• KEYNOTES & CASE STUDIES

    Congress tickets allow access to all sessions in the four summit streams, so attendees can sample sessions across the full congress program. Here we give you more details about the keynote session topics and case study speakers.

     

    The timings, room details and full agenda will be made available a few weeks before the Congress for attendees to choose an agenda that best suits their needs.

    International Keynote Presentation

    Data Utopia: Augmented Reality & the Internet of Things

    Gaia Dempsey, AR Futurist & Co-Founder

    DAQRI (USA)

    Disruptive technologies are changing the game everywhere we look. In the industrial world, manufacturing businesses have increasingly evolved into service providers, from Rolls Royce’s well-known “Power By The Hour” jet engine business model, to the automotive industry’s current focus on how to provide “Mobility Services” rather than just selling cars. For these reasons and more, today’s workforce requires adaptability, comfort with change, and a quick

    learning curve. Insights generated through “big data” collection and analysis can provide the guidance needed to help people be more effective, make better decisions, and worker smarter.

     

    Augmented Reality provides a flexible tool that can display these key insights in context, empowering workers to keep up with the pace of ever-accelerating change and supercharging process improvement and innovation. Research shows that AR minimizes mental effort and cognitive load during complex tasks, regardless of individual differences in information retrieval capacity, which means that the power of the human brain can be focused on solving the next big challenge.

     

    In this presentation, we’ll explore how combining AR and IoT can create a data utopia that raises the bar for businesses by improving productivity and safety, minimizing downtime, and accelerating learning and adaptation.

     

    SPEAKER:

    Gaia Dempsey is an entrepreneur and activist in the field of augmented reality, driving the adoption of DAQRI’s augmented reality and holographic technologies worldwide. Gaia led DAQRI’s international expansion and opened DAQRI’s first European office in Dublin, Ireland. Gaia leads business excellence, establishing global, scalable business processes, drives revenue by securing new partnerships and government projects, and evangelizes the company through public speaking and thought leadership.

    Gaia previously served as DAQRI’s vice president of marketing, overseeing brand development and strategy. With extensive experience bringing products to market, she oversaw the launch of DAQRI’s major projects, including the DAQRI Smart Helmet, the world’s first professional-grade human machine interface for the enterprise.

    For her work in Ireland, she was acknowledged by Irish America magazine in the Top 50 Power Women awards, which recognize the achievements of the most influential and innovative Irish and Irish American women across all fields. Prior to DAQRI, Gaia co-founded Demeter Interactive, a digital marketing and communications firm, where she provided marketing and strategy services to tech startups and companies focused on sustainability. Gaia received a Bachelor of Arts from New York University.

  • International Keynote Presentation

    A Blueprint for Creating Enterprise Data Utopia

    Anwar Mirza, Global Head of Data Governance

    TNT Express (Netherlands)

    This engaging and inspiring plenary keynote presentation will be in the form of a storyboard covering all four summit streams. It will provide a blueprint of the fundamental considerations that organisations must take into account when taking a holistic view of their enterprise data. It will entice attendees to embrace, understand and explore the breadth of the ‘DATA’ subject in their organisations. The presentation will provide crucial insights, showing attendees how to:

    •  Bring ‘Data’ to the C‐level with a compelling reason to act

    •  Changes in Data Intelligence & Analytics that the C‐level don’t know?

    •  Why must we care about Master Data Governance?

    •  Ethics and compliance impacts on Infrastructure – Are you aware?

    •  What does ‘Data driven’ mean for your Technology and Internal organisation

    SPEAKER:

    A recognised global authority on the subject of Data Governance and Information Management, Anwar Mirza is a regular keynote speaker at events in multi‐industry disciplines such as Legal, Financial Services, IT, Shared Services, HR, Finance, Business Process Management etc. He has developed his own specific Data Governance framework and a unique business case approach that has been globally acknowledged in many public forums. This approach positions ‘Data’ as a tangible component in top line Revenues and bottom line Profits. He presents insightful, humorous but challenging questions in his sessions and then proposes practical solutions to the very same issues.

