Australian Information Industry Association
AIIA WA Executive Breakfast Forum
Date: Thursday 25 May 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth in the Terrace Ballroom
Price Non Member:$120
Table Price Member:$900
Table Price Non Member:$ 1080
“Using Data to Drive Business Success”
What the Board, Executives and CIO’s need to know
The amount of data being generated and consumed around the world is growing exponentially.
The terminology & capabilities are also growing, with entirely new fields emerging such as Data Analytics, Data Science, Digital Transformation, Big Data through to Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning, Cognitive Computing, the Industrial Internet and Digital Operations.
So how can businesses leverage and understand all this data talk?
How can you turn data, technology and capability to into real insights and action that drive business success?
Join us for an energising breakfast with industry experts from NetApp, Gartner and Convergio to discuss and de-mystify these exciting areas, and show some incredible results available to business with the right strategy and execution.
Richard Scurfield, “Rick,” is President for the APAC region of NetApp. Rick is responsible for leading and growing the business across the region, including driving the channel strategy, managing strategic partnerships, and developing the company’s emerging products business. In addition, he is the single focal point for all cross-functional organizations that have operations in the Asia Pacific region.
Brian began his career in retail in 1989 where he developed the first retail ‘store-in-store’ concept for the EdconGroup in South Africa. Having experienced the growth impact of using POS data and retail basket data mining, Brian was drawn to the world of Business Intelligence and commenced a business orientated technology career.
His career is dominated by a theme of business transformation through applying technology to improve business. He has served at customer and vendor organisations in executive management and Board committee roles across the globe giving him broad exposure across various industries and technologies. Brian has an active Board and Board committee career in Australia.
Having formerly held Executive IT and senior IT leadership positions with Anglo American PLC, Standard Charter Bank, IBM, ASG and AusGroup, Brian is currently serving as a Sr. Executive Partner at Gartner supporting Boards, business and IT executives as an advisor on the impact of technology on business models and people. His current client list constitutes large enterprise Commercial, Government and Regulatory clients across Australia.
As a fundamental business principle Brian believes that the sum total of progress in business can be exceptional when IT and the business partner in delivery.
You can connect with Brian via LinkedIn for any extended discussions.
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Gavin has been working in the automation, instrumentation and communications fields for more than 15 years in the defence, telecommunications, and mineral processing industries, and has held various positions in operations and maintenance, process control engineering, consulting and EPCM fields. He is one of the Co-Founders of Convergio, a digital transformation and software development company based in CORE.
Prior to starting Convergio, Gavin worked as the Manager – Process Control for the Australian Pacific business unit for two large Gold companies. His responsibilities included process control optimisation work on remote mine sites, mentoring and training of site Operations and Technical personnel, as well as developing and implementing regional strategies to improve the reliability and performance of process control and instrumentation across the Australia Pacific region.
Gavin holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics and Communications) from Curtin University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern Queensland. Gavin is also a Certified Functional Safety Expert from the CFSE Governance Board and a Certified Professional Engineer with Engineers’ Australia.
Places are limited, so please book now to secure your seat. No late bookings will be accepted.
RSVP: Friday, 19 May, 5pm
A must attend event, don’t miss this opportunity!
For further enquiries please contact Sue McLennan firstname.lastname@example.org (0409 370 749).
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