The Sydney Financial Forum was pleased to host the Australian Statistician, David W. Kalisch, at a recent invitation-only boardroom luncheon. As head of the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Mr Kalisch shared a number of insights into data, cybersecurity risks and organisational leadership. Mr Kalisch spoke about some of his experiences of the 2016 Census, and provided attendees with valuable perspectives on how to ensure their organisations were well equipped to deal with data-related risks. He also spoke of the growing trends in real-time data capture, and how this further enhances the economic value of data, enabling government and business to plan and operate more effectively.

The 24 attendees included company directors and senior executives from both the private and public sectors. Attendees were given the opportunity to ask questions and share their views in discussion around the table, which was moderated by the Chairman of the Sydney Financial Forum, Peter Achterstraat AM.

The Forum extends its sincere thanks to Mr Kalisch for his presentation and also to KPMG for their generosity in putting on the lunch at their Barangaroo premises.