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 2 10.00-2.00pm 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 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.