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Who's Leading the Charge

Data Leadership Influencers50 Awards
Submitted by Robyn Francis on November 16, 2021

We're putting together THE list of the most influential policymakers, practitioners and academics in data leadership across Australia and New Zealand. 

Join us in rewarding those who champion data leadership in the region.
Nominations are NOW OPEN! 🎉


What is Data Leadership?
We view data leadership through the lens of the five Data Leadership Vitals, and the ability to use data for impactful purposes - what we call 'data activation'.

Who should nominate?
Anyone working with data to enhance social, economic and environmental outcomes can nominate themselves or their peers. Nominations are open to all sectors - public, private, academia and NGO's. If you feel you or a peer has demonstrable evidence of advancing data leadership, consider nominating yourself, or them.

How many people can you nominate?
You are welcome to nominate as many people as you like. However please consider the criteria, and ensure their experience is relevant and they have had an impact in their work.

What is the cost to enter?
There is no cost to nominate either yourself or a peer. 

When do nominations close?
The Data Leadership Influencers50 winners will be announced at Smart Cities Week. Nominations for the 2022 list close on June 30th, 2022.

How are nominations assessed?
The independent Jury reviews each nomination submission to score its level of alignment with the following criteria:

  • Advancement of the Data Leadership Vitals - purpose, privacy, security, ethics and governance
  • Leadership in data activation - by supporting insights-driven decision making using emerging approaches such as data trusts, data exchanges and Digital Twins.

How do you submit a nomination?
Head to our online portal facilitates both self-nominations and nomination of peers.