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A global rising star in the fields of data management and insight
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Simon Kuestenmacher is a rising star globally in the field of data management and insight. He is Director of Research at The Demographics Group and a monthly columnist with The Australian newspaper. Simon is an engaging speaker who backs his opinion with data and evidence.
Simon is a rising star in data animation and interpretation. In just two years he has amassed 100,000 followers globally who enjoy his insights and his quirky observational style.
In May, Simon was named one of the world’s Top 50 influencers in data science by carto.com. Simon speaks on demographic trends, consumer insights and cultural change in Australia. His work is best appreciated by groups from the financial services, property, education, technology, retail and professional services industries.
Degrees of Success: How Education and Skills are Reshaping the Australian Workforce
Speak to educators and they will say it is all about STEM, science, technology, engineering and mathematics, but is this the case? Longitudinal census data suggests that there is a range of skills that can deliver career success. Let Simon take you through the numbers to his compelling conclusion.
Do Not Find Your Niche, Make Your Mark: Career Advice for the Young and for Parents
The workforce is polarising into the highly skilled and the unskilled which is all very well if there is a ladder enabling the unskilled to skill up. In this presentation Simon takes his audience through the skill sets and the policy setting required to enable young Australians make their mark.
From Seoul to Sydney, from Munich to Melbourne: Trawling Global Cities for Ideas to Create
Australias capital cities are amongst the fastest growing in the Western world. We need to be best worlds practice in urban planning. In this presentation Simon scans the globe to identify cities and regions on the rise and in decline and each with a story and a lesson to tell. Australian planners ignore these global trends at their peril.
Ideas for Australian Agribusiness: Mining Datasets to Uncover New Markets for our Farmers and Grower
Simon speaks passionately about how Australia might be a place of drought and flooding rains but trawl the data and bright spots are always evident. New crops, new techniques, new locations and new lifestyle trends are forever creating new opportunities for Aussie agribusiness.
Identifying Australias Best Towns: Understanding the Metrics Behind our Leading Rural Communities
In March 2018, The Demographics Group ran a feature in The Weekend Australian Magazine on Australias best country towns. Goondiwindi and Griffith came out tops and, in this presentation you will find out what it is that makes a town great.
Navigating the Gender Factor: Using Data to Show how Men and Women are Remunerated Job-by-Job in the
Which jobs deliver best remuneration for men and women? Which of these jobs are women closing the gap? And are there any high-paying jobs where women are better remunerated than men. Nothing sharpens debate like the facts and in this presentation Simon delivers the data behind the gender factor.
Reimagining the Way We Work: How New Technologies, New Generations and New Skills are Changing
The Australian workforce is growing and morphing, shedding some jobs and creating others. It is a minefield for the uninitiated or for the ill informed. In this presentation Simon unpacks the common denominators behind what is working and what is not in the world of work. If you are in the workforce you need to hear this!
That's not a map, this is a map: Latest Techniques in Communicating with Data
There was a time when a map was a map but not so today. Today there is animation and enhanced data capture and presentation techniques. Simon is one of Australias leading data scientists with a worldwide following for his mapping and unique way of looking at data. Showcases some of the best data animations gleaned globally.
Twitter Story: How to Create a Global Social-Media Brand for Yourself Within 2 Years
It is all about branding and being able to project your thinking and values onto a bigger stage. That is the point of social media and increasingly it is part of every workers professional persona. Simon is well on his way to 200k global followers across Twitter and LinkedIn. Here are some lessons on how you can do it too.