Big Data Forum

Date: 21/8/2017
Venue: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (Meeting room 103, MCEC)
Time: 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM
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


  • Open to data scientists, business experts, technicians, policy makers, decision strategists


  • The 5th Forum in big data, data science and analytics, and AI
  • Latest progress and experiences about AI/DS-driven innovation, transformation and best practices
  • Mixed global and regional perspectives, best practices, and experiences
  • All speakers are senior data professionals and leaders in major industry and government organizations
  • Sharing the latest AI/DS technologies, solutions, services, applications, and policies
  • Covering major areas and domains including banking, finance, insurance, telecommunications, government services, and corporate analytics
  • Panel on Data Science: Scientific Revolution?
  • Panel on Data/Intelligence: Developments and Challenges with the Data Economy
  • High profile panelists from academia, industry and government
  • Meeting high profile data leaders from various domains and regions

Tentative Program/Activities:

  • Panel on Data Science: Scientific Revolution?
  • Panel on Data/Intelligence: Developments and Challenges with the Data Economy?
  • Advanced big data technologies and solutions
  • Government data practices and policies
  • High-impact big data/data science stories
  • Banking data science and case studies
  • Financial data science and case studies
  • Telecommunications data science and case studies
  • Health data science and case studies
  • Insurance data science and case studies
  • Competencies and capabilities for enterprise and data scientists/leaders
  • Better data science practices and strategies
  • Lessons in undertaking enterprise big data and data science practices
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Big Data Summit 2017