The retail and consumer market landscape in Australia and New Zealand is rapidly transforming. Digital disruption, increased competition and increasing consumer expectations are placing brands under significant pressure. At the same time, barriers to entry are falling. With access to technology and automation, and a wealth of data and insights through social

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IAPA, the peak body for analytics professionals in Australia, is searching for Australia’s top data scientists. Nominations are now open for IAPA’s inaugural Top 25 Analytics Leaders program, which aims to recognise best and brightest in Australia’s analytics industry. The industry body is looking for professionals who champion analytics and

ANZ is throwing its weight behind data marketplace Data Republic, making a strategic investment in the startup as well as signing up to access to the Data Republic platform. Data Republic is also backed by corporate venture capital arms of Westpac and NAB, as well as Qantas Loyalty. ANZ said

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The uptake of artificial intelligence in business has been sluggish. However nearly half of the CIOs surveyed by Gartner said they have plans to implement the technology and those that already had shared some key AI lessons. “Despite huge levels of interest in AI technologies, current implementations remain at quite

Seek is open to the idea of sharing its job data to help the government plan for an upheaval in Australia’s job market caused by automation. The job site made the suggestion in a submission to the Senate inquiry into the future of work and workers. “Seek is open to

An increasing number of businesses invest in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future of their workforce and gain a competitive advantage. Many analysts and professional practitioners believe that, with enough data, algorithms embedded in People Analytics (PA) applications can predict all aspects of employee behavior: from productivity,

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It’s a good time to be an analytics professional in Australia, with the country’s best data analytics professionals earning almost $300,000 a year. Analysts with strong soft skills, in addition to their technical capabilities are in particular demand. According to the Analytics Professionals of Australia (IAPA) Skills and Salary Survey

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There’s a lot of development around skills, work practices and the approach to culture that needs to happen to move data and analytics practices from basic to transformational. Despite the hype around machine learning and artificial intelligence most organisations are still taking a traditional approach to data analytics, according to

Google might be in trouble for collecting the personal data of its users, but many companies have a growing incentive to rid their hands of the data that users entrust them with. This is because of growing costs of holding onto it. A major cause is the rising number of

Data is the new oil — or maybe it’s an even more valuable asset — but companies are still working out how to cash in. The stories listed below show sectors such as entertainment, accounting, finance, marketing, law and even blood donation are placing increasing value on data analytics and the professionals