Loading…
WHAT IS DIFINITY Power BI DayPower BI Conference
Difinity is the largest Microsoft Data, AI, Power BI, Power Platform and Business Applications Conference in New Zealand focusing on Data Platform, AI, Business Intelligence, Business Applications, Power Platform, and Analytics. IT Decision Makers, Developers, Business Analysts, IT Professionals, BI Managers, BI Professionals, Database Administrators, Architects, Digital & Big Data business leaders, and Consultants will gather for three consecutive days of learning.
Difinity Power BI Day is a shorter and smaller version of this conference focused only on the Microsoft Power BI topic. There will be two tracks of sessions all in one day from morning to evening. 12 sessions in the day. The event is held in-person in three cities in December 2020 with the COVID-19 considerations.
Like many of you, we have been doing a lot of events online through Teams and Zoom meetings. This event is a chance for us to get together in a safe environment.

Log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Analyst [clear filter]
Thursday, December 3
 

9:30am NZDT

Getting started with Power BI
This session is for absolute beginners using Power BI. This session is full of demos and explanations of how you can use Power BI to build a dashboard from a data source. You will learn the basics of Power BI implementation through this session.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Gong

Aaron Gong

Business Intelligence Consultant, RADACAD Systems Limited
Aaron's job is all about helping business transform their data into insights and helping executives make better decision though financial management, improve operational efficiency and better health and risk management. Right now, Aaron works with many SMES in both NZ and AUS that... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Level 100
  • Room 4:08

10:45am NZDT

Power BI & Teams: A digital workplace
Power BI is too big for one person. In this session you will see how Teams facilitates collaboration in Power BI:
* Discuss Power BI data within Teams channels and chats
* Comment on Power BI report pages or visualizations and share to Teams
* Embed Power BI reports within Teams channels
* Add the Power BI app to Microsoft Teams

Speakers
avatar for Allison Kennedy

Allison Kennedy

Microsoft Certified Professional and Tutor, ACE
Allison Kennedy is a Microsoft Certified Professional in BI Reporting. An analytical thinker with a passion for teaching, Allison supports business professionals and companies to work smarter, not harder. Extracting valuable insights from multiple data sources, leveraging the power... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 10:45am - 11:45am NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 4:08

12:00pm NZDT

AI in Power BI; Taking the analytics to the next level
This session will see what AI options we have inside Power BI from AI visual to AI insight. The audience will see how AI insight helps them analyze their text and connect to their available machine learning models inside Azure ML. They will also get familiar with the newest AI visual: smart narrative to key influencers QnA visual inside Power BI Desktop. 

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 4:08

2:00pm NZDT

Visualization best practices for Power BI
Building a visualization is not a task that you spend just the last five minutes implementing it. It would be best if you worked on having impactful visualization. A visualization that tells stories can be much more powerful than just a list of numbers in a matrix. In this session, you will learn about good visualization principles and how to implement them in Power BI. The learnings of this session are practical and can be used right after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Indira Bandari

Indira Bandari

Business Intelligence & SQL Lead, Clanwilliam Health (Asia-Pacific)
Indira is a Business Intelligence Consultant and an aspiring Data Scientist with over 15 years of experience in designing and developing data warehouses and analytical solutions. She has been awarded is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP in New Zealand. She has a Masters degree in Statistics... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Room 4:08

3:15pm NZDT

Building Power BI Custom Visuals
This session will see what amazing visuals you can create with Charticulator from customized Bullet Chart and Ribbon chart to create a custom visual map style chart that you can import images. The audience gets familiar with the data axis and how it works, creating a spiral chart from their simple bar chart and other exciting visuals.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 3:15pm - 4:15pm NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 4:08

4:45pm NZDT

Sharing methods and licensing in Power BI
So you built a Power BI report and want to share it with others. However, you realized that there are many different ways of sharing the report; you can use simple sharing, share in a workspace, use apps, or through Teams or SharePoint. For every one of these methods, the licensing can also be different. There is a premium option, and also an embedded and per-user licensing. This session is clarifying everything for you. The licensing and sharing in the world of Power BI won’t be a mystery for you anymore, and you would be able to decide the best option for your solution.

