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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91% of local CIOs are underprepared for the AI tidal wave, because of gaps in their organisational data maturity.

Let’s empower our national Heads of Data & AI with a greater impact to succeed with data culture, information architecture, governance and AI readiness. Watch Trailer

Our Speakers

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

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Former CIO Jetstar, CEO HivePix & ADAPT Advisor

Claudine Ogilvie

Former CIO Jetstar, CEO HivePix & ADAPT Advisor

Stevens OAM
Executive, Data & AI at Telstra

Dayle Stevens OAM

Executive, Data & AI at Telstra


Dayle joined Telstra in July 2021 with nearly 30 years’ experience in the technology industry. She has held notable executive leadership roles in technology at companies such as NAB and AGL. Today Dayle leads Telstra’s Data & AI function.


Outside of Telstra, Dayle is a non-executive director at Beyond Blue, Australia’s most well-known and trusted mental health organisation, and a member of the IT Advisory Committee at Trinity College, University of Melbourne.


Dayle has long championed diversity in STEM across industry and age group boundaries, both through her own work and with global organisations aimed at encouraging women and girls to participate in STEM such as Robogals and Girl Geek Academy.


Dayle’s work has been recognised with multiple industry and professional awards, including being named in the CIO50 list of the best CIOs in Australia, the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence, and being awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her services to information technology and to women. 

CEO at Evolved AI

Michael Kollo

CEO at Evolved 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.

Executive, Data Platforms at NAB

Joanna Gurry

Executive, Data Platforms at NAB


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 Mastering Data Maturity & Harnessing AI

Our theme, debated by over 25 experts and 130 local Data and AI leaders, will define a powerful day’s agenda, codifying the latest research and lessons learned for memorable and practical ways to lead insights, improve AI readiness, and evolve strategic data capabilities.

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 AI Integration: From Experimentation to Production in 2024

A watershed year for AI, as businesses shift from exploration to implementing at scale. To leverage the benefits, companies must make strategic choices around AI’s impact on talent, operating models, data infrastructure, use case delivery, change management, and regulatory compliance.

04 Maturing Data Strategy: will we surf or sink in the AI tidal wave?

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. How to get past the Hype to Fully Leverage the 2nd Wave of AI?

05 Culture Transformation & Mindset Change  

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?

06 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?

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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