2020 Graduate Data Forum- A Data-Based APS: Reflections and New Directions

Held throughout April 2020, the Graduate Data Forum provided a platform for graduates and new starters to build their data literacy.

Increasingly, capabilities in data literacy and managing data-driven technologies will become more important skillsets for future APS leaders. This forum showcased best practices in data use in the public sector and inspired action as well as new conversations about transforming the public sector with data-driven technologies. 

Due to COVID-19, the Graduate Data Forum was delivered digitally with a combination of pre-recorded and live-streamed events.

GDN CHAIR'S OPENING REMARKS


OPENING KEYNOTE: DATA AND THE PUBLIC SERVICE

Dr David Gruen, Australian Statistician, Australian Bureau of Statistics
Transcript is available here


PANEL 1 DISCUSSION: DATA SHARING AND ETHICS

Dr Phillip Gould Assistant Secretary, Office of the National Data Commissioner, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
Amy Jarvoll Director, Information Law Unit, Attorney-General’s Department
Tim Beard Manager, Data Strategy Team, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Vaidehi Subramanyan Graduate Data Network Member 


KEYNOTE: MODERNISING THE AUSTRALIAN ELECTORAL SYSTEM | WHAT MIGHT YOUR VOTING EXPERIENCE BE LIKE IN THE YEAR 2030? 

Commissioner Tom Rogers, Australian Electoral Commission
Transcript is available here


PANEL 2 DISCUSSION: SUCCESS AND CHALLENGES OF GOVERNMENT DATA DRIVEN SERVICE DELIVERY

Selva Murugesan Senior Director of Innovation, Data and Analytics, Transport Canberra
Nin Hyne Manager, Biosecurity Analytics Centre, Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Stuart Wilson ACT Health Directorate
Declan Ingham Graduate Data Network Member 


GDN CLOSING REMARKS

Celia Moss, Data Champions Network, Program Manager- Statistical Data Integration Division, Australian Bureau of Statistics.


GDN CHAIR'S FINAL ADDRESS


DATA VISUALISATION CONTEST

A data visualisation contest was held over the course of April. The winner and shortlisted candidates are featured as follows:

Winner - Glend Isaraj, Australian Bureau of Statistics. You can view Glend’s submission here.

Shortlisted Candidates

  • Jordan King, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. View Jordan's submission here.
  • Emlyn Graham, Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. View Emlyn's submission here.
  • Penny Lu, Department of Defence. View Penny's submission here.

FORUM SURVEY

We invite you to take part in a short survey on the 2020 Forum here

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