Business of Data event: UNSW Business School

A key message was how to use data to differentiate yourself in the marketplace. Bad data science is the biggest challenge today as there is a shortage of good data scientists/analysts – there is a gap between Government and the private sector in this regard and B to B is lagging behind B to C.

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Teresa Dao
Facing Equality Launch at University of NSW

I have led a global and challenging life in 6 countries. As the mother of a son on the autism spectrum, I was driven to speak up about the need for better services and better lives for all people with a disability or mental illness in Australia. My advocacy as a carer has made a difference and I feel honoured to be selected as a role model in this Facing Equality Exhibition at UNSW Business School.

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Teresa Dao
People with Intellectual Disability Experiencing University Life

This was a round table on “People with Intellectual Disability Experiencing University Life” plus the launch of the book of the same name. Really interesting discussion at this event and many key thinkers in the disability space were present. Education is a key component in forging a world that has inclusion and it all starts at the school age level. Real inclusion means active participation and valuing each other’s contribution.

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Teresa Dao
One Size Shoe Does not Fit All

I really enjoyed my first attendance at the NDS organised “NDIS Leaders Breakfast” in Sydney where there were more than 200 attendees. Centro ASSIST has recently become an NDS Industry Support Member and we had a booth in February at the Victorian NDS conference. The first speaker was Dr Helen Nugent, Chair of the NDIA and she spoke about the 7 priority areas that the Agency is working to improve.

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Teresa Dao