2018 New Zealand Business Analyst Forum
Keeping up with the trends and growing as a Business Analyst
28 - 29 May 2018Crowne Plaza, Auckland
Chairing the conference is
Stephen Macaskill is CEO of Dasset, New Zealand's trading platform for digital currencies such as bitcoin. He has over a decade of experience in monetary theory, commodities, and traditional financial markets. Since 2012 Stephen has been a thought leader and pioneer in the cryptocurrency space. He sits on the Alumni Board of the Foundation for Economic Education, and is the co-founder, first President, and current committee member of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an organisation dedicated to educating and advancing blockchain technology. Stephen has made presentations around the world on the topics of bitcoin, blockchain technology, monetary theory, and economics at places such as: Money 20/20, Freedom Fest, World Fair of Money, Liberty Forum, and the Foundation for Economic Education.
Keynote at the conference
If “the brand” represents the promises a company makes to its stakeholders, user experience represents that company’s delivery on its promises. Dan’s 30-year career, in New Zealand, China and, briefly, the US, has centred around building systems and improving capability within a diverse range of companies to ensure that their brand promises are relevant, realistic and compelling, and assure that that their product and service delivery matches the expectations created. This has seen Dan occupy C-level/VP roles in marketing, user experience, product design and organizational learning, as well as or participating in entrepreneurial ventures in the digital technology, education, media, professional services and social enterprise sectors. A design thinker, facilitator and executive coach who combines sharp-edged strategy with a healthy degree of pragmatism, Dan’s focus is on transferring his knowledge, skills and methods to the leaders and influencers of ambitious and adventurous Kiwi businesses.