     

    With over 28 years of service at TNT, Anwar’s numerous senior positions in financial management at TNT have given him varied insights from a cross‐functional business and IT perspective. He has a proven track record in Functional Management, global project delivery, controlling core business processes, managing large teams, implementing applications and technology.

    Anwar is also an advisor to many multi‐national companies and consulting firms on the subject of Data Governance, Master Data Management & Information Management.

     

    He dedicates his own time to the community by lecturing at University level with the aim of merging real‐life experiences to practical academic content

  • International Keynote Presentation

    Data Ethics ‘vs’ Data Innovation: Striking the Right Balance

    Ram Kumar, Global Head of Data Strategy & Governance, QBE Insurance, and Senior VP & Head of Data & Analytics, Emerging Markets

    QBE Insurance (Hong Kong)

    Few would doubt the power of data to deliver radically improved customer services for business and citizen services for government, but the extraction, manipulation, management and strategic or commercial use of sensitive personal or private customer/citizen data raises a number of ethical issues. These issues should be part of the considerations that go to building a data governance framework and capability in the enterprise.

    • How can companies balance innovation with customer privacy?
    • Commercial imperatives with ethical customer practices?
    • How should companies consider and incorporate the ethical and moral implications of data governance?
    • Or are commercial drivers and ethical practices mutually exclusive?

    In this session, Ram will share his thoughts on why such considerations are fundamental for good information and data governance practices.

     

    SPEAKER:

    Ram Kumar is responsible for developing and executing data strategy and governance capabilities for the QBE Insurance group and in developing capabilities in data and analytics to help drive QBE Emerging Markets’ profitable growth strategy.

     

    Prior to joining QBE in March 2016, Ram worked for Insurance Australia Group where he held several senior positions, including Chief Information Officer of Asia, Group Chief Technology Officer and Director of Group Data and Privacy Management. A recipient of several international awards for building data driven culture and business solutions, Ram has close to 30 years of experience in various areas of IT and Data driven initiatives.

     

    Ram moved to Hong Kong in March 2016 after having lived in Sydney, Australia for 25 years. Ram has published over 150 articles and holds a Masters in Computer Science and Engineering.

  • Case Study & Interactive Panel Discussion

    Raising Sydney's Urban IQ - with Data & Digital Tech

    M. Hank Haeusler, Associate Professor & Discipline Director of Computational Design (CoDe), Australian School of Architecture + Design

    University of New South Wales

    This case study and interactive panel discussion session explores the development of the “Urban Pinboard” App - a new digital platform designed to raise the “urban IQ” of Sydneysiders, by making building and planning information publicly accessible. The project recently won an Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) NSW award.

     

    Platform collaborators UNSW Built Environment and Cox Richardson Architects and Planners say the App aims to address the lack of shared information between the public, private and community sectors on urban issues.

     

    Urban Pinboard is a data and knowledge rich resource that has the ability to raise the urban IQ of the city and as a result, produce more informed decision making and smarter city transformation. The App will be a tool for government agencies to engage and communicate with other sectors, while providing communities with access to neighbourhood data, and developers, professionals and consultants with extra insight and knowledge.

     

    The project was the winner of the Connected Cities strand of the UDIA’s City Life project, which aims to tackle issues of affordability, liveability and connectivity within Sydney, Australia’s biggest city.

     

    Speaker:

    Associate Professor M. Hank Haeusler Dipl.-Ing. (Fh) / PhD (SIAL/RMIT) is Discipline Director of Computational Design (CoDe) at Australian School of Architecture + Design at the University of New South Wales, Sydney; board member of the Media Architecture Institute, a non-profit organisation designed to complement the work of established universities and research institutions, and Lead CI of Encircle, an ARC Linkage Grant funded research group investigating responsive transport environments.

