ITx 2018 Conference Programme

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Wednesday, 11th July 2018

8:00am Registrations open - Tea and Coffee available
9:15am Powhiri and Welcome
9:25am Ministerial opening address
Clare Curran, Minister of Communications
9:50am How to Create an Agile-Ready Culture
Colin Ellis, Project guru (Melbourne)
10:30am Morning Tea

ITP

Agile Day

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

Unconference

AI
WCC Plenary Room
Security
Room 1 (Designertech)
Agile Day
Room 2 (Assurity)
itSMFnz 1
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 2
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
Teaching and Learning
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Machine Intelligence
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
Meetups
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
11:00am
Isuru Fernando, Shannon Thomas:
AI And its Role in The Digital Future of New Zealand
Lynley Lee:
Digital Threats Create Strategic Opportunities for IT Professionals
CeeDee Doyle:
Agile isn't the goal - how to recognise what's going wrong
itSMFnz Open Floor
What do you want from these 3 days, from the itSMFnz conference?

We post the top 3 points in both rooms and get speakers to include as many as possible.
Arthur Valle, Sunitha Prabhu:
Comprehensive learning incorporating Ako – A Tertiary Education Approach at Wintec
Nathan Rountree:
“Internet of Things” As a Capstone Project: Reflections on an Educational Initiative
Student meetup
A meetup for students attending the ITx conference under the Student Support Programme
11:30am Changeover
11:40am
Nicolás Erdödy:
The Internet of Things and High Performance Computing: Are They Teaming Up to Work Together?
Tony Krzyzewski:
Cybersecurity: The Center for Internet Security & The Global Cyber Alliance - Making a Difference
Alexandre Paradis:
Unemotional Agile
Rebecca Wilson, Dean Barcham:
How do you make your horse a Unicorn? A practical guide to transforming the way you work
Lana Yakimoff:
Essence of ESM
Trevor Nesbit:
Use of Facebook to Enhance Student Engagement in Undergraduate Higher Education
Sadia Afrin:
A Prototype Robot as an Example of Creative Repurposing of Accessible Technologies
ITP Branch Committee meetup
A chance for ITP Branch Committee members to meet members from other areas
12:10pm Changeover
12:20pm
Ray Delany:
Be the Disruptor, Not the Disrupted
Daniel Merriott:
Where are the Cybersecurity Skills?
Shane Hastie:
Being Agile in a Remote Team
Sanjeev NC:
Selfless Service - A Service Management mindset to improve User Experience
Lou Hunnebeck:
Outcome-based Reporting for Processes and Projects: Remembering the Why
Sarah Snell, Catherine Snell-Siddle:
Divers IT y: Putting Gender on the Agenda
Ayesha Hakim:
Predicting and Improving the Recognition of Emotions
12:50pm Lunch
1:40pm AI, Robotics, Ethics and You
Dr Amy Fletcher, Associate Professor, Canterbury University
2:20pm Changeover

ITP

Agile Day

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

Unconference

Strategy
WCC Plenary Room
Opportunities
Room 1 (Designertech)
Agile Day
Room 2 (Assurity)
itSMFnz 1
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 2
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
Māori in IT
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Networking and Security
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
Unconference
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
2:30pm
Ian Apperley:
Sun Tzu and the Art of IT Strategy
Rohan MacMahon, Jannat Maqbool:
How to Turbo-Charge ICT in NZ’s Regions
Joe Kearns:
Three Things I'd Do Differently If I Ran Your Company
James Gander:
Using DevOps when you don't do Dev
Akshay Anand:
Using Cynefin to make sense of ITSM
Scott Morton:
Is Change on The Horizon For Maori and Pacific Female High School Students’ When It Comes To ICT.
Mike Watts:
An Overview of Multimedia QoS in SDN-Enabled IP Networks
Unconference session 1
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:20pm
Andreas Drechsler:
Starting the Digital Journey Safely – Bare Minimum for IT Strategy Development and IT Risk
Ernie Newman:
Health - A Digital Laggard - Diagnosis and Treatment Plan
Tony O'Halloran:
"I know better", “That’s not the Agile way” and other signs you may be wasting your time...
Jim Weaver:
Going ‘Paperless’: Enterprise Service Management puts the Customer First.
Daniel Merriott:
Preparing for Service Integration
Kevin Shedlock:
A Conceptual Model of Knowledge Applied To the Indigenous IT Artefact Construction
Thomas Hartley:
Comparison of Windows and Linux as Docker Hosts
Unconference session 2
3:50pm Changeover
4:00pm
Igor Matich:
Artificial Intelligence in the Cloud
Murray Wills:
Seoul Accord Degree Accreditation
Clarke Ching:
Why the Worlds Third Richest Person Should be your Agile Role Model
Zlatko Horvat:
What should you tell your boss about Software Asset Management (SAM)?
Ripzem Lepcha:
Developing Customer Centric Service Catalogue
Mark Van der klei:
Attracting Māori to the IT Profession: Key factors from the Literature
Samuel Ekundayo:
Modelling Tertiary Students' Flow Experience In A Mobile Learning Environment
Unconference session 3
4:30pm Changeover
4:40pm Resilience and mental wellbeing: How to protect you and your staff
Jacqui Maguire, Clinical Psychologist and Managing Director, Umbrella
5:20pm Closing Comments
5:30pm Conference Networking Drinks

