November 2016 Event
When: Tuesday 1st November 2016 from 5:30pm (presentations start at 6:00pm).
Venue: Ara, Te Puna Wanaka Building, Christchurch
5.30pm: Networking & Welcome
6:00pm: Canterbury Tech update and industry news
6.25pm: Split into technical or business stream
Speaker: Steve Knutson, Managing Director, Stratos Technology Partners
Steve is the Managing Director of Stratos Technology Partners and leads consulting work around SharePoint and Office 365. Steve has more than 20 years of IT industry experience to clients’ projects. Past roles have included solutions architecture, systems engineering, business continuity, software development and IT planning and strategy in the local government, finance, legal, state owned enterprise, and education sectors.
Talk Title: Improving your Business Intelligence with Power BI
The ability to unlock the data you need in an accurate and timely way is an important part of making good business decisions. This can be challenging when your data is stored in an ever increasing number of places. How can you get the information you need, when you need it?
Power BI is Microsoft’s cloud based Business Intelligence solution. With Power BI you can analyse and visualise data from a wide variety of sources in one place. Your business data can be stored on-site in SQL or Oracle databases or one of many web and cloud based locations including Mailchimp, Dynamics CRM Online, Google Analytics, SalesForce, SharePoint, Facebook and OData (Open Data protocol).
Steve will present examples of how Power BI can improve your Business Intelligence, by giving you timely access to data, when and where you need it. This presentation will have something for everyone from the Digital Marketer and CFO to line managers and sales representative.
Speaker: Tasneem Gould, Product Owner – Consult, Orion Health
Should we build this, and how will it impact our product and our users? Tasneem is all about solving this question. She has a background in business analysis, keen interest and experience in technology, and is always excited to learn more about her customers, target markets and how her product is used. Tasneem is passionate about the Product Management discipline, and evangelize the art and science of building successful products.
Talk Title: “From Discovery to Delivery – The Product Owner’s Journey”
A brief overview of how an idea goes from a glimmer in the eye of a Product Manager through the process of design and development, and delivery to the customers. Includes a look at the tools and techniques used at each stage to drive the process.
Cost: Free for Canterbury Tech members and students, $20 for non members
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