     

    Haeusler is known as a researcher, educator, entrepreneur and designer in media architecture, digital technology, interaction design and ubiquitous computing and author of seven books listing publications such as ‘Media Facades – History, Technology, Content’ (avedition, 2009), ‘New Media Facades – A global Survey’ (avedition, 2012); ‘InterChanging’ (Spurbuch, 2014); and over 40 book chapters and conference papers. He has lectured in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia and was appointed Visiting Professor at Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing in 2013. He was Co-Chair of the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale in Sydney. Twitter: UNSWCoDe

     

    Hank's presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion between other members of the project discussing issues of collaboration, design, project delivery and the challenge of integrating diverse data

  • Keynote & Innovation Showcase Panel Discussion

    Data for Good: Harnessing the Power of Data for Social Impact

    Anthony Tockar, Co-Founder

    The Minerva Collective

    The rise of big data has brought with it many success stories, but also apprehension related to loss of privacy and control. Billions of dollars have been earned by pointing data at corporate outcomes - but can data also be used for the good of society?

     

    Anthony Tockar, one of the founders of "Data for Good" NFP The Minerva Collective, believes it can, and should.

     

    In this talk, Anthony will describe the vision of The Minerva Collective, including the role of data in the social sector and will share some case studies of successful projects.

     

    SPEAKER:

     

    Anthony Tockar is a data scientist at CBIG Consulting. A jack-of-all-trades, he has worked on problems across insurance, technology, telecommunications, media and even neuroscience. After qualifying as a Fellow with the Actuaries Institute, Anthony completed an MS in Analytics at the prestigious Northwestern University.

     

    After hitting the headlines with his posts on data privacy, he returned to Sydney to practice as a data scientist and co-founded The Minerva Collective and the Data Science Breakfast Meetup. His key missions are to extend the reach and impact of data science to help people, and to assist Australians to become more data driven.

     

    Anthony's presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion and innovation showcase of some of the most exciting projects and impactful data for good innovations.

     

  • Innovation Showcase

    Data for Good: Case Studies & Panel Discussion

    Tomer Garzberg, Founder & CEO

    Gronade

    Hunting Extremists with Data Science & Machine Vision

    Can data be harnessed to de-risk disruption and innovation? How about being wielded in the fight against radical extremists? In this jaw-dropping presentation, Tomer will share some insights into how Gronade are using machine vision, algorithms and big data to do both?

     

    Speaker:

    Tomer Garzberg is the founder and CEO of GRONADE, a decision sciences company working with enterprise and government to solve business and social challenges.

     

    The GRONADE toolbox includes data science, artificial intelligence, behavioural analysis, design thinking and real world experimentation.

  • Innovation Showcase

    Data for Good: Case Studies & Panel Discussion

    Steph de Silva, Principal & Data Scientist

    Rex Analytics

    (formerly with The World Bank)

    World Bank Case Study: Improving Educational Outcomes in the Developing World

    The World Bank’s Asia-Pacific team has partnered with countries like Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Laos to improve early grade reading outcomes. While these countries already had a strong belief in the importance of early reading, research into how best to teach children in their local languages and with the local resources available to them has been lacking in the past. Over the last several years, the Bank has partnered with countries to deploy Early Grade Reading Assessments in order to collect information about the current reading abilities of children across each country in order to effectively design individual programs for each country. Steph’s role with the team was to provide analytic support in sampling and experimental design, analysis and modelling of data. The opportunity to work in detail on projects for so many different countries and circumstances left her with one common thread: data can help change the world for the better.

     

    Speaker:

    Steph is a Ph.D. data scientist who spent four years working with the World Bank’s Asia-Pacific reading program. During her time with the World Bank, she worked on projects for countries such as Papua New Guinea, Laos, Tonga and Myanmar, among others. Now a consultant for private industry, she maintains a keen interest in the potential of data science to change the world for the better.

