28 - 29 August, 2018 | PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, NSW

Pre Conference Workshops

Workshops A: Tuesday, 28 August 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am A Framework to Gain Access of Different Stakeholder Data and Improve the Effectiveness of AI Deployment

Dr. Haydn Read - Head of Infrastructure Programs (DPO), Auckland Council
The success of AI deployment depends on the volume and depth of data powering it and usually proves to a limiting factor. The advantage that public sector organisations have over the private sector is the ability to share inter-departmental data. However you still need to do the leg work, getting the approvals, permission and support to access and consolidate whole-of-government data. This session will focus on the how-to using the Meta Data Standards Framework that the Chief Data Officer for the Auckland City Council has put together. This has enabled him to build a data lake using data of other local government bodies.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding the full impact of data consolidation on AI outcomes
  • Creating a Meta Data Standards framework
  • Applying to principle of starting small and winning big – the key to stakeholder buy-in
  • Discussing the concerns around data security and the implication on citizen

Dr. Haydn Read

Head of Infrastructure Programs (DPO)
Auckland Council

Workshops B: Wednesday, 29 August 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am Building Stakeholder Engagement at All Levels of the Organization to Overcome the Red-Tape and Governance that Present Obstacles to AI Initiatives

Devi Rajcoomarsing - Organisational Change Manager, Customer Channel Transformation Program, Transport for NSW
One of the biggest challenges that transformation projects face in the public sector is the bureaucracy that is often skeptical of change. It is even trickier with AI because of the added fear of job loss associated with it. This session will focus on winning buy-in across all levels of the organization to get not just their sponsorship but also their commitment. It is lead by the Senior change Manager on Transport for NSW’s Chatbot RITA program and will address:

Learning Objectives:

  • Creating a narrative that focuses on encourage employees to up skill on high value tasks for added benefit rather than job loss
  • Organising a series of workshops to ensure the organization is ready for each stage
  • Appointing champions and influencers within each department to drive and support the changes involved
  • Celebrating your wins – the key to getting buy-in

Devi Rajcoomarsing

Organisational Change Manager, Customer Channel Transformation Program
Transport for NSW

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