Data4Good Conference

Auckland, Thursday 14 November 2019

After a successful Sydney Data4Good Conference we are bringing this movement to New Zealand. Our Auckland Data4Good conference is a one-day program that features a series of case studies from leading organisations that are leveraging data for good. We want to educate, inspire and support businesses and individuals in their pursuit of data for good. You will learn from expert speakers and hear about innovative data driven projects. Some of our speakers include:

  • Janette Searle, Founder, Take My Hands
  • Paul Roseman, General Manager Strategic Development, ProCare
  • Tim Davison, Data Insights Manager, Auckland University of Technology
  • Tony Vodanovich, Head of Architecture and Security, St John Ambulance
  • Adrian Krzyzewski, Enterprise Architect, St John Ambulance
  • Reza Jarral, Primary Care Physician, AIMed Ambassador
  • Hiria Te Rangi, Kaiwhakahaere, Whare Hauora
  • Tania Brown, COO at SMART Infrastructure Facility, University of Wollongong
  • Melissa Baer, Agriculture and Food Technology Specialist

There is so much underutilised data out there that could be harnessed to create a positive impact on health, education, human rights, the environment and much more.

Our mission is to bring amazing people together to help create this change and we would love for you to join us on our journey.


“The speakers were great, really passionate about their topics and really great and diverse projects covered”

- Attendee, Sydney Data4Good Conference

“Loved it. Looking forward to a next one already!”

- Attendee, Sydney Data4Good Conference

Event Details

Thursday, 14th November, 2019
9:00am – 5:00pm

The Maritime Room
Located @ The Maritime Museum
Princes Wharf,
Viaduct Harbour
Auckland, New Zealand, 1010

You can purchase tickets to the conference below. Tickets start from $50 NZD + GST. 

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Speaker Bio’s

Janette Searle

Janette is a serial social entrepreneur, founder of Take My Hands, and  co-founder and Development Manager for the A @ W Collective Impact Initiative.  She applies her business knowledge, models and practice to her work in the social change space.  She works both on her own businesses and initiatives, and supports other clients in their efforts to be more efficient and effective at creating social change. 

She has a wide and varied career working in the creative, health, and not for profit sectors and is driven by the belief that cross sector collaboration is the key to long term sustainable social change.   She also believes that to drive that cross sector collaboration its vital that the languages between sectors be translated so that everyone is on the same page.  Data is a massive part of that ‘language translation’. Alongside this she has been promoting the importance of holding ‘impact value’ as highly as ‘financial value’ in business, and again data, and the ability to use it, to translate social and environmental outcomes into the language of business is vital.

Dr Reza Jarral

Dr Jarral is a primary care physician from Imperial College London with sub-specialisations in ENT and sexual health. Over the past 2 years he has worked with two telemedical systems, one reaching remote parts of the developing world and the other delivering real time, AI-driven diagnostics through a chat interface for NHS patients. He is a working group member for AI Ethics at AI Forum NZ, a member of the Faculty of Clinical Informatics in England and an MIT-Harvard Healthcare Innovation Programme alumnus.

Dr Jarral won the Princess Diana Memorial award for social action and the Microsoft ‘AI for Good’ award with a refugee sentiment analysis tool designed for use in humanitarian crises. He is a Master’s candidate in ‘Technological Futures’ at Tech Futures Lab and an innovation mentor at DigitalHealth.London. He is currently heading research with Harvard Medical School Faculty into methods for quantifying ethical and cultural competencies in AI practitioners.

Tania Brown

Tania Brown is the Chief Operating Officer at the University of Wollongong’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, responsible for day to day operations as well as attracting research and business investment to the facility. Prior to joining the University in 2009, Tania was a Senior Ministerial Policy Advisor, having spent 13 years working for State and Federal Governments.

In September 2017 Tania was elected as a Councillor for Ward 2, Wollongong City Council.

Tania served as Chair of Destination Wollongong from 2015-2017 having joined that Board in 2013, and remains a current Board member. In 2017 she was elected to the Board of the Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, and is now Deputy Chair.

Tania has participated in many local charity campaigns including the St Vinnies CEO Sleepout, NSW Cancer Council’s ‘Stars of Wollongong,’ Chair of the Illawarra Centenary of ANZAC Committee, and as a Director for the Wollongong Hawks from 2011-2014.