2018 Business Intelligence Summit (BI)

Transforming BI services to add value to data

26 - 27 Mar 2018Grand Millennium, Auckland
Event Details

Ganesh Selvaraj

Data Science, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence Consultant.

Ganesh Selvaraj is working in the data domain for more than a decade, specializing in Business Intelligence, Data Science, Big Data & NoSql, Semantics, and Artificial Intelligence. He is also a PhD researcher trying to predict quality problems using artificial intelligence methodologies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He has published several industry and research papers in international conferences.

Dnyanesh Prabhu

Enterprise Data Architect

SKY TV New Zealand

Dnyanesh is the Enterprise Data architect at SKY TV NZ. He started various data initiatives in SKY including the big data initiative which is helping transform SKY into a data driven organization. The SKY big data use case was shortlisted for Data Impact Awards - NY 2016. He was invited to present SKY big data case study in Strata Hadoop Conference –Singapore 2016 and Gartner Data Summit - Feb 2017. He has more than 16 years of experience in consulting, managing, designing and architecting data solutions for multinational corporations like Warner Brothers, 20th Century Fox, Aviva, ANZ and Westpac. Dnyanesh is TOGAF certified Enterprise Architect and Teradata masters certified professional.

Jay Strydom

Manager, Architecture & Solutions - Business Intelligence


Jay is the architecture and solutions manager for finance services and operations at BNZ with 15+ years of commercial experience. Jay’s passion lies in applying software engineering practices to produce simple solutions to solve complex real-life business problems. Diverse skill set includes innovation, process improvement, influencing and taking ownership of user experience initiatives, coaching and providing technical leadership to a range of specialists at BNZ.

Lydia Bandzo

Solution Delivery Manager - Business Intelligence


Lydia is a Business Intelligence Solution Delivery Manager at BNZ with over ten years of project management experience, where 9 years were exclusively dedicated to BI programmes of work. Lydia is very passionate about data driven environments, and the power of information delivery. Lydia is now leading BI Solution Delivery Team of 12 ETL, BO, Tableau, Application developers, and Scrum Masters delivering on the BNZ financial and enterprise reporting.

Malcolm Fletcher

A qualified librarian and with working across almost every aspect of IT, Malcolm has watched data warehouses rise and grown into where they stand today. He has built data warehouses, targeted email campaigns as well as all manner of business logic.

Rivindu Perera


Auckland University of Technology

Senior R&D Engineer

McCarthy Finch

Rivindu Perera completed a BEng (Hons) Software Engineering degree at University of Westminster and a PhD in Computer Science at Auckland University of Technology. He has published more than 30 research articles in Semantic Web and Natural Language Processing domains, and has also worked in the capacity of technical advisor and consultant for organizations which focus on cutting edge research and development. He is currently working as a researcher at Auckland University of Technology and as the senior R&D engineer at McCarthy Finch.

Pieta Brown

Manager - Data & Analaytics


Pieta brings a real passion for data and analytics, technical expertise, practical common sense and the ability to see the big picture to PwC’s clients. She’s focused on doing work that really adds value and can be measured. Pieta believes broad thinking form multiple disciplines is critical to analytics success and her data science ‘dream team’ comprises technical expertise alongside psychology, anthropology and design.
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