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Data in Motion: Driving Business Value Using Real-Time Data and Insights

About This Webinar

Providing a seamless digital experience is what our customers have come to expect. As we step into 2022, our businesses are being challenged to evolve even further to maintain that competitive edge.

The new business imperative is real-time digital experience: capturing insights that trigger event-driven services as they happen.

This begs the question, “how can you and your business drive competitive value from your data as it happens?”

Guest speakers:

  • The Hon. Victor Dominello MP, Minister for Digital and Minister for Customer Service
  • Kate Carruthers, Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney
  • Jun Rao, co-founder at Confluent and Kafka co-creator
  • Craig Baker, Senior Director, Platform Engineering, Afterpay


  • How the NSW Government is using Data to build a customer-focused, digital NSW (recorded session)
  • Why you need to take data seriously and use it to your advantage
  • Data is the new software: Rethinking business with real-time context at the forefront
  • Leveraging data in motion and the cloud to deliver real-time experiences
  • Afterpay use-case


The Hon. Victor Dominello MP

The Hon. Victor Dominello entered NSW Parliament in 2008 and since 2011 has held several ministerial portfolios.

In 2019 he was sworn in as the first Minister for Customer Service.

In 2021 he was appointed to the additional responsibility of Minister for Digital.

Kate Carruthers

Kate Carruthers is Chief Data & Insights Officer for UNSW Sydney and is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Computer Science & Engineering. She is currently undertaking postgraduate studies in terrorism and cybersecurity. She has extensive experience in senior roles in ICT across the finance sector, marketing, data and digital. Kate is currently working at the intersection of data analytics, AI, ML, privacy, data protection, cyber and information security.

Jun Rao

Jun Rao is the co-founder of Confluent, a company that provides a stream data platform on top of Apache Kafka. Before Confluent, Jun Rao was a senior staff engineer at LinkedIn where he led the development of Kafka. Before LinkedIn, Jun Rao was a researcher at IBM's Almaden research data center, where he conducted research on database and distributed systems. Jun Rao is the PMC chair of Apache Kafka and a committer of Apache Cassandra.

Craig Baker

As an early afterpay employee I was gifted the opportunity to drive Afterpay's technical architecture and engineering culture from zero to global success. My current focus at Afterpay is building a world class Platform Engineering team.