Speakers
avatar for Indira Bandari

Indira Bandari

Business Intelligence & SQL Lead, Clanwilliam Health (Asia-Pacific)
Indira is a Business Intelligence Consultant and an aspiring Data Scientist with over 15 years of experience in designing and developing data warehouses and analytical solutions. She has been awarded is a Microsoft Data Platform MVP in New Zealand. She has a Masters degree in Statistics... Read More →



Thursday December 3, 2020 4:45pm - 5:45pm NZDT
Auckland
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 4:08
 
Wednesday, March 10
 

9:30am NZDT

Getting started with Power BI
This session is for absolute beginners using Power BI. This session is full of demos and explanations of how you can use Power BI to build a dashboard from a data source. You will learn the basics of Power BI implementation through this session.

Speakers
avatar for Anupama Natarajan

Anupama Natarajan

Data & AI Consultant, MCT, Microsoft AI MVP, Principal Consultant/Director, Pearl Innovations
Anu is a Data, Analytics and AI Consultant with 20+ years of experience working in design and development of Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence, AI enabled applications and SaaS integrated solutions. She is a Microsoft MVP in Artificial Intelligence, Microsoft Certified Trainer... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am NZDT
Wellington
  Analyst
  • Level 100
  • Room 2

10:45am NZDT

Charting a virus - COVID-19 in New Zealand
When COVID-19 case numbers were still low in New Zealand, there were no visuals to illustrate how the virus was spreading. I set out to build a dashboard using the official data from the government web site. I'll walk you through the challenges I faced and the workarounds I used with Excel and Power BI. If you've ever looked at a COVID-19 chart, this session is for you.

Speakers
avatar for Ingeborg Hawighorst

Ingeborg Hawighorst

Senior System Analyst, Spark Digital NZ
I love solving problems with technology. Working across the whole spectrum of the Office suite, SharePoint, PowerApps and Power BI are the main topics of my day job. Charts and data visualisation are my favourite topics, but I also like a good dig around data with Power Query and... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am NZDT
Wellington
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 2

12:00pm NZDT

Building Power BI Custom Visuals
This session will see what amazing visuals you can create with Charticulator from customized Bullet Chart and Ribbon chart to create a custom visual map style chart that you can import images. The audience gets familiar with the data axis and how it works, creating a spiral chart from their simple bar chart and other exciting visuals.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm NZDT
Wellington
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 2

2:00pm NZDT

PowerSuite the In / Out
Have you ever wanted to input data into Power BI and found that you can’t? How do you solve for this?
This session will show you how to integrate the Microsoft PowerSuite to build tools that support your organisation to deliver business solutions quickly.

Speakers
avatar for David Wilson

David Wilson

Commercial and Decision Support Specialist, Spark
David is a Commercial and Decision Support Specialist at Spark; developing and delivering tools and processes to aid business performance through data analysis, meaningful presentations and concise information. His Power BI reporting is extensively used within Spark by Account Executives... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm NZDT
Wellington
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 2

3:30pm NZDT

AI in Power BI; Taking the analytics to the next level
This session will see what AI options we have inside Power BI from AI visual to AI insight. The audience will see how AI insight helps them analyze their text and connect to their available machine learning models inside Azure ML. They will also get familiar with the newest AI visual: smart narrative to key influencers QnA visual inside Power BI Desktop. 

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →


Wednesday March 10, 2021 3:30pm - 4:30pm NZDT
Wellington
  Analyst
  • Room 2
 
Monday, March 22
 

9:30am NZDT

Getting started with Power BI
This session is for absolute beginners using Power BI. This session is full of demos and explanations of how you can use Power BI to build a dashboard from a data source. You will learn the basics of Power BI implementation through this session.