  • Case Study

    Creating the Ultimate Customer Experience

    Mike Dudarenok, Chief Customer Officer, Technology

    Flight Centre

    Forward thinking companies are looking to radically transform the way they engage with, attract and retain customers, building a new type of customer experience and a new kind of digital, data-empowered dialogue. It's a process that is easier said than done, blending structured and unstructured data, UX design, analytics, and product innovation with flawless data governance.

  • Data for Good: Case Study & Future Visions

    Wrangling Big Data to Beat Childhood Cancer

    Chelsea Mayoh, Bioinformatician & Data Science Visionary

    The Children's Cancer Institute

    Can big data be harnessed to cure cancer? Chelsea Mayoh, from the Children's Cancer Institute believes so. As a bioinformatician, she is at the cutting-edge of wrangling big data to personalise treatments and analyse the DNA of cancerous tumours. She’s using data to support investigations into new treatment options and therapies for very specific, rare, outlier cancers.

     

    The technology she’s using is very new, continuously evolving and growing - it’s the ability to map and understand our DNA and RNA at an individual level. This is definitely 21st century data analysis. However, one of the most interesting implications of Chelsea’s work is the future of data personalisation. This is an early case of large amounts of data being applied to solve one of health’s most complex problems at a very individual level. When that scales out we’re going to live in a very, very different world.

     

    Speaker:

    Chelsea Mayoh is currently a Bioinformatician at the Children’s Cancer Institute Australia in Sydney, NSW. She studied a double degree of Molecular Biology and Computer Science at the University of British Columbia and worked at the Genome Sciences Centre in Canada having a heavy focus on medulloblastoma and aiding in the establishment of the Personalised Oncogenomics Program.

     

    She now works closely with researchers at the Children’s Cancer Institute and oncologists from the Sydney Children’s Hospital. Her primary focus is on understanding the genetics of tumours across all cancer types. Every day in Chelsea’s work she needs to incorporate the use of technology and high performance computing clusters to analyse the massive amounts of data that a single tumour can present and thus combine the outcome of the data with her biology training to hopefully provide a personalised treatment plan to kids and to help answer the ultimate question of how do I cure my patient?

     

  • International Keynote Presentation

    MDM & Data Governance: The Top 20 Implementation Partners (Global & Boutique)

    Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer

    The MDM Institute (USA)

    Consultancies (usually) provide excellent value in helping enterprises develop strong master data foundations for their digital transformation strategies.

    Given the substantial investment that enterprises undertake with consultancies as implementation partners, the selection of the appropriate partner(s) must be given considerable scrutiny – not only to contain costs, but to insure success of these vital MDM, RDM and Data Governance initiatives. Implementation partners (a.k.a. external or managed service providers) such as systems integrators and specialist consultancies are more important than ever – not just because of the services:software ratio for such projects (universally ascribed as approaching 4:1) but precisely because of an ongoing shortage of experienced MDM, RDM and Data Governance professionals.

     

    In an MDM Institute survey of more than 1,700 such programs, systems integrators (SIs) have been seen as essential to the success of the majority of such projects, yet previously incumbent SIs are becoming less dominant. Expert assistance from SIs will remain especially critical and problematic to the success of these programs during 2017-18 as organizations deal with a shortage of MDM/RDM/MDG experience, and tool expertise.

     

    This session will also provide up-to-date Field Reports on the top 20 global and regional specialists in the MDM and Data Governance market. To further assist organizations, it also includes findings from a year-long readiness assessment of more than 135 leading consultancies to provide a balanced view of:

    • Understanding why SIs are essential to the success of your MDM, RDM & Data Governance projects
    • Structuring how an enterprise should evaluate the capabilities of “new” potential SI partners
    • Orienteering the SI landscape for both the traditional leaders as well as the new “young Turks”
    • Global consultancies – Accenture, ATOS, Capgemini, CGI, Cognizant, Deloitte, et al
    • Regional/best-of-breed specialists – Adastra, Affecto, Arhis, BAE Systems/Detica, Business & Decision, Edifixio, Jibes, et al

