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ACS Emerging and Deep Tech Webinar Series: Leveraging ALL data for Digital Transformation

Join us to learn about the data competencies that every organisation need and gain an understanding of the structured data challenges faced by organisations today.

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Fri, 23 Apr, 02:00 PM

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  • Event Start:
    Wed, 28 Apr, 12:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Wed, 28 Apr, 01:00 PM
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  • Member: $0.00
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  • Non-Member: $30.00

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<div>There is no shortage of commentary in the press, industry news media, and research and advisory companies like Gartner on the challenges organisations face in getting value from data.<br><br>Data management fell out of fashion in the early 2000s, with technology vendors promising to better look after the data. An application-centric view of data developed, and the perspective of data as an enterprise resource was lost. As a result, today data analysts and scientists spend 80% of their time getting data from multiple sources into shape for analysis.<br><br>Now that the importance of data management is being recognised, the inconvenient reality is that it will take some time before structured data will meet business demands across all use cases after years of neglect. Difficult choices need to be made about what to focus on.<br><br>Overlooked is that 80% of all the data held is unstructured, and it is essentially an untapped resource.  Text is also the primary mode of communication between customers and other external parties and all business areas within an organisation. Using AI for the human-like understanding provides an out-of-the-box way of gaining value from data for knowledge discovery and process automation.<br><br>Attend this presentation and gain an understanding of:<br>•    The structured data challenges faced by organisations today<br>•    How the use of practical AI technology using Natural Language Understanding (NLU) can help today make all unstructured data actionable<br>•    How leveraging unstructured data can provide the focus for the development of structured data.<br><br><u><b>Notice for all attendees including ACS Professional Year Students</b></u><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimise your window when attending a virtual event.<br><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of VPN.<br><br><b>Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile</b>.<br><br><b><u>Note:</u></b> <i>This webinar will be delivered via Redback platform, and for the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy <b><a href=",19583c02,19582057&amp;customerID=" target="_blank">here</a></b> for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar</i>.<br><br><b><i>*Please <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to test your system before the webinar. For technical assistance, please phone Redback Connect on 1800 733 416.<br>*You can also click <a href="" target="_blank">here</a> to join the webinar on 28 April at 12:00 PM provided you have registered for this event.</i></b></div>


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Data management (DATM) -> Level 5


Graham Andrew Richard Smailes

Graham Andrew Richard Smailes

Andrew Smailes, Principle Consultant, Catapult BI

Andrew has over 30 years’ experience working in many facets of Government ICT design, delivery and support. My principal area of expertise is data strategy, data architecture, data management, data warehousing, analytics, and business intelligence within the public sector. 

Formally President of DAMA Australia, current DAMA Canberra Branch Head and the local organiser of Data Modelling Zone Asia Pacific. Australia’s only training event focused on designing data for a digital enterprise.

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