August Event: “Analytics for NZ Inc.” The theme of the August Analytics event in Auckland is “Analytics for NZ Inc.” The programme commences with a range of quick-fire presentations on homegrown analytics and simulations developed at Beca covering interesting applications in Defence technology, crowd modelling for major world-class sporting events, port optimisation, airport terminal utilisation, and big data transport planning applications. This will get us thinking about how all of our roles contribute to helping New Zealand Inc. deliver efficiently nationally and compete efficiently internationally. We’ll look to determine ways Analytics NZ can assist in cooperating and developing our national analytics capabilities. This will be followed by drinks and nibbles with the opportunity to practice landing a helicopter on the back of an ANZAC frigate and shooting down an incoming missile (simulated in real time of course!) This event is open to anyone who uses analytical models to make decisions in their workplace. Time: 2:30pm Venue: Auditorium, Beca House, Corner of Pitt and Hopetoun Street, Auckland Central Programme: 2:30 pm – 3:45pm: Presentations 3:45pm – 4:45pm: Discussion 4:45pm Drinks, Nibbles and Simulations, courtesy of Beca. Parking: Plentiful on-street parking is available in St James Street and Beresford Square Further information is available at http://analytics.org.nz/new-zealand-analytics-forum-beca-event-27-august-2013/ For those unable to attend in person, the presentations will be streamed online via Microsoft Lync, go to https://meetnz.beca.com/matthew.ensor/46CSBS6P and either use the Lync Attendee client software or simply connect via your web-browser to get the presentation screen & call +64 (9) 301 3793 with Conference ID: 458916 to get the sound. Special thanks to Beca Requests Subscribe to the NZ Analytics mailing list by clicking on this link.