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 - 25

Cyber West Summit

Pan Pacific Perth

WADSIH is supporting the Cyber West Summit – A showcase for cutting edge cyber companies and thought leaders from industry and government. There is a fantastic line-up of speakers including the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull,  Alastair MacGibbon, and Tim Watts MP. The event also features a tradeshow floor and a live demo series.

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.

June 28 - July 2

ResBaz is Perth


The Research Bazaar is a worldwide festival promoting the digital literacy emerging at the center of modern research. Hosted online in 2021, the Perth Research Bazaar is a FREE 5-day virtual ‘pick and mix’ conference where researchers come together to up-skill in ‘next generation digital research tools and skills’.

Who should attend? Researchers at ALL levels from ALL disciplines. PhD and research Masters students are especially encouraged to attend. Research technologists who support researchers to do their job should also come along! Sessions at ResBaz this year are intended to offer a brief practical introduction to a broad selection of topics and tools related to digital research practice relevant across the disciplines


July 5 - 6

Innovation in Education Festival

356 Stirling Hwy, Claremont WA

The Innovation in Education Festival brings together educators, entrepreneurs and industry. Join us in-person or online, for networking events, panel discussions, keynotes and interactive workshops. Delegates will come together to share knowledge, best practice, connections and ideas around the future of education.

July 20 3:00-5.00pm

Data Science Discovery Series: Manufacturing

Telstra Customer Insight Centre: Level 17, 125 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA 6000

WADSIH, in collaboration with the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) and COREIot, invites you to join us for our Data Science Discovery Series, exploring the use of data science in manufacturing.

The application of data and analytics is playing an increasingly important role in manufacturing across a range of industries, with a focus on interconnectivity, automation, machine learning, and real-time data.

In this session our guests will share how the digitization of manufacturing, and the transition to Industry 4.0, is boosting production systems and improving overall profitability.

July 21 - 22

WA Mining Conference

Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre (PCEC)

The WA Mining Conference is where technical and digital innovation meets operational and executional excellence. WA Mining is the ultimate event for mining and engineering professionals, showcasing the technical and digital evolution transforming the mining industry in Western Australia. Developed purely for the Western Australian market WA Mining gives you a blueprint to solve your operational pain points while hearing from industry leading experts in the highly targeted conference.

July 22 1.00-2.00pm

A Remote Sensing Approach To Mapping Fire Severity


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event this week, exploring A Remote Sensing Approach To Mapping Fire Severity in South-Eastern Australia Using Sentinel-2 and Random Forest. This session will be delivered by Dr. Rebecca GibsonDepartment of Planning, Industry, and Environment NSW

July 27 - 28

CDAO Public Sector


We’re partnering with Corinium to bring you CDAO Public Sector Online – a series of live webinars designed for senior data and analytics leaders to explore best-in-class strategies to explore the real world opportunities and thinking around the value of data. The emphasis on data privacy and ethics sees more concern around safeguarding data and using it in beneficial but principled ways. This is the place for data analytics professionals to discuss robust and trusted data management strategies and offer insights into the latest in advanced analytics and AI.


August 3 12.00-1.20pm

WA’s Digital Economy – Innovation and opportunity


Join Professor Peter Klinken, WA’s Chief Scientist, in a showcase of WA’s digital economy through the perspective of leading WA data, cyber, space and compute facilities.  At this virtual event, the Chief Scientist will present updates from Directors of the Australian Space Data Analysis Facility, WA Data Science Innovation Hub, WA’s AustCyber Innovation  Hub and the Pawsey Supercomputing Research Centre and explore what they offer to industry, researchers and businesses from WA.  Professor Klinken will also welcome and introduce the new leadership at some of these facilities.

August 5 2:00 - 3:00 PM (AWST)

Satellite Imagery & Environmental Data: Predicting Sugar Yields Webinar


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event this week, exploring the integration of satellite imagery and environmental data to predict field-level cane and sugar yields in Australia using machine learning

This session will be delivered by Dr. Yuri Shendryk, a GIS and Remote Sensing Specialist at Dendra Systems. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO specializing in forest health monitoring and precision agriculture. Yuri develops high-tech algorithms to process terabytes of satellite and airborne data – work that enables others to make decisions for a sustainable future.

August 9 12.00-3.00pm

Cross Sector Technology Expo

Innovation Central Perth is inviting industry, academics and students to visit a Cross-Sector Technology Expo held at Innovation Central Perth.

This expo will bring together different companies across hydrogen, energy, mining, agriculture, health, biochemistry and other industry sectors together to showcase core competencies across common technology-based innovation. The aim is to encourage and enable cross-sector collaboration to strengthen partnerships and facilitate the sharing of common goals, problems and solutions.

August 9 - 21

Marine Sciences Machine Learning Workshop


Simon Fraser University (SFU) is partnering with The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) to offer a Marine Sciences Machine Learning Workshop, focused on applying Machine Learning and Deep Learning tools and techniques to marine biology, in an effort to better analyze and categorize datasets unique to this field.

In this two week workshop, you will learn techniques in supervised and unsupervised learning, as well as the technologies and principles required in scalable computing.

August 11 2.30 - 3.30pm AWST

Virtual Roundtable: Moving into Data Science


Want to ask some questions about what it’s like to move from academia, research or another discipline into Data Science?

Jeremy Mitchell, Data Mettle’s co-founder did just that. Moving from being a researcher in Space Physics to become a Data Scientist. In this roundtable he will share his honest views on some of the opportunities and challenges that this presented, then will open it up to questions and wider discussion.

August 12 1.00 - 2.00PM AWST

Modelling Mangrove Phenology from Satellite Images


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event this week, exploring a novel approach to modelling mangrove phenology from satellite images: a case study from Northern Australia. This session will be delivered by Dr Nicolas Younes, a remote sensing and geospatial scientist at the Australian National University. He finished his PhD at James Cook University (JCU) in Queensland, where he used satellite images to explore the natural growth cycles of mangrove forests across Australia.

August 16 - 22

WA Health Hackathon Week

WA Health Hackathon Week 2021 will bring together a diverse group of data professionals, digital specialists and students to explore innovative digital and data-driven solutions to real world healthcare challenges. We are excited to be delivering this event with out partners Amazon Web Services (AWS)Telethon Kids Institute (TKI)MTPConnect WA Life Sciences Innovation Hub and the UWA Data Science Club! 

