8 July 2021 

Privacy, provenance and governance in data and analytics – an expert panel

Part of the IAPA "Analytics of Significance" webinar series

There are many factors behind the rise in the number of analytics discussions that include ethics, regulatory and privacy. The now delayed deprecation of third-party cookies focused attention on sourcing datasets for analysis. 


Add to that the evergreen issue of accessing quality datasets in a timely manner and we’re quickly to a place where all analytics professionals need a detailed understand of the implications of data provenance, data governance and regulations. Mentioning AI and ML just boosts the need for considerations of bias, ethics and privacy.

What does it all mean for analytics?

Join us at 12 noon on 8th July for an in-depth panel discussion with three experts in regulation, privacy, ethics, bias - Peter Leonard, Joshua Lowcock and Sarla Fernando. In 60 minutes you’ll hear how data pipelines are impacted by legal, ethical, ownership and bias factors - from a simple algorithm to a black box.

Date: Thursday 8th July 2021

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Our Panellists

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Peter Leonard

Principal of Data Synergies

Peter Leonard is a Sydney-based business consultant and lawyer advising data-driven business and government agencies in the South East Asian region, including Australia. Peter is principal of Data Synergies and a Professor of Practice at UNSW Business School (Management and Governance, and IT Systems and Management). Peter chairs the IoT Alliance Australia’s Data Access, Use and Privacy work stream, the Law Society of New South Wales’ Privacy and Data Committee and the Australian Computer Society’s Artificial Intelligence and Ethics Technical Committee. Peter was a founding partner of Gilbert + Tobin, now a large Australian law firm. He serves on a number of corporate and advisory boards.

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Joshua Lowcock
Chief Digital Officer / Board Member

Joshua Lowcock is an Australian digital media executive living in New York. He serves as the Chief Digital Officer for UM, Global Brand Safety Officer for Mediabrands, and is on the board of ASX listed companies including Accent Group Ltd (ASX:AX1), Cashrewards Ltd (ASX:CRW), and Prime Media Group (ASX:PRT). In addition, Joshua serves on the client advisory councils of companies such as Facebook, Verizon, and more. Joshua was named by AdWeek as 1 of the 50 most influential people in media and in April 2021 Adweek also named him as one of 25 Media All Stars. Joshua  is frequently sought as an industry expert by various publications. 

Sarla Fernando
Head of Regulatory & Advocacy, ADMA & IAPA

Sarla is a globally experienced, digitally-grounded professional, proficient in developing commercial Digital Marketing and Privacy strategies, and Data Governance and Optimisation strategies for large multi divisional/ multi-national businesses. Sarla has also provided legal, governance, marketing and branding advisory for large scale projects that cross jurisdictions for  businesses in Australia, NZ, Germany, UK, USA, HK and Sri Lanka.