Mentors

Queensland

Aaron Bycroft

Cause Leader – HSBNE

Ask me about: 3d printers, laser cutters

Adam Ismail

Senior Project Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Ask me about the Advance Queensland challenge.

Andrew McDermott

Assistant Director - Data Integrity – Australian Business Register

Ask me about: ABR data holdings

Angelique Richmond

Principal Project Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Advance Queensland Challenge

Ashish Shah

Asset Strategies and Systems Professional – Logan City Council

Ask me about: Data, GIS, Business, Ideas into execution, Business viability, validation of scope/ideas

Clarissa Swann

Manager Online Communications – Australian Financial Security Authority

Ask me about: Australian Financial Security Authority (AFSA)

Col Clark

ICT lecturer – Griffith University

Ask me about: Any IT type help

Courtney Williamson

Assistant Director – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS data and systems

Damien Killin

Director, Performance Monitoring and Reporting – Queensland Government

Ask me about: I can assist with Education related datasets

Darren Santer

Coordinator Digital Design and Data – City of Gold Coast

Ask me about: Data Visualisation and Datamining

David Adamson

Business Solutions Program Leader – Logan City Council

Ask me about: Local Government data

David Ives

Director, Digital Economy Development – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Asl me about marketing, pricing, product development, smart cities and telecommunications

David Wainwright

Director Air Quality Sciences – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Queensland historic and live air quality data

Deniz Clarke

Principal Property Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Queensland Government Property

Derek Meggitt

Strategic Planner - Planning & Innovation – Brisbane City Council

Ask me about: Business and solution objectives - the WHY!

Donna Pottinger

Manager, Privacy and Right to Information Unit, Department of Health – Queensland Government

Ask me about: I'm not tech savy, but happy to answer any queries about the sort of data Queensland Health publishes

Dr Sven Venema

Senior Lecturer – Griffith University

Ask me about: Any data, programming or technical guidance

Earl Butterworth

Data Governance – Queensland Government

Ask me about: I can help you find if the data exists and is open

Einar Oddsson

Principle Policy Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Advance Queensland, government science and innovation policy

Fernando Rangel

Senior Digital Delivery Officer – City of Gold Coast

Ask me about: Spatially enabled information and GIS in general

Gervase Tuxworth

ICT Associate Lecturer – Griffith University

Ask me about: Any techncial data aspects

Gordon Guymer

Director – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Queensland biodiversity (species and ecosystem) data and information systems

Jacinta Holloway

Senior Project Officer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS data and telling the stories found in data.

James Peet

Chief Digital Officer – Moreton Bay Regional Council

Ask me about: The kinds of data available, and the nature of our open data portal.

Jared Page

Software Engineer – IBM

Ask me about: Programming questions. Bluemix deployment.

Jarrod Trevathan

ICT lecturer – Griffith University

Ask me about: Research and analysis on data, technical aspects

Jason Shen

Science Leader – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Database and web apps

Jennifer Inoue

Director, Innovation and Transformation – Queensland Government

Ask me about: DCCSDS Data Sets and Challenge Queries

Kate Diete

Founder & CEO – SwiftPitch

Ask me about: Business, technology, Design

Kelvin Ross

Director – KJR

Ask me about: Commercialisation of technology

Lemm Ex

Principal Privacy Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Privacy

Lisa Blackmore

Open Data Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Ask me about the types of data that Queensland Health publishes. What I lack in tech knowledge I make up for in enthusiasm!

Louise Robinson

Communications Adviser – Australian Financial Security Authority

Ask me about: AFSA insolvency and PPSR data.

Mark Paddenburg

CEO – Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast

Ask me about: What if questions

Mike Shapland

Director Interoperability and Innovation – Queensland Government

Ask me about: The challenges and connectedness of emergency management

Mitchell Stanton-Cook

An open data focused developer/DevOPs Engineer/Open Knowledge Australia (BNE) – XVT Solutions

Ask me about: Python, CKAN, Socrata, Cloud Computing, Docker, CI-CD, LEAN, Big Data

Nathan Sanchez-Goodwin

B IT Student + Web Dev – Student - Griffith University

Ask me about: Web + App Dev and Deployment

Nathan St John

Graduate – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS statistics and data analytic procedures. I can help with determining what data the ABS can offer and how to retrieve it. Also I can assist in project design.

Paul Cavallaro

A/Director Open Data Policy – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Content questions with respect to environmental and resource science data. Technical questions on tools and the Qld Open Data portal.

Paul McCann

Founder & CTO – SwiftPitch

Ask me about: Business & Technology

Paul Morris

UXD Lead – Symplicit

Ask me about: User research, UX design, design tools, prototyping and MVPs.

