Real policy insights from the data analytics tsunami – SGS Melbourne Seminar

  • Location: Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria Address: Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
  • Event date: 10 May 2017

Data+Policy – Getting real policy insights from the data analytics tsunami

The availability of data has exploded in recent years. With new open platforms, it has become easier than ever to access and analyse information. This wave of available information has provided opportunity for innovation, disrupting many sectors of the economy. However, critical insights that directly inform public policy development are often hidden within large disconnected datasets. Too often analysts create interesting, often beautiful visualisations, but don’t directly address a policy problem. This requires the close cooperation of domain experts and technical specialists.

Join the SGS team and their guest panel to discuss this topic further. The panel will include Julian Szafraniec, Ellen Broad and AURIN’s Dr Jack Barton.

Dr Jack Barton is our Urban Data and e-Research Facilitator here at AURIN. Jack is focused on developing urban decision support systems and leads our outreach program, collaborating closely with research, industry and government stakeholders across the country.

“We are in an unprecedented era where we, as a species, are generating and capturing vast volumes of data. Concurrently, we are at a critical time where our decisions will have long lasting ramifications as to the quality of our culture within its environment. We need powerful, yet accessible, decision–support frameworks to maintain an evidence-based policies to effectively manage our cities into a sustainable future.” – Dr Jack Barton

Date: Wednesday 10 May 2017
Time: 5pm-7.30pm
Venue: Village Roadshow Theatrette, State Library of Victoria
Address: Entry 3, 179 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Cost: Free – refreshments to follow the discussion.
Please RSVP by Thursday 4 May 2017.

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