Julian Hebden, CDO at Victorian Centre for Data Insights

Julian leads the Victorian Centre for Data Insights (VCDI) as its inaugural Chief Data Officer. He is charged with improving the way the Victoria Public Service uses data for policy setting and for service design. The Open Data Policy of the Victorian Government also falls within his remit.

Over the course of his career Julian has amassed extensive experience and knowledge in data management and analytics in Australia and Europe. Prior to joining the Victorian Public Service, Julian held senior executive positions at Telstra, most recently as the inaugural Head of Big Data, and also as Director of the Business Intelligence Centre of Excellence.

Earlier in his career Julian pioneered the adoption of revenue assurance by telcos, serving as the Head of Revenue Assurance, Billing & Carrier Services at T-Mobile UK.

At RAG Sydney Julian will talk about both the potential and risks when interrogating large amounts of data to inform the making of decisions.