March 15, 2018




100 Tickets


8+ Professional Speakers

About the event

The Data Visualisation Summit 2018 is a one-day, single-track event on March 15th at Melbourne, focused exclusively contextualized to explore Visualisation tools and tips. Bringing together data enthusiasts who will help you rethink your data imagery to enable easier to interpret, management and action. Join the leaders making informed data-driven decisions.

This summit brings together leading experienced speakers within the Visualisation field to demonstrate how Data Visualisation has developed as a skill and tool. Using live demonstrations and interactive presentations to help further your skills and understanding of creating digestible graphics to convert your data into actionable visuals. With an impressive lineup, this event will provide the ideal platform for a deep analysis of the need for organizations to not only invest in, but understand Data Visualisation, from breaking down Data and how this is represented to the power and danger of Data Visualisation.

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X Topic Abstract

Increasingly companies are recognising that the skills of data storytelling and narrative development are as crucial as statistical analysis and data analytics. When combined with the ability to effectively leverage visual elements and design thinking, these Data Visualisation skills improve the effectiveness and efficiency of anyone who needs to communicate information and insights with colleagues, peers, and the world. During this session Paul will explore the current and future trends in Data Visualisation and what will shape the field in the next 5-10 years and beyond. Using a combination of entertaining and informative examples of world-class Data Visualisations, attendees of this session will gain unique insights on how new technologies and approaches will build compelling Data Visualisations that will engage, entertain and inspire future decision makers.

Speaker Profile

Paul Hodge helps turn complex information into engaging, informative and beautifully designed visualisations. Passionately exploring the intersection of data, design, and storytelling, Paul is a Data Visualisation evangelist, and University lecturer, with over 2 decades of industry experience. Currently working with several Australian Universities and World-class Corporations, Paul is focused on helping organisations and individuals lift their Data Visualisation IQ by developing and communicating a universal Data Visualisation framework and easy to understand vocabulary.

An inspirational Public Speaker and Data Visualisation thought-leader (@DataVizGuy), Paul is also a true global citizen with deep international experience, having lived and worked in the New York, Tokyo, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Lausanne, and his hometown of Melbourne, Australia.

X Topic Abstract

Unstructured data represents more than 90 percent of today’s data; and comes in many forms, such as electronic journal articles, comments within employee engagement systems, recorded audio conversations within CRM systems, conversations within social media, and many other diverse forms. Visualizing unstructured data is useful for identifying connections and patterns within the data which would otherwise be difficult to discern, and to communicate information clearly and efficiently to others for better decision making. This talk focuses on 10 ways to effectively visualize your unstructured data by exploring different analytical approaches and visualization techniques; and drawing upon their current usage within social sciences research.

Speaker Profile

Adam Long is the Director of Solution Delivery at Unico, focused on delivering innovative and technically challenging solutions that create real commercial value for a diverse customer base. Adam has had over 25 years’ of experience in envisioning and delivering software projects and products, and worked for 15 years specifically in unstructured data analysis and visualization. Adam has previously presented at conferences in Australia, United Kingdom, and the United States.

X Topic Abstract

The internet is awash of publicly available datasets that can provide deep insight into financial, societal, political and historical aspects of our everyday lives. These datasets may also contain information that, when combined with private datasets, provide additional context in analytics and improved predictability in machine learning models.

However, these datasets are often hard to find, poorly formatted and documented, and difficult to consume both by humans and machine. In this session Tony will take the audience through a tour of the abundance of information available publicly, showcasing interesting datasets through various data visualisation tools and techniques.

This session has no technical prerequisites, just a love of data and storytelling.

Speaker Profile

Tony Bain's area of expertise is building solutions that deliver customer value via leveraging data/big data, machine learning, AI and automation technologies. He has 14+ years experience in advanced analytics driving service management automation, leveraging what computers do best and allowing humans to delegate repetitive and menial tasks to smart software.

