News & Recent Events

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Tourism and Events Queensland Special Invite Series webinar

In this Tourism and Events Queensland Special Invite Series webinar, Paul Rybicki, Country Head of DSpark talks about the collaborative effort between DSpark and Tourism and Events Queensland in creating insights for the tourism and events industry to assist with 2020 recovery planning.

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Residents of the Northern Beaches limiting travel distance amid concerns over coronavirus outbreak

Northern Beaches residents are staying home or local amid the news of the recentcoronavirus outbreak in NSW. DSpark shows how day-to-day activities in certain suburbs have slowed down with a focus on containing, testing and waiting. However, the data shows that it’s business as usual across other parts of Sydney including Bondi.

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Visitors to Queensland from 5 New South Wales local government areas lower in 2020, but improving

In September this year, DSpark studied the movement of residents from the five “border bubble” NSW local government areas (LGAs) of Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes Severn as a result of Queensland border closures. During the month of August, it was observed the number of unique visitors from these five LGAs dropped to 870 per week. With the Queensland border reopened to these five LGAs on the 1st of October, DSpark has followed up on the movements of these residents to Queensland.

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Building a digitally inclusive society with Optus and DSpark

Kelly Bayer Rosmarin, Chief Executive Officer at Optus, recently spoke at Trans-Tasman Business Circle on how DSpark's aggregated, de-identified mobility data is helping cities understand traffic and people's movements to make better decisions. And when you apply these insights to COVID-19, how these decisions can be life-saving.

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How will travel change for 'border bubble' areas these school holidays?

DSpark looks at how residents of five NSW areas of Byron, Ballina, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Glen Innes Severn will shift travel patterns once travel restrictions ease. DSpark is using mobility data to make informed decisions. Helping local, state and national government make more informed decisions in a time of unpresidential change.

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How has daily life changed during COVID-19?

Daily life has changed dramatically for us during COVID-19. We’re staying home more, taking less daily trips and travelling shorter distances. Greater Melbourne has experienced the biggest change amongst our cities.
We look into how daily life has change for Greater Melbourne residents during COVID-19.

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TFF Media Release

With border closures across Queensland and Victoria being strengthened, tourism and transport sectors continue to be affected. DSpark has been working closely with the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) to assess the impact of these closures and monitor levels of travel across borders.

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LGA Insights: How we extract insights from Mobility Data

DSpark recently partnered with Local Government Professionals in a webinar focused on panning for economic recovery. DSpark  explored how to use mobility data – along with owned data sets – to inform agile planning during an unprecedented time of change.

For those of you who missed Local Government Professionals and DSpark's webinar: Planning for economic recovery- you can now listen and watch via the below link.

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ITS Webinar: 'Work and Life After COVID-19'

This webinar addresses how the use of mobility data strategies as a means to understand and influence behaviour will assist transport organisations to adapt to a ‘new normal’ as we adjust to life after COVID-19.

DSpark’s Country Head, Paul Rybicki and Director for Data Science, Adrian Ellison participated in ITS' Webinar: 'Work and Life After COVID-19: impacts on the approach to transport planning and modelling.’

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DSpark Partners with MIT and SA Government

DSpark has partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Adelaide’s Living Lab to develop insights designed to boost tourism in South Australia through the use of Big Data. 

Big data mobility analytics has never been more relevant than now as it plays an integral role in shaping our world and economy. This initiative aims to develop insights by leveraging DSpark data product and cutting-edge social behavioural science provided by MIT to promote tourism in South Australia.

ITS World Congress

A fantastic week at ITS World Congress 2019 at Suntec Convention centre in Singapore - with our Country Head of DSpark Australia, Paul Rybicki - presenting as part of the UTS Future Mobility Lab session on Crowd analysis and modelling.

DSpark showcased the value of transport organisations utilising mobility data analytics to better inform future planning and creating more livable cities and seamless transport options for people living in high density areas.

DSpark Partners with oOh!media on their Smart Reach Platform

DSpark’s mobile data has been integrated into oOh!media’s Smart Reach – a planning tool which enables advertisers to maximise their media spend and reach 25% more buyer audience through unmatched targeting across the media landscape. Smart Reach, has been described by CEO of oOh!, Brendon Cook, as “the most robust data grouping by location anywhere in the world.”

Big Data Boosting Tourism Growth in South Australia

DSpark has partnered with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at Adelaide’s Living Lab to develop insights designed to boost tourism in South Australia through the use of Big Data.

DSpark Partners with OOH! Media targeting Chinese Tourists visiting Australia

DSpark has partnered with oOh!media, Australia's leading Out-Of-Home media company, in a study aimed at helping advertisers better engage the Chinese tourist market.

QMS Media Unveils Data Platform for OOH Insights & Measurement

Digital outdoor media company, QMS Media, has today launched its industry first intelligent data and insights platform DYNAMiQ, that will deliver clients a greater understanding of their audiences to more effectively plan and execute in today’s growing digital out-of-home (DOOH) sector.

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LGA Insights: How we extract insights from Mobility Data

DSpark recently partnered with Local Government Professionals in a webinar focused on panning for economic recovery. DSpark  explored how to use mobility data – along with owned data sets – to inform agile planning during an unprecedented time of change.

For those of you who missed Local Government Professionals and DSpark's webinar: Planning for economic recovery- you can now listen and watch via the below link.

View Replay

ITS Webinar: 'Work and Life After COVID-19'

This webinar addresses how the use of mobility data strategies as a means to understand and influence behaviour will assist transport organisations to adapt to a ‘new normal’ as we adjust to life after COVID-19.

DSpark’s Country Head, Paul Rybicki and Director for Data Science, Adrian Ellison participated in ITS' Webinar: 'Work and Life After COVID-19: impacts on the approach to transport planning and modelling.’

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DSpark Presents at UTS & AI Forum

UTS recently invited DSpark Country Head – Paul Rybicki to participate in their Transport and AI Research Forum during December. A great forum to discuss the role mobility data will play in planning the future of transport.

This event brought fresh insight into the power of science through data and AI solutions, the true government needs for managing transport problems and the need to always innovative in adopting industrial solutions.