Participants must be based in Perth and be able to attend the event in person. You can register individually or as part of a team of up to 6 people.

There are some fantastic prizes to be won, including AWS sponsorship (details to be announced soon) and a one-on-one intensive med-tech workshop with Perth BioDesign directors!

Registration to take part in the Hackathon has now closed. 

August 16 12.00 - 2.00pm

WA Health Hackathon Week Launch

L5, 11 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Join us alongside health innovation experts as we kick off WA Health Hackathon Week.  We’ll be joined by a range of industry experts to discuss the technologies, opportunities and challenges for driving innovation within the WA healthcare sector, including: Jonathon Carapetis, Executive Director, Telethon Kids Institute; Sarah Bassett, Head of WA, SA and Natural Resources, AWS; Catherine Resnick, Founder/CEO of Insightful X (formerly KinChip Systems); and Andrew Bell, Manager, Innovation Central Perth & Nik Gujadhur, Student Intern.

August 19 2.30 - 4.30pm AWST

Internet of Things for your Business

Black Diamond Lodge, 43 Throssell St, Collie WA

Free Tech Demo Day for regional businesses! This is an amazing opportunity for businesses in the Collie region to get insights and learnings from experts in IoT and industrial sensing/networks, Prof Iain Murray, Siavash Khaksar and Dr Yifei Ren from the Cisco-Curtin Centre for Networks and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at Curtin University.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of internet-connected objects able to collect and exchange data. IoT is expanding at a rapid rate, and it is becoming increasingly important for professionals to understand what it is, how it works, and how to harness its power to improve business.

August 24 11.00 - 2.00pm

Implementing a new digital bridge for rapid and sustainable business growth

Data Engineering Pty Ltd: Lvl 25, 108 St Georges Tce, Perth

Launching into a business growth plan too quickly, without the proper strategy, can be just as catastrophic as choosing to maintain the status quo for too long. This is why Data Engineering Pty  have put together this interactive seminar to empower growth oriented business leaders to bridge the gap between lethargic business operations and business growth by quickly redefining business processes and harnessing the power of emerging digital automation technologies.

August 31 7.00-8.00pm

Future Industries: Future Jobs Roadshow for Women

Perth College, Judith Cottier Theatre, 31 Lawley Cres, Mt Lawley

The Career landscape in WA is changing rapidly. With the growth of the emerging industries of Cyber Security, Data Science, Life Science and Renewable Energy, new job opportunities are being created especially for Women. A panel of professional women will discuss their career journeys in their respective industries and inspire the next generation of young women to join them in an exciting future.

August 31 2.00 - 3.15pm AWST

CIC Research Networking Tea – Data Science in Astronomy

Curtin Institute for Computation, Curtin University, building 216, 2. level, Kent Street Bentley, WA

Join the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) for a Research Networking Tea – this time with an emphasis on applied data science in astronomy.

The aim of the event is to foster collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the digital innovation space including data science, high performance computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The Research Networking Tea gives researchers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the broad spectrum of possibilities to utilize data science and computation through specific examples of applied data science given by CIC partners.

August 31 - September 3 5.30 - 9.30

Introduction to Python and Earth Observation Data Using Google Earth Engine

Curtin University

Join ASDAF and EO Data Science for a four-day bootcamp where you will learn the  tools and techniques for analysing and using earth observation data. In particular, this bootcamp will provide an introduction to the Python programming language, the Pandas library, and the Plotly visualisation tool. It will also provide you with a foundational understanding of Google Earth Engine, its capabilities, and how Earth Engine can be used to deliver insights and outputs. After completing this bootcamp, attendees will have a solid understanding of Python and Earth Engine, as well as the skills to use these tools effectively to perform computations on earth observation data.


September 7 - October 5

Data & AI in Finance


Data Futurology is bringing you a weekly series of interviews every Tuesday at 2:30pm, that explores how data leaders are delivering with AI.

The financial services industry was one of the first to recognise the opportunity that AI presented and the benefits are now widely recognised in the industry. From fraud detection, customer service, operations management and developing new projects, AI is being deployed across the board. To achieve value from AI, large-scale deployments are necessary.

Join expert guests and 400+ industry peers who will attend virtually to explore how to get on the offence with AI.

September 13 - 14

CDAO Deep Dive: Data Governance


CDAO Data Governance Deep Dive will address the latest in delivering trusted, high quality, secure business ready data in an efficient, unified and timely manner. Covering trust in data risk reduction, data privacy and ethics, data curation, data quality, data security, and modern data strategies and approaches.

September 15 - 16

CDAO Deep Dive Online ANZ: Data Innovation


CDAO Deep Dive – Data Innovation Online A/NZ is taking place on 15 & 16 September 2021, a series of international keynotes, expert analysis, brand new case studies, and live, interactive panels around how data and analytics can deliver business value.

September 20 12.00 - 3.00pm

The Digital Manufacturing Expo

Innovation Central Perth, Level 2, Building 216, Curtin University, Bentley Campus

Innovation Central Perth is inviting industry, academics and students to visit a Digital Manufacturing Expo held at Innovation Central Perth.

This expo will bring together different companies to showcase emerging digital manufacturing trends and insights into Industry 4.0. This expo is a free, catered event featuring trade displays from an array of digital manufacturing companies. The event is open to industry, academics, students, and others interested in IoT technology, 5G network, 3D printing, Predictive data, AI analytics and more.

September 23 1.00-2.00pm AWST

InletTracker: An open-source Python toolkit for historic and near real-time monitoring of coastal inlets from Landsat and Sentinel-2


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting this FREE exploring InletTracker. This session will be delivered by Dr. Valentin Heimhuber, a Postdoctoral Researcher at UNSW Water Research Laboratory specialising on the application of advanced computational methods, remote sensing and geospatial analysis for holistic river, wetland and estuarine management at the system scale.

In this talk, Tino will introduce InletTracker, a new tool for reconstructing and monitoring the dynamics of intermittent coastal inlets or similar landforms over the last 30+ years from publicly available Landsat 5, 7 and 8 and Sentinel-2 satellite imagery.

September 23 3:00-5.00pm

Data Science Discovery: Mining

139 St Georges Tce, Perth

Australia’s mining industry is certainly one of the most advanced sectors when it comes to digital transformation and the application of data science.

Data science and analytics can be applied in every stage of the mining process – from extraction and processing to safety and logistics, and we’re seeing improvements and efficiencies that will only continue to grow as mining innovation evolves even further.