Paul Stewart

Principal Digital Economy Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: General questions about the Qld Gov data sets - if I can't answer them I can find out

Rachael Russo

Statistician – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Exploration and analysis of data

Randall Fernando

Software Engineer – Suncorp Innovation Lab

Ask me about: Data Science, GIS Analytics, Front-end Web Development.

Ray Latchmanan

Principal, Channel Improvement, Digital Channels – Queensland Government

Ask me about: data.qld.gov.au portal support

Sarah Hepworth

Data Analyst – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: ATO data

Sarah Norman

Director - Strategy, Innovation & Performance – Queensland Government

Ask me about: projects, customer focus, Transport, innovation process and strategic foresight

Shane Marshall

Director, Information Management – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Non-technical queries only please! I know a bit about Qld Government data, visualisations, customer/user perspectives & generally ironing out problems

Sharyn Morrow

Sessional academic – Griffith University

Ask me about: Business Management, Employment Relations or Business Development.

Siddeswara Guru

TERN Data Integration and Synthesis Coordinator – NCRIS Research Data and Infrastructure Group

Ask me about: about data published by TERN and research data in general and access to NeCTAR compute infrastructure.

Steve Jones

Director, Science Information Services – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Science data for Natural Resource and Environmental Condition and Management.

Steve Knight

Principal Digital Economy Officer – Queensland Government

Ask me about: Queensland Government datasets

Therese Cumner

Senior Policy Officer - Open Data Policy – Queensland Government

Ask me about: I can help to forumulate ideas for the state and national challenges posed by Qld Government. I can also help connect with other Qld Government data and technical mentors.


New South Wales

Adam Baxter

Code Monkey – Shared Services Centre / Department of Employment

Ask me about: Programming, databases, scripting, AWS, linux

Aileen Lin

Data Scientist – Cuscal

Ask me about: Anything data science related and hackathon related

Amir Shenavandeh

AWS Support Engineer (Big Data) – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Ask me about AWS BigData platfoms. EMR ( Hadoop, Hive, Spark ), DyanmoDB, ElasticSearch, Kinesis

Andrew Wilson

Cloud Support Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Amazon Web Services

Angela Bee

Founder – Hackathons Australia

Ask me about: formulation of ideas, validation, marketing, strategy, UX, media, video editing

Ann Hoban

Director City Life – City of Sydney

Ask me about: Lifting barriers for people with disabilities to navigate the city.

Anna Rigg

Social Policy Officer – City of Sydney

Ask me about: you can ask me about people with disability, how to describe things, appropriate language, some of the comon barriers people with disability face, and what information is useful to them

Anthony Nolan

Innovation Officer / Data Scientist / Intelligence Analyst – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: everything and anything

Anthony Tockar

Data Scientist – CBIG Consulting

Ask me about: Anything data science related

Arnav Sharma

Engineer – Microsoft MVP

Ask me about: What can people ask you about? (in a sentence) :Microsoft Windows (Server 2008/2012,Client 7/8/10), Azure and Microsoft DS/AD

Aun Iftikhar

Cloud Support Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Ask me about AWS and the Cloud

Aurelie Jacquet

Senior Legal Counsel – Own

Ask me about: Strategy, implementation, product development.

Ben Fellows

Head of Engineering – Teem Software Limited

Ask me about: AWS, Software Development

Betty Machalias

A/Director Performance Reporting, Corporate Governance and Performance – Family and Community Services

Ask me about: Performance monitoring and public reporting for FACS (Family and Community Services)

Blair Hudson

Innovation Portfolio Manager - Data Science – Pepper Group Limited

Ask me about: Strategic analytics, finding value and driving change with data

Boris Manitius

Cloud Platform Specialist – IBM

Ask me about: Why ask me? Ask IBM Watson!

Craig Murphy

Cloud Specialist – IBM

Ask me about: Cloud Computing

Dan Siepen

Co-founder - Product Manager & Designer – Coder Factory

Ask me about: UX/UI product designer and will help you prototype and iterate your designs quickly to maximise time for product build.

david marcus

Manager, Performance Reporting and Projects – NSW Government

Ask me about: What the IPC does.

David Phillips

Spatial Data Analyst – NSW Government

Ask me about: NSW Public Transport Data

Ed Lima

Cloud Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Anything related to AWS Services, most specifically application services

Edwin Nguyen

Project Manager – IBM

Ask me about: Do you like travelling?

