New Zealand's Largest Data4Good Conference

Auckland, Thursday 14 November 2019

Data4Good uses data insights and proven solutions to help create a culture where businesses can be successful while creating a positive social or environmental impact.

Data Insights

Gain insights from businesses who are maximising the impact of their current data and translate how you can bring these ideas to your own company.

 

Solutions

Hear case studies from people using data to save lives, decrease risks, increase social impact, solve logistics problems, save money and increase efficiency

 

Corporate Responsibility

Drive change within your current role – finding opportunities through data to hit Sustainable Development Goals and increase social impact

 

Networking

Network with other like-minded professionals in a social setting and have the opportunity to contribute ideas in our panel discussion

 

Be inspired by data case studies from people who are making a real difference in their workplace and harness ideas you can bring to your own business

Our Speakers

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 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.

 

Dr Jarral is a primary care physician from Imperial College London with a sub-specialisation in ENT. 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.

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

COO 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.

Melissa Baer

Melissa Baer is a writer, thought-leader, problem-solver and agile business mechanic with a particular interest in the way we grow, transport and sell our food.

Working in Food/Agri Tech and Sustainable Business – She is an expert in economics, policies and practices related to organic agriculture, primary industry supply chains, local food and sustainable business practice, distribution, customer acquisition and business-to-consumer marketing.

Melissa is a strong believer that with the increase of quality data capture and translating that data into something meaningful for the end user we are at a point in history where we have the ability to leverage technology and data to make decentralized, diversified agriculture economically viable when in the past only volumes and monocultures were economically viable. This capture, and understanding of data stands to truly transform business models and practices on the ground to move towards are more sustainable world.

Hīria Te Rangi

Hīria (Ngāti Porou, Tūwharetoa) is Kaiwhakahaere (CEO) and Trustee of Whare Hauora, a social enterprise empowering families to use Manawa: a smart home sensors kit and data platform…

…that creates healthy homes and healthy families, through the use of data. Hiria has almost 20 years in tech with numerous technical and business roles in open data, open source, digital technologies, pattern recognition, open banking and infrastructure.

Using all of her technical expertise and the power of the open-source community, they created the Whare hauora sensors and data platform. But it was for the love of her grandmother and the trust of her people that she determined that Whare Hauora would be Kaitiaki of the data collected by the sensors, that the whānau would own their own data, that the consent must be given and whānau be compensated if their data was to be used in specific usecases.

Tim Davison

Data Insights Manager, Auckland University of Technology. Tim is responsible for business intelligence at AUT and has won multiple accolades for his work in emerging technologies

– including the 2014 and 2016 Microsoft Innovation Supreme Awards. Tim Davison began working in AUT’s Strategy & Planning team about six years ago.  Tim is the co-chair of AUT’s all-staff network, Kin, which aims to build connections and collaborations between staff on campus.

Paul Roseman

Paul has had an extensive career, with over 20 years of experience in healthcare spanning both clinical and system design practice.

Paul is the General Manager Strategic Developments for ProCare in Auckland. Paul has deep understanding of quality improvement through innovation and change and has practiced this extensively through varied roles including working with GPs to improve the quality of care, reduce costs and provide new patient services.  He brings a strategic lens to health system design and use of data for informing change. Bringing wide sector expertise, Paul has created and implemented a number of innovative projects with key stakeholders including ACC, MSD, DHBs, MoH and private hospitals and insurers, typically combining evidence, technology and empathy to create new services that improve wellbeing and health.

Tony Vodanovich

Tony Vodanovich, Head of Architecture & Security, St John. Tony leads the Architecture team at St John, including Enterprise and Solution Architecture.

He has been at St John for 3 years and is the business owner for a number of priority programmes including – Digital Transformation, Business Intelligence , Information Security, and Technology Modernisation. He’s been an IT professional for over 25 years and has worked in numerous industries both in NZ and the UK.

Adrian Krzyzewski

Enterprise Architect for St John responsible for ICT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture across the entire organisation.

Adrian is currently driving Architecture across St John’s Digital/Agile Transformation, Business Intelligence, IoT, and Knowledge Management programmes, as well as being responsible for St John’s product standardisation and governance frameworks.

Pete Yao

Chief Impact Officer at Thankyou. Pete oversees the development and implementation of projects worldwide as well as managing the social enterprise’s innovative Track Your Impact system.

Pete Yao started at Thankyou as a volunteer in the organisation’s early years and went on to become one of the organisation’s very first full-time employees in 2012. With experience in youth social work and a genuine heart for helping others, Pete’s studies in international development opened his eyes to poverty on a wider scale and the importance of addressing current issues of injustice affecting communities globally.