    Speaker:

    Aaron Zornes is the founder and chief research officer of the MDM Institute (formerly the CDI-MDM Institute). Mr. Zornes is a noted speaker and author on Global 2000 enterprise IT issues and is the most quoted industry analyst on the topics of master data management (MDM), customer data integration (CDI), and data governance. Mr. Zornes is also the editor and lead contributor to DM Review’s CDI and MDM Newsletters as well as the monthly columnist for both CDI and MDM. Prior to founding the MDM Institute, he was founder and executive VP of META Group’s largest research advisory practice for 15 years. Mr. Zornes also held line and strategic management roles in leading vendor and user organizations, including executive and managerial positions at Ingres Corp., Wang, Software AG of North America, and Cincom Systems. Mr. Zornes received his M.S. in Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona.

    International Keynote Presentation

    MDM-Driven Digital Transformation via Systems of Engagement & Graph

    Aaron Zornes, Chief Research Officer

    The MDM Institute (USA)

    Clearly, the “solid but boring” aspect of master data management (MDM) remains a key challenge for most enterprises. Concurrently, market-leading enterprises are turbo-charging their MDM efforts by focusing on “master relationship management” via Graph Database technology coupled with Big Data analytics. While traditional MDM purports to span the entire master data lifecycle, new dimensions such as Big Data, mobile, social, cloud and real-time are exerting tidal forces on the classic notion of MDM. Moreover, IT leadership struggles when selecting MDM software because the solutions are diverse with no single vendor able to meet all requirements and use cases. Given the prevalence of multiple MDM brands and architectures as a result, two relatively newcomers (Data Governance and Graph Database) are proposing to unify these silo’ed worlds to overcome both organisational and technical issues as well as market dogma.


    The mega vendor-centric MDM offerings thwart the notion of heterogeneous data and process integration, and often lack pro-active Data Governance capabilities for end-to-end data lifecycle management. Concurrently, best-of-breed and niche vendors look to exploit this vacuum (cross-mega vendor governance and relationship management) yet are stymied by lack of resources and market traction. All vendors need to better focus on next-generation MDM requirements as we move from “system of record” to add “system of reference” and (ultimately) move into “system of engagement” wherein relationship-driven analytics form the foundation of MDM-innate, data-driven and context-driven applications to fully enable the digital enterprise.
    Concurrently, mismatches in reference data (also called “enterprise dimensions”) affect the integrity of business intelligence reports and are also a common source of application integration failure. Due to the strategic nature of and difficulty to build/maintain custom reference data management (RDM) capabilities, savvy IT organisations and Finance departments are increasingly opting to buy and not build RDM solutions. This MDM research analyst keynote will review strategic planning assumptions such as:

    • Determining what your organisation should focus on in 2017-18 to initiate “master relationship management” via Data Governance & Graph Database
    • Planning to leverage Big Data & RDM as part of an enterprise MDM program
    • Understanding where MDM, RDM & Data Governance are headed in the next 3-5 years
  • International Case Study

    Data Governance Across Government

    Regine Deleu, All-of-Government Lead Enterprise Architect, & Digital Government Thought-Leader

    New Zealand Government (NZ)

    Setting up a data governance that works across the whole of government is not an easy thing to do. You need to setup a good structure that will help the individual agency, the sector, and the whole of government. This is done by setting up steering groups and have leading agencies responsible for specific parts of the governance.  You will learn:
    • How to setup a governance structure across government agencies
    • How to assess how mature the organisation is around information governance
    • How to make sure agencies help each other in maturing their organisation
    • What artefacts are available for agencies to help them with their information governance
    Speaker:
    Regine is a successful strategic transformation leader who aligns strategies, lay out business & technology -baseline & target architecture- perform gap analysis, reorient technology to fit business goals & processes. She has 30 years working experience. Regine is specialised in business innovation, data science, and business process optimisation.
     
