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Data Governance Australia

Australia’s leading industry association established to promote the responsible management and use of data to enable Australian businesses gain a competitive edge while reducing data-related risk.

As per the Data Availability and Use report of the Productivity Commission:  ‘Recommended reforms are aimed at moving from a system based on risk aversion and avoidance, to one based on transparency and confidence in data processes, treating data as an asset and not a threat. Significant change is needed for Australia’s open government agenda and the rights of consumers to data to catch up with achievements in competing economies’.

Data Governance Australia assists its members optimise their organisation’s data management, security and capability to gain a competitive edge while building trust amongst consumers that their data can deliver improved products and services while respecting their privacy and dignity.

Reasons organisations engage with us… 

  • Build consumer trust:Evidence to consumers that your organisation has leading practice data governance, privacy and protection policies and processes in order to offer them improved products and services while protecting their privacy and dignity.
  • Protect financial and reputation status:  Ensure that your organisation has adequate embedded processes to mitigate against data-related risks, such as notifiable breaches.
  • Improve competitiveness:  Ensure that your organisation has the tools to use the collection, storage, management and analysis of data to improve competitiveness and productivity, thereby enhancing value for all stakeholders.
  • Project your organisation as a thought leader:  Participate in data governance roundtables, advocacy and contributions to thought leadership content.
  • Prepare for developments in the data landscape:  Learn about global and local developments in data regulation (eg GDPR) and opportunities (eg AI) so that your organisation can remain innovative, compliant and competitive.
  • Be an employer of choice: Provide your employees with basic data literacy (and more advanced) courses so that they are able to both protect and optimise data for their roles – and more confidently participate in the Digital Era.
  • Assist Board’s fiduciary duties: Share with your Board that your organisation is aware of, and has taken all required steps, to mitigate data-related risk and enhance the opportunities that data provides to improve the business.
  • Access the brightest minds: Attend private boardroom events featuring local and international leaders in data governance, digital transformation, cybersecurity, consumer privacy, ethics, AI…
  • Develop your skills and personal brand: Colleague with your peers from other organisations to continuously develop your skills and ability to positively contribute to all stakeholders in your organisation.

Learn more about DGA Membership here.

Upcoming Events

Exclusive Boardroom Lunch with Damon Rees, CEO, Service NSW | 20 February 2019

Exclusive Boardroom Lunch with Damon Rees, CEO, Service NSW | 20 February 2019

Hosted by EY, Damon Rees will share how the NSW government embarked on its digital journey.

Private boardroom lunch with Sheila FitzPatrick, global expert in Data Privacy and Sovereignty Laws | 21 February 2019

Private boardroom lunch with Sheila FitzPatrick, global expert in Data Privacy and Sovereignty Laws | 21 February 2019

Hosted by KPMG, Sheila FitzPatrick will share her thoughts on how the growing data protection laws are shaping the future of Fortune 500 company executives

Data Privacy & Protection Conference | 27 – 28 February 2019

Data Privacy & Protection Conference | 27 – 28 February 2019

The 2nd Data Privacy & Protection conference hosted by Criterion…

Australian Government Data Summit | 19 – 21 March 2019

Australian Government Data Summit | 19 – 21 March 2019

Australian Government Data Summit brought to you by Akolade will bring together 30+ sector leaders to explore how public sector agencies can establish strategic infrastructure and facilitate data availability through interagency collaboration.

Data Day 2019 | 2 April (Sydney) & 4 (Melbourne) April 2019

Data Day 2019 | 2 April (Sydney) & 4 (Melbourne) April 2019

Showcasing the latest and most innovative applications of data to drive experience In its 15th consecutive year, Data Day will bring you the leading minds in data & analytics, digital and marketing to showcase the data strategies driving success at the world’s…

Health Sector Data Summit | 14 – 16 May 2019

Health Sector Data Summit | 14 – 16 May 2019

Even if you have all the data in the world, how helpful is it if the clinicians aren’t empowered with insights?

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