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Future of Governance: Big Data, Participation and Effective Regulation Wednesday, October 24, 2018 (all day)

Future of Governance: Big Data, Participation and Effective Regulation
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  • Date
    Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Location
    Carnegie Mellon University
    220 Victoria Square, Torrens Bldg
    Adelaide, South Australia 5000
  • Category
    Executive Workshop
  • Region
    Australia

It doesn’t matter whether you are working in public health, policing, child protection or operating a transport system – regulating is an inescapable reality of public service. The new reality is that data – lots of it – is going to form a growing part of regulating.

Big data sets are already being used for purposes as diverse as child protection, cycling policy and predicting recidivism. This workshop has been designed to take participants to the cutting edge of these realities. It mixes expertise from some of Australia’s leading practitioners with introducing the latest in data mining techniques being applied in the public sector. To do that, you will be given a taste of using software to mine data and use predictive algorithms.

Workshop Overview

Democratisation and globalisation in the age of the 4th Industrial Revolution pose design and implementation challenges and opportunities for policymakers and regulators. There are three powerful forces at work.
First, the rate of political, economic and social changes across the world is accelerating due to technological breakthroughs. Advances in robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, biotechnology, internet of things, autonomous vehicles, and blockchain are posing threats as well as opportunities worldwide.

Second, citizens are demanding greater transparency and involvement in government decisions that affect them. Utilising new information technology tools to build broad coalitions and making their voices louder, popular pressure on policymakers and regulators are now being delivered through numerous channels.
Third, because of the new technologies being widely adopted and the burgeoning capacity for storage, the volume, variety and velocity of data are increasing exponentially. With this data revolution, the value of big data has become undeniable.

Hence, the new objective reality of today’s policymakers and regulators is to devise and manage responses to these three forces, harnessing the opportunities and mitigating the risks and threats.
Fortunately, policymakers and regulators can access datasets to assess policy and regulatory impacts and predict citizens’ responses. However, their capability is uneven across and within countries. Their success will depend in great part on their ability to use the new technologies and the power of predictive analytics to shape and assess behavioural responses.

This workshop is designed to bring fresh perspectives to thinking about these three forces. It brings together a former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission, two former heads of Departments of Premier and Cabinet, three senior practitioners and senior academics with practical experience at multi-lateral agencies as well as with national and regional government levels.

A key feature of this workshop is that participants will develop an understanding of how big data analytics works. The workshop includes a hands-on session guided by a leading international practitioner. No prior experience is required but, by the end, you will understand what data scientists do and what new value you can bring to your organisation when your return.

Enrollment and Payment

The cost of the workshop is AUD 1,500 + GST which includes:

  • 2-day workshop
  • All course materials
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • A Certificate of Attendance from Carnegie Mellon University

Workshop Cancellation


In the event of any withdrawal (s), a 75% refund will be provided if written notification of the withdrawal is received within 14 business days prior to the commencement of the workshop session. No refund(s) will be made after this.

Organisations may substitute one staff member for another, however, CMU-A must be advised of this change as early as possible. CMU-A reserves the right to cancel the workshop due to unforeseen circumstances. In such instances, any fees paid will be fully refunded.

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