Frances Jones

Big Data Consultant – CBIG Consulting

Ask me about: Data Analytics, Data Visualization (Tableau, Looker etc), Story telling & visual psychology

Geoffrey Huntley

Software Engineer –

Ask me about: .NET Open Source

Hamish Thorburn

Senior Research Officer – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Ask me about: Statistics, models, crime data.

Hugh Saalmans

Location Engineering Director – IAG

Ask me about: IAG FLOOD DATA - GNAF - GEOSPATIAL

Ingrid van Uden

Client Executive – IBM

Ask me about: NSW State government challenges in the area of health, education, transport and justice.

Israel Perez

Senior Frontend Engineer – healthdirect

Ask me about: Design, UX, UI, Frontend Web Technologies and Languages

James Gregory

Lead Software Consultant – ThoughtWorks

Ask me about: Code

Jannatun Haque

General Manager, Journey Information & Digital – Roads and Maritime Services

Ask me about: Transport Analytics, Traffic Volume, Travel Time, Transport Network Performance, Crash Data, Incidents. Network Performance KPI's

Jenny Coppock

Business Development Officer – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: ABR Explorer, ABR data and systems, National data sets & maps, economic modelling and the value of Government data.

Jerry Cho

Cloud Support Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: AWS

Jing He

Auditor – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Taxation, Business, Economics, Music, Art and Languages.

Joe Ortenzi

Senior UX Architect – Objective Corporation Ltd

Ask me about: UX Design, Service design, Interaction design (see more)

Joel Hampton

SysAdmin / DevOps Engineer – Digivizer

Ask me about: Cloud-based technologies, APIs, Networking, git, and knowledge on various web frameworks.

Justin Dombrowski

Sr. Manager, FinTech Innovation & Blockchain Technology, ASEANZ – PwC

Ask me about: Emerging markets, new technologies, business models, financial services

Linley Scorgie

General Manager – Tech Pilot Fund

Ask me about: How to make an idea into reality

Louis Dang

Software Development Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: AWS, Python, Spark, Big Data

Louise Bakhos

Government Enterprise Rep – IBM

Ask me about: Anything business related!

Luke Travers

Cloud Support Engineer – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Cloud, Linux & Scaling.

Mark Dalby

Principal Analyst – NSW Government

Ask me about: How to turn data into information

Marko Kovacevic

Senior Access and Availability Officer – Roads & Maritime Services

Ask me about: Traffic volume, travel time, and RMS spatial data including heavy vehicles, rest areas, tolling, etc. Interactive and accessible data visualisation comprising of numerical and spatial data.

Michael Sarroff

Digital Media Teacher – TAFE NSW

Ask me about: I can help you with 'digital media technologies'

Neil Roodyn

Director – nsquared

Ask me about: I am ready to help you make the future real, business or technical questions welcomed.

Nick Bartzis

Flood Risk Manager – IAG

Ask me about: Flood Risk, Natural Hazards and the Community

Nicole Mahoney

Spatial Analyst – NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research

Ask me about: Geospatial analysis and crime data

Pradeep Thakur

Software Development Manager – Legal Aid NSW

Ask me about: Data set regarding Legal Aid NSW

Prasadh Mohanathasan

Statistical Analyst – Roads and Maritime Services

Ask me about: Road Traffic Data

Robert Barnett

Medical Physicist – Western Sydney LHD

Ask me about: People can ask me about machine learning, the practicalities of high performance computing in the data centre and deployment of clinical software

Robert Williams

Senior Data Miner – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: What lables mean and how to use them

Roman Kovalenko

Lead Business Analyst – SolveXia

Ask me about: Data science, project management, business development

Rustum Abdurahman

Manager, Online Services – NSW Government

Ask me about: Talk to me about education data.

Sainath Kev

Principal Architect Cloud – Microsoft

Ask me about: identity and Access Management, Security, Azure IaaS , PaaS, Windows Internals

Sarah Bolt

Senior Data Scientist – Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Ask me about: Predictive models, anomaly/outlier detection, machine learning, communicating with data, R, SQL, AWS Redshift

Shannon Gernyi

Cloud Support Engineer (Networking) – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: You can ask me about AWS

Steven Chan

Digital Sales Graduate – IBM

Ask me about: Sales/Business Development/Partnerships

Tim Nedyalkov

CTO/Head of Product – OurSay.Org

Ask me about: Smart solutions for complicated problems

Tim Stokes

Technical Architect – Healthdirect Australia

Ask me about: I can answer any technical questions.

Tom Park

Director – Deloitte

Ask me about: Data Visualisation and Datamining

Venus Izadi

Software Developer/Consultant – ThoughtWorks

Ask me about: Technical

Victor Li

Technical Lead – NSW Government

Ask me about: anything!

