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Wednesday March 13, 2019: Emergent Practices in Data Science/Analytics in Human-centric Approach by UTS

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ATTENTION ALL BI/DW AND MARKETING PROFESSIONALS IN THE SYDNEY AREA
Dear Sydney BI/DW and Marketing Business Professionals,
For our chapter meeting this March, join us at UTS to explore emergent practices in Data Science/Analytics that emphasise a human-centric approach to data-driven innovation. Recognising that one of the key challenges facing data scientists is often a data literacy gap between Data Scientists and management, we will look to run some interactive activities to help you unlock value-adding business insights and better communicate their impact.
 We will also have two short TED style talks from Professor Olivera Marjanovic and Associate Professor Theresa Anderson to kickstart conversation about ways that organisational/business applications of data analytics like predictive analytics and visual analytics can be implemented from a more human-centred perspective. This in turn creates new opportunities to address issues of empathy, ethics and human rights alongside innovation, insights and data-informed actions. Our aim is to empower you to improve your human-centred approach to data, growing your understanding of the context your data exists in and the possibilities your insights can lead to.
 This will be followed by time for networking with drinks and canapes.
We encourage you to attend - it is a great opportunity to find out the main issues that everyone is experiencing and discuss possible solutions on how to solve them.

When:

Wednesday 13 March 2019.  5.00pm to 6.30pm

Where:

 

UTS Building 11, Level 1/81-117 Broadway, Ultimo NSW 2007

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Agenda:

5.00pm

Registration

5.30pm

Presentation by Olivera and Theresa of UTS

6.15pm

Q&A

6.30

Networking

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Bio of Presenter

About the Speakers:

Professor Olivera Marjonic

Professor Olivera Marjanovic (PhD) is a full Professor of Contemporary Technology 
Leadership in the School of Systems, Management and Leadership at the University of Technology Sydney. Olivera has received a PhD (Information Systems) and GradCert (Higher Ed.) from the University of Queensland, MSc Res (Major in IS and CS) from University of Belgrade and BEE’Hons (Major in IS and CS) from University of Sarajevo.

Through her applied research and innovative teaching, Olivera seeks to link data and analytics, processes, human-centric services, human knowledge and technology in business, government, non-profit, social and cooperative organizations. Olivera is particularly interested in, and passionate about the human side and societal impact of new technologies such as AI, advanced analytics and algorithms.

Olivera has received numerous national and international grants, recognitions and awards for her innovative teaching and highly applied industry-based research. In 2015, she won the Bronze Award (Category: MBA and Social Sciences) at the highly prestigious International Wharton-QS Starts Re-imagine Education Awards—the Oscars of Higher Education Innovation—for her innovative teaching in visual analytics and visual storytelling. In 2012, Olivera was named as one of the top 20researchers in the world in the area of Big Data, Business Analytics and Business Intelligence.

Associate Professor Theresa Anderson

Associate Professor Theresa Dirndorfer Anderson is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Trandisciplinary Innovation at UTS. She was the Inaugural Course Director of UTS’ Master of Data Science and Innovation.

In her teaching and her research, Theresa engages with the ever-evolving relationship between people and emerging technologies, conceptually engaging with notions of risk, uncertainty and creativity. As a socio-technical researcher, she applies a transdisciplinary approach and value-sensitive participatory methods to explore human entanglements with emerging technologies and information practices.

As an information ethicist, she is particularly interested in the interaction between creative and analytic thinking and doing and in examining ways information systems and institutional policies might better support both creative and analytic activities. Internationally she is leading discussion about these issues as chair of the Information Seeking in Context international research community and founder of the Human-Centred Data Science Network. Prior to joining UTS, she served as a diplomat, technical writer and environmental education officer.

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