NSW The Human Face of Data Analytics –What you need to know for business survival and success
Data is the most underutilised resource in business today. The extraction of value from data, leads to better
strategic decisions, more efficient operations and timely detection of new opportunities and threats. Analytics
is the process of extracting value from data. It is the most exciting development in business today.
A focus on the human face and infrastructure of analytics is crucial for the survival, success and
growth of an analytics function, and the enormous value that it can and must deliver to business. Such
focus results in faster, cheaper, simpler and more understandable analytics results, more responsive
analytics functions and a successful transformation of the way business is traditionally done.This entails
challenging the conventional IT driven, tool-focused, high-IT spend view of analytics, and some new
approaches to managing and defining the analytics function.Data analytics initiatives have been treated
as IT projects and the focus is usually placed on what one might call the electronic infrastructure enabling
them: mainly hardware platforms, software tools, processes and methodologies. These elements are
indeed essential, but far from sufficient, and arguably of less importance than the human face and
infrastructure of the initiative.
Analytics is perhaps unique in its key reliance on appropriate human resources, knowledge, incentives,
management structures, empowerment and necessary relationships with senior executives and adjacent
business functions, specifically the suppliers of data and consumers of analytics products and insights.
Hear from our speakers, in practical terms, how your business can benefit.Can you afford to miss this?
Keynote speakers are:
Dr Eugene Dubossarsky FIAPA — Director, Presciient Pty. Ltd.
Presciient is a consultancy specialising in analytics, business intelligence, forecasting and performance
improvement, servicing a range of industries and government, in Australia and overseas. Prior to
Presciient, Eugene was Director of Predictive Business Intelligence (PBI) at Ernst & Young, having
established the PBI unit in the company.
Eugene is also a founder of the Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia, of whichhe was the first
head of the NSW chapter, holds the title of Fellow and convenes the IAPA Forecasting Special Interest
Group. As an industry leader, Eugene is frequently invited as a keynote speaker at industry conferences
and lectures. He has appeared on television, on ABC’s Lateline Business where he discussed the
business benefits of analytics.
Paul has a long career in management and advising executive management teams , he specialises in
the areas of Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing, Customer relationship management and the web.
Recently returned to Australia from Washington DC, working as the Global head of Intelligence, World
Bank, covering 182 countries, he is now advising Echo Entertainment Group, the demerger of TabCorp
Casinos from the Tabcorp Group, on global expansion through people and analysis.
A Global speaker on applied Business Intelligence for last 10 years, he has been the Australasian
President of The Data Warehouse Institute (TDWI) for 10 years until he left to live in the USA and on the
Board of the Society for Competitive Intelligence for over 10 years. His qualifications include a Degree
with Honours in Cybernetic Engineering (Artificial Intelligence & Robotics); a Computer Sciences (Hons)
Degree; an MBA specialising in Finance and Strategic Management, a Postgraduate Diploma Law, and
has completed one year of PhD in Management, Maryland University, in strategic anticipation industries
across Asia and Australia.
Dr Eugene Dubossarsky is also a MASCOS Visiting Industry Fellow, UNSW