Vinod Ralh

Strategic Advisor, Founder – irel8

Ask me about: Relate technology back to business outcome

Virginia Wheway

Senior Analytics Expert – HoustonKemp Pty Ltd

Ask me about: Data mining, statistics and transport data

Yvonne Lee

Manager Open Data and Innovation – Transport for NSW

Ask me about: Transport for NSW data, Getting involved with Transport, using the API Gateway, ideas, UX,


Australian Capital Territory

Adam Buchanan

IT Specialist – IBM

Ask me about: Bluemix API's, software development or the Internet of Things!

Ambarish Natu

IT Architect – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Data Modelling

Amber Lawson

ABS Officer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Data, Statistics, Psychology, Coffee

Andrew Lalor

General Manager, Data Management and Analytics Taskforce – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Ask me about: Industry policy and industry/labour market dynamics

Barbara Sidwell

SAS programmer – Department of Education and Training

Ask me about: Higher Education Data

Ben Turrell

Spatial Server Administrator – Geoscience Australia

Ask me about: Data, Web Services, Python, JS

Bradley Man

Assistant Director, Customer Data Quality – IP Australia

Ask me about: IPGOD

Cathy McGurk

Leader, StartUps@IBM – IBM

Ask me about: Business Strategy, Pitch Coaching, High Level Technical

Cedric Seveque

Director - Data Analytics – Department of Employment

Ask me about: How do I use the Department of Employment administrative data?

Chris Beer

Lead (Data Services & APIs) - Dissemination Enterprise Wide Services, Statistical Business Transformation – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS, Stats, web services, APIs, SDMX, the internet

Claire Sainsbury

Assistant Director (Data Analyst) – Department of Education and Training

Ask me about: All Higher Education data, including attrition rates

Clare Henry

Software Developer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Data and issues with ABS.Stat. I can also offer some limited assistance with web development and programming.

Dan Woodrow

Business Manager - Defence & Federal Government – Pitney Bowes

Ask me about: Digitising cultural heritage data and taking other spatial applications through to operation

Daniel Pekevski

IT Technical Graduate – IBM

Ask me about: IT Start-Ups, Software Development, How my day is

Darren Reid

Web Developer – Geoscience Australia + ServiceStack LLC

Ask me about: Web APIs, AWS, .NET/Java, GIS.

David Barker

Senior Analyst Programmer – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Ask me about: ABN Lookup data

David Horlock

Analytics & Content Management Lead – IBM

Ask me about: IBM Bluemix

David Lescinsky

Team lead HPC Science, Geological Modeller – Geoscience Australia

Ask me about: geological data, its meaning and use, formats

Debbie Mitchell

A/g Group Manager – Department of Employment

Ask me about: General data questions

Ed Noveras

Senior Adviser, Statistics – Australian Financial Security Authority

Ask me about: Data on personal insolvency and PPSR

Erin Rule

Director – Department of Employment

Ask me about: What policy questions we want answered with data

Evan Hill

Advisor – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ask me about: Project Manager/Policy Visualisation

Gangadharan (Mano) Manoranjan

Data Analyst – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Ask me about: Aviation Statistics

Greg Tankard

Senior Manager, Office of the Chief Digital Officer – ACT Government

Ask me about: ACT Government open data

Hugh Stehlik

Service Designer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS.Stat and accessing ABS data via API

Ian Barndt

Senior Architect – DHS

Ask me about: Capability modelling, knowledge management and governance

Jack McAuley

Economist – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Ask me about: BITRE data

James Thompson

Data Architect – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Ask me about: Health and Welfare Data

Jared Cane

Business Analyst – Australian Business Register

Ask me about: ABN lookup data

Jean Allsop

Manager – ACT Government

Ask me about: What's on the ACT open data portal?.......

Jim Dentrinos

Data Modeller – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS data and web servcies

Johan Swanepoel

Software Engineer – IBM

Ask me about: IBM BlueMix and services on IBM BlueMix such as API Connect, Watson ect.

John Bienkiewicz

Assistant Director – Department of Education and Training

Ask me about: Vocational Education and Training (VET) data

Johnathan Kool

Data Collections Planning Manager – Geoscience Australia

Ask me about: Ask me about marine connectivity data! (Simulated dispersal of marine larvae carried by ocean currents)

Jonathan Tremethick

Business Analyst – Geoscience Australia

Ask me about: I am helping to coordinate GovHack for Geoscince Australia, so ask me anything at all and I will do my best to find the answer from one of our experts.

