APS Data Network Forum | Delivering Data Differently

Join IPAA and the APS Data Network to explore the key role data and data skills play in ensuring the Public Service is fit for purpose.

As part of Innovation Month, IPAA and the APS Data Network invites you to attend its launch event for 2020 Delivering Data Differently


COVID-19 has shown the significant role that data skills and expertise has played in informing the Government's response and ensuring positive outcomes for all Australians. Such lessons, alongside the recent outcomes from the APS review, have highlighted the need for the continued development of data and analytics transformation and capability across the APS.

A key enabler in supporting this aspect of the reform agenda is the development of a data professions model. Establishing such a model will allow the APS to target development and build career pathways for key professions, create a common understanding of the skills and experience needed alongside the opportunitiy to gain such knowledge.

Join us to hear an update on how this important piece of work is progressing and how this will shape the future of working in the APS.


One of the many lessons the recent national crises of bushfires and COVID-19 have taught us, is the need for the APS to be future-focused, collaborative and agile to assist in solving urgent and complex challenges faced by Government. These crises have further highlighted the continued need for timely, accurate and comprehensive data being leveraged to inform evidence-based responses by decision makers and in driving the public's trust in Government.

Join us for this panel discussion with APS thought leaders who played a key role in assiting the Government's response as they share what the crises have taught them about the importance of collaboration, being mobile, thinking as one APS and using data well.

Kayelle Drinkwater
General Manager
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Celia Moss 
A/g General Manager 
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources

Heather Cotching 
A/g Chief Economist

Held in partnership with the APS Data Network. 

Event Details

Event Date Friday 17 July 2020
Formalities 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM AEST
Venue Online - Live-streamed
Register Here


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