Dr Matthew Spencer

Chief Data & Analytics Officer New Zealand

Dr Matthew Spencer

Job Title: Chief Analytics Officer

Company: Ministry of Social Development (MSD)

Matt is the Chief Analytics Officer at the Ministry of Social Development.  He is a passionate advocate for helping New Zealanders through the use of data and analysis.  Matt previously learned to appreciate the importance of communicating complex technical ideas in simple terms as a high school physics teacher.  Prior to this Matt very much enjoyed his time developing software in a number of organizations including the application development group at Ohio Legislative Information Systems. Today he still enjoys exploring software coding in his spare time.   Matt first developed a passion for data analysis and statistics through research in Physics that lead to a Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.  After graduating he performed postdoctoral work at The Ohio State University.   When not at work he enjoys spending time with his wife, Maria, his two daughters Cindy and Katie, and their dachshund Roxie.

Speaking at the following:

11:20 - 11:55
Data-Driven Leaders Panel: Operationalise and Monetise… Putting Data to Work

Data is now recognised as a business asset, the current struggle is to quantify its value and ultimate monetise it. To gather enough momentum to deliver truly exceptional results that create competitive advantage, new business opportunities and deliver effective customer experience, strong data-centric leaders are required to spearhead a data enabled organisation. Design and deliver:… Read more.