Joshua Rich

Technical Support Engineer – Elastic

Ask me about: Data transformation, management, search and visualisation

Judy Anderson

Client Lead – IBM

Ask me about: Business strategy, the client, the market, value propositions

Julian Smith

Lead Enterprise Architect – Department of Employment

Ask me about: Digital innovations and business ideas

Karen Whenan

Director, Settlement Systems – Department of Social Services

Ask me about: Test ideas, settlement services, settlement data, non-technical assistance, user perspective and general advice (e.g. project management).

Kris Cala

Branch Manager, Settlement Policy Branch – Department of Social Services

Ask me about: Refugee, migrant and multicultural issues; settlement; and social cohesion.

Kristy Van Putten

Spatial Information Manager – ACT Government Environment and Planning

Ask me about: ACT Government Spatial Data

Leandro Carvalho

Technical Architect – IBM

Ask me about: Microsoft infrastructure technologies

Leigh Russell

Project Assistant – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: People can ask anything Technical, Business or Project Management related topics

Liam Byrne

Project Officer - Dissemination – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Accessing and using ABS data, user experience design, knowing what to fake/mockup and what to build.

Malcolm Cook

Director, Employment Services Post Programme Monitoring and Analysis – Department of Employment

Ask me about: Emplomyent Policy and data

Matt Heather

Coordinator Data2decisions – Australian Federal Police

Ask me about: I can be asked about the importance of information and analysis to police and law enforcement to provide safer communities.

Matthew Johnson

Data Advisor – IP Australia

Ask me about: Intellectual Property data, IPGOD, IPGOLD, anything IP :)

Melissa Eaton

Assistant Manager, Sectoral Analysis – Department of Industry, Innovation and Science

Ask me about: Industry statistics and trends

Michael Dixon

Group Manager, Production and Customer Services – PSMA

Ask me about: Any of PSMA's datasets and their applications

Michael Piotrowicz

Principal Legal Officer - Personal Property Securities – Australian Financial Security Authority

Ask me about: Secured lending and the PPS Act

Nandita Sharma

ICT Specialist Consultant – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Ideas for exploring and analysing data, developing and telling a data story, visualising data

Nick Husek

Statistician – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Classifications, Methods and Statistics!

Oliver Berry

Data Analyst – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Business Statistics

Peter Johnston

Road Safety Statistics Officer – Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development

Ask me about: Road safety statistics

Roger Rooney

Principal Project Manager Smart Parking Manuka – Park CBR

Ask me about: Service issues we are evaluating in the Smart Parking Trial in Manuka with 460 bays sensors and real time data

Rosalyn Bell

Assistant Commissioner – Productivity Commission

Ask me about: Data presentation and use; user-friendly solutions.

Sean Macintyre

Branch Manager, VET Market Information – Department of Education and Training

Ask me about: VET data and analysis

Sean Mullins

Assistant Director (Data Analyst) – Department of Employment

Ask me about: Employment Data and Employment Services

Shanti Reddy

Geospatial Analyst – Department of the Environment

Ask me about: Geospatial applications, data mining, pattern recognition and time series analysis.

Shoaib Bilal

Business Transformation Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: Ask me about IBM Bluemix APIs and how to host your app on the IBM Cloud.

Steven Ackerly

Geospatial Technical Architect – Geoscience Australia

Ask me about: Online access to data

Stewart Turner

Senior - Intelligence Analyst & Data Analyst – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: ATO Data, Schemes Tax Exploitation.

Theresa Macgregor

Technical Manager ABN and Super Fund Lookup – Australian Government Department of Industry

Ask me about: Anthing about the ABN public data and services

Toby Bellwood

Chief data.gov.au & nationalmap.gov.au person – Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Ask me about: data.gov.au & nationalmap.gov.au and all things data & maps

Vasili Piperoglou

Technical Research Officer - Environmental Accounts – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Environmental data, general ABS data and systems.

zhengfeng LI

data analyst – Department of Education and Training

Ask me about: higher education data


Victoria

Alastair Lansley

Lecturer, Mobile Applications – Federation University Australia

Ask me about: Coding, Android, Graphics/Multimedia & DBMS shenanigans!

Alica Daly

Head of Patent Analytics – IP Australia

Ask me about: IP data - IPGOD, IPNOVA

Andrew Yu

Senior Client Technical Specialist – IBM

Ask me about: Technical questions on Bluemix, IoT, Node-RED

Andrtew Minard

Hydrogeologist – Golder Associates

Ask me about: Data management/3D visualisation/Modeling.

