The Conference Committee have organised several pre-conference workshops
Rapid Redesign Of University Processes With The NESTT
The digital economy has shifted the focus from reactively streamlining processes (economy of corporations) to empowering users (economy of people) and proactively capitalising on new technologies. However, current process improvement approaches do not provide the support required in such an opportunity-rich environment. The rapid redesign approach NESTT has been developed to integrate the requirement for more efficiency with the demand to truly transform business processes.
This highly interactive workshop will provide the audience with hands-on experiences across all four stages of the NESTT. A specific focus will be on the utilisation of the NESTT room, the people-centred view of the NESTT and the ideation methods within the NESTT. Numerous cases will provide insights into the practical deployment and how to address emerging challenges
Dr Michael Rosemann, Queensland University of Technology
Transforming Student Experience Through Industry Collaboration
The Systems Analysis course is offered to 300 students in T2 every year. Since last year, we are using a new modelling software in the classroom. It enables very easy modelling of information and its underlying value.
One unique feature is that the software is developed by a New Zealand firm. It enables students to use the software, and at the same time understand how it was build, participate in mock development activities, and get feed-back from the developers.
During the workshop the following content will be covered:
Proposer: School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington
Benoit A. Aubert, Professor and Head of School of Information Management
Yi-Te Chiu, Lecturer, School of Information Management
Dion Peszynski, Team Leader, School of Information Management
David Swann, Chief Technology Officer, Linq
'Birds Of A Feather' Gathering
There is an opportunity to have a ‘Birds of a Feather” gathering on Tuesday afternoon (5th September 2017) if there is sufficient interest. Please let us know when registering the topic(s) you are interested in and if you are happy to coordinate.
Topics may include, but are not limited to: service/help desk, student support, mobile device management, research data management, information security, knowledge-based support.
Planning - Einstein Or Monet Or Escher?
People will argue that planning is either a science or art. John firmly believes it is both - numbers matter, but so does creativity.
During this day long work work shop, John will take participants through a process used by numerous organisations around the world including the United Nations and the New Zealand Defence Force. John has also used this process as a CIO in organisations like the Auckland Regional Council (prior to the creation of the Auckland Council) and the Manukau Institute of Technology.
Over the day John will take participants through a scenario utilising this process in a step by step manner as well as exploring a range of tools that may assist you in planning.
John has been in the IT industry for 34 years in a range of IT management, sales, and consulting roles. He is currently the Head of ICTS for the Manukau Institute of Technology. He is on the board of ChildFund New Zealand, has been a school trustee for 16 years and is a board member of Accelerating Aotearoa.
He was a reserve officer in the NZ Army, which included operational deployments as a planner to East Timor in 2001 (including supporting the first Presidential Elections and Independence Day) and South Sudan in 2013 (during the start of the civil war). He also taught planning at the Canadian Forces College for five years to students from around the world.
John Holley, Manukau Institute of Technology
Research Tools For IT Professionals
As an introduction to Software Carpentry and ResBaz, this full day workshop will provide you with a hands on experience in using research tools for data manipulation, management, analysis and visualisation.
Tools you will learn at this workshop include:
This workshop will also overview the organisation and development of ResBaz and Software Carpentry in New Zealand and hopefully send you away with the resources required to start supporting these initiatives, and your researchers, within your own institution.
Jonny Flutey, Victoria University of Wellington