Darren Klein

General Manager - Data & Analytics MLC Life

Exchange Day One: Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Saturday, January 8th, 2022

10:50 AM PANEL: Accelerating Digital Transformation and Business Performance by Harnessing Data & Analytics Innovation

AI is not the only thing driving rapid change in data and analytics. From the next generation of augmented analytics tools to the use of continuous intelligence to interpret streams of data from IoT or the potential of conversational interfaces, there is rapid evolution in how and where analysis can be deployed. This session will explore the changing array of tools available to organisations and the relative business impacts of these developments.

Topics to be addressed will include:
  • Exploring the broad array of cutting edge developments in data and analytics tools and technologies
  • Navigating that choice in a data driven manner, ensuring tools fit organisational needs
  • Prioritising innovations that will drive the most relevant digital transformations for your organisation

11:30 AM Presentation: How Will We Use Our Data Today? - Treating Data As A Strategic Business Asset Not A Business Problem

Data management, analytics and digital transformation is often treated as a complex and expensive challenge to be solved. As a data leader and change agent Darren is on a transformation journey to change the focus and mindset about data being seen as a strategic business asset, a real opportunity, instead of being seen as a technology problem. In this session he’ll explore how he’s been working to shift the enterprise conversation away from a technology centric view of “what can we do with our data”, to a business capability centric view of “how will we use our data” to compete and win in the new world of digital disruption. ]

Topics to be addressed will include:
  • Solving complex data problems by leveraging diverse teams and fostering a culture that is curious and courageous
  • Establishing a data science and data governance capability that underpins your business’ growth strategy
  • Using data towards true enterprise innovation - converting big picture strategic aspiration into practical, efficient action and change

Exchange Day Two: Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Tuesday, February 8th, 2022

8:50 AM PANEL: Creating A Data-Driven Organisational Culture

Data and analytics leaders are responsible for both information governance and data monetisation. But as a relatively new function in many organisations, data and analytics teams are under the spotlight to produce high-quality results quickly and efficiently. Beyond this, to see true value from these new technology tools, a culture of data-driven work has to be embedded within your organisation.

This foundational session will cover:
  • What new skills and roles are needed for data and analytics?
  • How can you plan for success and avoid potential pitfalls?
  • How can you embed a culture of data-driven work throughout your organization?