Brendan Sainsbury

Senior Web Solutions Architect – Intermediary Contracting

Ask me about: Life, the Universe & Everything... to do with data and the ways to express your internal Babel Fish.

Byron Holde

Client Executive - Victorian Government and Universities – IBM

Ask me about: Ideas, Bluemix, Startup

Caroline Raj

Segment Marketing Leader – IBM

Ask me about: Marketing, commercialisation of concepts, innovative and strategic thinking

Christina Ratcliff

Raster Processing Officer – Dept of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Ask me about: Vicmap Data

Clare Brazenor

Geospatial Team Leader, System Intelligence & Analytics – Department of Health and Human Services

Ask me about: Health and Human Services

Clare Bunworth

Business Survey Project Manager – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Spatial data, project management, presentation advice

Daniel Grbac

Information Designer – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Making your idea look good, presentable and exciting

Danielle Storey

CEO – Eastern Innovation Business Centre & Monash Enterprise Centre

Ask me about: innovation, marketing & speaking

Darren Baldyga

Data Governance Analyst – Parks Victoria

Ask me about: Parks Data

David Adams

Manager, Environment Information Services – DELWP

Ask me about: GIS, Cartography, Spatial data, vegetation, sepecies

David Yip

Health Industry Technical Director – IBM

Ask me about: Business models and go-to-market strategy

Emma Francis

Senior Patent Analyst/Patent Examiner – IP Australia

Ask me about: IPGOD & PATSTAT databases, international & Australian patent systems

Farzad Khodadadi

Software Engineer – University of Melbourne

Ask me about: Software Engineer

Fiona Sullivan

Consultant - Future Innovation and Creativity – The Future - Sustainable Business Models, Us and earth....

Ask me about: What if we....? What kind of business model is this? Whats the next step...?

Frederick Bensia

Graduate Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: Technical Solutions - problem solving and some financial matters

George Mansour

Spatial Data Distribution – DELWP

Ask me about: Anything about spatial data and where to find it for download.

Geraldine Karla

Information Officer for the Vicmap Data Team – DELWP - Land Victoria (seconded to LUV)

Ask me about: Vicmap Features of Interest and other Vicmap vector datasets

Greg Gough

Manager DataVic Access Policy Implementation – Department of Treasury and Finance

Ask me about: Victorian Open Data

Imogene McKinnon

Manager – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Data, Pitching your idea, Cheese

Jason Kermode

Technical Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: How they can leverage IBM Bluemix offerings to differentiate themselves from their competitors.

Jennifer Masters

Associate Partner, Vic Gov and Health Accounts – IBM

Ask me about: Business Development

Johan Pang

Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: Design and Entrepreneurship

Josie Bailey

Team Leader Web Data Services – DELWP

Ask me about: Geospatial Analyst

Maoyuan Liu

Forecast Systems Programmer – bom

Ask me about: Data science, python, analytics tools

Mathew Christison

Team Supervisor – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Problem solving and calm under pressure

Matt Heggie

Area Manager - Agencies, Key Accounts, Victorian Government & Automotive – Newscorp

Ask me about: Areas of expertise; Business strategy, marketing, consumer engagement & media solutions.

Michael Sync (Soe Htike)

Senior Developer – Readify

Ask me about: Azure Migration/Development, Coding, C#, Web-API, PaaS/IaaS, Scaling/Performance, Redis

Michael Tran

Comunications officer – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: User experience activivties, processes, interface design

Milan Kapasi

Senior Software Engineer – DeakinDigital

Ask me about: AWS, PHP, MySQL, UI/UX, Linux, Shell Scripts, JSON/HTML5/CSS3, API Development

Mulvina Rowe

Project Manager – IBM

Ask me about: Science, Big Data, Entrepreneurship

Nigel O'Keefe

Geospatial Analyst/Programmer – DHS

Ask me about: Software development. Social Services data. Geospatial.

Peter Tunnacliffe

Intelligence Analysts – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Sounding board to test ideas, non-technical assistance, user perspective and general advice regarding the

Rafe Benli

Project Officer – DELWP - Office of Geographic Names

Ask me about: Place naming, addressing, VICNAMES and Vicmap.

Seema Srivastava

Vic Census Team – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: General Data Question

Shahed kamal

CEO – CollabHero

Ask me about: Product design, user experience, customer validation.

Shaila Pervin

Research Staff Member – IBM

Ask me about: Watson services available in IBM Bluemix.

