Data doesn’t care about your emotions

Neil is a sought-after keynote speaker, media commentator, data advisor and smart communities’ specialist. Neil’s speaking points include:

  • The social and economic innovation challenge of Australia.

  • Civic innovation and the smart city/region/Australia.

  • Open and transparent government.

  • Digital transformation and business disruption.

  • Data-driven decision making.

  • Data, privacy and ethics in the digital world.

  • Technology trends and directions.

  • Technology failure, truth, lies and reality.

  • Anatomy of a complex technology projects, why they have become so high risk.

  • Start, grow and run a business from a kitchen table.

  • Complex leadership from the front line to the boardroom.

Neil’s recent presentations:

  • Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry, moderator Smart Infrastructure panel with Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, August 2019

  • Smart Cities Council - Civic Data: The Power of Collective Community Intelligence, August 2019

  • Australian Tax Officer Leadership Development - Data and a public purpose, July 2019

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (multiple locations) - Future of the economy 2019

  • Queensland Government – Agricultural productivity 2019

  • Public and private sector executive leadership forums (multiple) - data and insights.

  • Smart Cities Council (Data with a public purpose) 2019

  • Telstra Vantage (Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide) - Future of cities and Local Government 2019

  • Civic Innovation (Smart Cities) 2018

  • Transparency and accountability in government through data 2018

  • Data and democracy 2018

  • Smarter Infrastructure for Queensland through data 2018

  • Local Government Association of Queensland (LGAQ) Future Cities Summit, Cairns 2018

  • Queensland Small Business Week, Rockhampton 2018

  • Outback Aerodrone Symposium, Key note, Barcaldine 2018

  • LGAQ Annual Conference, key note, Brisbane 2018

“At a time when conversations around open data and enhanced transparency across all levels of government are geared towards enacting action and change, Neil’s expertise as an advocate for making the complex, simple is in high demand.”
We feel we have partnered with a person that has a real interest in not only our organisation but in seeing our region move forward, economically and socially.
— David Arnold, CEO, RAPAD