2021 Melbourne Business Analytics Datathon

The 4th Annual Business Analytics Datathon will showcase how advanced analytics can 'transform decision making' with more than 250 competitors battling it out to come up with creative solutions to challenges using government and corporate data. Finalist teams will present their pitches at the 2021 Melbourne Business Analytics Conference finale for a chance at the $25,000 prize money.

Who should register?

The Datathon is aimed at both corporate and student teams with not only advanced analytics and data science capabilities, but the ability to generate and communicate insight to ‘transform decision making’. The total prize money is $25,000, including a student team prize of $5,000.

Event details

The event will be held at Melbourne Business School and kicks off Saturday 27 February 2021, culminating with the finalists’ pitches at the finale of the Melbourne Business Analytics Conference on Thursday 11 March 2021. See the Datathon website for further details.


2019 Datathon finalist presentations and award ceremony:

Finalist presentations

Winning teams

Winner - "QUANTIUM"

Return On Bowling Optimisation Tool (ROBOT) 

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Team members: Alistair Knox, Dhairaya Agarwal, Liam Gage Brown, Nitish Arora & Oliver Stannus

Runners-up - "TRUST AN ENGINEER"

How to be the Hero - The Science and Art of Bowling at the Death

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Team members: Adrian Eassom, Ryan Fahlbusch, David Gunn & Kanishka Jayasinghe

Third place & top student team - "MASTER OF BUSINESS ANALYTICS"

The Equity Engine - A Probabilistic Simulator for Quantifying On-Field Equity of AFL Fixtures

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Team members: Thomas Duke, Yougun Han, Haiying He, Ben Ong, Cynthia Zhang & Bill Zhong