We are looking forward to our 4th gathering in Auckland for 2013, sponsored by Antuit.

The theme of this event will be “Problem solving approaches”. We will focus on applications in healthcare, but the forum is for everyone – we are especially looking for different industries to contribute to our discussion.

Our plenary speaker will be Ian McCrae, founder and CEO of Orion Health. Orion Health is a great New Zealand analytics success story.  Orion Health is a leading global provider of HIE and healthcare integration solutions. Founded in 1993, their products and solutions are implemented in more than 30 countries, used by hundreds of thousands of clinicians, and helps to facilitate care for tens of millions of patients.

Following Ian’s talk, we will have some others who work in healthcare describe problems they are working on. As a community, we will discuss different approaches – both to help out our colleagues and learn what we can from one another.

As always, we will allow plenty of time to socialise.


This event is open to anyone who uses analytical models to make decisions in their workplace

Where and when?

2:30 – 5:30pm Monday, 4 November

The University of Auckland Business School

Room 260-310, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Parking under the building is available at $5 per hour

OGG Map – Parking Directions


Ian McCrae founded Orion Health in 1993 with a four-person staff in Auckland, New Zealand. Under his stewardship, the company has seen unprecedented growth and success. With over 750 staff members and 18 international offices, Orion Health has introduced its solutions to over 30 countries.

Before founding Orion Health, Ian was a senior telecommunications consultant for Clearfield Consulting Ltd., specializing in message standards and connectivity of data network systems and infrastructures. Prior to his work at Clearfield, Ian worked for Ernst & Young designing corporate networks. Ian has also worked as a product manager at Imagineering Micro Distributors in New Zealand and a senior business analyst for the London Stock Exchange.

Ian has a Masters in Engineering Sciences and Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) from the University of Auckland in New Zealand.

Special thanks to Antuit for sponsoring refreshments, the Auckland Business School for proving the venue, ORSNZ for web hosting


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