Publications and presentations

I speak and write regularly on the topic of international education and analytics.

Below is my presentation and publication history.

Demystifying data: unlocking the value of data-driven decision-making.

Presented at the 2017 Australian International Education Conference in Hobart, Tasmania (October 2017).

Co-lead a workshop providing practical example of how to build a growth-share matrix using Department of Education international student data in order to allow delegates to visualise market opportunities and institutional weakness when analysing international student markets.

Getting started in the data game.

Presented at the 2017 New Zealand International Education Conference in Auckland, New Zealand (August 2017).

I was invited by the New Zealand government to talk about the basic skills and mindset needed to develop a culture of data-driven decision making within international education organisations. This presentation also included a work through of an actual data set, demonstrating how to solve business problems using a data-driven approach.

The data game: Building analytics capability in international education.

Published in the IEAA Vista Magazine – summer 2017 edition (February 2017)

I authored an essay on Australia’s competitive advantage in international education data and how institutions and business should be building their analytics capabilities to take advantage of these resources.

Big data, big insight, and international education.

Presented at the 2016 Australian International Education Conference in Melbourne, Australia (October 2016).

I was part of a panel discussion alongside delegates from the Times Higher Education and IBM discussing the rise of Big Data in education and what data skills international education professionals should target in order to further their analytical proficiency.

Mine craft: A primer on turning raw data into predictive insight.

Presented at the 2016 International Education Association of Australia Marketing Special Interest Group annual meeting in Brisbane, Australia (April 2016).

I was invited by the IEAA Marketing Special Interest Group to present at their annual conference on the potential for predictive analytics to impact marketing in Australian international education.

The devil is in the data: Empowering international higher education through business analytics.

Presented at the 2015 Australian International Education Conference in Adelaide, Australia (October 2015).

I presented on the topic of how analytics and data-driven decision making will become the key method for higher education institutions in uncovering new markets, opportunities and remaining competitive in the international education industry.