Su-Lin LIM

GIS Consultant – DELWP

Ask me about: Spatial Data Management / Spatial Data / GIS related questions

Suraj Pandey

Cloud Data Services Technical Leader, Australia and New Zealand – IBM

Ask me about: IBM Bluemix, IBM Watson, IBM Cloud, IBM Software-as-a-Service

Suzanne Slegers

Data Services Architect – Bureau of Meteorology

Ask me about: You can ask me about water data from the Bureau of Meteorology and general spatial analysis

Tam Chau

Senior Patent Analyst – IP Australia

Ask me about: IPGOD, intermediate level of SQL and Tableau

Tennessee Leeuwenburg

Scientific and Predictive Software Lead – bom

Ask me about: Uses and applications of weather data and prediction data.

Tonia Duggan

Key Account Manager – Newscorp

Ask me about: Digital and Social media platforms and user engagement

Trent Hobley

Web Data Services Officer – Department of Environment Land Water and Planning

Ask me about: DELWP Spatial Web Services (WMS,WFS)

Victor Ramanauskas

Application Developer – City of Ballarat

Ask me about: City of Ballarat datasets

Zuben Rustomjee

Business Transformation Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: Business accumen & management. Team collaboration & Solution design.


South Australia

Alexa Olczyk

Strategic Partnerships Manager – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS statistics (ABS.Stat)

Damien McDermott

Managing Consultant – IBM

Ask me about: How to use Bluemix.

Dave Kuhl

Director, Operational Analytics – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: ATO data, policy and Predictive Analytics

Hayley Sandercock

Data Analyst – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS demographic and migrant statistics

Jasmine Pugh

Library Programs Officer – City of Playford

Ask me about: Any aspect of the competition (I won't know all of the answers but help you find them). This is from anything like where are the toilets, to I need help with datasets.

Jason Plunkett

Deputy Principal – Penola High School

Ask me about: Multimedia, Data, Web Design, General Programming

Jennifer Dobak

Manager ABS National Migrants Statistics Unit – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Ask me about ABS data and integrated datasets.

Jesse Bugden

Level 3 Technical Officer – Frisk Retrieval

Ask me about: Search, indexing and UI for data exploration. Business planning and development.

Jun Qiao

ICT Officer – Hippo Creative

Ask me about: Data, Idea, Online Resource

Kath Belcher

Library Customer Service – Playford Library

Ask me about: General Help

Lev Makaev

Data Analyst – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Migrants and Culture and Linguistic Diversity (CaLD) statistics

Mark Muir

Regional Technology Manager SA/NT – Newscorp

Ask me about: You can talk to me about the News Corp content API.

Matthew Turner

Library Officer – City of Playford

Ask me about: What's for lunch?

Natalie Carypidis

Events and Communications Coordinator – Stretton Centre

Ask me about: Venue hire and technical requirements

Rowan Kelly

Data and Metadata Project Officer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Data Management

Sarah Roberts

Library Officer – City of Onkaparinga Libraries

Ask me about: Help developing ideas/motivation

Spencer Taylor

Library Officer – City of Onkaparinga

Ask me about: Anything.

Steven Clark

Lecturer – University of South Australia

Ask me about: Defining Problems

Tom Saleeba

Programmer – NCRIS Research Data and Infrastructure Group

Ask me about: Anything techy about AEKOS


Western Australia

Andrew Rowe

Digital Services Developer – Western Australian Museum

Ask me about: WA Museum datasets, our APIs and Data Integrations

Brett Looney

Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Anything AWS.

Callan Wood

Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Ask me about: Geospatial, Imagery, Water Infrastructure

Cathy Kelso

Librarian: Data and Discovery – State Library of Western Australia

Ask me about: Ask me about SLWA datasets

Celine Har

Librarian – State Library of Western Australia

Ask me about: State Library of Western Australia's datasets and collections

Chris Venables

Project Delivery Engineer – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: Main Roads traffic data

Damian Shepherd

Spur team member – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: Open data and ideas

David Spatcher

Director, Enterprise Analytics – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: The Australian Taxation Office data

Dom Thatcher

Policy and Operations Manager Heavy Vehicle Services – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: current problems in the space of safety, asset protection and freight productivity

Emma Jackson

GIS Coordinator – NACC

Ask me about: GIS mapping, ArcGIS online, NACC photo monitoring dataset

Gary Newman

Systems Support Co-Ordinator – Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Ask me about: WA Government Workers' Compensation, Motor, Property & Liability Class Claim data

George Formentin

Innovation, Research & Development Adivsor – Main Roads WA

Ask me about: Heavy vehicles, road safety, traffic management at roadworks

Hayley Lajszczak

Innovation & Research Manager/ Project Manager – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: Strategic drivers and needs, context and potential application of ideas

Jag Atrie

Manager, Epidemiology Branch – Western Australian Department of Health

Ask me about: Health and population data.

