The IAPA National Conference "Advancing Analytics" is the conference for the true analytics and data science professional.

17 & 18 November 2020

The 2020 virtual conference features speakers who will share their experience and lessons learned so you can stay up to date with analytics in business, be inspired by peers using data for good and network with like-minds. Delivered virtually and live, all sessions will include dedicated time for speakers to answer your questions face-to-face (virtually)

“If not now, when?” explores all the reasons why now is the exact time organisations should seek out their analytics team, pore over data insight reports and balance agility with real-time trends and analysis to select the best path forward.

It also brings together the top analytics leaders in Australia for indepth, face-to-face discussions with attendee on ten topics that matter today and tomorrow for anyone working in data, analytics or data science.

Don’t miss this chance to learn from leaders, be part of the community and discuss key issues – sessions will not be recorded so clear your mornings on 17 and 18 November now so you can attend live! 

Special membership bundle

Want to be an active part of the analytics community, get industry-recognised AND attend the IAPA National Conference?

Join IAPA as an individual member for as little as $500pp and attend Advancing Analytics as a bonus!

Just choose the membership + ticket option when you buy your ticket. Individual member benefits are outlined here

Teams pay 15% less

Bring your team of 5 or more and save 15% on single ticket rates

International Keynote Speakers

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Tom Davenport

Babson College

Tom Davenport is a world-renowned thought leader and author, is the President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College, a Fellow of the MIT Center for Digital Business, and an independent senior advisor to Deloitte Analytics.

An author and co-author of 20 books and more than 200 articles, he helps organizations to transform their management practices in digital business domains such as artificial intelligence, analytics, information and knowledge management, process management, and enterprise systems.

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Cynthia Rudin

Duke University

Cynthia Rudin is a professor of computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and statistical science at Duke University, and directs the Prediction Analysis Lab, whose main focus is in interpretable machine learning. She is also an associate director of the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI). Previously, Prof. Rudin held positions at MIT, Columbia, and NYU. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University at Buffalo, and a PhD from Princeton University. She is a three-time winner of the INFORMS Innovative Applications in Analytics Award, was named as one of the "Top 40 Under 40" by Poets and Quants in 2015, and was named by as one of the 12 most impressive professors at MIT in 2015. She is past chair of both the INFORMS Data Mining Section and the Statistical Learning and Data Science section of the American Statistical Association. She has also served on committees for DARPA, the National Institute of Justice, and AAAI. She has served on three committees for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, including the Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, the Committee on Law and Justice, and the Committee on Analytic Research Foundations for the Next-Generation Electric Grid. She is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and a fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics. 

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Dr Pamela Peele

Chief Analytics Officer
UPMC Health Plan & UPMC Enterprises

Pamela Peele, Ph.D., is the Chief Analytics Officer at UPMC Insurance Services Division and UPMC Enterprises    Dr. Peele brings 13 years of direct patient care experience along with 12 years of academic research experience to her position as a leader of health care analytics at UPMC.  She is responsible for creating innovative analytics that drive financial and clinical performance including economic modeling, predictive modeling, statistical analysis and machine learning.  Prior to joining the UPMC in 2006, Dr. Peele was the Vice Chair of the Department of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.  She currently holds faculty appointments in the Graduate School of Public Health and the School of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  She is core faculty at the Center for Research on Health Care at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an elected fellow of the Centre for Interuniversity Research and Analysis on Organizations in Montreal, Canada.  She has numerous published articles and book chapters. She was the first person chosen by IBM as an IBM Big Data Hero and was voted the 2014 IT News Men & Women of the Year as a top innovator in healthcare analytics.

Dr. Peele has a BA in economics from Roanoke College in Salem, VA, and a MA and a PhD in economics from Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, VA.

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Gibson Biddle


Gibson Biddle joined Netflix as VP of Product in 2005.In 2010 he became the Chief Product Officer of Chegg, a textbook rental and homework help startup that went public in 2014.Today he’san adviser, speaker, and guest lecturer at both Stanford and INSEAD.


Now familiar words. Unprecedented. Unknown. Uncharted.

Join us for the IAPA National Conference to explore all the reasons why now is the exact time organisations should seek out their analytics team, pore over data insight reports and balance agility with real-time trends and analysis to select the best path forward.

If not now, when?

Discussion Group Leaders - IAPA Top 10 Analytics Leaders

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Dr Alex Antic

Head of Data Science
Australian National University

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Duhita Khadepau

Director - Analytics and Data Science

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Kshira Saagar

Chief Data Officer
Latitude Financial Services

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Hema Prasad

#6 in 2020
IAPA Top 25 Analytics Leaders

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Craig Napier

Chief Data Officer

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Angela Kim

Head of Analytics and AI
Teachers Health Fund

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Scott Wynne

Head of Claims Analytics

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Keegan O'Shea

Senior Data Science & Analytics Leader

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Silvio Giorgio

GM Data Science, Transformation & Enablement
Australia Post

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