The Big Data and Analytics Forum 2023 will be held in Melbourne on Thursday, September 14. To book your ticket, please visit our registration page.

This year's forum is part of day two of The Future of HVAC 2023. The program for the conference will be made available soon via

Thursday, September 14
Time (AEST) Session Speaker
7.30–8.30am Women of AIRAH breakfast
Please note: This is a special event and is not included with your Big Data and Analytics Forum registration. To reserve your spot, please visit this page.
Lisa Hogben
National Association of Women in Construction
8.30–9.00am Registration arrival tea and coffee
9.00–9.10am Welcome address AIRAH
9.10–9.50am Keynote address 
Automation and the grid: The rise of grid-interactive, efficient buildings

Cindy Zhu
Prescriptive Data

(Live virtual presentation)

9.50–10.30am Keynote address
Sustainability simplified: Sustainable transformation expressed as a data problem
Rob Aldrich
Grosvenor Engineering Group
10.30–11.00am Morning tea
11.00–11.25am NCC 2022/Green Star metering and monitoring case studies Ken Thomson, F.AIRAH
Fusion HVAC
11.25–11.50am Is the BMS getting left behind in a world of technology? Where will the BMS be in 10 years? Bryce Anderson, M.AIRAH
Lifecycle Controls


Panel session
Enhancing the value of data: When to – and when not to – deploy data ontologies

Rob Huntington, M.AIRAH – emeseye

David Blanch – Bitpool
Jon Clarke, M.AIRAH – Dexus
Michael Berger – Conserve It
Sean Reed, Affil.AIRAH – Switch Automation
12.40–1.30pm Lunch
1.30–1.55pm The journey to smart – Uplifting a property portfolio's performance with investments in technologies, integration, and data Adam Reeman
Reeman Consulting

Pete Swanson, Affil.AIRAH
Mott Macdonald
1.55–2.20pm Unlocking a new era for building safety and efficiency with smart building analytics technology Paul Crothers
2.20–2.45pm Innovating against the odds: Overcoming the cartel, communications, and contamination Shereen Erikli
Crown Resorts

Lina Le


Scoping the digital innovation opportunity for energy productivity in non-residential buildings Stephen White, F.AIRAH
3.05–3.40pm Afternoon tea
3.40–4.05pm How the intersection of standardised and validated data models, big data analytics will deliver better outcomes to achieve decarbonisation and net zero in our building stock Michael Berger
Conserve It


Panel session
Powering a smarter future

Roshan Gill, M.AIRAH – Grosvenor Engineering Group

Grace Foo, M.AIRAH – DeltaQ
Iain Stewart, Affil.AIRAH – Exergenics
James Giannikos, Affil.AIRAH – ISPT
Stephen White, F.AIRAH – CSIRO
5.00–5.05pm Closing address AIRAH

Please note: The event organisers retain the right to alter or amend any of the details of the event, or any other matter associated with the event.