23 May, 2024 | Fullerton, Sydney

Mastering Data Maturity & Harnessing AI

Collaborate and learn with 130 Chief Data Officers and Information leaders from organisations responsible for 1/5 of Australia’s GDP.

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Less than 50% of data leaders are confident in executing their data strategies.

How can we empower them to have a greater impact, provide more value, and increase their influence?

Our Speakers

Harness the collective intelligence of the world’s foremost thought leaders to learn best practices and be inspired.

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VP Data at Cochlear

Malcolm Wanstall

VP Data at Cochlear


A technology executive with an entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for bringing data & digital to life whilst keeping the customer experience at the heart of everything.

With 15+ years of driving data & digital strategy, data science & engineering, platforms & technology leadership, Malcolm has unparalleled insight and an enviable track record leading organisations to realise their hidden potential through understanding how data & digital innovation operate most effectively at scale whilst always having a keen eye focused on spotting the technology of tomorrow, today.


Ian Oppermann
Chief Data Scientist at NSW Government & Department of Customer Service

Dr. Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist at NSW Government & Department of Customer Service


Dr. Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist working within the Department of Customer Service. He is also an Industry Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). From 2015 to 2019, Ian was also the CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre (DAC).

Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, is a Fellow and President of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

APAC Director Digital & Innovation at Compass Group, former CIO at Jetstar

Claudine Ogilvie

APAC Director Digital & Innovation at Compass Group, former CIO at Jetstar

CEO at EvolvedReasoning.AI

Michael Kollo

CEO at EvolvedReasoning.AI


Michael is an experienced business leader with a strong technical foundation in statistical AI systems.

He began his career with a PhD in Finance from the London School of Economics, eventually moving into institutional asset management and quantitative research (Blackrock, Fidelity, AXA). Later, transitioning to the development of AI systems for institutional investment programmes, while continuing to teach Masters courses in quantitative techniques and analysis at LSE and Imperial College.

Connecting the Region’s
Top Chief Data Officers

Data & AI Edge is an invitation-only conference that brings together technology executives from the region’s most influential Enterprise and Government organisations, including:

Data & AI Edge gathers leading data and technology stakeholders for an interactive day.

Hear from the experts, draw upon the collective intelligence of our region’s top Chief Data Officers, and learn the next steps from others on similar journeys.

Participate in cross-industry roundtables discussions and networking to inspire new ways of thinking and share ideas.

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Why you should be here

Peer Introductions

Increase your own ability via a network of trusted connections by meeting with expert stakeholders and calibre peers. Every delegate must qualify to join the community.

Personalised Agenda

Self select your path through your choice of keynotes, panels, roundtables and workshops, perfectly aligning our content with your tactical and strategic needs.

Practical Insights

Global speakers ahead of you on the journey equip you with their learned experience, giving you the competence and tools you need.

Debating Critical Themes

01 Effective EIM & Data Management to maximise value

Managing fragmented data in an enterprise is highly complex, compounded by volume, variety and velocity. What scalable information and data architectures are the steps to Data-Driven Enterprise success?

02 Data Protection and Compliance without Access frictions

Customer data and privacy must be protected with managed risk. What strategies address data lifecycles and reduce roadblocks, whilst still ensuring efficient access, resilience and results?

03 Evidence Based Decisions: A Unified View from the noise

The vision is timely and accurate visualisation and dashboards for evidence-based insights. But how to prioritise, store, manage, analyse and automate a unified view from vast pools of data distributed across several environments and clouds?

04 Self-Service Analytics: Data culture at the edge

We need to architect, scale and democratise data sharing, access and informing decisions with self-serve capability. How do you reach the teams that need it, then understand and anticipate their needs? While also guaranteeing governance and compliance?

05 Maturing Data Strategy: unleashing true ML & AI

Data is the critical tool for modernisation, automation and transformation – to enable agility and drive value. But your Data strategy and capabilities must match current and future needs. Will generative AI like ChatGPT help or hinder? Can we increase the use of other valuable unstructured data types?

06 The next steps in Data Culture and Connectivity

After the heavy lift, our C-suite and Board must embed data culture and tech-enabled collaboration. Imagine automated decision rights, platform mindsets, digital partnering and ecosystem strategies. What does the Chief Data Officer need to foresee to reduce the complexity? How to create the frameworks today?

A day full of great content, delivered in a highly professional and comfortable manner. Head of Group Information Management & Strategy at Pepper Group The running and facilitation of the event was great, with impressive vendor matchmaking and introductions. Head of Data, Analytics & Emerging Technologies at Viva Energy Relevant speakers, wide range of industries and good new ideas from real implementation at Data Edge. Global Data & Insights at Herbert Smith Freehills The quality of speakers, content and tailored research is second to none. Global Data Centre Engineer at BHP A quality event with engaging, relevant presentations and excellent opportunities to connect with peers. Chief Data & Analytics Officer at University of New South Wales A great event with insightful speakers that empowers you to think about solving today's problems in an innovative way, with an eye to the future. Group Executive, Innovation & Transformation at REST Superannuation

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