Consultants to speak at data and generative AI conference

18 May 2023 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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The latest conference hosted by tech industry research and advisory firm ADAPT is set to take place in Sydney, with a number of leading consultants to speak on the subject of data and transformative artificial intelligence.

Management consulting firm Bain & Company is on board as a strategic partner for this week’s ADAPT Data Edge conference in Sydney, with senior partner and APAC advanced analytics head Richard Fleming among the scheduled speakers. Others to appear include Fleming’s former colleague David Lamond, Mark Cameron, the founder and CEO of boutique digital consultancy Alyve, and Telstra Purple data and AI practice lead Lenka Bednarikova.

Taking place at the Hyatt Regency on the 25th of May and hosted by specialist tech sector research & advisory firm ADAPT, this year’s Data Edge conference is expected to draw more than 130 chief data officers and information leaders to discuss the latest strategies, trends and innovation in advanced analytics and generative artificial intelligence.

Consultants to speak at data and generative AI conference

Key theme of the conference: can Australian organisations execute on a mature data strategy and value in 2023, or will the country fall further behind?

Richard Fleming has been with Bain & Company for more than two decades, including as a partner in the US and Japan, joining the firm in Sydney in 2001 after a brief stint at L.E.K. Consulting and six years at Accenture. Fleming has led Bain’s Advanced Analytics division for APAC since 2019, having previously headed the firm’s Results Delivery practice for the Americas out of New York. He also serves as a leader in Bain’s Transformation and Change practice.

Fleming will deliver a presentation on the latest leap in AI and its implications for businesses, exploring opportunities in areas such as conversational customer interfaces, personalisation, and improved productivity of knowledge workers, as well as detailing the need for businesses to embed the technology in their risk, organisation, talent, and data management functions. The session will also look into the unprecedented power of generative AI models.

Presently director of strategic analytics, insights & research at Westfield owner Scentre Group, David Lamond also boasts an extensive management consulting background, including more than twelve years spent at Bain in various parts of the world, most recently as a retail & consumer products senior advisor.

Prior to joining Bain, Lamond also spent three years at Arthur D. Little. He will feature on a panel discussing “data excellence: culture, compliance and connectivity.”

A widely-published commentator on the subject of digital strategy and prominent industry figure, Mark Cameron is the CEO and founder of Alyve, a specialist people-centric digital transformation consultancy which recently celebrated the 20-year anniversary of its founding in Melbourne. Cameron will give a talk on ‘Transformative Convergence’, outlining how the variety of technologies which are currently coming together will change the way the world works.

Recently appointed as Data & AI practice lead at Telstra Purple, the telco’s tech services and business consulting arm, Lenka Bednarikova will host a roundtable on unlocking the power of data by building a data-driven business culture with shared responsibility.

An Agile expert and one-time digital manager with McKinsey & Company in Sydney, Bednarikova also heads up Telstra Purple’s IoT business, and will appear alongside colleague and principal consultant Dom Raniszewski.