Launch of the new PowerBI Community group in Brisbane

So I thought I’d do up a small blog, as it’s pretty interesting and relevant.  Tonight I am attending the Microsoft BI user group in Brisbane, and we’re meeting at the Microsoft offices in George Street. There has been a release overnight of ‘publish to the Web’ for PowerBI.  Recently there was a competition held …

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Day 1 of 2016 – Painfully moving home office on a public holiday? Argh!

Well, according to science fiction (fantasy) movies, 2016 is supposed to be a year of all sorts of technological marvels.  Well, it certainly is that, but no technology marvel that anyone made a movie about.  WiFi man, anyone?   Today I officially started my new role as Lecturer (BIS) at University of Queensland.  I’ve had …

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Data analytics and the creation of value

This article popped up on my LinkedIn feed this morning: http://blogs.wsj.com/cio/2015/02/18/how-intels-cio-helped-the-company-make-351-million/ “How Intel’s CIO Helped the Company Make $351 Million” In essence they used data analytics to provide better guidance to their sales people as to who to call, when to call, and in what order.  The entire thing is built around a data model …

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On the virtues of buying a 1981 Honda CX400: The case of the Returning Motorcyclist

This question was posed on Netrider by a returning motorcycle rider who’d been offered a CX400 for $3,700 and was worried whether (as a grey import) it’s odometer reading of 9500kms was trustworthy, so I felt compelled to answer it. I’m putting my response on my blog as part of my drive to push the …

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MNCs in Emerging Markets: International Human Resource Management

I am acting as MC/chair of the panel for this event (“MNCs in Emerging Markets: International Human Resources“) 5th March at Customs House. I am looking forward to it. Registration details are in the attached if anyone wishes to attend. This event is the brainchild of my good friend Maria Beamond, and it promises to …

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