Census | beyond the count is happy to announce that two IBM presenters will join us in March to share their Census story.
Catherine Caruana-McManus, Smarter Cities Executive for IBM, will join our afternoon plenary session on Friday 4 March. Catherine is responsible for advising organisations on IBM's Smarter Cities Initiative for sustainable and intelligent urban eco-systems across water, education, infrastructure, transport, health and energy use in the built environment. Catherine's presentation Smarter Census: adding intelligence for better decision making will discuss the idea of the ‘Smarter’ Census and the opportunities that exist to harness the power of technology to enable more automated data collection and intelligence to be added to the data for better decision making about the future of our nation by both public and private sectors.
Rod Hennegan, the lead IBM architect for the 2011 and 2006 eCensus program, will present 'eCensus: a Case Study' during the afternoon Census+ Workshop on Thursday 3 March. In this workshop, Rod will discuss the unique nature of the eCensus requirements and its solution. The workshop will discuss the roles played by ABS and IBM, the security and capacity measures necessary to support Census night and secure the highly sensitive data eCensus collects, and provides a business level view of the underlying technologies that make it possible.
We look forward to seeing both presentations at Census | beyond the count!