Tony was the co-founder of RockSolid SQL (now part of DXC Technology) and is also an adviser to LiquidityCube, and exciting fintech startup. He has authored/co-authored several books on database management and spoken at numerous conferences globally over the last two decades.

Round Table Discussion

Participants join a table to discuss one or more of the Conference themes. Each table has a "Topic Guru" to facilitate the discussion.

X Topic Abstract

There’s never one right way to create an illustrative story. Design choices will vary depending on your audience and your message - designing your data visualisations should be no different. Using the core principles of visual design, Mika will show you how you can approach & present your data more effectively with visual but purposeful solutions and intent. She’ll also share real-world examples of how she’s applied these fundamentals across various types of data, briefs, and outputs.

Speaker Profile

Mika is a designer in the ‘Brand & Marketing’ team at REA Group, which owns & operates She has worked with multiple in-house teams and external agencies on various projects supporting the business, from large-scale campaigns to redesign of an extensive deck of insights. This includes data analysts seeking to improve visual presentation of their research through dashboards and interactive tools. Mika previously worked at Schiavello, a company focused on product design and interior construction, where her experience grew from the traditional craft of print, including a publication on workspace psychology and editorials featuring their high-end clients. Bringing her foundation into the digital space has created new opportunities, knowledge and ideas, to take her visual design to the next level. She also makes time for freelance with independent businesses and volunteers for Go Girl, Go for I.T., an VICICT4Women initiative to inspire secondary school girls about careers in technology.

X Topic Abstract

Our eyes are our best communication means to the world, overtime we have developed and improved this sense and it is now an important contributor to our progress, even more now with our heavy reliance on computers and screens, in this presentation I would like to share the what visual ergonomics is, what it is focusing on now with computers and how it relates to data visualization.

Speaker Profile

Ramon Edsel Lemus has worked in the Engineering and Mining Industries for over 15 years, touching on Manufacturing, Process Engineering, R&D, Supply Chain and Field Services. His core strength is process control and visual management systems, working in different countries and organisations has allowed him to compare these techniques and strategies and analyse the results. He focuses on bringing people together by applying systems and integrating people, processes and products. His purpose is to share his knowledge and experience and move society forward.


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Sponsorship Levels

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Standard Price : USD 1000

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Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

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Speaking Slot – 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

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Event Speakers

Paul Hodge

Data Visualization Evangelist, Australian Universities and Major Companies

Adam Long

Director of Solution Delivery

Unico Computer Systems Pvt Ltd

Tony Bain

Senior Executive

DXC Technology

Mika Kalaw

Designer - Brand & Marketing

REA Group

Ramon Edsel Lemus

Project Manager


Event Price list (15th)

(15th March)

Super Early Bird : USD 299
(AUD 404)
(Till 15 January 2018)
Early Bird : USD 399
(AUD 540)
(Till 15 February 2018)
Standard Price : USD 499
(AUD 675)
(Till 15 March 2018)

Brand your Organisation

Standard Price : USD 1000

You can also choose to strategically brand your organisation as per the below combo offer.

Package includes:

Full day attendance to the event

Website branding

Logo on brochure

Speaking Slot - 30 minute presentation slot or panel discussion (optional)

Name tag branding

Brochure inserts

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Event FAQS

If your job role includes the following responsibilities then this is a MUST attend event:

Predictive Analytics - Business Intelligence

Data Visualisation - Insight

Data Science - Data Mining

Software Engineering - Computer Science

Data Journalism - Storytelling

UX/UI Design - Graphic Design

Refresh your tactics - easy-to-digest best practice techniques will allow you to improve decision-making processes and increase productivity

Enhance your customer experience - uncover insight from both structured and unstructured data so that you can adapt quickly to customer preference and optimize your campaign spending.

Discuss common Visualisation challenges - with over 200 viz devotees in attendance, you are sure to expand your network and identify emerging trends

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