    At DIA, Regine’s work consists of designing the new Government Enterprise Architecture for New Zealand (GEA-NZ). She is also involved in the creation of the Accelerated Delivery Methodology to both improve the collaboration between agencies and accelerate the delivery of public services. Regine designed the Data and Information Framework which includes taxonomy, reference models, governance, quality management, maturity assessment, and roadmaps. Regine used a collaborative approach to create the Government Capability Model, which describes all aspects of a government entity linked to the GEA-NZ, the resources needed, the strategic directions and the outcomes.
     
    In addition to her work with NZ Government, Regine is also a guest lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington, and is on the Data Science Advisory Board at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School of Management.
  • Total Tech Challenge

    Interactive Real-Time Development Session

    Yair Iny, CEO

    Brendan Bates, CTO

    ICM Consulting

    Can a team of talented software developers create an entire application during the course of the Congress? When they go on stage, they have no idea what digital product idea they have to bring to life. Can they do it? Will it all come together before the Congress ends?

     

    Day One

    1st Session: The Brief
    The Challenge kicks off as the ICM Consulting team interview a real client with a real problem. With the brief clear and some input from the audience, the coders will begin their live problem solving.

     

    2nd Session: Getting Started
    The ICM Consulting team return to the stage to share their progress. Are they on track to solve the problem and build the solution in time?

     

    Day Two
    3rd Session: Momentum
    With the Challenge now 24 hours in, the ICM Consulting team reports on their progress. The clock is ticking and the client is waiting. Pressure mounts!
     

    4th session: The Reveal
    As the clock counts down to zero, the ICM Consulting team will reveal what can be built in just 30 hours. See the source code, play with the results and realise the potential of cutting-edge technologies.

  • Future Visions

    Data Strategy in the Machine Age

    Neil Fraser, Director, Strategic Planning, Analytics & Information Macquarie University

    Executive Director APAC The Golden Key

    The rapid rise of machine learning, automation and artificial intelligence is presenting unprecedented opportunities and challenges for business and technology leaders. The common thread that runs through all of these new technologies is data.The data streams running to and from automated artificial intelligence applications, can provide a wealth of opportunity, once they are aggregated, enhanced and linked - making sound data strategy the key to reaping the benefits of the new machine age.

     

    This session will explore the challenges of governance and strategy that come with the rise of the machines, and provide some insights into why automation and data are inextricably linked.

  • International Keynote Presentation

    Infrastructure Optimisation - To Outsource or Not To Outsource?

    Ajay Kumar Dhir, Group CIO & CHRO

    ADHUNIK GROUP OF COMPANIES (INDIA)

    • What are the implications and benefits of investing in an in-house team, outsource a specialist, or outsource service?
    • Strategically choosing multiple service providers to ensure agility and not being locked in
    • Ensuring you have embedded flexibility to change providers fast, and identifying KPI’s to manage the change
    • Is it a business investment to maintain ownership of your core infrastructure?
    Speaker

    Ajay Kumar Dhir is a Visionary Entrepreneur, Mentor, Strategic Advisor and a highly experienced Business – IT Leader with over 30 years of distinguished experience with large corporates in India and Abroad. He is an Expert in IT Strategy, Consulting, Shared Services, Enterprise Wide Applications, Spend Management, Strategic Cost Reduction, Sustainability & Green IT, Information Security, Supply Chain and Logistics and Human Capital Management. He has Travelled and worked globally on professional assignments. In addition to the primary profile of a Chief Information Officer, he has also taken on additional roles as Chief of Human Resources, Strategy, Manufacturing etc., as well as been the CEO of a leading IT Services / KPO firm in US. He has also been involved in M&A of some very large overseas acquisitions in Steel, Mining and Automotive, spread across Indonesia, Australia and Netherlands. All this has given him a very broad and mature profile across various industry verticals and domains.

