Full program

The 2017 Big Data Summit full program is downloadable here

Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC)

AI/Data science Discipline Course: Discipline lecture series about the advances and future directions of major AI/data science areas, to be delivered by world leaders:

 20 Aug: AI/Data science Discipline Course (Meeting room 103, MCEC)
Time Talk Speaker
08:00-08:25 Registration
08:25-08:30 Opening Prof Longbing Cao
08:30-09:30 Managing the Internet of Things: Challenges, Activities, and Future Directions

Michael Sheng – ARC Future Fellow
Professor, Head of Department of Computing
Macquarie University, Australia

09:30-10:30 Computer vision meets machine learning

Dacheng Tao – ARC Laureate Fellow 
Professor of Computer Science, School of Information Technologies
University of Sydney, Australia

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea
11:00-12:00 Advances in machine learning

Qiang Yang – IEEE/AAAI Fellow 
Head of Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

12:00-13:00 Mathematical modeling & bitcoin blockchain

Peter Taylor – Australian Laureate Fellow 
Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems
The University of Melbourne, Australia

13:00-14:00 Lunch Break
14:00-15:00 Advances in big graph/data processing

Xuemin Lin – IEEE Fellow
School of Computer Science and Engineering
The University of New South Wales

15:00-16:00 Ethics in artificial intelligence

Toby Walsh – Scientia Professor of AI
Group Leader, Data61
Professor, University of New South Wales, Australia

16:00-16:30 Afternoon Tea
16:30-17:30 Knowledge discovery & social analytics

Joao Gama – ACM Distinguish Speaker (2016-2019) 
Associate Professor, Laboratory of Artificial Intelligence and Decision Support
University of Porto Porto, Portugal


Big Data Forum: Keynote and invited speeches by industry, government and research leaders, plus two exciting panels:

 21 Aug: Big Data Forum (Meeting room 103, MCEC)
Time Talk Speaker
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening Prof Longbing Cao
09:10-09:35 Invited Talk: Applications of Big Data Techniques for Social Analytics

Dr Dickson Lukose 
Chief Data Scientist
GCS Agile, Australia

09:35-10:00 Invited Talk

Prof James Bailey  
The University of Melbourne

10:00-10:20 Morning Tea
10:20-11:20 Keynote speech: The Past, Present, and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Prof Stuart Russell  
University of California, Berkeley

11:20-11:45 Adoption of AI / Machine Learning in IP Australia

Dr Kyusik Kim 
Director Cognitive Futures
IP, Australia

11:45-12:10 Invited Talk: Data Discovery: The Search for the Light at the End of a Tunnel

Dr Warwick Graco 

12:10-12:35 Invited Talk: DataSpark’s work

Dr Paul Rybicki 
Chief Country Officer
DataSpark, Australia

12:35-13:30 Lunch Break
13:30-13:55 How Can Big Data Analytics Make Impacts?

Dr Fang Chen 
Group Leader, Enterprise Analytics

13:55-14:20 Invited Talk: New Directions in Big Data Analytics for Official Statistics

Dr Frederic R Clarke 
Director, Emerging Data & Methods
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia

14:20-14:45 Cost effectiveness of big data computation and storage in the cloud – understanding the trade-offs

Prof Yun Yang 
Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

14:45-15:10 Afternoon Tea
15:10-15:35 Invited Talk

Dr Amy Shi-nash 
Head of Data Science
Commonwealth Bank, Australia

15:35-16:00 Invited Talk: Modern Analytics in Insurance for a Complex World

Dr Paul Beinat 
Neuronworks, Australia

16:00-16:20 Invited Talk: The Manager’s Guide to Solving the Big Data

David Willingham 
Senior Application Engineer
Data Analytics, MathWorks


  • Panel: Developments and Challenges with the Data Economy

Warwick Graco(Moderator), Stuart Russell, Amy Shi-nash, Dickson Lukose, Fang Chen

17:40-18:30 Networking sponsored by CBA Amy Shi-nash

AI/Data science Executive Workshop: best practice and real-life enterprise analytics case studies for data and business executives and managers to make informed and smarter decisions.

 22 Aug: AI/Data science Executive Workshop (Meeting room 101, MCEC)
Time Talk Speaker
08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:10 Introduction Prof Longbing Cao
09:10-10:10 Machine Learning

Prof Geoff Webb 
Monash University, Australia

10:10-10:30 Morning Tea
10:30-11:30 Modern Analytics in the Insurance Industry

Dr Paul Beinat 
Neuronworks, Australia

11:30-12:30 Competencies and practices for data science-driven enterprise and innovation

Prof Longbing Cao 
University of Technology Sydney, Australia

12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Enterprise Analytics: Better Practice Discussions Longbing Cao, Paul Beinat
15:00-15:30 Afternoon Tea
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