Data and Democracies: Developing Data Capacity in the Victorian Government

The Lab
Level 2 of the Digital Studio
West Wing of Arts West
(access via the rear lift)


Part of the Digital Politics seminar series

Mr Julian Hebden
Victorian Government Chief Data Officer

Public sector leaders know that modern analytics and data-driven technologies lead to better decisions and outcomes. As governments embrace the potential twenty-first century data-driven decision making, they face challenges such as integrating new technology systems, modernising their workforce, and building public trust. The Victorian Centre for Data Insights exists to transform the way the Victorian Government uses data to deliver better policies and services. This presentation will discuss the challenges and opportunities that governments face in this increasingly important space.

Julian is an internationally experienced leader with a seasoned background in data and analytics. He specialises in building world class teams that deliver lasting organisational performance improvements and business objectives. Julian is Victoria's first Chief Data Officer and is responsible for managing how data is used and shared across the public service. This work includes leading Victorian Government's data transformation program as well as delivering high impact analytics projects on behalf of its customers. Julian is also responsible for Victoria's open data policy.

Image: Image of Melbourne grid at night Source: Victorian Centre for Data Insights