About Data Digger
The aim of datadigger.com.au is to aggregate government, industry and commercial data so that consumers, students and professionals can access data in one place – a one stop shop. Data Digger has been established with a view to simplifying the statistics released across the economy that are either too hard to find, not available or too daunting to access.
Data Digger welcomes new ideas and feedback on how to improve our offering.
Dan Petrie, Owner and Principal
Dan Petrie has a data pedigree honed over many years of analysing economic, political and financial statistics as Bloomberg LP’s Economic Data Editor for the Australia and New Zealand regions.
As a journalist, Dan covered seven Australian budgets and five New Zealand budgets, worked in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong, interviewed prime ministers and chief executives as part of his remit with Bloomberg News.
Dan’s mandate at Bloomberg included overseeing the group’s heavily followed Economic Calendar, surveying of economists around upcoming key economic reports and being a pioneer of data journalism for the news division of Bloomberg.
Dan has appeared on Sky News, Channel Nine, and 2GB radio as well as having articles published in the Australian Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and news.com.au.
Dan uses his skill as a power MS Excel user with expertise in drilling into large datasets, spreadsheets and legacy databases to provide streamlined easy to use tables and charts for Data Digger subscribers.
Dan has worked at Bloomberg LP, Macquarie Bank, Queensland Government, Teradata, Reach (Telstra-PCCW JV) and British Telecom.