Past events

Events Archive


February 2 - 3 10:00 am - 2:00 pm AEDT

CDAO: Data & Analytics in Healthcare Online


Through an inspiring speaker faculty, and a range of cutting edge case studies and discussion groups at Data & Analytics in Healthcare Online, you will hear how the leading minds in healthcare are uncovering actionable data insights in the wake of COVID-19.

February 8 10.00am - 11.00am WST

Pawsey Hour “Ask.Me.Anything” Bioinformatics


Pawsey Hour AMA is an opportunity to join in a discussion with Pawsey expert staff and an online community of peers.  February’s topic is “Bioinformatics” so if you have any pressing questions please join the session:

  • New researchers who want to know if Pawsey services are for them, and
  • Current users who have specific questions about our infrastructure and expertise, or their research challenges (within the Pawsey context)
February 9 - May 4 5.30am AWST

Advancing AI Breakfast Series


Data Futurology are really excited to be bringing you an all new event in 2021 – the Advancing AI Breakfast Series. Access free, weekly instalments of interviews with some of the most experienced data chiefs in ANZ. Direct your own questions to them whilst enjoying your breakfast and uncover how to advance your AI strategy.

February 16 - 17 10:00 am - 1:30 pm AEDT

CDAO Financial Services Online A/NZ


CDAO Financial Services Online A/NZ will deep dive into how organisations can use data to transform their organisations, ensure growth, secure their sensitive information, and deliver personalised customer experiences whilst supporting risk and regulatory compliance priorities.


March 8 9.00 - 10.30am

International Open Data Day Webinar


Join us as we hear from WA’s Information Commissioner about the importance of open data. We’ll also be joined by a variety of government sectors who will share how open data is adding value to WA projects, and we’ll also give you the opportunity to learn more about Data WA and the data champions network.​

View the recorded session here

March 10 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Women in Data Science (WiDS) Perth

Auditorium, The University Club of Western Australia

WiDS Perth 2021 will feature an expert panel with leading WA-based data science experts, sharing their different perspectives on what it takes to build a successful career in data science, followed by Q&A and networking.

March 24 11.00am - 12.00pm

Mitigating Exploration Risk in Mining with HPC on Azure

BizData, in partnership with Microsoft and Intel, invite you to take part in an interactive presentation of a new open source, 3D probabilistic geological and geophysical modelling platform running on Azure, the Microsoft cloud.

March 25 3:00-5.00pm

Analytics in Government

L2, 11 Mounts Bay Road

Learn more about how data science and analytics are being used across the WA Government to increase efficiency and generate better outcomes for the community. You can view the recorded session here

March 30 7.00-8.00pm

Future Industries Future Jobs Roadshow

Peter Moyes Anglican Community School

The Future Jobs Roadshow features 4 industries: Cyber Security, Data Science, Life Sciences, and Renewable Energy. The panel will engage in an interactive discussion on these exciting and emerging industries and evolving job/career opportunities.


April 8 8.00am - 5.00pm

Pawsey Supercomputing Centre: Number Crunching using Python

ARRC, 26 Dick Perry Avenue, Kensington

This course is designed for intermediate Python users. It imparts a set of useful skills for number crunching with Python, such as:

  • Making simple plots of data on linear and logarithmic scales
  • Making multiple plots and linking them together
  • Plotting images and matrices
  • Multi-dimensional plotting
  • Making plots interactive with Juptyer
  • And much more
April 20 - 21 10-3pm AEST

CDAO ANZ/AU… In Conversation


We’re throwing out the slide decks to enrich understanding, deepen the capacity to absorb and apply insights to your business context. Join us for panel discussions, interviews and lively chats around data challenges, trends and advancements. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute, question, and steer the conversations.

April 20 5.30 - 8pm

How is big data changing the game in healthcare?

Telethon Kids Institute – Northern Entrance, Perth Children’s Hospital, 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009

Join epidemiology and disease modelling experts from Curtin and the Telethon Kids Institute, in a panel led by Professor Peter Gething, as they uncover how the big data and public health sectors can work together to address both long-standing diseases like malaria, and novel infections like COVID-19. The speakers will be joined by Dr Liz Dallimore, Director of the WA Data Science Innovation Hub in a panel hosted by Curtin Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Archie Clements.

April 27 4.00 - 5.00pm

Geospatial Data Analytics Webinar


Join us alongside industry experts as we explore the challenges, opportunities and innovations presented by geospatial data analytics.

We’ll be presenting on current trends and case studies to give you valuable insights into how WA is using geospatial data to solve real world problems.

You can view the recording HERE

April 29 8.00am - 1.00pm AWST

Astronomy Data Workshop


The Astronomy Data Workshop will include discussions regarding large and small scale datasets in both the theoretical and observational domains. This workshop aims to inform astronomers of the development of data-related projects and seek feedback on their usefulness to the community.


May 10 5.30-7.30pm

Data Science Week Launch Event


To kick off Data Science Week 2021, we are hosting an industry networking event at Scitech. We’ll be joined by keynote speaker Josh Richards – physicist, explosives engineer, soldier, comedian and astronaut candidate. Josh is also currently one of 100 astronaut candidates short-listed for a one-way mission to Mars in 2031. Josh will share stories of inspiration, innovation, and his views on the future of data as the next global currency.

