GEO Week provides a unique forum where governments, businesses, the research community, non-for-profit organisations and other communities concerned with the well-being of our planet come together to share views, mature the overall vision for the GEO future, cooperate on issues and create solutions.
Building on the Mexico City Declaration from 2015, the GEO Week 2019 focused on the GEO Strategic Plan aiming to bring the GEO communities together in order to grow the understanding and importance of Earth Observations. Most of the business decisions today need to carefully consider how they impact the changes of “GEO”, our planet.
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SPY: Espionage in Australia – an exhibition about intelligence work at the National Archives of Australia
29 November 2019 to 27 April 2020
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Increasingly, the things we want to keep have been created and stored on digital media, from floppy disks to digital video cassettes. Alarmingly, many once-modern formats are now considered ‘critically endangered’. According to the worldwide Digital Preservation Coalition, such formats include portable magnetic media more than 5 years old, including floppy disks, Zip disks, reel-based magnetic tape, MiniDV and digital audio tape (DAT).
In securing our digital heritage, the National Archives of Australia has led the way in preserving and migrating files on these at-risk media to sustainable formats.
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Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Neil Brittliff, Data Scientist, Microsoft
Jovan Stojanovic, AI Enthusiast, City AI
Anthony Boyle, Director, Automated Reasoning Alliance
David Dunn from Smart Office Systems and the City of Nedlands Executive Director and the City's Information Analyst will presented:
Business Intelligence and Information Management using out of the box SharePoint and O365.
David spoke about the opportunities to manage business information and processes more effectively using Microsoft Office 365, Power BI and SharePoint-online.
The City of Nedlands shared their real-life experience and their journey from paper-based processing and legacy record management - to online processing with automated workflows and business intelligence dashboards. They will also outline the practical business benefits they achieved and share some of the challenges they encountered along the way.
Unified Customer View - Customer Master Record Solution (CMRS) and Data Management Platform (DMP)
City of Sydney desires to improve our understanding and the way we communicate with our customers and stakeholders. Initially this will be by development of a trusted Customer Master Record Solution (CMRS), bringing together our disparate customer records. This will allow us to make updates across all relevant systems, facilitating excellent customer service and streamlining internal processes. It is envisaged that the solution will be developed on a Data Management Platform (DMP), which should improve Data Quality and reinforce Data Governance.
Via an open Expression of Interest, companies will be invited to propose their capability and solutions. They will be evaluated by their proposals for inclusion in a subsequent paid engagement to demonstrate abilities, proof of concept and innovative value add. During this engagement, companies will have the opportunity to better understand the problems, request additional information, and identify opportunities for unique value add.
Selection for a final contract award will be by evaluating the deliverables at the end of the engagement.
If you are interested in being involved in this upcoming Expression of Interest, please provide your contact details in this link by the 18th of October 2019 to be notified when this event opens.
Chief Executive Officer.
The following talks and Q&A from the recent UTS event.
Passiona Cottee: https://youtu.be/0h3ekHQCK9M
Matthew Beard: https://youtu.be/Hk9bKuCRYsA
Elija Perrier: https://youtu.be/d8f34_ND2lc
Data is now seen as a key resource and artificial intelligence applications are being used more and more by businesses and governments for decision-making, optimization and automation. It is becoming increasingly clear that if these activities are badly managed, people can suffer harm as a result of bad decisions, thoughtless design, and embedded prejudices. This session will explore the practicalities of:
Passiona Cottee collaborates on projects at the nexus of data, automation, privacy and ethics across both public and private sectors. She currently works as data scientist at the CBA and a sessional lecturer in privacy law at UTS. Passiona fuses Bachelor, Graduate and Masters qualifications in law and data science to enable the ethical use of machine learning.
Dr Matt Beard is a husband, dad, pop culture nerd and moral philosopher with an academic background in applied and military ethics. He is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Notre Dame Australia. Matt is also a Fellow at The Ethics Centre, undertaking research into ethical principles for technology.
Elija Perrier is a PhD candidate in quantum machine learning & AI at UTS. He is also a professional support lawyer at Hall & Wilcox.
Tiberio Caetano is Chief Scientist at the Gradient Institute. He has spent the last 20 years working on machine learning in numerous roles as a student, researcher, academic, entrepreneur and practitioner. He spent 10 years at NICTA and in 2012 he co-founded Ambiata, a data science NICTA spin-off focusing on applying rigorous scientific methodologies for personalised decision-making using machine learning, causal inference and randomised controlled trials.