Join us alongside industry professionals in the mining sector as we explore the many applications for data science and analytics within this leading innovative sector.


October 5 11.00am AWST

Insights to Action! Establishing a Data Ethics Framework for AI Success


Data Futurology Finance Series: Financial institutions are becoming increasingly aware of the risks presented by predictive AI systems and the latest technology. If compromised by algorithmic bias, organisations risk breaching anti-discrimination laws. This session walks through how you should ensure that your organisation is always accountable and acting ethically.

October 6 8.00am AWST

Virtual Big Data & Analytics


Predicting natural disasters, responding to emergency situations, countering cyberattacks, or even managing a global pandemic – the use cases for public sector data sets are almost endless. With the public sector increasingly aware of the value of big data, it has become a critical asset. However in-light of increasing volume, velocity and variety of data, coupled with a need to promote and protect information privacy, extracting actionable insights remains a challenge for many government departments. To help your department harness analytics and glean actionable insight from big data sets we’ve put together Public Sector Network’s Big Data & Analytics Virtual Event. The event has been carefully curated to showcase tangible use cases of big data to help you deliver citizen-centric outcomes.

View further information here.

October 12 8.00am - 12.00pm

Regional Upskilling Programme: Geraldton

Geraldton Universities Centre

We are offering a free half-day data science training course for Geraldton start-ups and SMEs. This session will give participants an insight into the business opportunities that can be derived from data-driven projects and will cover:

  • Data science basics;
  • Case studies & trends: How businesses are using data to drive business value; and
  • Running your own data science project

The course will run on Tues 12th October 8am – 12pm at the Geraldton Universities Centre, 33 Onslow St, Geraldton.

You can register for the training HERE.

October 14 1.00 - 2.00PM AWST

Using satellite imagery to evaluate pre-contact Aboriginal foraging habitats


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a FREE event – Using satellite imagery to evaluate pre-contact Aboriginal foraging habitats in the Australian Western Desert. Modern satellite imaging offers radical new insights of the challenges and opportunities confronting traditional Aboriginal ecology and land use in Australia’s Western Desert. Here Dr. Wallace Boone Law shows an approach to model the likely dynamics of historic and pre-contact desert land use using Earth observation data to identify the distribution of suitable foraging habitats.

More Info. 

October 19 10.00am - 11.00am AWST

Accessing Space Data


The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) is hosting a three (3) part online series called “Accessing Space Data” where we explore the ways that you can access available space data and provide you with the resources and tools to freely explore how you can unlock space data – whether it’s in your day to day life, business and operations, or to contribute to your product ideation!

Part 1 of the series features Mani Thiru and Jasminder Hayer from Amazon Web Services to explore what AWS offers on space data, geospatial solutions, training, and open data resources.

October 25 - 29

Cyber Week 2021

The WA AustCyber Innovation Hub is hosting CyberWeek 2021. From Monday to Friday you can take part in a range of events aimed at building and strengthening the cyber security industry and community in Western Australia.

Monday – Live from the Capital of Cyber, a podcast recording on the impact of cyber in WA

Tuesday – Small Business events in the City of Perth, CyberCheck.Me and a Lunch & Learn presentation from our own Prof. Andrew Woodward

Wednesday – Diversity in Cyber – how can WA do Better? An evening panel discussion & networking event

Thursday – CyberCheck.Me event in the City of Wanneroo

Friday – Virtual events with AustCyber and OSINT Combine, OSINT Training and a virtual panel

Find out more HERE

October 26 11.00am - 12.00pm AWST

Protect your business from Cyber Threats

Liberty Flexible Workspaces 197 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA 6000

Join Professor Andrew Woodward from Edith Cowan University has he delivers a valuable lunch and learn on why small business owners should take cyber security seriously.

This is a deep dive into the risks and the threats that are out there as well as what you can do to protect your business every day from digital threats and cyber attacks.


November 8 - 9

Innovate Health 2021


Innovate Health will return in 2021 as an interactive face-to-face event with unique, high energy, content driven networking experiences and a top quality conference agenda. The conference is also available via our virtual event platform.

Innovate Health is about accelerating the growth, uptake and commercialisation of digital health innovations across the health industry in Australia.

For 2021, Informa are casting a spotlight on remote monitoring and digital innovations enabling home as the centre of care.

November 9 7.00 - 11.00am AWST

IMMERSION: Game Changers


IMMERSION brings you compelling, accessible content designed to embrace all possibilities. The line-up includes panel discussions, interviews, and briefings from futurologists, e-commerce masterminds, and game changers.Designed to stimulate game changing ways of thinking, this year’s program sparks optimism, and paves the way for leaders to future-proof new ideas and lead customer-centric, adaptive organisations in a world of accelerating change.

IMMERSION brings together an exciting agenda of rethinking business models, digital transformation for enterprise and government, and changing mindsets. This is an event not to be missed!

November 10 - 11

Machine Learning in Mining Conference

The Westin Perth

WADSIH is pleased to be supporting the Mining Innovation network’s first first annual Machine Learning in Mining conference. The event will include deep-dive informative case studies from mining companies and METS, as well as technology keynotes and panel sessions, showcasing how companies are deploying Machine Learning and AI models at scale, increasing productivity and enabling more efficient and environmentally sustainable outcomes.  This is a rare opportunity to discover how exciting new technologies can be applied – with a focus on implementation and lessons learned.

November 10 10.0am AWST

Trust Dimensions with Ethics


AI systems and the data they use can span national borders and diverse cultures. AI becomes embedded in processes with multiple stakeholders and complex social ramifications. High-minded principles will only get you so far. Ethical goals that align with your organizational values, use case, and priorities must be defined. In this panel discussion, we explore how the dimensions of Trust address privacy, bias and fairness, interpretability and transparency, as well as how to evaluate the impact of your AI system.

Join Data Futurology for a fireside chat around Trust Dimensions Within Ethics with Colin Priest, Global Lead – AI Governance at DataRobot, and Aurelie Jacquet, Chair of Standards Australia Committee on Artificial Intelligence.

November 17 8.00 - 12.30pm AWST

Successfully Scaling AI with MLOps


 Achieving scale is key to getting return on your AI investment. Of course, scale comes with its many challenges. To get a greater number of successful deployments a clear strategy and vision from the top is key. Leadership, culture, technology, and investment are all crucial to winning with AI.