Guests will also have access to the Scitech ‘Earth matters: Rethink the Future’ Exhibition. This exhibit displays the innovations and solutions that will help us adapt our way of living for a more sustainable future.

May 10 - 14

Data Science Week: Multiple Events

There are a number of in-person and online activities planned for Data Science Week 2021, including training sessions, lectures, networking events, and workshops.

Check out the events below and secure your seat! 

May 18 4.00-6.00pm

Automation and Data Science in Mining: Goldfields

Hannans Club, Kalgoorlie

WADSIH will be joined by industry experts to explore the opportunities and challenges surrounding automation and data science in mining within the Goldfields region.

Join us for this fantastic networking opportunity and hear insights and case studies from automation, AI and data science specialists.

May 18

Regional Upskilling Programme: Kalgoorlie

KBCCI, Egan Street, Kalgoorlie

We are offering a free full day training course for start-ups and small businesses on Data Science Basics, including how they can use data science tools and techniques to achieve better business outcomes. The course will run on Tues 18th May at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KBCCI). Click Here for further information.

Businesses can register for the training below.

May 25 - 27

Austmine 2021: Mining Innovation Conference & Exhibition

Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre

Austmine 2021 Conference & Exhibition, the world’s leading mining innovation conference, will be held in Perth.  The Austmine conference is the go-to event for mining leaders to connect around the strategic priorities, emerging opportunities and cutting-edge technologies that are driving change for a sustainable future.


June 1 - 2

Data Architecture Online


If everyone is moving towards being data-driven and information centric, why are we still so challenged at managing what is an organisations most valuable asset? And what can we do to make it simpler, practical and pragmatic?

Data Architecture Online A/NZ will bring together Australia’s leading data architecture experts. They will demonstrate how data architecture can become more flexible and scalable to support strategic organisational outcomes.

June 2 3:00 - 5:00pm

Introduction to working with Satellite Imagery Data


Are you a researcher, PhD or Computer Science student interested in learning more about imagery data?
Join us to:

• Discuss the fundamental concepts that define satellite imagery,
• Learn about characteristics of satellite imagery and the structure of imagery data,
• Practice – hands-on – to explore and analyse high-resolution imagery data, specifically using: Numpy, Matplotlib, and Rasterio Python libraries

This workshop is a collaboration between Pawsey Supercomputing Centre and ASDAF.

June 7 - 8

Snowflake Summit: Data Together Now


The Snowflake Summit will teach you how to use the Data Cloud to unify, analyze, and share data previously out of your reach for impact you have ever only imagined. Data Together Now will inspire business and technical leaders, data scientists and engineers, data and analytics professionals, and application developers, to lead their organizations to a data-driven future, today.

June 17 8.30 - 5.00

Getting started with Python workshop


Getting started with Python is a workshop aimed at achieving familiarity with Python. The course covers enough Python to get you going.

June 17 4.00 - 5.00pm

Machine Learning for Semi‐Automated Meteorite Recovery

Curtin University, Building 211 Room 221

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) will be hosting a presentation on Thursday Jun 17 from 4pm-5pm titled: Machine learning for semi‐automated meteorite recovery by Seamus Anderson.

The session will present a novel methodology for recovering meteorite falls observed and constrained by fireball networks, using drones and machine learning algorithms. This approach uses images of the local terrain for a given fall site to train an artificial neural network, designed to detect meteorite candidates.

Places are limited, so be sure to register below!

June 23 12.00 - 4.00pm

METS Robotics and Automation Expo

Innovation Central Perth (Curtin University) Kent Street Level 2, Building 216 Bentley, WA 6102

METS Ignited and Innovation Central Perth are inviting science, engineering and technical professionals, academics and students to visit the METS Robotics and Automation Expo.

The expo is a free, catered event featuring impressive trade displays from various companies within the METS robotics and automation industry. Some of Perth’s leading METS companies will be showcasing their latest technology and promoting all things robotics and automation. The expo is open to industry, academics, students and others interested in the world of robotics and automation.

June 24 4.00 - 5.00pm

Machine Learning Regression Model for Predicting Honey Harvests

Online AND Curtin University - Building 216, Level 2, ICP Colab Area

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event, investigating whether machine learning methods can develop predictive harvest models of a key nectar source for honeybees using data from weather stations and remotely sensed datasets. The seminar will be presented by Dr Tristan Campbell, an experienced geoscientist, with over 20 years of experience in the application of remote sensing and geophysical methods to engineering, environmental and agricultural sectors.

June 24 4.00 - 5.00pm

Machine Learning Regression Model for Predicting Honey Harvests

Online AND Curtin University - Building 216, Level 2, ICP Colab Area

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event this week, investigating whether machine learning methods can develop predictive harvest models of a key nectar source for honeybees using data from weather stations and remotely sensed datasets.

The seminar will be presented by Dr Tristan Campbell. Tristan is an experienced geoscientist, with over 20 years of experience in the application of remote sensing and geophysical methods to engineering, environmental and agricultural sectors. His doctoral research resulted in a method for quantitative prediction of honey harvests in Western Australia, which is available to the bee industry through a geospatial portal for beekeepers to assess site weather conditions and expected harvests.