ATO Data, Analytics and Digital Innovation + Datathon Q&A

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RMIT Building 12 (Gillespie Building)

402 Swanston St · Melbourne

How to find us

12.12.02. (room 2 on the 12th floor of building 12). Enter building 12 or building 14, take the lifts to level 12, and the room is right in front of the lift when it opens.

Location image of event venue


5:30 >> arrive
5:35 - 7pm >> ATO talk
7-7:15 >> break / pizza
7:15 ++ Datathon update

Note: It's first in best dressed. We expect there to be an audience transition during the break, so please come at 7 if you want to see the datathon updates as we expect there to be room.


The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is one of the largest government departments of Australia. It administrates Australia’s tax and superannuation systems, and plays a vital role to contribute to the economic and social wellbeing of Australians.

The ATO is renowned for digital transformation and data analytics domestically and internationally. It has a large number of digital services and data science systems in production.

This event gives the audience a rare opportunity to see how data and digital innovation, and data science and analytics are productionised and industrialised in a large organisation.

It is big data in action and it is real.


Veli Fikret is a Senior Director of Data Management at the Australian
Taxation Office.

Veli has 18 years’ experience in the Government Sector where he has
held positions in Public Administration, Law, Finance, Human Resource
and Transformational Change.

Veli's current focus is on Data Management Practice, Data Governance
and Data Ethics.

Veli’s qualifications and background include Information Technology,
Education and Training, Linguistics, Policy, Law and Tax


Ying Yang is a Senior Director of Data Science at the Australian
Taxation Office.

Ying leads a large data science team and has delivered many
high-impact, large-scale and complex projects that are high-profile for
the government and the Australian community.

Ying and her team are renowned for industrialising data science to
transform businesses into data-driven, client-centric and contemporary
services, and have won numerous awards.

Datathon Updates
There will be a couple of teams demonstrating what they have so far in the 'spot the difference' competition and the organisers of both tracks will be there to answer any questions.