Data Futurology is excited to bring you this all new MLOPs event to help you uncover tips, tools and techniques from those in the know. Join 200+ attendees as this MLOps day walks you through how to align business and data strategies for growth and profitability.

November 22 3:00-5.00pm

Data Science Discovery: Agriculture

137 St Georges Tce, Perth & Streamed Online

Data Science and innovative digital tools are shaping the future of agriculture in WA. Whilst collecting vast amounts of data is not new to the agricultural industry, the ability to gain actionable insights, overcome challenges and drive decision making is bringing Agtech and digital farming to the forefront of modern agriculture. In this Data Science Discovery session we hear from the West Australian organisations who are developing, deploying and benefiting from the data-led advancements shaping one of WA’s largest sectors.

* NOTE: This registration is to attend the in-person event. To view the live-streamed event remotely please register here:

November 30 2.00 - 3.00pm AWST

CIC Research Networking Tea – Data Science in Marine Research

CIC, Curtin University Bentley, building 216, level 2, Kent Street Bentley

Join the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) for their  third Research Networking Tea in 2021 – this time with an emphasis on applied data science in marine research.

Talk“Towards measurement automation of fish biomass and biodiversity with Baited Remote Underwater Video Stations (BRUVS) and data science – why this work is important and what challenges remain.” 


December 1 4:30PM - 7:00 PM (AWST)

Earth Observation Sundowner

Curtin 139 St Georges Terrace

The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF) along with Earth Observation Australia is holding an end of year sundowner event surrounding Earth Observation (EO). Enjoy a night of networking and intriguing discussion topics around earth observation such as possible opportunities, emerging trends, transitioning into the space sector, and more from our esteemed panel of speakers.

December 6 - 10

West Tech Fest

The West Tech Fest is a week long innovation festival in Perth, Western Australia featuring an incredible line-up of global founders, investors, CEOs & tech industry visionaries.

The festival includes inspiring keynote speakers, networking events, pitching opportunities, mentoring sessions, hackathons and student workshops. The program brings together local founders, innovators, researchers and industry and further strengthens the Australian startup ecosystem.

December 9 9.30 - 12.30

West Tech Fest: WA’s Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

Date and time Thu., 9 December 2021 9:30 am – 12:30 pm AWST Add to calendar Location Engineering Pavilion (Curtin University) Level 1, Building 215 Kent St, Bentley

Innovation Central Perth invites you to their West Tech Fest Event: WA’s Thriving Innovation Ecosystem

The focus of this event is to showcase the organisations and support mechanisms in place for researchers, businesses, and innovation professionals to help get a novel product, process or service to market. With an array of expert presenters, the event will map out the resources available across the ecosystem and explain why Western Australia is THE BEST place to take concepts from start-up to scale-up and beyond.


January 6 7.30 - 9.00 AWST

[Webinar] Panel Discussion: Women in Data


According to the World Economic Forum (2021), women currently only make up 32% of workers in Data and AI worldwide. Some examples of data roles that are experiencing below gender parity include: Artificial Intelligence Specialist, Big Data Developer, DevOps Engineer, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, etc.

However, there has actually been significant job growth for data-related roles in the last few years as the amount of data and demand for people who can interpret it grows exponentially. So why is it that despite this growth, there is still a significant imbalance in gender representation?

In this event, we’ll speak with women in data to learn more about their experiences working in the field and how we can work towards bridging the gap.


February 2 5.30 - 7.30pm

Perth Data Engineering Meetup Launch Event

CORE Innovation Hub

Join the launch of the very first Data Engineering Meetup in Perth. The lineup of speakers is incredible, and pizzas will be provided!

5.30pm – 5:45pm: Networking
5:45pm – 6:10pm: Kickoff, the state of data, and plans for the year
6:10pm – 6:40pm: Talk #1 – Let’s talk DBT – Transformation Chaos to Order!
6:40pm – 7:10pm: Talk #2 – TrafficGuard’s Modern Data Platform on GCP
7:10pm – 7:30pm: Networking and close

February 7 3.00 - 5.00pm

WADSIH-Microsoft Upskilling Pathway: Kick-Off Event

Level 2, Room 201, Building 410 Curtin University Campus, Bentley

We’re thrilled to be partnering with Microsoft to bring you a FREE Azure AI Fundamentals course. This self-guided, gamified course introduces fundamentals concepts related to artificial intelligence (AI), and the services in Microsoft Azure that can be used to create AI solutions.

The course is not designed to teach you to become a data scientist or software developer, but rather to build awareness of common AI workloads and the ability to identify Azure services to support them. This is a fantastic upskilling opportunity for anyone ready to kick off 2022 with a new skill and some professional development!

Upon completion of the course (approx 9.5hrs of content) you’ll have the opportunity to sit the certification exam for FREE. We’ll be providing free exam vouchers (valued at almost $140) to everyone who completes the upskilling course modules.

At this event you can:

  • Find out more about the Azure AI Fundamentals course content
  • Join the Microsoft Teams group where you can chat through any course queries or concerns
  • Discover all of the fun things you can do with your new AI skills
  • Network with like-minded peers, AI specialists and data science professionals
February 8 - 9

Data & Analytics in Healthcare


As we transition to ‘living with COVID’, data and analytics remain at the heart of healthcare decision making. From the increase in remote monitoring and telemedicine, to the widespread digital transformation of processes, practitioners continue to use data and analytics for uncover actionable insights to support the patient journey!

Join this sensational line up of healthcare data experts as we explore the lessons learned and bright future as we use data to revolutionise patient outcomes, and learn cutting edge strategies from healthcare data and analytics experts from across Australia and New Zealand.

February 16 - 17

Data Architecture Online A/NZ


The variety, volume and speed of data generation continues to increase across all organisations, yet many of our data issues have not gone away. The introduction of digital transformation initiatives do not take away the need for fundamental practices in the management and use of valuable information.

So the question is: 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?

Join us for Data Architecture Online A/NZ as we examine how leading organisations are translating business needs into effective data flows and systems for competitive advantage. We’ll explore the role of Data Architects, Enterprise Architects and other senior Data and Technology leaders in utilising their company’s data assets with a focus on emerging technology, cloud, automation, AI and security.

