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Welcome cocktail reception, Tuesday 18 September 6:00–8:00pm, open to all delegates! Venue: Penny Royal
 
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Rico Namay

Ministry of Education, New Zealand
Principal Analyst
Analytics, research and evaluation enthusiast; music and film fan; food lover; and not necessarily in that order.

Although Rico has no degrees in music, film nor food he holds degrees in Mathematics and Applied Mathematics and has done studies in Statistics, Econometrics and Optimsation.

Rico is a research and evaluation (r&e) and analytics practitioner and has been leading teams of r&e and analytics professionals for more than 10 years. He led the team that won the 2015 Excellence in Public Sector Evaluation Award from the Australasian Evaluation Society.

A firm believer in the transformative power of research, evaluation and analytics, Rico thinks that r&e and analytics have a strong role to play in combatting fake news and reckless tweets.