The Data Leadership Influencers 50

What is the Data Influencers 50?

The Data Leadership Influencers 50 is a list of the most influential policy makers, practitioners and academics in data leadership across Australia and New Zealand.

The Data Leadership Influencers 50 are selected by an independent Jury who assess the nominations.


What is Data Leadership?

We view data leadership through two lenses: 1) advancing the five data leadership vitals and 2) activating data.

Who should nominate?

Anyone working with data to enhance social, economic and environmental outcomes can nominate themselves or their peers. Nominations are open to all sectors - public, private, academia and NGO's. If you feel you or a peer has demonstrable evidence of advancing data leadership, consider nominating yourself, or them.

How many people can you nominate?

You are welcome to nominate as many people as you like. However please consider the criteria, and ensure their experience is relevant and they have had an impact in their work.

What is the cost to enter?

There is no cost to nominate either yourself or a peer. 


When do nominations close?

The Data Leadership Influencers 50 winners are announced at the beginning of each year. Nominations for the 2022 list closes on Friday, 19 November 2021.

How are nominations assessed?

The independent Data Leadership Influencers Jury reviews each nomination submission to score its level of alignment with the following criteria:

  • Advancement of the Data Leadership Vitals - purpose, privacy, security, ethics and governance

  • Leadership in data activation - by supporting insights-driven decision making using emerging practices such as data trusts, data exchanges and Digital Twins.

How do you submit a nomination?

Our online portal makes it easy to complete a submission.


Why should I enter?

Being recognised as a mover and shaker in the data industry is a notable badge of honour. With so many entries, making the cut singles you out as a leader in the industry. Making the grade increases your industry visibility (both within your organisation and externally), opens doors to other opportunities and gives you those all-important bragging rights.


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