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SIBIC User Group and Networking Event - 4 July2013

Topic: Information Visualisation: Best Practices, Software Tools, and Real World Examples

The next SIBIC User group event scheduled for 4 July 2013 will be concentrating on the BI delivery layer. Report Writers, Business Analysts, Data Analysts, Business Users, general BI Practitioners and even senior stakeholders and CIOs will find great value in attending this event.

Chip Felton, Principal Consultant at Montage, will provide an introduction to the field of Information Visualisation, focussing on practical applications for everyday BI practice.

Chip will demonstrate the principles and discuss strengths and weaknesses of various visualisation tools on the market.  Chip’s latest white paper on the science behind current Information Visualisation best practices is available at http://www.montage.co.nz/montage-blog/information-visualisation/

Event details:


The Fern Room at The Atrium 
455 Hagley Avenue 

Date: Thursday 4 July 2013 16:00 – 18:00


16:00 – 16:10: Registration and Welcome

16:10 – 16:50: Information Visualisation Primer

16:50 – 17:20: Software for Information Visualisation

17:20 – 18:00: Information Visualisation Examples

18:00: Networking and drinks

RSVP: Seats are limited so please register for the event as soon as possible at http://guestlistapp.com/events/167727


Session details:

Session 1: Information Visualisation Primer (40 min)

This session will provide an introduction to Information Visualisation best practices.  We’ll review how the human visual system works and how that knowledge can be used to design effective information visualisations.  We’ll look at commonly used info graphics and how to determine which to use for particular purposes.


Session 2: Software for Information Visualisation (30 min)

This session will review the current landscape of Information Visualisation software.  We’ll discuss current trends and how the tools from the major BI vendors as well as those from newer companies are responding to these trends.  


Session 3: Information Visualisation Examples (40 min)

In this session, we’ll look at and discuss some real life examples of information visualisations.  We’ll include examples from several industry sectors, including healthcare, agribusiness, and government. 


Background on Speaker: Chip Felton

Chip has spent the past two decades helping organisations turn data into actionable business information. He has extensive experience in the health care and government sectors, including health policy and program development, program evaluation and research, health informatics, performance management, and executive leadership. Chip has Master Degrees in both Computer Science and Social Welfare.

Before moving to New Zealand in 2008, Chip served as Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the New York State Office of Mental Health in the US, the agency responsible for all public funded mental health services delivered to New York’s 19 million citizens. He was responsible for all clinical and administrative information systems, led the development of a comprehensive performance management system and the supporting BI platform, and led organizational change efforts to develop an agency-wide culture of information use and data-driven decision making.

Chip’s latest white paper on the science behind current Information Visualisation best practices is available at http://www.montage.co.nz/montage-blog/information-visualisation/

Looking forward to seeing you all there,

The SIBIC Team

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