NSW Chief Data Scientist
CEO, NSW Data Analytics Centre
Dr Ian Oppermann is the Chief Data Scientist and CEO of the NSW Data Analytics Centre. Ian has over 20 years’ experience in the ICT sector and has led organisations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.
Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the digital economy and is a regular speaker on big data, broadband-enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers, which have been cited more than 3200 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University. Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian is also President of the Australia National Committee of the IEC and the incoming President of the JTC1.
Thursday, 13 June: 11.30am-Noon
The importance of trust preserving data sharing in the IoT context
Ian will talk about the Australian Computer Society Data Sharing work and how the NSW Data Analytics Centre have been working on solving some of the most difficult trust issues with sensitive data. This work is leading to international standards progress and has relevance to the first responder community as well.
Thursday, 13 June: Noon-12.30pm
IoT panel discussion: Data sharing and security in an IoT world
The panel will discuss the importance of data sharing and security. There are many popular reasons why sensitive data is not shared and there are emerging strategies to overcome these challenges. Data sharing enables innovation so we must find a way. First responders are capturing a lot of data and sharing insights is the first step but sharing sensitive data is a bridge too far for many. We will explore the interoperability and security landscape and show that trust preserving data sharing is not only important for productivity and service delivery but critical for the future. And the future is upon us.