08 July 2019

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm


Academy Xi, 48 Druitt Street, Sydney 2000

Event Description

Data is all around us. In fact, 80% of all the current data in the world today was only created in the last two years. From individuals and global companies, we’re all looking towards making informed decisions — whether it’s understanding the percentage of returns in a product we’re about to buy, all the way to companies learning international consumer trends.

The Data Science and Analytics industry is an attractive one. According to Indeed, the average Data Scientist in Australia earns $120,000 a year, with demand for data roles to continue increasing in coming years.

If a career in data is something you may be interested in, how do you get started?

At our panel, learn why a career in data should be your next career move. The night will entail:

  • An overview of the Data Science and Analytics industry
  • A comprehensive panel discussion with a data analyst, course instructor, and leading recruiter
  • Open Q&A for any questions  you may have


Joel Stein

Associate Director & Data/BI Recruitment Specialist at Precision Sourcing Australia

Joel has spent 10 years working at Precision Sourcing as a leading data recruiter. He manages a team of successful consultant across all skill sets within the data world. He is very active in the community and is a founder of the Women in Data Group and the Rugby League Datajam series as well as being an active speaker at events. Joel brings a wealth of knowledge as to what hiring managers look for in data professionals and has a history of delivering into some of Australia’s best companies.

Hazel Cooper

Conduct Risk Analyst at Westpac

Hazel has worked with Westpac as a Conduct Risk Analyst and previously, a Financial Crime Analyst. Her career began in PR and Marketing, where she progressed to a Senior PR Account Executive Role with TC Communications. Hazel continued to support marketing functions as a Membership Acquisition and Engagement Coordinator with Diabetes NSW & ACT. Having identified the value of data analysis to inform acquisition strategies and measure the success of fundraising appeals, Hazel undertook study in Data Analytics. This helped her to transition into a Data Insights Analyst role with Diabetes NSW & ACT. Hazel continues to build her career in the field, and is happy to share her journey with students looking to make the leap.

Felipe Rego

Data Science and Analytics Partner

Felipe is a leading advanced analytics and data science partner, working with teams in a range of different organisations and helping them build, manage and enhance their data science and analytics capabilities. He has a unique combination of in-depth technical expertise and many years of business experience - making him a valuable partner to organisations that need help bridging the gap between the technical and business worlds. Felipe is also an analytics instructor with experience disseminating practical and actionable data infrastructure, cloud, analytics and visualisation techniques in both classrooms and online settings.

Dates and fees


08 July 2019

6:00 pm ~ 7:30 pm



Academy Xi,
48 Druitt Street,
Sydney 2000

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