sean Preusse

Director of Business Intelligence and Reporting
Macquarie University

4:30 pm - 4:30 pm Conference Closing