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Business Links: Data and the Future of Business

Business Links: Data and the Future of Business

Bond Business School, in association with CPA Australia, invites you to the next Bond Business Links.

About this event

Data and the Future of Business

Researchers from the Bond Business School and an Industry guest will be part of a panel discussion on Data and the Future of Business, this will follow a poster display from the Bond Business School’s Higher Degree by Research Students.

Is data analytics the future of business? Will data analytics be required for a business to be successful in the future? Is data analytics just a passing fad? Our multidisciplinary panel of experts will discuss this fascinating topic as they draw from their own novel research findings and cutting-edge industry practice.

5.30pm-6pm Registration & Poster Display

6pm-7pm Panel Session

7pm-7:30pm Networking

Parking: Complimentary Parking is available in PG9 & PG10 carpark.

Moderator- Professor Steven Stern

Steven Stern is currently the Professor of Data Science at Bond University. Previously, he was the ABS Chair of Statistics at Queensland University of Technology from 2013 to 2016 and prior to that was on the Faculty of the Australian National University for two decades. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics in 1986, his Master's degree in Applied Statistics in 1987 and his PhD in Mathematical Statistics in 1994 all from Stanford University. He is an award winning teacher, receiving the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence from ANU in 2002 and has been recognized by the Australian Teaching and Learning Council for his work in statistical education. In addition, he is a highly sought after data analyst and consultant, having undertaken work for numerous government departments and industry bodies. His research interests cover the full range of data analytics and statistical methodology, but he is probably best know for his work in sports statistics and is currently the custodian and co-creator of the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method, the official approach to handling interruptions in international limit over cricket matches.


Lucy Ward, Manager Analytics, Auto & General

Lucy Ward is Manager Analytics at Auto & General. Lucy leads a specialised team to provide and implement data-driven insights, predictive models and decision services to inform core business operations and optimise operational outcomes. She has worked in the general insurance industry for over 6 years, including in actuarial pricing roles. Lucy is an Associate of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia and completed her Bachelor of Actuarial Science (First Class Honours) at Bond University. She is a member of the Young Actuaries program and has a keen interest in developing talent in the data and analytics field.

Dr Belinda Barton, Bond Business School

Belinda Barton is an Assistant Professor of Marketing. Belinda’s broad research interests are in consumer behaviour, in particular how different types of consumption contribute to a consumer’s overall happiness and wellbeing. Belinda has a keen interest in research projects that investigate how scarcity cues and tactics influence consumer behaviour as well as how the consumption of experiential products affect a consumer’s happiness and wellbeing. Belinda uses experimental research approaches, as well as meta-analysis to synthesize literature and explore generalizability and moderating effects of previous findings.

Dr Adrian Gepp, Bond Business School

Adrian Gepp is an Associate Professor of Data Analytics and the Higher Degree Research Director at the Bond Business School, Bond University, Australia. In his research as an inaugural member of Bond University’s Centre of Data Analytics, Adrian uses advanced statistical modelling to reveal unique insights about problems of economic and social importance. In addition to his award-winning research in fraud detection, Adrian researches in a wide variety of areas including marketing analytics, health analytics, and predictive modelling in business and finance. His research has attracted approximately $850,000 of external research funding, primarily from industry partners. In addition to specialising in industry-funded research projects, his research is published in top international academic journals and has been presented at leading international academic conferences. He is also on the editorial board of multiple international academic journals, a Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and an active member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and other accounting and finance societies.

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