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data sharing committee

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  • Mr Chris Radbone

    Chair
    FACS

    Chris has over 40 years Information Management and Technology experience working collaboratively and innovatively across the Private, Public and Non-for-profit (Welfare) sectors. Current role since 2009 as the Associate Director of SA NT DataLink, a nationally leading collaborative partnership across the University Research and Government sectors, operating an authorised facility for South Australia and the Northern Territory to safely share de-identified data for approved use and unit record level analysis. Chris specialises in collaborative partnerships to unlock the public's value from data, supporting innovative research, planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis, enabling greater value and accountability from organisations and government resources. Chris has professional qualifications in information security, and deep experience in data governance and privacy protection protocols.

  • Dr Stephen Hardy

    Vice Chair
    AACS

    Dr. Stephen Hardy is the group leader for Data Platform Engineering at Data61, where he leads teams focussed on privacy preserving machine learning and government data analytics. He was previously Technology Director for Computational Analytics at NICTA, running data analytics projects across telecoms, finance, health and government. He also led the $18m, 3-year “Big Data Knowledge Discovery” project funded by CSIRO’s Science and Industry Endowment Fund. Stephen's has a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Sydney. He spent 12 years in R&D at the Image and Video R&D Centre at CISRA, Canon’s Sydney lab, where he was Senior General Manager. There he produced a number of innovations that were used in Canon's products worldwide. He is an inventor on 21 US patents and current applications and author of over 20 academic publications.

  • Dr Alex Antic

    Member
    AACS

    Alex is a trusted and experienced Data Science & AI Leader, Consultant, Advisor, and a highly sought Speaker & Trainer. He has 18+ years post-PhD experience and expertise in areas that include Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Mathematics, Statistics and Quantitative Analysis, developed across multiple domains: Federal & State Government, Asset Management, Insurance, Academia, Banking (Investment and Retail) & Consulting. Alex was recognised in 2021 as one of the Top 5 Analytics Leaders in Australia by IAPA (Institute of Analytics Professionals of Australia). He also holds several advisory roles across industry, government, start-ups and academia, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at RMIT University. His qualifications include a PhD in Applied Mathematics, First Class Honours in Pure Mathematics, and a double degree in Mathematics & Computer Science.

  • Ms Angela Kim

    Member
    AACS

    Angela Kim, Head of Analytics and AI at Teacher's Health and Women in AI Ambassador for Australia and WAI Global Chief Education Officer. Angela is an AI Professional specialised in Ethics, Explainability, Diversity & Inclusion in AI and recipient of Top 5 Analytics Leaders 2020 from Institute of Analytics Professional Australia (IAPA). She also sits on the Founding Editorial Board of Springer's new & timely AI and Ethics Journal and Better Images of AI working group with BBC Angela hosted Women in AI camp for young girls with Macquarie Group, IAG, DXC technology, Microsoft and Salesforce to provide AI outreach programs for high schools and Technology Literacy programs for USYD, UNSW, UTS and Macquarie University Business female students for 100 Girls 100 Futures project. In 2018, Angela and her team won the Data Science & AI National Industry Innovation Awards for “Best Industry Application of AI for AI & Data driven Underwriting Engine” through ANZ Wealth (Zurich Insurance) & University of Technology of Sydney collaboration. Angela is the founder of est.ai start-up promoting Diversity and Inclusion in technology, which is a part of WaiACCELERATE program based in Netherlands She is also a co-author of AI for Gender Equality research collaboration between Women in AI and Vinnova Swedish Innovation agency..

  • Dr. Asif Gill

    Member
    MACS

    Dr. Asif Gill is academic cum practitioner with extensive 20+ years experience in IT across various sectors including banking, consulting, education, finance, government, non-profit, software and telecommunication. He is Associate Professor & Director of the DigiSAS Lab at the School of Computer Science, University of Technology Sydney. His earlier professional experience in agile software development, solution architecture, information architecture, information security, and program management provided a strong foundation for later work in strategic data-driven strategy, enterprise architecture and governance.

  • Dr Graeme Port

    Member
    MACS

    Dr. Graeme Port has been an innovator and leader in enterprise software product development and data architecture for over 30 years. In 2015, seeing the challenges and opportunities for sharing data across government, private and public sources, Graeme co-founded Factil with the mission to provide advanced solutions for information modeling and data integration. Factil has been directly involved in multiple major government information sharing projects, and developed innovative technology of data modeling, data integration and data matching. Previously, Graeme was co-founder, head of engineering and CTO at ManageSoft, which built market-leading products in application development, application deployment and business intelligence. Graeme received his PhD from the University of Melbourne in the field of Logic Programming.

  • Mr Harpal Degun

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Harpal brings over twenty years of extensive experience leading teams to scope, design and evaluate strategic change programs, many of which have organisation-wide significance. He brings strong interpersonal skills and experience in facilitating discussions and collaboration between governance, operations and technology stakeholders. Harpal has worked with clients including Barclays Private Banking, Westpac, CSC, JLL and Weatherford. Harpal has also setup and managed an IT company for 10 years; successfully delivering products to Intel, Blockbuster and the Australian Hotels Association. Harpal holds a Diploma in Computer Studies from the University of West London, England and is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors; Australian Information Security Association; and the CPA Risk and Governance committee.

  • Dr Laura Rusu

    Member
    MACS

  • Dr Wenjie Zhang

    Member
    AACS

    Dr.Wenjie Zhang received her PhD degree in computer science and engineering in 2009 from the University of New South Wales (UNSW). She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), UNSW. She is also the Associate Head of School in Research in CSE, UNSW. She serves as an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering since 2016. Wenjie has also chaired more than 10 research conferences. Her research interests include spatial-temporal data analysis, uncertain data analysis and graph data processing. Since 2008, she has published more than 70 research papers in the top venues. In 2011, she received the Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award. Since 2012, her research has been well supported by 4 Australian Research Council grants and 1 UNSW academic start-up fund, totalling $1.5 million.