Data Visualisation Forum 2018

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Data Visualisation Forum 2018


Data Visualisation Forum 2018

Auckland, New Zealand
8:45 am - 5:00 pm

About the event

Techniques used to translate information or data by encoding it into pictorial, visual or graphical format. The idea is to communicate information clearly and effectively to users. Data visualization is one of the steps in data sciences or analysis.

Visualization helps users analyze and process data into actionable visuals. It makes complex data more simple, accessible and usable. It is both an art and a science.

Why attend?

Organizations continue to grow and evolve and there is an ever growing need to keep up with the times and embrace technological advancements – where data becomes the key ingredient towards determining business success – where organizations gain an edge over competition.

With presentations, case studies and interactive panel sessions – the summit brings together some of the able and leading topic gurus on how data visualization is applied both as a science and as an art. Our power packed presentations, live demos, used cases and interactive panel sessions would be like a one-stop-shop to hone your skills. Graphics is showcased in a manner where data is converted into actionable insights. This summit will feature: how visualization is applied across industries? How it helps in shaping consumer behavior? How it shapes business volumes?

 “Come be part of our forum – help us help you increase your knowledge base”. 

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    09:00 am – 09:15 am

    09:15 am – 09:30 am
    Conference Summary

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    09:30 am – 10:30 am
    ABCs of Data Visualisation
    Adele Naude, Data Visualisation Designer at FIRN Analytics Limited

    Topic of Abstract: Instead of sharing a long list of rules on the best practices of data visualisation, let us take an abstract approach and explore ideas and concepts that influenced the way some of the best graphic and data designers incorporated in their creative processes.

    Data visualisation helps us communicate analytic results in pictures. It’s become a language of images.

    Before we read or write we learn our ABC’s – let’s explore the ABC’s of Data Visualisation.

    Speaker Bio: curiosity – interpretation – illustration

    I’m a freelancing data visualisation designer, working from Auckland, with a background in graphic design.

    From the time that I got my hands on the 1987 Apple Macintosh with Photoshop version 1 installed, I was captivated by the visual repetition of patterns. I enjoyed the way little lines and dots could make a larger image. I sat for hours creating ‘artworks’. The evolution from graphic design to data visualisation came naturally – the patterns hold allot more meaning now, as they represent data.

    Now I specialise in creating different formats of information art which includes infographics, data visualisations, data stories, dashboard design and adding gamification to interactive visualisations.

    I’m passionate about data visualisation and my schooling in this field includes exploring all sorts of formats, capturing the thinking behind them, evaluating their effectiveness and then formulating a recipe, remixing ideas into my own visualisations.

    Varada Surendran Data Visualisation Pyramid Learning Platforms

    10:30 am – 11:30 am
    Data Visualisation Tools – Tableau & Power BI
    Varada Surendran, Data Visualization designer at Infosys

    Topic of Abstract:

    • Data Visualisation is about how to present the data to the right people at the right time, that helps them to gain insights & take decisions efficiently. There are more than 30 data visualisation tools available in market today. In this session, we will have an introduction to the popular data visualisation tools such as Tableau & Power BI.
    • Tableau is a product of “Tableau” company which build in 2003 and went in public in 2013.
    • Power BI is a “Microsoft” Product and was first released to the general public on July 24, 2015.

    Speaker Bio: Varada is a data visualization designer working with Infosys for the client Spark New Zealand. She has got 7 years of experience in the field of BI Reporting and worked on different projects comprising the use of different tools and technologies like SAP BO, Tableau, Power BI etc. for the clients Citi Bank, BP, Starbucks.  Varada is currently specializing in different data formats like data stories, dashboard designing, interactive dashboards and reports etc. which can be easily conveyed to the Leadership Team. She is passionate about Business Intelligence and Data Visualisation. Coming to the academics,

    Varada is an Engineering graduate specialized in Information Technology.

    During her free time, Varada loves reading books and cooking.

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    11:30 am – 12:00 noon
    Networking Tea / Coffee

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    12:00 noon – 01:00 pm
    Designing Data Viz for Humans
    Speaker: Kathy Tran,
    PwC | Senior Analyst – Data and Analytics

    Topic of Abstract: How did we all learn how to read a bar chart? As the world grows more and more inundated with data, data literacy is becoming important for the average person, no longer just the realm of analysts and statisticians locked away with their spreadsheets. Data practitioners will have to unpack many of their basic assumptions about data visualisation design to be able to communicate effectively to wider and more diverse audiences.

    In this presentation, Kathy will share some stories and lessons learned from her experience as a data scientist, working collaboratively with clients to create data visualisations–sometimes when it’s not even clear to them what that means! We will discuss some of the different perspectives and biases that your target users might have, the ways that technology helps or hinders, and how you might use an iterative, human-centred approach for your data visualisation design.

