2020 Business Intelligence Summit
Embracing BI as an integral part of business success
30 - 31 Mar 2020Heritage, Auckland
Manager - Business Intelligence & Learner Analytics
Director - Learning Innovation and Insight
Eastern Institute of Technology
Kowhai – Contract Project Lead
Tristin believes that technology teams (be they permanent or project teams) are frequently guilty of losing sight of why they exist and also, what is the value (to the business) of the service they provide. In a business context, the technology unit does not exist to be a gatekeeper, nor does it exist to wrap layers of automation around “broken” processes. He thinks for a technology unit to be successful it must: -Understand not only what the business does but why they do it -Provide a right-size level of governance that facilitates delivery of business objectives without hindrance -Have a strategic vision with a horizon more distant than the business itself, IT must anticipate and not react -Be built on a foundation of like-minded and business-focused individuals with a common set of goals and values -Communicate with the business in a language that the business understands, IT facilitates business decisions but should not make decisions for the business. Tristin builds teams around the above in order to ensure successful delivery of key technology initiatives and transformation.
Senior Manager Analytics Transformation
Kitty Ling is a passionate and customer focused retailer specialising in retail analytics and business enablement. She has a blend of experiences in all business functions from Buy, Move to Sell and strategy development. Her current role in Woolworths NZ involves developing and leading the Analytics Transformation Roadmap to support capability build, driving end to end business decisions by embedding analytics products and toolkits. She also leads the Master Data enablement functions and Woolworths attribute strategy. Kitty’s expertise includes leading the business through change and transformation to new technologies, unlocking values by embedding new toolkits and analytics products into the business core trading rhythm. Process improvement and efficiency gain through the optimisation of analytics and insights. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Operation Management from the University of Auckland.
Business Insights Analyst
Roopali Dhingra, Business Insights Analyst for Woolworths NZ, with an experience of over 7 years as an analyst across different industries. She has been involved with analysis and insights for planning and strategy departments to help the business make effective decisions. Her roles involved a lot of insights, reporting and dashboarding. She initially started with different tools for reporting and insights however, dashboarding involved excel for her 7 years ago and now after all these years she is working with multiple Business Intelligence tools to make dashboards and reports that gives the business a visibility of their key performance indicators. She started off as an analyst with a consulting firm catering to various multinational banks, insurance and retail companies. Prior to joining Woolworths, she has worked with companies like American Express, Honda and briefly with Foodstuffs. Roopali holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management with key subjects as Computers, Management Accounting and Statistics.