Other speakers include:

  • Megan Skinner, Auckland University of Technology

Agenda

8:30am-9:00am

Registration

9:00am-9:15am

MC Welcome and Introduction

9.15am-9.45am

Janette Searle

  • Don’t wait for the ‘right time’ or ‘right data’. Just start!
  • The gold mine of ‘spare capacity’ and how to uncover it
  • The importance of using data alongside human stories to create real impact
  • How to share your data and platforms to help more people
9.45am-10.15am

Paul Roseman

  • Predicting the risks for hospitalisations, and how to decrease the rate
  • Using data and machine learning to improve GP referrals and stop unnecessary specialist appointments
  • Using data and analytics to measure the wellbeing of a person
10.15am-10.45am
Hiria Te Rangi

  • “When trust is the new intellectual property”
  • mass “informed” data collection is the new colonisation
  • data 4 good means data for people not for profit
  • if the data is about you and your family, you should own it.
  • if you want to sell your own data, you should be able to, and know how much, who to, what timeframes, what usecase, with a legally binding contract.
  • Why isn’t anyone doing this?

 

10.45am-11.15am

Morning Tea

11.15am-11.45am

Reza Jarral

  • New frontiers in digital ethics for AI
  • Bringing patients along for the AI/tech ride
  • IA vs AI: Human centred design approaches in achieving ‘calm computing’
  • The latest trends healthcare AI innovation including voice-based automated diagnosis
11.45am-12.15pm

Tony Vodanovich and Adrian Krzyzewski

St John Ambulance

12.15pm-12.45pm

Melissa Baer

  • Diversity is key for sustainability. Data facilitates diversity and finally makes diversity in agriculture feasible. 
  • Challenges for farmers Pre Data – examples from Vibrant Farms and real live business models 
  • Challenges with Data we still need to sort – privacy, meaningful data, capturing quality data
  • Political Challenges – modelling vs real life data, regulatory changes
12.45pm-1.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm-2.30pm

Pete Yao

Thankyou

2.30pm-3.00pm

Tim Davison & Megan Skinner

Auckland University of Technology

3.00pm-3.30pm

Tania Brown

  • The project that has been acknowledged as the best practice of crowdsourced information in an emergency situation – PetaJakarta.org
  • Harnessing social media data to benefit Government and Individuals during an emergency
  • Using data to go from reactive to proactive during emergencies
  • How the learnings of PetaJakarta are being used in Wollongong to deploy a regional IoT network.
3.30pm-3.40pm

Founding Sponsor Thank you

3.40pm-4.20pm

Panel

4.20pm-4.30pm

MC Thank you and close

4.30pm-5.15pm

Networking Drinks and canapés

8:30am-9:00am

Registration

9:00am-9:15am

MC Welcome and Introduction

9.15am-9.45am

Janette Searle

 

  • Don’t wait for the ‘right time’ or ‘right data’. Just start!
  • The gold mine of ‘spare capacity’ and how to uncover it
  • The importance of using data alongside human stories to create real impact
  • How to share your data and platforms to help more people

9.45am-10.15am

Paul Roseman

 

  • Predicting the risks for hospitalisations, and how to decrease the rate
  • Using data and machine learning to improve GP referrals and stop unnecessary specialist appointments
  • Using data and analytics to measure the wellbeing of a person

10.15am-10.45am

Hiria Te Rangi

 

  • “When trust is the new intellectual property”
  • mass “informed” data collection is the new colonisation
  • data 4 good means data for people not for profit
  • if the data is about you and your family, you should own it.
  • if you want to sell your own data, you should be able to, and know how much, who to, what timeframes, what usecase, with a legally binding contract.
  • Why isn’t anyone doing this?

 

10.45am-11.15am

Morning Tea

11.15am-11.45am

Reza Jarral

 

  • New frontiers in digital ethics for AI
  • Bringing patients along for the AI/tech ride
  • IA vs AI: Human centred design approaches in achieving ‘calm computing’
  • The latest trends healthcare AI innovation including voice-based automated diagnosis

11.45am-12.15pm

Tony Vodanovich and Adrian Krzyzewski

 

St John Ambulance

12.15pm-12.45pm

Melissa Baer

 

  • Diversity is key for sustainability. Data facilitates diversity and finally makes diversity in agriculture feasible.
  • Challenges for farmers Pre Data – examples from Vibrant Farms and real live business models
  • Challenges with Data we still need to sort – privacy, meaningful data, capturing quality data
  • Political Challenges – modelling vs real life data, regulatory changes

12.45pm-1.45pm

Lunch

1.45pm-2.30pm

Speaker TBC

2.30pm-3.00pm

Tim Davison & Megan Skinner

 

Auckland University of Technology

3.00pm-3.30pm

Tania Brown

 

  • The project that has been acknowledged as the best practice of crowdsourced information in an emergency situation – PetaJakarta.org
  • Harnessing social media data to benefit Government and Individuals during an emergency
  • Using data to go from reactive to proactive during emergencies
  • How the learnings of PetaJakarta are being used in Wollongong to deploy a regional IoT network.

3.30pm-3.40pm

Founding Sponsor Thank you

3.40pm-4.20pm

Panel

4.20pm-4.30pm

MC Thank you and close

4.30pm-5.15pm

Networking Drinks and canapés

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

Food and drinks included

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