    Speaker Bio: With a background and training in science, Kathy has always been passionate about solving challenging problems with data and analytics, but she is most interested in how those insights can help clients transform their businesses and improve customer experiences. Her experience includes clients in a range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, government and defence. Kathy is currently a data scientist based in Auckland at PwC’s Experience Centre.

    Lunch Pyramid Learning Platforms

    01:00 pm – 02:00 pm
    Networking Lunch.

    salomé serieys data visualisation pyramid learning platforms

    02:00 pm – 03:00 pm
    Sexy Dashboards, How to Build Dashboards with an Interior Designer’s Eye
    Speaker: Salomé Serieys, Visualisation Engineer and Analytics at Fonterra

    Topic of Abstract: What can kitchens teach us about dashboards? 
    A lot, as you’ll discover in this presentation which looks at the purpose of executive dashboards, how to best lay them out and play with interactive features to deliver a satisfying user experience and answer business questions in a few clicks.

    As a sequel to Sexy Data, a talk that outlined why data visualisation matters, and how to make it efficient and impactful, this presentation is about what the art and science of designing effective dashboards that provide actionable insights for decision-making.

    Speaker Bio: For the past 7 years, Salome has immersed herself in the realm of data. Passionate about visual communication, and determined to improve businesses one graph at a time to truly reveal the stories that lie in their data, she’s constantly on the hunt for ways to transform reports from mere table of numbers, to insightful visualizations and dashboards. Currently Visualization Engineer at Fonterra (NZ), she’s responsible for Tableau adoption across a business of 22,000 employees which comprises a community of 300+ analytics users.



    03:00 pm – 04:00 pm
    Quantitative Story Telling with Data Visualisation.
    Horst Feldhaeuser, Group Services Director at Infotools

    Topic of Abstract: Successful data insights visualisations deliver both beauty and brains.  However, there are still way too many reports delivered to brands with hundreds of pages and thick decks of bar charts.

    As analysts, we’re experts at finding and producing marvellous insights.  But often they stall at the final hurdle.  They don’t make it across the line into the hearts and minds of business decision-makers.

    Horst Feldhaeuser is group services director at Infotools, a NZ-owned software company that has been specialising for over 25 years in data harmonisation, visualisation and socialisation.

    Infotools created the DIVAs (Data Insights Visualization Awards) a few years back to celebrate most effective data visualisation globally.

    Horst will share practical tips, dos and don’ts of successful visualisations as well as a number of successful (and stunning) DIVAs entries.

    Speaker Bio: German by birth and Kiwi by choice, Horst’s active involvement in the research and insights industry saw him on the Board of RANZ (Research Association NZ) in 2015-17, as NSW Chair of AMSRS (Australian Market & Social Research Society) in 2013-14, as well as president of the MRSNZ (Market Research Society of New Zealand) in 2007-10.

    In June 2017, Horst was made a Fellow of RANZ for his contribution to the wider industry.

    Horst won best presentation at the 2015 APRC/RANZ conference and is a multiple Supreme and Platinum winner at the New Zealand Research Effectiveness Awards.  He’s a thought after conference presenter and contributes regularly to industry publications.

    Pyramid Networking Tea

    04:00 pm – 04:30 pm
    Networking Tea / Coffee

    Andrea Carboni at Pyramid Learning Platforms

    04:30 pm – 05:15 pm
    Engaging Users with Open Data
    Speaker: Andrea Carboni,
    Chief Data Officer at Figure.NZ

    Topic of Abstract: Before the 2000s, it was hard for people to share information and communicate widely. That world no longer exists, yet few people understand and use the public data that’s collected about our environment, people and businesses. Figure.NZ exists to grow data use in New Zealand, so we can all better understand our country and care for our future. In this presentation, Andrea will discuss the principles of open, usable data by taking you through the journey of turning machine-readable CSV formats into simple visualisations.

    Speaker Bio: Andrea is Chief Data Officer at Figure.NZ, where he’s in charge of the Herculean task of bringing our country’s numbers together in one place. His professional expertise with data spans from economic research for government to marketing insights for business.

    Pyramid Learning Platforms End Note

    05:15 pm – 05:30 pm
    Conference End Note

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Initial Ticket Price

USD 199 (NZD 272)

Till 4th July 2018

Intermediate Ticket Price

USD 299 (NZD 409)

Till 20th July 2018

Final Ticket Price

USD 399 (NZD 545)

Till 26th July 2018


USD 1500

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At USD 1500 package includes:

• Get branded as a sponsor / partner
• 1 presentation slot
• 2 delegate passes
• Website branding with back link
• Branding across marketing collaterals
(printed agenda and digital platforms)

Venue: Crowne Plaza, 128 Albert St, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand