King & Wood Mallesons
1 Farrer Place, Sydney
King & Wood Mallesons
1 Farrer Place, Sydney
King & Wood Mallesons
1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Fuelling growth and opportunity
The Dataconomy program has been developed in collaboration and with the support of Reinventure and Data Republic.
Dataconomy Sydney is the first in a series of forums and roundtables about the emerging data economy. These will be hosted in other Australian states in early 2019 to ensure that the states, and sections of the business community have an opportunity to contribute to this most important conversation.
The Dataconomy program is designed to bring federal policy-makers, state delivery agencies and regulators into the same room as commercial developers, data analytics academics and political leaders.
The half day Dataconomy Forum intends to identify new opportunities – for building new companies, new industries and creating improved, more targeted government service delivery. A better understood and centrally managed regulatory environment will enable data to be more easily shared, producing economy-productivity gains and unlocking new value streams. The improved use of data also offers government an unprecedented opportunity for delivering improved citizen services at lower cost.
While Australia already has some sophisticated regulatory infrastructure in place in relation to data, these pockets of excellence are spread far and wide across the Commonwealth and between jurisdictions.
Topics include but are not limited to:
- Harmonising data regulation and data policy across jurisdiction to drive value
- Building better citizen services through smarter use of government data and improved interaction between government, the private sector and NGOs
- Developing a national strategy to build a thriving data economy and maximise opportunities for Australian business’ in global markets
- Operationalising the data economy opportunity and mapping a new regulatory framework: Value extraction and value delivery
The Dataconomy forums will gather +120 CEOs, CIOs, CSOs, CISOs, department heads, senior government agency chiefs, delivery agency executives, regulators, policy makers, social delivery activists.
Program coming soon..
Official Host Partner
The Hon. Victor Dominello MP
Minister for Finance, Services and Property, NSW Government
Victor was pre-selected by the Liberal Party in September 2008 as its candidate for the State by-election in the seat of Ryde. Victor was elected to the NSW Parliament at the Ryde By-Election held on 18 October 2008 with a swing of 23.1 per cent, one of the largest in the State’s history.
At the 2011 election, Victor was re-elected as Member for Ryde with an extra 12.6 per cent of the vote. This completed a 35.7 per cent swing from the 2007 election.
Victor was sworn in as Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Minister for Citizenship and Communities. His responsibilities included veterans’ affairs, volunteering, youth and multicultural affairs.
Following Mike Baird appointment as NSW Premier in April 2014, Victor became Assistant Minister for Education and while retaining his previous portfolio responsibilities, Veterans’ Affairs was added to his official title.
Following the Baird Government’s re-election in March 2015, Victor was sworn in as the state’s first Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation.
In January 2017 Victor was appointed Minister for Finance, Services and Property.
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Scott Farrell is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons with more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets and financial systems law. Scott has given many years of service to the public and private sector in advising on, and guiding, regulatory and legal change in the financial market and system landscape.
In 2016, Scott was appointed to the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group at its formation and co-ordinates its Blockchain and open banking workstreams. He is now its co-chair. In 2017, Scott led the Australian Government’s review into Open Banking, the recommendations of which are now being implemented as Australia’s Consumer Data Right. Scott is involved in the work of many industry bodies, standards bodies and public sector entities internationally in relation to data, blockchain, smart contracts, digital identity and fintech.
Dr Stephanie Fahey
Dr Stephanie Fahey is the Chief Executive Officer of Austrade, the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting trade, investment and international education, and tourism policy, programs and research.
Stephanie has over 30 years’ experience both as an academic and executive working in Australia and overseas.
Previously she was EY’s lead partner for education in the Oceania region, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Global Engagement) at Monash University and Director of the University of Sydney’s Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific. Dr Fahey brings an international perspective to her work and a wealth of experience across business and academia.
Austrade’s first female chief executive, Dr Fahey has also served on the Australia China Business Council, the Australia China Council, the NSW International Education Advisory Board, the European Australian Business Council, the Board of Canberra Institute of Technology, the Foreign Affairs Council and the Australia Korean Foundation.
Stephanie holds a PhD from the Australian National University and BA (Hons) from the University of Sydney. She speaks Melanesian Pidgin. She was inducted as a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.
General Manager, Consumer Data Right Branch, ACCC
As General Manager of the Consumer Data Right Branch Mr Cooper has management responsibility for the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s role in the development and implementation of Australia’s consumer data right. This policy will allow consumers to direct that trusted third parties be given access to their data and will facilitate competition and innovation; first in the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors.
Mr Cooper joined the ACCC in 1998 and has had numerous roles including managing the ACCC’s Corporate and Regulatory Law Unit and the ACCC’s advocacy and international engagement activities.
Prior to joining the ACCC, Mr Cooper worked in a number of private and government legal roles.
Danny has been working at the intersection between startups and corporates for most of the last twenty years, both as founder and a Corporate VC or Strategy/M&A professional. As a result, Danny has seen the best and worst of what happens when corporates invest in and partner with startups. Through these experiences Danny has developed a deep belief that, when done the right way, it is possible to create high-functioning partnerships between large corporates and innovative startups that are mutually beneficial to both. Reinventure Group, through its strategic relationship with Westpac, is the way Simon and Danny are seeking to prove this belief
Danny is a restless entrepreneur at heart and loves working shoulder-to-shoulder with entrepreneurs to help them on their journey. Danny is hugely satisfying when he can help entrepreneurs learn from the scar tissue he has collected over the years. Along with Reinventure, Danny has been fortunate enough to help build Australia’s leading FinTech hub as a Founding Director of Stone & Chalk. Danny also feels privileged to be a co-founder of Data Republic along with Paul McCarney, helping the drive towards a truly data-driven economy. Danny is a total data junkie, and believes that data will fundamentally transform most industries and society over the next two decades.
Dr. Bronwyn Evans
CEO, Standards Australia
Dr Bronwyn Evans is the CEO of Standards Australia. She is also the Vice President (Finance) of the International Standards Organisation (ISO), a Director of the AustraliaJapan Foundation, a Director of the Digital Health CRC, and a member of the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Industry 4.0. Dr Evans was previously the Chair of MTPConnect (the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals).
Dr Evans has over 35 years’ experience in various engineering roles. She is an Honorary Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2014 and 2015 she was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers, and in 2016 was recognised as an AFR/ Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
Senior Advisor, Structural Reform Group, The Treasury
Daniel McAuliffe is a Senior Advisor in Commonwealth Treasury’s Structural Reform Group and its project lead on the Consumer Data Right and Open Banking. He is a former manager of both Treasury’s Banking and Capital Markets Unit and its Corporations and Schemes Unit. He was previously a Deputy Official Receiver with the then Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia (now, the Australian Financial Security Authority), the Commonwealth personal insolvency regulator.
Victorian Information Commissioner, Office of the Victorian Information Commission (OVIC)
Mr Sven Bluemmel was appointed as the inaugural Victorian Information Commissioner in September 2017.
Prior to his current role, Mr Bluemmel served as Western Australian Information Commissioner for eight years. During that time, he was also a member of the State Records Commission alongside the Auditor General, the Ombudsman and a records management expert appointed by the Governor.
Before 2009, Mr Bluemmel held senior positions in the Western Australian Public Sector Commission, the Department of the Premier and Cabinet (WA) and the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department in Canberra. Mr Bluemmel previously practised law in the private sector in Melbourne and Perth in the areas of information and privacy law.
Mr Bluemmel is a regular contributor to Australian and international publications, particularly in the areas of information law, technology law and administrative law. He recently participated in Radio National Big Ideas Podcast on the EU General Data Protection Regulation. He has also delivered guest lectures at various institutions including Monash University, the Australian National University, the University of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University and the University of Canberra. Mr Bluemmel is a fellow of Leadership Western Australia and served as President of the Institute of Public Administration in Western Australia for three years from November 2014 until October 2017.
Mr Bluemmel holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Science, both from the Australian National University.