February 22 1:30pm – 4:30pm AWST

2022 Innovation Trends and Predictions Summit

Liberty Flexible Workspaces. Ground Floor 197 Saint Georges Terrace Perth, WA 6000

Come to the first Innovate Australia event for 2022 to hear from an amazing line up of speakers and connect with your peers in the Innovation Community. Is the pace of change that has been forced upon us in the last 24 months going to continue and in what way will it impact our lives and our businesses?

Innovate Australia have assembled a panel of experts to cover the following topics:

  • Mining & IOT: How does the mining industry want to use IOT technology to reduce human risks and increase operational efficiency?
  • Blockchain: We all need to know more about what the experts are working on and what they predict will happen with Blockchain technology and applications, the impact is not just on the financial markets it goes so much deeper!
  • AI: What can AI already do and what will it be doing for us in the near future?
  • Education: One of the most disrupted industries over the last two years has been education, in both how the education is delivered and what style of education to people want and need these days.
  • Purpose: Why we go to work, where do we want to work, who do we want to work with, what do we want to achieve? How are businesses or how “should” businesses be reassessing their Purpose, Values and Staff engagement.
  • Workspace: how and where we work has flipped and changed to match how the world has flipped and changed. Will we revert, will the this be the ne


March 15

Data Science in the Faculty of Business and Law

Curtin Institute for Computation, Curtin University, Bentley campus, building 216, 2. level, rooms 202-204 Kent Street Bldg 216 Bentley, WA 6102

Join the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) for their first Research Networking Tea in 2022 – this time with an emphasis on applied data science in the Faculty of Business and Law.

The aim of the event is to foster collaborations and interdisciplinary research in the digital innovation space including data science, high performance computing, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. The Research Networking Tea gives researchers the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the broad spectrum of possibilities to utilize data science and computation through specific examples of applied data science given by CIC partners.

March 30 - 30 8am - 10.10am (AWST)

Accelerating Data & Automation Transformation in the Public Service


Cutting through Complexity to Deliver Clarity for Actionable Insights

With year-on-year increases in Australian government investment in AI, emerging technology, and ethics rising to improve responsiveness and resilience of public services, new opportunities emerge to continue building national analytical capabilities, enhance decision-making, and scale operational agility.

How can we leverage and maintain the increasing digital mandates, skills, modernise applications, and whole-of-government procurement agreements to create clean, quality, and valuable data and outcomes for the public?

Join the complimentary Data Management and Analytics National Insights Virtual Event, to benchmark with peers, open fresh perspectives and continue contributing to the realisation of the national potential of data for a better public service and learn something new whether you are currently data-aware and heading toward proficiency in BI tracking, or already gaining momentum with data-driven decision making, ready to scale.


April 26 - 26 3pm - 5pm

Neurodiversity in Data Science

137 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA

The WA Data Science Innovation Hub (WADSIH) is excited to partner with Curtin University’s Autism Academy for Software Quality Assurance and Idoba for the Neurodiversity in Data Science event.

Many neurodiverse individuals have exceptional skills such as superior attention to detail, heightened pattern recognition, and sustained concentration that make them very valuable employees that increase productivity and product quality. Due to their different way of thinking, neurodiverse individuals can also be very innovative in solving complex problems, yet this talent pool remains largely untapped.

This event will allow attendees to understand the strengths of neurodiverse people and how employers can help prepare them to succeed in the growing area of data engineering and data science.

Join us for an interactive panel discussion and understand how your organisation could benefit from a neurodiverse workplace.


April 27 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm AWST

UWA Data Institute D3 (Data-Driven Decisions) Seminar

OceanWorks, Level 1, UWA Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre 64 Fairway Crawley, WA 6009

Hear leading industry and research experts discuss how data science brings value to industry, the importance of cross-pollination across sectors, and challenges and successes in using data science.

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Rohin Wood, Boston Consulting Group GAMMA
  • Ms Michelle Sandford, Microsoft
  • Professor Michael Small, UWA

Seminar 4pm. Networking 5pm.


May 4 5.00-8.00pm AWST

Masterclass: Navigating the new normal of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2022

QV1 Building, Level 2 - Conference Centre 250 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Brought to you by Women in Technology WA (WiTWA), this masterclass will open the door for men and women to step through with confidence into this new world. We need to acknowledge that there is fear and we address the emotions so that we can get comfortable with the new normal of DEI. It doesn’t have to be a perilous journey.

Join us on the 4 May 2022 where WiTWA helps attendees demystify the language and gain a better understanding of the important topics. The first part of the event will be a panel discussion moderated by Vanessa Vershaw, an elite high-performance coaching psychologist and transformation expert for Fortune 100 companies globally and Harvard Business School. She works internationally with senior leaders, executives, boards and teams as a catalyst for psychological transformation and sustainable high performance.

May 6 1.00 - 3.00pm AWST

Digital Transformation in Mining

WA School of Mines - Curtin University, Kalgoorlie 95 Egan St Kalgoorlie, WA 6430

An event hosted by the WA School of Mines for the wider Kalgoorlie mining community to connect with Innovation Central Perth (ICP). The session will deep dive into the role of digital technology to solve challenges across leading mining operators and METS companies in the Goldfields.

Featuring subject matter experts, academic and industry leaders, as well as student interns, the session will explore how industry can leverage ICP and WASM to support digital transformation in the Goldfields. We will discuss the benefits of cross-discipline collaboration and showcase how valuable this is within digital transformation projects.

May 9 - 13

Data Science Week 2022

SAVE THE DATE! Planning is officially underway for Data Science Week 2022( DSW2022). Next year’s theme is Data Science Every Day where we hope to demonstrate how data science can benefit and impact so many aspects of our every day life – from business, to sports, and education to retail. The possibilities are endless!

DSW2022 encourages the community to come together for networking, workshops, information sessions and more. There are no limits on the event or activity you host – its entirely up to you! Last year we had 26 fantastic events held across WA and online!  You can view past events HERE for some inspiration for your data science event, or register an event below.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the team if you wish to discuss your DSW activity, or need some support to get it off the ground.

May 10 12.00 - 4.00pm

WADSIH-Microsoft Azure AI Exam Prep Session – ROUND 2

Curtin University - Innovation Central Perth, Level 2, Building 216, Kent St, Bentley

We’re pleased to be hosting a second round of the Azure AI Fundamentals Exam Prep Session. Join us as Microsoft’s Michelle Sandford, Developer Engagement Lead for Student Community + Data Science & AI, shares all of her tips for sitting the Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals exam.