     

    He is a Winner of “CIO Masters” Award, 2012 – “Collaboration” & has been honored by CIO Association of India and World CIO Council as one of ‘India’s Most Respected CIO’s’, 2011. In addition to the above, he has been honored as CISO 100 in 2011 & 2012, the Silver EDGE Award in 2009 and 2010, ‘Top 10 Green Enterprise’ Award in 2010, CIO 100 – ‘Bold’ in 2008, CIO 100 – ‘Ingenious’ in 2009, The ‘Best Green Strategy’ in 2009 and many other national & international awards and recognitions.

     

    Ajay is Chairman & Founder – APAC CXO Forum, MENA CXO Forum & Global Women Leaders Forum, Chairman – Oranda Global, Member of the Board for INDUS – SAP User Group for India and SE Asia, Member – Security Assessment Advisory Group (SAAG) – Data Security Council of India, Member of the Advisory Board of CIO Association of India, Member of the Advisory Board – The Data Warehousing Institute (TDWI), Founder Chairman of APOE Club (India, SAARC, ASEAN, UAE / GCC) and Member of Industry Advisory Committee on CIO Education and Certification for Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.

     

    Ajay is an alumnus of Hindu College Delhi, Institute of Management Technology and Indian School of Business, all premium institutions of India. One of the most respected CIOs in India, he is regarded as a Thought Leader and is a highly sought after speaker in the CXO Community and prestigious International Forums.

  • Case Study - Citizen Science & Data

    Searching for Planet 9 with People, Not Computers

    Brad Tucker, Astrophysicist/Cosmologist, Research Fellow, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics

    MT STROMLOW OBSERVATORY

    Only two times humans have discovered a planet - Uranus and Neptune. The prediction that another planet, “Planet 9”, exists on the outer edges of our Solar System has led to a flurry of scientific research to find it. To do so though, requires searching through huge swaths of sky - and data - trying to spot a tiny object that moves.

     

    Normally, astronomers would write sophisticated computer algorithms to sift through the data, and vet the results. Astrophysicists at Mt Stromlow Observatory started a search to find this Planet using existing data in the area where it is likely to be, but using people instead of computers to crunch the numbers. In this talk, Brad will explain the history of Planet 9, the search they are currently doing, why we’ve chosen to do it this way, and the results thus far.

     

    Speaker

    Brad Tucker is an Astrophysicist/Cosmologist. Brad received Bachelor’s degrees in Physics, Philosophy, and Theology from the University of Notre Dame and a PhD from ANU. Brad is the lead of a few projects using exploding stars to discover the true nature of Dark Energy, which makes up 70% of the Universe and is causing the Universe to accelerate. He’s also using the Kepler Space Telescope to understand why/how stars blow and leading a search to find Planet 9 - a predicted new, undiscovered planet in our solar system.

     

    Brad also has a passion for science communication and education, running the Mt. Stromlo outreach program. Brad frequently gives talks to school groups and the general public about Astronomy and chatting with the media about Astronomy news and events. Brad has also developed a series of Astronomy coins with the Australian Mint and consulted on science fiction movies. He is currently in the process of writing his first popular-level science book and developing a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).

  • International Keynote Presentation

    Enterprise Architecture: The Enabling Capability for Data Governance

    Chris White, Director of Product Marketing

    erwin, inc (USA)

    In this presentation we will first discuss what it means to be a Data-Driven Enterprise. We will then take a look at Enterprise Architecture, and consider the building blocks that make up an effective Enterprise Architecture for the Data-Driven Enterprise. We will conclude by making the case that those building blocks are the very capabilities that provide the foundation for successful Enterprise Data Governance.

     

    SPEAKER:

    Chris White is a recognized expert in enterprise architecture, data modeling and business process design with over 25 years of experience in the industry. He has helped customers for over 7 years leverage the full power of the erwin EA suite, and continues to extend the boundaries of what’s possible in the full erwin portfolio.