Discover how big data is being used to assist government transport and tourism agencies plan and track economic recovery post-COVID-19.
Australians have been resilient and successful in navigating the pandemic, however the ways people travel, live, work and play have changed as a result. Understanding the new ‘normal’ and tracking the changes are critical to the recovery policy and planning process.
– Paul Rybicki, Country Head of DSpark, the mobility data experts who provide insights to government agencies and tourism related sectors.
– Margy Osmond, Chief Executive Officer, Tourism & Transport Forum Australia (TTF), the peak industry group for tourism, transport and aviation sectors.
– Current state of travel and tourism in Australia and how changes with border closures and travel restrictions have impacted the country
– How TTF uses data and insights to advocate for the industries it represents
– The challenges and opportunities for local government post COVID-19 as they navigate the new ‘normal,’ and how mobility data and insights can help to inform the recovery planning and management process.
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Meet our experts
Paul Rybicki – Country Head, DSpark
Paul is Country Head of Singtel-owned DSpark, a business that transforms mobility data into insights for organisations around Australia. Since 2015, Paul’s leadership has enabled the organisation to become a respected pioneer in processing large geo-spatial temporal mobility data to deliver intelligence on people and places using the highest data privacy standards. DSpark is all about understanding how people move, where they go and what they do, empowering organisations to map their strategy around where people live, work and play.
Prior to heading up DSpark, Paul spent 5 years running OTT and content products across Optus, most notably launching Australia’s first OTT sports service. Prior to this, he worked at Foxtel and BSkyB heading up data science and insights after having worked extensively across APAC and Europe in management consulting for large scale telco and media operators.
Margy Osmond – Chief Executive Officer, Tourism & Transport Forum
Margy has extensive experience in policy development and advocacy, politics, membership organisations, management, media and public relations. Before joining TTF, Margy was the inaugural CEO of the Australian National Retailers’ Association (ANRA), now the Retail Council, which was established in 2006 as a lobby and research organisation to be the voice of the large national retailers in Australia. Prior to this, Margy was the CEO of the State and Sydney Chambers of Commerce in NSW for five years.
Margy has a wide range of Board experience having been Chair of the NSW TAFE Commission Board and Chair of the Australian Sports Foundation, Deputy Chair of Tourism NSW, and served on the Boards of the Australian Sports Commission, Bell Shakespeare, the Retail Employees Superannuation Trust, NSW Major Events, the NSW Police Minister’s Advisory Board and NSW State Transit Authority. Margy also chaired the bid and official Organising Committee for the largest non-elite sporting event in the world, the International World Masters Games, held in Sydney in 2009.