2018 Business Intelligence Summit (BI)

Transforming BI services to add value to data

Event Details


Registration and coffee
Welcome from the Chair
Philip Seamark, Principal Consultant, Radcad
Examining emerging trends within BI
Recognising signs of the dynamic data economy and its opportunities for the future
  • The age of Machine, Platform and Crowd
  • Designing your strategy for defense and offense
  • The changing nature of decision support
Sam Daish, Head of Data Innovation, Xero
The other intelligence – the opportunities for AI and NLP within Business Intelligence
  • From intelligent machine to virtual human - the journey of humanising digital interfaces 
  • Utilising emotional data from markets to enable a 360-degree customer experience 
  • Effectively capturing NLP data from visual and auditory channels 
Liam Malone, Business Development Manager, Soul Machines
Morning break
Making sense of the unstructured data by cognitive computing and ML
  • Gaining business value from unstructured text by leveraging NER and emotion detection
  • Running predictive analytics on large volumes of text data
  • Using machine learning algorithms and NLP to extract insights from unstructured data
Eloy Gonzales, Senior Data Scientist, The Warehouse Group
Exploring analytics to drive BI solutions
Hybrid BI - Taking decision-making and insights to the next level with real-time predictive analytics
  • Utilising collected data to customise content based on user behaviour
  • Making real-time information streams appear relevant to each user group
  • Using prescriptive and descriptive analytics to mine cause-effective scenarios for investigation
Pieta Brown, Manager - Data & Analytics, PwC
Delivering Big Data using Kaizen
  • Tying Big Data to business strategy
  • Big Data meets Lean data
  • Delivering Big Data Platform and Insights through incremental steps
Dnyanesh Prabhu, Head of Data, Tower Insurance
Lunch break
Putting BI into business strategy
Case Study: Implementing an internal BI consultancy service
  • Integrating BI within business to allow easier access to information
  • Tackling coordinated BI project implementation across organisations
  • Empowering trust in analytics and algorithms to dispel right and relevant information
Andrew Kerr, Business Intelligence Developer, Cigna
Case Study: Leveraging Business Application Platform to Support Digital Transformation
  • Building user-centric analytics to enable business users to track real-time KPIs and identify challenges and bottlenecks
  • Empowering users to act on the analytics and automate manual business processes through rapid app development
  • Deploying the right business intelligence technologies to support enterprise-wide digital transformation
Dr. Xiaoyan (BAI) Bai, Information and Analytics Manager, ICT & Ports Of Auckland
Mike Osborne, Head of Engineering, Port Operations & Ports of Auckland
Afternoon break
Creating the path toward data-driven business vision
  • Investing in BI technology frameworks to push organisational performance
  • Avoiding the trap of over-focusing on platforms vs too little focus on strategy
  • How much data is too much?
Anthony Belsham, Chief Executive Officer, Fronde Systems
Summary remarks from the Chair and networking drinks
Philip Seamark, Principal Consultant, Radcad
Welcome back from the Chair
Philip Seamark, Principal Consultant, Radcad
Using technological innovation to add value to BI
Case Study: Using BI & Analytics on the Cloud to digitise the global supply chain
  • Analytics and Big Data is core to our digital transformation
  • Being Cloud-based is enabling industry collaboration
  • Learnings from our journey and the challenges ahead
Lauren Percy, Head of Architecture, Kotahi
Data vaults vs data lakes - Architectural considerations for structured and unstructured data
  • Matching data lakes and data-vaults with organisational systems, culture and processes
  • Choosing on-premise or Cloud-based storage options
  • Real world considerations for best practice implementations    
Phillip Higgins, Business Consultant, Higgins Consulting
Morning break
Case study: Transforming your BI/BA operating model - The NZ Police story

Gain first-hand insights into how NZ Police bootstrapped its business intelligence operating model to unlock analytical insights from its data

Gavin Knight, Chief Data Scientist, NZ Police
Spatial knowledge makes Business a science, not an art: Maximising spatial knowledge to solve real-world business problems
  • How key NZ businesses are using spatial information for insights and business planning
  • What’s hot? The latest and newest spatial tools available for business
  • Forward thinking. Business innovation and spatial information of the future
Matti Seikkula, Chief Information Officer, e-Spatial
Lunch break
Panel Discussion: Taking the first step to data-driven operations - Preserving the quality of your information
  • Measuring and managing data to improve overall data quality in relation to business goals
  • Improving agility on data governance processes to relate to strategy
  • Cutting out technical debt and legacy systems from data management processes
Nina Herriman, Data & Analytics Manager, AA Insurance
Tristin King, Head of Technology, JUCY Group
Amanda Parkes, Information Architect, Cyma
Martin Norgrove, Chief Technology Officer, NOW Consulting
Vikash Kumar, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Team Leader, Wine-Searcher
Combining engagement, visualisation and information - Examining the GenNext of automated and agile dashboards
  • Creating rooms for continuous integration with changing KPIs and strategy
  • Separating visualisation narratives to cater to beginner and expert mentalities
  • Measuring the business impact and call to action of information presented
Lydia Bandzo, Solution Delivery Manager - BI, BNZ
Jay Strydom, Manager - Architecture and Solutions, BNZ
Tracking the practical application of report visualisation
  • The user’s perspective on visualisation as means of enhancing business insight
  • Obtaining value from data
  • Lessons learned along the visualisation and reporting deployment journey
Nalar Mohamed, Capital Performance Manager, Auckland Transport
Closing Remarks from the Chair and end of Conference
Philip Seamark, Principal Consultant, Radcad
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