The NSW Data Analytics Centre’s (DAC) mission is to build world-class capabilities in whole-of-government data analytics to improve health and well-being, safety, social, economic and environmental outcomes for the citizens of NSW. In a world of increasing complexity, population growth and rapid change, data analytics has the potential to deliver innovation in service provisions and improve outcomes by generating new perspectives on complex problems. The NSW DAC was the first of its kind in Australia, and a model now being replicated in other jurisdictions.
NSW DAC has been working on projects designed to make our streets and roads safer, our businesses vibrant, and our environment cleaner. With a team of multidisciplinary and highly qualified personnel, and an organisational structure that fosters a creative work environment, NSW DAC is leading whole-of-government data analytics. As the trusted data user and a source of technical, methodological and practice expertise the DAC is in a unique position to assist NSW Government to realise the value of its data.
The NSW DAC collaborates with Government Agencies and approaches complex, stakeholder-oriented problems through the provision of the following services:
Using data science techniques to deliver insights to agencies to support policy development. Agile delivery teams performing analytics across multiple agencies using best-in-class visualisation tools. Modelling techniques include machine learning and deep learning.
As part of a whole of government remit, actively share insights with agencies on data analytics and data science. Work closely with Privacy Commissioner and DFSI to enable whole of government data sharing.
Managed Hub Solutions
Deliver analytical services for agencies including - ingestion, transformation, storage, sharing and visualisation.
Ideation and Innovation
Helping government harness ideas from industry and test them before committing to operational implementation. The DAC uses design thinking - an iterative process to identify alternative solutions
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