Mike Payne, Department for Work and Pensions
The UK's Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. DWP has been using Space-Time Research software for a number of years to share its data with the British people through an open access data portal called Stat-Xplore (powered by STR’s SuperWEB2).
Mike Payne leads the team within DWP responsible for developing new official statistics, including the first official statistics on Universal Credit. Mike also leads the Stat-Xplore project. Mike has been a Government statistician for over 20 years, previously working in the Office for National Statistics and the Department for Education.
Duncan Young, Australian Bureau of Statistics
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is Australia’s national statistical agency, responsible for providing key statistics on a range of economic, environmental and social issues as well as conducting the 5 yearly Australian Census. The ABS has been using Space-Time Research solutions for almost 30 years. Our software powers ABS TableBuilder, a self-help tool that provides access to census data online, allowing anyone to create tables, graphs, and thematic maps based on census data via an interactive and intuitive interface.
Duncan Young will deliver Australia’s Census of Population and Housing in 2016.
Al Blake, Ovum
Al Blake is a Principal Analyst in Ovum’s Australian Government practice. Al specializes in mobility and virtualization, enterprise integration, and sustainable ICT in a government context. He also has a special interest in service delivery to remote locations and marginal groups. Al is regularly called upon to present at industry conferences and events on ICT strategy, virtualisation, practical ICT security, and sustainable ICT practises.