Data Governance - Auckland Forum 7 October

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Westpac Head Office

16 Takutai Square

Auckland, Auckland

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Data Governance is key for companies to truly become data-driven and fully benefit from AI, Machine learning and unlocking the value of their data. It has become a crucial framework for businesses across all industries as the breadth of data available increases, coupled with new data protection laws and regulator scrutiny of privacy breaches.

Come along to hear from some of NZ’s leaders in Data Governance.

The event is free of charge and kindly sponsored by Enterprise IT and Westpac.

Note: We’re lucky enough that we have multiple Data Science and Analytics events in early October. To find out about other events, please visit

https://analytics.org.nz/


Our Speakers

Eric Yamashita - IAG

Eric has had the fortune to work internationally in the USA, Singapore, Australia and now in New Zealand across the areas of marketing, data warehousing, business intelligence and data governance. I’m passionate about the potential of data and technology. I am equally passionate about the ethics and privacy concerns of individuals. That has given me a unique position to leverage both passions into my current role in Information Management. The world now runs on data. Let’s make sure we use it responsibly.

Eric will explore the topic of ‘How do you use Information Management and Data Governance as an enabler for your organisation?’ We’ve arrived at a moment in time where executives and board members are asking this very question. Today's modern landscape is scattered with fallen industry leaders who have ignored privacy, ethics or company secrets in the pursuit of competition. Eric will challenge and evolve your perspective of data citizenship, social license and agile governance for competitive advantage in business.

Chris Jenkins - Trustpower

Chris describes himself as a ‘lazy hacker’ type, whose default approach to a problem is to do a job fast, well, and never have to do it again. Over the last few years in analytics roles, slow progress and repeated head-banging led him to ask the question – “why is the data so hard?”

The pursuit of this question evolved his role towards Data Engineering, then to a position of responsibility for Trustpower’s Data Management platform supporting 80+ analysts.

Chris explores how Democratized Governance is showing up in Trustpower, and the next steps for unlocking more value from their data. ‘Could Data Governance make an analyst’s life easier?’ With agreement, transparency, and collaboration, answers may be much easier to find and share across a business.

Doing it fast would be a disaster – so: how can we do it well, and never again? Data Governance was our absolute first step – we’re early on the resulting journey, but he’s looking forward to sharing their thoughts so far (and getting some feedback after!).

Sandra Deane – Fonterra

Following a number of years as a Supply Chain professional, Sandra then changed focus and moved into the exciting, evolving and challenging area of Data. Sandra has a passion for improving business outcomes through operational excellence, while minimising risk and waste, and now also has a passion for Data which has a huge role to play in everything we do.

Sandra will answer some key questions as part of her talk

  • Can you trust the Data you use / produce?
  • Do you know the source and quality of your input Data?

Let’s take a look at Data Quality and how introducing Data Quality Management practices and how they could help improve analytics and results.

Susan Needham - Westpac

Susan has spent five years at Westpac. In her current role as Chapter Lead Data Governance she is responsible for data governance activities, including information management standards, processes and guidelines, and data quality. She has more than twenty years of experience in the data and insight industry, and has worked across a range of industries. In addition to Westpac, some of the major companies she has worked at include BNZ, Vodafone, and NZ Post.

Susan’s talk will focus on the “Foundations of Good Data Governance”. This will include the importance of a Data Governance Framework, the right governance structure, and Critical Data Elements as the building block of effective data governance.

We look forward to seeing you at this exciting event,

The NZ Data Science and Analytics Forum Steering Committee




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