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Sydney: Data is the New Black

8 August 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST


She Loves Data is trying to get some fantastic women leaders together. At this panel discussion, we host women leaders as they discuss the possibilities that data brings to business and personal life.

Data is everywhere, and it affects not only how we run our businesses, but how we live as individuals. We will highlight the importance of unifying data and business goals, struggle to bring data as a part of the business strategy and discover whether the change in organisations to become data-driven happens from top or bottom.
We will look if data can help you find key insights, make smarter decisions, and elevate your career. We will ask whether diversity is important to drive innovation.

Also, if you have any data/career related questions for our speakers, do write us. We will try to take as many as questions in our panel discussion.
Co-hosted by She Loves Data and ARQ, we will see some great female leaders sharing their experiences and lessons learned.

The discussion will be followed by dinner. Please let us know of any dietary requirements!
You can contact us at [email protected]


Michele Shiers

Head of Customer Services, Telstra

Michelle’s working career has been spent improving the customer service industry with the past 30 years spent in the telecommunications. Michelle has worked across Telstra’s business serving Enterprise, Small Business, Consumer and Wholesale customer segments including four years working in Hong Kong as the Chief Customer Service Officer leading delivery and assurance teams serving customers across 22 countries. Michelle has a passion for improving customer service and working with people to uplift their capability to develop high performing teams. Michelle is now the Principal of the Complex Customer Care Team looking after single customer faults.

Kerry Slater
Head of Data, Arq Group

Kerry is Head of Data at Arq Group and has worked across multiple industries including technology, construction, mining, utilities, media and insurance.  She advocates best practice information management, ensuring high quality data so her stakeholders can trust, find and re-use data.  Outside of Arq, Kerry is a volunteer firefighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service.

Judy Hurditch
Managing Director, Intermedium

Judy was a Deputy Commissioner of Taxation when she left the Australian Public Service and was responsible for a range of major ICT-dependant program reforms, including the implementation of the Tax File Number System. She has an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and founded Intermedium in 2004, as a specialist researcher of Australian public sector user of ICT. As an independent industry analyst, she has an extensive understanding of key technology and digitisation issues facing senior government decision makers.

Elizabeth Wu
Cloud Consultant, Big Data Analytics, Google

Elizabeth Wu is a Cloud Consultant in Big Data and Analytics within the Professional Services Organisaton of Google Australia. In this role she helps customers to accelerate their journey to the cloud. Elizabeth has over 10 years experience helping organisations across a wide range of industries including Government, Education, Financial Services, Retail, Utilities and Healthcare solve their strategic challenges by making their data accessible and useful.

Celestine Bond
Senior Manager, PwC Australia

Celestine Bond is a senior manager in Analytics Intelligence with PwC Australia’s management consulting practice. With a background in Financial mathematics, statistics and econometrics she has in-depth experience in both private and public sectors, having worked in both Sweden and Australia. Celestine is extremely passionate about analytics and ensuring diversity within her teams.



Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges, and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small.

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8 August 2019
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEST


Arq Group
Level 23, 680 George Street
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
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