Jake Kim

Web Developer – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: Maintaining

James Harmer

A/Manager Sector Monitoring – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Ask me about: Local government statistics and financial information

Jamie Clapson

Senior ITS (Intelligent Transport Systems) Engineer – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: How traffic data is captured, filtered, patched, fused and stored for monitoring and controlling the perth road network.

Jan Haak

Solutions Architect – Amazon Web Services

Ask me about: Software architecture and design.

Jenny Smith

Manager Analytics – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: State Government spatial data, systems and related projects

Jens Klump

Science Leader Earth Science Informatics – CSIRO

Ask me about: Data provided by CSIRO and related web services.

Jess Robertson

Research Scientist – Data61

Ask me about: expertise = ['geo' + x for x in ('spatial', 'science', 'physics', 'logy')]

John Masters

Graduate – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: Reliability, quality and intergrity of survey data and how it impacts economic policy.

Julie Considine

Manager Forecasting and Modelling – WA Housing Authority

Ask me about: Housing data; ABS data; population forecasting; data matching; statistics; data trouble shooting

Keith Moss

A/Lead Information Analyst – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: Data.wa.gov.au open data, geospatial data and APIs, web and mobile mapping

Ken Parker

A/Manager, Capacity Building – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Ask me about: MyCouncil, Local Government

Levi Fordham

Outreach Coodinator – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: Anything that's not too techy.

Lise Summers

Archivist/lecturer/historian – SROWA/Curtin/me

Ask me about: Archive collections, library catalogues, a little bit about Trove and some WA history

Louise Holbrook

Senior Wastewater Recycling Consultant – Water Corporation of WA

Ask me about: Land management, catchments, and wastewater datasets

Matthew Prindiville

Traffic Congestion Program Officer – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: Traffic congestion, government reporting, finance and program management.

Mehdi Pira

Senior Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Ask me about: GIS Specialist.

Michael Hollick

Data Analyst – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Data

My Nguyen

SLIP Support Officer – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: SLIP Datasets - how to use them

Nicholas Flett

Senior Spatial Analyst – Water Corporation of WA

Ask me about: Water Corp Data

Paul Dowling

GIS Developer – Public Transport Authority

Ask me about: GovHack, Data, Web mapping, Public Transport

Paul Gower

Digital Experience Lead – Water Corporation of WA

Ask me about: Digital Strategy, Marketing and Channel Management

Richard Bean

Manager Business Systems – WA Department of Local Government and Communities

Ask me about: MyCouncil Data

Richard Page

Graduate – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS Statistics

Robert Marchesi

Systems Support Co-Ordinator – Insurance Commission of Western Australia

Ask me about: Motor Injury Insurance crash and claim related data.

Sanath Jayamanna

Senior Spatial Analyst – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: You can ask me about Road information such as Road Hierarchy, Rest Areas, Speed Limits, Traffic, Crash, Restricted Access Vehicle Networks, SCATS data etc.

Simone Tempone

Program Officer – Western Australian Department of Health

Ask me about: Data mining, analysis and presentation; infectious diseases, healthcare associated infections, molecular diagnostics and genetics

Steve Atkinson

Principal Analyst Strategic Planning – Main Roads Western Australia

Ask me about: Solving business problems with data

Sue Cook

Data Librarian – CSIRO

Ask me about: Finding data in the CSIRO DAP and using the API

Susan Benson

Deputy Director (Clinical Inovation, Safety and Quality Informatics Division) Armadale Hospital & PathWest Laboratory Medicine – Western Australian Department of Health

Ask me about: Clinical medicine, clinical microbiology, health informatics.

Ting (Grace) Lin

Geospatial Information Analyst –

Ask me about: Professional GIS Engineer

Viet Duong

Information Analyst – SPUR, Powered by Landgate

Ask me about: Open Data


Tasmania

Anne Fitzgerald

lawyer and open data policy consultant – Self Employed

Ask me about: open data policy. copyright. creative commons

Ben Raymond

Research scientist and Data Centre manager – Australian Antarctic Division

Ask me about: Biodiversity, marine and Antarctic science, Atlas of Living Australia, remote sensed data, analysis, statistical modelling, visualisation, R, Matlab.

Josh Parry

Assistant Director – Australian Taxation Office

Ask me about: Data visualisation

Simon Osborne

Project Officer – Australian Bureau of Statistics

Ask me about: ABS data



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