If you’re nearing course completion, now is the chance to find out everything you need to know to pass the exam. The course challenge closes on June 17, so time is ticking!

This is a FREE in-person session with lunch provided. Capacity is limited to 30 participants.

NOTE: to attend this session you must be a registered WADSIH-Microsoft Azure AI Fundamentals course student. For more information, please email


June 1 1.00 - 2.00PM AWST

Webinar: Geological Knowledge Discovery using Machine Augmented Intelligence


With the increasing use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in our daily lives such as for information search, online shopping, and virtual assistant AIs, the geoscience domain has also been active in the uptake of machine learning and AI to assist in interpreting geology from data.

This talk presents innovative machine-assisted technologies that improve the efficiency and the robustness of geological interpretation of different types of geodata used in the resource industry.

A number of applications of machine learning were developed in collaboration with the mining industry for the analysis and integration of multi-modal drill hole data. These applications integrate the algorithms and workflows to assist human decisions. The approach is to provide end users the control of the algorithmic process as much as possible; and to enable a seamless integration of algorithms in the interpreter’s workflow using interactive visualisation.

This talk also presents ongoing AI research that extracts geological insights from documents using machine reading of text. It applies advanced text mining methods and constructs a graph-based knowledge base called a knowledge graph to store and access geological information. Case studies on different mineral deposits demonstrate the effectiveness of the methods for rapidly and robustly transforming text data into structured information that faithfully represents the contents of the source reports.

June 2 1.00 - 2.00PM AWST

Webinar – Extracting Geotechnical Data from Core Imagery using Machine Learning


Extracting geotechnical data from imagery offers some significant improvements in observation consistency as well as unlocking new types of geotechnical data not able to be efficiently collected manually. Leveraging imagery as a basis for logging also allows for geotechnical observations to visually recorded improving the chain of custody for these high value datasets.

About the speaker – Brenton Crawford, Chief Operating Officer, Datarock

After studying structural geology and geophysics at Monash University, Brenton Crawford has consulted as a structural geologist and geophysicist for PGN Geoscience as well as working in a variety of geological and geophysical roles—predominantly in exploration. Brenton has also worked as a geophysicist and data scientist for MMG Exploration working in Nickel, Copper and Zinc exploration and project generation.

In 2015, Brenton co-founded Solve Geosolutions – an exploration and mining focused data science consultancy where he currently serves as Director. In 2019, Brenton co-founded Datarock – a computer vision technology company geared at building productionised image and video analysis solutions for exploration and mining.

June 22 - 23 9am - 5pm

Data Science for Business Conference and Exhibition 2022

Pan Pacific Hotel Perth, Western Australia
This two-day event is being opened by the Hon Stephen Dawson, Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering. This exciting event will bring together up to 800 industry professionals and data science providers to explore how data science can be used to support the growth and innovation of WA businesses.
The Conference & Exhibition will include:
  • 25+ local data science providers showcasing their products & services
  • Informative & practical case studies from WA business leaders
  • Hands-on skill development workshops
  • Interactive panel discussions and audience engagement opportunities
  • Important discussion around diversity & inclusion in data science
  • Ample networking opportunities and sundowner events
  • Student employment and professional development opportunities
We’ve got some exciting speakers and topics lined up, and we can’t wait to share these with you over the coming weeks.
June 28 - 29

Scaling AI APAC


Join us at Corinium’s Scaling AI Online APAC event, taking place on 28 – 29 June 2022! Join this Summit, as we showcase the emerging trends in AI-driven optimisation, a ‘how-to’ of leveraging advanced ML & DL capabilities, so you can transform your business and deliver advanced organisational knowledge, data, and information.

Hear real-word case studies, business insights and lessons learned from leaders in innovation, technology, and integration to discover the best strategies, tools & methods for tapping into the potential of AI in the enterprise across industries!

Learn emerging trends in AI-driven automation, to leverage advanced ML & DL capabilities to discover how it can transform your business and deliver advanced organisational knowledge, data, and information!


July 1 - 29

WADSIH-Microsoft AI Engineer Upskilling Pathway


We’re thrilled to be partnering with Microsoft to bring you another FREE Azure AI certification pathway.

This upskilling pathway – Azure AI Engineer Associate – is the second level in the AI engineer certification path. This is perfect for anyone who has already completed the AI Fundamentals pathway, or has a more advanced understanding of AI.

This self-guided, gamified course introduces you to the Cognitive Services, Machine Learning and Knowledge Mining used by AI Engineers to architect and implement Microsoft AI Solutions.

This course is more robust than the fundamentals course and we’d allow 4 weeks for you to complete it outside of your daily commitments.

Upon completion of the course you’ll have the opportunity to sit the certification exam for FREE. We’ll be providing free exam vouchers (valued at almost $140) to everyone who completes the upskilling course modules.

You must complete the course by 29 July 2022 in order be eligible for an exam voucher.

We’ll also provide exam support to ensure you have the best chance of succeeding and obtaining your certification.

July 1 - 29

WADSIH-Microsoft Data Scientist Upskilling Pathway


This upskilling pathway – Azure Data Scientist Associate – is a more advanced Microsoft learning pathway and it’s recommended that participants should have subject matter expertise applying data science and machine learning to implement and run machine learning workloads on Azure.

Responsibilities for this role include planning and creating a suitable working environment for data science workloads on Azure. You run data experiments and train predictive models. In addition, you manage, optimize, and deploy machine learning models into production.

A candidate for this certification should have knowledge and experience in data science and using Azure Machine Learning and Azure Databricks.

This course is more robust than the fundamentals course and we’d allow 4 weeks for you to complete it outside of your daily commitments.

Upon completion of the course you’ll have the opportunity to sit the certification exam for FREE. We’ll be providing free exam vouchers (valued at almost $140) to everyone who completes the upskilling course modules.

You must complete the course by 29 July 2022 in order be eligible for an exam voucher.

We’ll also provide exam support to ensure you have the best chance of succeeding and obtaining your certification.

July 11 1.00 - 4.00pm AWST

WADSIH – Tracked Tableau Masterclass

139 St Georges Tce, Perth

Have you considered a career in data but have been too intimidated to take the first steps?

Have you thought you needed a Computer Science Degree or come from a STEM background to be successful?

That’s all false. It’s more than likely you’re already interfacing with data every day – you just don’t realize it!

Through an exciting Upskilling Partnership, you have the opportunity to be instructed by one of the world’s Leading EdTech Instructors, Chris Hui from Tracked.

