Join us at Australia's most exclusive and influential Big Data and AI conference, taking your place alongside more than 100 senior technology leaders and data strategists who are redesigning the future of information technology.

The Big Data & AI Leaders Summit offers you the opportunity to

  • Be the first to discover the future trends in global data technologies
  • Enhance your understanding of the new AI technology that’s making the future happen today
  • Identify new opportunities to improve business analysis and digitalisation
  • Build your network of technology and data leaders

Our Big Data & AI Leaders Summits have always been popular for good reason – but this will be the best yet!

Summit Topics Include:

  • Going Deep With AI: How Deep Learning Will Disrupt Business Analytics
  • Data, Analytics And The Search For "Brand Safety"
  • Chatbots and the future of Customer Intelligence
  • Implementing Data Analytic Strategies
  • Does AI Provide A Competitive Advantage For Businesses?
  • Real World Applications of Machine Intelligence

And much more...

What You’ll Gain:

MAINTAIN a reputation as a leader in big data and artificial intelligence

LEARN the new skills, techniques and tools you’ll need for business growth

CREATE & DEVELOP your data and AI strategy

ENHANCE your professional network, with opportunities to network and collaborate with technology leaders and fellow senior executives

STRENGTHEN your professional development and gain certificate for professional excellence


We’ve hand-picked our Big Data & AI Leaders Summit speakers for their expertise, experience and influence in data and AI technology and strategy and they all have important, impactful things to say. We know that you’ll get a lot out of them.

The summit will gather the most influential, knowledgeable and innovative AI and data leaders across the globe. But they also must have that “special something”; it could be a unique human touch, a truly individual mind, or the courage to take their organisation through hell and back – and win. We’ve found that this kind of person gives the best to our clients, and gets the best from them.

But we don’t know everybody. If you’re a maverick or an imagineer in the business intelligence landscape, with proven, exciting results, please do consider becoming a Forward Leading speaker. Get in touch. We’d love to find out more about you. Reach out to Pearl Cheng today!

Speakers include:

What to expect

Speakers Title

Our agendas consist of global and regional leading experts, curating talks on the latest hot topics and allowing you to understand the key take-aways from any presentation.


An exclusive event that boasts various activities for in-depth learning, experience sharing and effective networking, including keynotes, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and much more.


A strict vendor and industry ratio control to avoid sales pitches and focus on real learnings and the exchange of relevant and effective knowledge.


A cross-industry mix of speakers and attendees to learn, network and collaborate through various interactive social sessions, including social breaks, buffet lunches, cocktail reception and Executive Dinner.


We co-develop the Summit Agenda with our data and AI Leaders group so you can expect a variety of activities, sessions and networking opportunities that will really maximise what you gain.

We’re just finalising this year’s agenda but please check back soon for the full agenda.

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Overview

  • 09:00 – 09:45

    by Head of Quantitative Analysis, Commonwealth Bank

  • 09:45 – 10:30

    by Lead Data Scientist, G3N1U5

  • 10:30 – 11:00

    AM Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 11:30

    by Head of Data Science & Data Analytics, Canon Australia

  • 11:30 – 12:00

    by Senior Director, Data Science, ATO

  • 12:00 – 12:30

    Deep Ice-breaking - Get Ready for the AI Challenges

  • 13:00 – 14:00


  • 14:00 – 14:30

    by Senior Business Architect, Data strategy, Commonwealth Bank

  • 14:30 – 15:00

    by Head of Customer Analytics, Capgemini

  • 15:00 – 15:30

    PM Coffee Break

  • 15:30 – 16:00

    by General Manager, Analytics, Sportsbet

  • 16:00 – 17:00

    Panel Discussion: Does AI provide a competitive advantage for business?

  • 17:30 – 19:00

    Networking Drinks Reception

  • 08:00 – 08:50


  • 08:50 – 09:00

    Chairperson Overview

  • 09:00 – 09:30

    by Data Analytics and AI/ML Specialist, Google APAC

  • 09:30 – 10:00

    by Director, Emerging Data & Methods, Australian Bureau of Statistics

  • 10:00 – 10:30

    by Head of Data & Analytics, QBE

  • 10:30 – 11:00

    AM Coffee Break

  • 11:00 – 11:30

    by Director of Data & Analytics, amaysim

  • 11:30 – 12:00

    by Head of Blockchain Data Analytics, Centrality

  • 12:00 – 12:30

    by Manager, AI Music Composer, AIVA Technologies

  • 12:30 – 14:00


  • 14:00 – 14:30

    by CEO, DAITUM

  • 14:30 – 15:00

    by Senior Lecturer, Data Science, James Cook University

  • 15:00 – 15:30

    PM Coffee Break

  • 15:30 – 16:45

    In this workshop, Eric will share with the audiences his thoughts on the future of AI and it's impact on society in general and on the business world as well. This workshop if from Eric's previous internal presentation at Microsoft.

    by Chief Architect, Microsoft

  • 16:45 – 17:00

    End of the Summit

The Venue

Located next to the serene views of the bay side, relax and enjoy the luxuries of the InterContinental Sydney Double Bay. This exclusive and lavish retreat offers hospitality at is finest together with a full range of luxury facilities, including the exclusive Club InterContinental lounge, day spa and 24 hour gym.

Don't miss out on excellent room rates for our Summit delegates. Click the exclusive Big Data & AI Leaders Summit Reservation Link to book your stay.

Sponsors and Media Partners

We’re always looking for go-ahead, fascinating sponsors to align with our global leadership Summits which are packed full of senior connectivity potential. Our delegates are very select so we limit the number of sponsors for each of our Summits but if your values connect with ours, please reach out to Thomas. We’d love to welcome you to our tribe!

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It’s easy to get onboard and start benefitting instantly. Either enrol at a Summit or sign up for an annual membership.