Speakers
avatar for Faye Beardsley

Faye Beardsley

Synlait Milk Limited, Commercial Analyst
I’m working as a Commercial Analyst where I’ve used Power BI to deliver insights in a variety of business areas over the last 3 years. Power BI has been a game-changer in my role for the effective communication of key business information to drive decision making, and enables... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 9:30am - 10:30am NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 100
  • Room 2

10:45am NZDT

Visualization best practices for Power BI
Building a visualization is not a task that you spend just the last five minutes implementing it. It would be best if you worked on having impactful visualization. A visualization that tells stories can be much more powerful than just a list of numbers in a matrix. In this session, you will learn about good visualization principles and how to implement them in Power BI. The learnings of this session are practical and can be used right after the session.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Marsh-Patrick

Daniel Marsh-Patrick

Founder & Principal Consultant, Coacervo
During his 17-year career across the UK and New Zealand, Daniel has been helping drive enterprise-wide solutions through process and software engineering; predominantly through Business Intelligence (BI), data visualisation and software integration. He is extremely passionate about... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 1

12:00pm NZDT

AI in Power BI; Taking the analytics to the next level
This session will see what AI options we have inside Power BI from AI visual to AI insight. The audience will see how AI insight helps them analyze their text and connect to their available machine learning models inside Azure ML. They will also get familiar with the newest AI visual: smart narrative to key influencers QnA visual inside Power BI Desktop. 

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 2

2:00pm NZDT

Bringing Power BI into the collaboration space
If Working from Home has taught us one thing, it is that access to information and the ability to collaborate remotely is the key to productivity. Combining PowerBI with SharePoint and Microsoft Teams gives your team access to the information and tools they need to work together effectively. What do you need to know and where do you start? Come to this session to learn more.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Knutson

Steve Knutson

Managing Director and Co-Founder, Stratos Technology Partners
Steve is the Managing Director and co-founder Stratos Technology Partners, a Software Development and Technology Consulting firm based in Christchurch, New Zealand. Steve works as a consultant on Digital Workplaces and Technology projects for a wide range of clients and has extensive... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 2

3:15pm NZDT

Power BI and Dynamics 365; a Power BI adoption story
Farmlands successfully implemented Dynamics 365 CE and Finance and Operations, as part of that business transformation reporting needed to be rebuilt in Power BI. Farmlands has had a remarkable Power BI adoption leading to more insight lead conversations, Gareth will talk through what worked and some challenges through this journey.

Speakers
avatar for Gareth Pullar

Gareth Pullar

Data Platform Manager, Farmlands Co-operative Society Ltd
Gareth is the Data Platform Manager at Farmlands Co-operative Society Ltd. He has over 13 years experience and has expertise in BI, data visualisation and analytics specialising in Microsoft’s BI suite of applications and Azure data platforms. Gareth has worked across a wide range... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 200
  • Room 2

4:45pm NZDT

Building Power BI Custom Visuals
This session will see what amazing visuals you can create with Charticulator from customized Bullet Chart and Ribbon chart to create a custom visual map style chart that you can import images. The audience gets familiar with the data axis and how it works, creating a spiral chart from their simple bar chart and other exciting visuals.

Speakers
avatar for Leila Etaati

Leila Etaati

Co-Director, Data Scientist, BI Consultant, Trainer and Speaker, RADACAD Systems Ltd
Leila is the First Microsoft AI MVP in New Zealand and Australia. She has a PhD in Information System from the University Of Auckland. She is the Co-director and data scientist in RADACAD Company with more than 100 clients in around the world. She is the co-organizer of Microsoft... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Marsh-Patrick

Daniel Marsh-Patrick

Founder & Principal Consultant, Coacervo
During his 17-year career across the UK and New Zealand, Daniel has been helping drive enterprise-wide solutions through process and software engineering; predominantly through Business Intelligence (BI), data visualisation and software integration. He is extremely passionate about... Read More →


Monday March 22, 2021 4:45pm - 5:45pm NZDT
Christchurch
  Analyst
  • Level 300
  • Room 1
 


Twitter Feed