Chris is one of the most sought-after Analytics EdTech Instructors having created the 6-Month Microsoft & Springboard Data Analytics Boot Camp that’s scaled all across the US, helping individuals pivot into a career in data.

Chris balances his time between Australia and the US where he seeks to bring affordable EdTech solutions to individuals seeking to pivot into a career in data without a technical background.

Chris is part of the founding team at Tracked, an EdTech company aimed at helping Australians pivot into data careers over 6 to 9-month training windows where students learn the modern data stack, with 1:1 Guides from companies like Microsoft, Atlassian, BCG and more.

July 20 5pm -7pm

Agtech Innovation Showcase

BASE @ FLUX, 191 St Georges Terraces, Perth

The Showcase is an expo style networking event featuring the latest businesses looking to innovate in the Agtech industry. These start-ups and SME’s will have their innovations on display and pitch for investment opportunities.

The businesses have all been participants in the HARVEST Agtech Accelerator program. HARVEST is WA’s leading business development program for businesses looking to innovate in the Agtech industry.

This event is in collaboration with the WA Agtech Meetups, a project led by Beanstalk AgTech and supported by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Agrifutures.

Drinks and canapes will be provided, RSVP as soon as possible as the event is strictly limited to 100 guests.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday 20th July
Location: BASE @ FLUX, 191 St Georges Terraces, Perth
Time: 5pm – 7pm


Claire Marchand-Johns
Communications Manager, AgriStart Pty Ltd

July 26 9.00am WST

Accelerating MLOPS with Amazon Sagemaker


Operationalising machine learning models, particularly scaling MLOps capability across teams within an organisation is a difficult feat.

Join Romina Sharifpour, Machine Learning Specialist at Amazon Web Services (AWS), to find out how you can easily accelerate your MLOps journey using Amazon SageMaker Pipelines.

You’ll gain insights into how AWS customer Carsales keeps up with an increased demand in building and productionising AI models, and their strategy to democratise AI across the whole development teams. This allows any developer to be a citizen data scientist and ML engineer by leveraging Amazon SageMaker.


August 5 9.00am - 4.00pm

WADSIH – Insight Upskilling: Power BI Fundamentals

139 St Georges Tce, Perth

Insight‘s Power BI Fundamentals training is perfect for anyone looking to grow their Microsoft Power BI capabilities. Led by Insight’s experienced Business Intelligence consultants, this training will provide users with the skills they need to build end-to-end interactive reporting solutions in Power BI.

Attendees will be exposed to all of the capabilities of Power BI Desktop ranging from connecting to data sources, transforming and cleansing data, creating visualisations and finally publishing of content to Power BI.

Key learning objectives:

  • Intro to data exploration and discovery
  • Overview of Power Query within Power BI Desktop
  • Data modelling in Power BI Desktop
  • Intro to DAX functions
  • Date dimension tables
  • Data Visualisation
  • Content publishing and management
August 12 - July 17

Techstars Startup Weekend Perth #18 2022

Riff powered by Spacecubed 45 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia

Startup Weekend is a 54-hour whirlwind event where you get to be part of building a business in a weekend, Silicon Valley-style. It’s about pitching, business model creation, prototyping, designing and market validation all in a friendly and supportive team environment. All Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model:

  • Anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and teams organically form around the top ideas.
  • All ideas, applications and platforms are welcome – remember that the sky is the limit!

So, how does it work?
We’re mashing the geeks with entrepreneurs and everyone in between, and locking them in a building together for a weekend, pouring in a heap of caffeine and free food, to see what new ideas come out the other end. This 54-hour event brings together creatives, technologists, designers and developers to experiment with rapid idea generation, Silicon Valley-style.

It is a fast-paced and highly creative event that challenges everyone who attends to make innovative new projects in 54 hours.

August 25 9.00am - 4.00pm

WADSIH – Insight Upskilling: Data Science Fundamentals

137 St Georges Tce, Perth

This hands-on Data Science Foundations workshop is perfect for anyone looking to take their data science and analytics capabilities to the next level.

Covering the complete journey from data exploration and cleansing to algorithm selection, training and model deployment, this training provides attendees with the opportunity to build and deploy a machine learning model of their own leveraging Azure Machine Learning.

Led by Insight’s experienced data science consultants, this training will provide users with the skills to prepare, train and deploy a Machine Learning model.

Learning Objectives

  • Prepare data for use by a machine learning experiment
  • Train a machine learning model
  • Deploy a model trained to make predictions
August 31 9.30 - 12.30 AWST

UX Design 101: A Primer on Human-Centred Design and crafting great user experiences

BlueSky Co.Lab Level 8/125 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

BlueSky is proud to welcome Joel Louie for a workshop on user experience. This 3 hour workshop will provide you with a primer on Human-Centred Design, introduce you to the Design Thinking Framework, and teach you foundational principles for crafting great User Experiences.

If you’re a Graphic Designer, Web/App Developer or Marketing Specialist, learning these concepts can empower you to level up in your role. If you are (or aspire to be) a Business Development Manager, Product Manager or Marketing Manager that works with multi-disciplinary teams, then employing the Design Thinking Framework can transform the way that your team works and communicates by aligning them toward client-centric goals, iterative processes and a shared understanding that can help them to deliver first-class digital experiences.


September 6 - 8

2022 Perth Research Bazaar (ResBaz)

Curtin University Medical School, Bentley WA

2022 Perth Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is part of a global movement that aims to equip researchers with the digital skills required to conduct cutting-edge research in the 21st century. Rather than relying solely on external assistance from IT professionals, our focus is on empowering researchers to help themselves.


Who should attend ResBaz?

Researchers at all levels and from all disciplines, research technologists and higher degree by research students are especially encouraged to attend ResBaz.

Community, Conference and Campaign

ResBaz is a combination of computational training workshops (choosing from version control, introduction to python or R, and bioinformatics) and electives (shorter 45 to 90 minute tutorials).

Cost: $100 (incl. GST) + BF for 3 days of professional learning; access to all sessions; all day catering and networking sundowner drinks & canapés


First Release Tickets (July 2022)
Reserved for participating supporting WA universities, please contact your respective university graduate/higher degree research school or office for an Access Code.

General Admission Release Tickets (August 2022)
Remaining tickets will go on sale to the general public mid August, unless allocation previously exhausted.



