Unblocking the flow of data. Danny Fitzgerald, Fulton Hogan


Organisations who are strongly focused on data-driven decision making have four per cent higher productivity overall, and six per cent higher profits, according to the Harvard Business Review.  Data-driven, or evidence based, decision making relies on the provision of timely, accurate, useful information, however many organisations still struggle to facilitate the healthy management practices that are required to underpin good quality data.  In this presentation, Fulton Hogan will reflect on our experience of providing a live drainage inspections dashboard to over thirty road maintenance contracts across New Zealand.  Poor data management in relation to these assets has the potential to impact our renewal programme development, investment decision making, asset valuations and Level of Service delivery.  We will share what we believe are the hurdles to good quality data, and what we have done to tackle them, to ensure the data contained in this and other critical datasets are fit for purpose.

Danny Fitzgerald works for Fulton Hogan as the Information Systems Manager for Road Maintenance within the National Asset Management support team.  He is responsible for identifying, and subsequently implementing, technology that improves both the efficiency of Fulton Hogan’s road maintenance business, and Fulton Hogan’s appeal as a contractor, in New Zealand. He is passionate about pairing people with technology, and takes great satisfaction and pride in producing quality outcomes for Fulton Hogan’s people and business.