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.
On 1 May 2019, 60 people joined professional associations and industry leaders at the University of
Canberra for discussions on contemporary information and data management trends and challenges,
and developed solutions to embrace opportunities. The event also launched Information Awareness
Month for 2019 with the theme ‘Innovation with Information’.
Discussions were facilitated and followed the ‘world cafe format’ where everyone was encouraged
to contribute and explore different views. Participants spent 20–25 minutes discussing a topic and then
moved around the room to discuss other issues at other tables.
2019 Information Awareness Month Summary Booklet
As social media has grown, so social media management for organizations has moved from a sidehustle for an intern to a professional role. This session explores the opportunities and challenges of that role. We will discuss:
Following are the presentations at UTS's event 5th June 2019.
Maya Mausli & Lauren Mathieson (We Are Social / PwC Australia) - Confessions of a Social Media Manager: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ4jU7SbSU4
Jennifer Hagedorn (UTS) - Social Media Futures: 'Un-black-boxing' social: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDbcWRRmC7U
Joanne Jacobs (Disruptors Handbook) - Social Media Influence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52F1CHDH1kE
Q&A Discussion: https://soundcloud.com/user-722164145/qa-session-for-information-innovation-uts-session-the-social-media-manager-more-than-memes
Perceptions of data ownership, rights to access information and data governance are evolving rapidly. People are demanding greater transparency, accountability and participation in decision making (including about access to information and data) – not only from government but also from companies, NGOs and the media. Openness is no longer optional. It must be embedded in organisational culture. This session builds on last year’s event “Government Information Accessibility”, which discussed the issues and challenges for agencies releasing information, and for citizens searching or requesting information. Speakers will share some of the drivers, benefits and practices of openness, including lessons from across Australia and the global open government movement.
Sonya Sherman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_Rdl098xZA
May Miller-Dawkins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2V0mnL-8Y5M&t=6s
Mel Flanagan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vCl1hDG4fU
Mel Flanagan is creative director and service designer at Nook Studios, her company of researchers, storytellers, designers, and makers of information services. Mel has been involved in making theatre, film, documentaries and useful software tools for over 30 years. She is a pioneer in producing collaborative open government projects and designing data narratives to drive community and industry engagement. She is a local and global advocate for open government, transparency, public participation, open process, data sharing and open data initiatives such as open contracting and beneficial ownership - amongst many other things!
May Miller-Dawkins is an advocate, researcher and coalition builder who works with community groups, foundations, universities and governments to achieve more open government, corporate accountability and community control. She has a track record of bringing together unlikely groups to collaborate, influencing shifts in policy and practice and leading empirical research efforts that have provided new insights and informed new approaches. She was the Director of Governance and Transparency at The B Team and Research Director of Corelab in New York. She was previously head of research at Oxfam Australia. She currently serves on the Australian Open Government Forum as a civil society member and is a board member of Gender at Work.
Sonya Sherman is a librarian, archivist and records manager with experience at the coal face of delivering information services to diverse communities and business users. She is passionate about open government and digital government – their interplay and the role of information governance enabling both. Sonya has developed legislation and policy for public records, FOI, open data and data sharing in Australia, the UK and the Caribbean. She currently works with Objective Corporation, an Australian software company, designing information governance tools for government and regulated industries.