September 9 12.00-2.00pm

Diverse Women in Tech

City of Perth - Function Room, Level 11 27 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000

Join WiTWA and nbn for our collaboration of Diverse Women in Tech event on Friday, 9 September 2022, where we will be hosting three dynamic and diverse technology leaders in WA.

This event will shine a light on diverse technology leaders in WA who will share their unique insights on working as entrepreneurs and business leaders and offer their views and vision of the future.

The good news is; we will have the privilege of hearing from Bec Nguyen, Dr Eunice Sari, and Kathryn Gledhill-Tucker.

As WiTWAs mission states, “If you can see her, you can be her”, with this event we want to inspire young women to pursue this path by listening to other diverse women who have been through a similar journey.


October 6 9.00am - 4.00pm

WADSIH – Insight Upskilling: Data Science Advanced

Insight Enterprises, Lvl 10 191 St Georges Tce, Perth

The Data Science Advanced upskilling workshop is perfect for businesses or individuals who are looking to enhance their data science and analytics capabilities. Covering the complete journey from text pre-processing to the creation and deployment of a sentiment analysis model, this training provides a comprehensive overview of advanced concepts including natural language processing and sentiment analysis.

Led by Insight’s experienced data science consultants, this training will provide users with the skills to leverage advanced machine learning techniques.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand advanced modelling techniques and concepts
  • Understand basic concepts of natural language processing
  • Parsing and pre-processing textual data
  • Creating a sentiment analysis model
October 12 - 13

WA Mining Conference & Exhibition

Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre

WA Mining Conference & Exhibition will integrate the innovation and research ecosystem while addressing the social and environmental standards driving a more sustainably conscious industry.

WADSIH Director, Alex Jenkins, will be joining the speaker lineup to discuss what you need for successful university/industry collaborations in the mining industry.

The largely expanded exhibition will showcase the technical and digital innovation across the entire mining value chain, while the highly targeted conference will illustrate the economic importance of Western Australia and its contribution the resource technology sector, its innovation capability, its job creation, and the attraction of capital to the state. See you at the Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre on 12-13 October 2022!

October 20 1 - 3 pm

Sustainability Through Data Science: Applications in Marine Science and Conservation


Learn how to tackle your sustainability challenges through data science and analytics!

Join the Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) in a live webinar to showcase how the CIC has leveraged machine learning, big data analytics, high-performance computing, and AI to solve sustainability problems for industry in marine science, ecology, and conservation.

If you are responsible for your organisation’s sustainability program in environmental science or ecology, have a vested interest in saving our planet, plants, and animals, or understand the power of data but don’t know where to start, this event is for you.

Registration is free but essential to receive the webinar link and recording.

October 24 3- 5 pm

Data Science Discovery Series: Consumer Insights

Co.Lab by Liberty, Lvl 8, 125 Murray Street Perth, WA 6000

About this event

Through the application of data science tools & technologies consumer data is being transformed into real business value.

The use of artificial intelligence, machine learning and advanced analytics is allowing organisations to better connect and communicate with customers, as well as optimising decision-making and internal workflows.

From improved consumer experiences to increased sales revenue, harnessing the potential of data science has huge potential for consumer-facing organisations.

Join us for an interactive discussion as we learn about the translation of customer insights into business operations to help improve consumer experiences and increase sales revenue.



2.45: Guest arrival and Registration

3.00: Welcome – Alex Jenkins, Director, WA Data Science Innovation Hub

3.05: Speaker 1: Frederik Vanrenterghem, Analytic Services & Solutions Manager, Synergy

3.20: Speaker 2: Bruce Wright, Head of Data & Analytics, Water Corporation

3.35: Speaker 3: Dan Dell’Agnello, Head of Data Engineering, HBF Health

3.50: Audience Q&A

4.00: Networking Sundowner

5.00: Event concludes



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October 26

CDAO Perth

Pan Pacific Hotel

Australia’s senior executives responsible for championing the data agenda will gather at CDAO Perth 2022 to share insights on transformative leadershipdata driven culture, developing high performing analytics teamsdata literacy and effective governance of data and AI.

Focusing on the biggest challenges faced today to effectively harness data as a strategic asset, drive change and shape organisations to become analytically mature, business-driven enterprises that outperform their competitors.

WADSIH Director, Alex Jenkins, will open the conference and will also lead a roundtable discussion ‘From Ethical Data to Ethical AI’.

As partners of this event we can also save you $500 OFF the cost of your ticket! Register via the link below to take advantage of this fantastic deal before 19 October.


November 22 - 22 4pm - 6pm

Hit the Ground Running: CVs, LinkedIn, Interviews + Networking for Success

197 St Georges Terrace, Perth, WA, 6000

It’s time to move from behind the screen to in front of those that can help your career. This can be one of the biggest challenges you face as a recent tech graduate, higher degree and Ph.D student, but help is at hand.

Join us for an interactive and hands-on workshop as you learn first-hand from technical industry experts the hints and tips to:

• Compiling and presenting a technical CV (digital templates and one-on-one feedback sessions included)

• Learning what IT recruiters look for

• Interview tips – don’t miss this fun take on what NOT to do

• Improving and using your personal brand effectively – including LinkedIn tips to set you apart from the rest

• Networking know-how, tech-style!

All followed by ample time to put your new networking skills into practise over drinks and canapes.

It’s time to hit the ground running, put your best foot forward, and navigate tech career challenges with confidence.




December 4 - 9

West Tech Fest

Perth, WA

Immerse Yourself in Innovation

One idea. One conversation. One event. It’s all it takes to innovate your future. West Tech Fest is Perth’s premier tech festival with speaker events, investor sessions and networking opportunities. Don’t miss out on the festival that could change everything.

December 5 - 8

35th Australasian Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence

Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA

The AI2022 is the flagship conference for Australasian AI community. It is also an annual event to advance communication between academic researchers and industry AI practitioners. We encourage cutting-edge works contributing to the theory and practice of AI. Novel application domains including cybersecurity, healthcare, IoT, robotics, social media and big data real-world applications are highly welcome.

Western Australia is home to globally leading resources and agricultural industries. The WA economy provides the catalyst for artificial intelligence research and advanced technologies across multiple organisations with applications ranging from driverless vehicles, remote operations, personalised medicine, marine and ocean science, astronomy and space science, defence, sustainable energies, cultural heritage, and advanced agricultural production. Perth is the hub of industry centred AI.