Thursday, 12th July 2018

8:30am Tea and Coffee Available

ITP

PMINZ

HiNZ Health

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

Agile/DevOps
WCC Plenary Room
Tech and the Law
Room 1 (Designertech)
General Interest
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
IT Project Management
Room 2 (Assurity)
Health IT Today
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 1
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
IT and Society
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Software Development
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
9:20am Opening Comments
9:30am The human side of Digital Transformation
Greg Sanker, CIO, Oregon Department of Administrative Services (USA)
10:10am Morning Tea
10:40am
Carl Weller:
How To Make Sense Of Your Role As A Project Manager or Sponsor On An Agile Project
Mei Fern Johnson, Chris Curran :
Top 5 Legal Tips When Introducing Tech Innovation
Caroline Paver:
A Key Part of Your Business is Broken - And You Don't Even Know.
Horia Slușansch:
Agile over two decades
Richard Medlicott:
Introducing the National Care Primary Data System
Lean Coffee
Stephanie Day:
Digital Divide Experiences from the Chatham Islands
Oras Baker:
Web Intelligence in Tourism: User Experience Design and Recommender System Case Study: Southland Tou
11:10am Changeover
11:20am
Nataliya Alkhimova:
Applying Agile to Analytics and Business Intelligence: What it is like. Why do it. Making it Work.
Tom Maasland:
Technology Systems Transformations - Lessons Learned from a Legal Perspective
Nitish Verma:
Data Governance in Practice - Integrating with Organisation Decision Making
Cillin Hearns:
The Psychology of Leadership
Lloyd McCann:
Now, near and next: a private healthcare perspective
Akshay Anand:
Learn About The ITIL Update!
Hamish Smith:
Mapping the System: Innovation, Technology, Education
Frina Albertyn :
Expanding Business Intelligence using Internet data
11:50am Changeover
12:00pm
Rob England:
Project Management Was The Worst Thing That Ever Happened to IT
Renee Stiles:
Smart Contracts – What On Earth Are They And How Should They Work?
Duncan Watson:
A Practical Technical Reference Model
Darcy Mellsop:
Key principles for leaders adopting a continuous improvement approach
Peter Jordan:
Why HL7 FHIR is HOT and SNOMED CT is COOL for Digital Healthcare
Lawrie Kirk:
Service management in the digital world - VeriSM
Kathryn MacCallum:
Supporting Māori Language Learning using Augmented Reality
Minjie Hu:
A Case Study of Using Scrum in Teaching Software Process
12:30pm Lunch

ITP

Unconference

PMINZ

HiNZ Health

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

Case Studies
WCC Plenary Room
General
Room 1 (Designertech)
Unconference
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
IT Project Management
Room 2 (Assurity)
Health IT Today
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 1
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
CITRENZ
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Supporting Students
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
1:20pm Creating a culture of positive mental health and wellbeing
Mental health and wellbeing experts join those with first-hand experience managing their own mental health to talk about how to ensure a workplace culture that supports mental wellbeing in the tech sector. Featuring clinical psychologist Jacqui Maguire and Mindfulness coach Kerene Strochnetter alongside tech education researcher Caitlin Duncan and IT consultant Rob England.
2:20pm Changeover
2:30pm
Robyn Kamira:
Incredible Skies - Activating Drone Tech Development in NZ / Aotearoa
Lars Oliver Dam:
Strategies to Support Interest in a CS/IT Career Among Middle School Students
Unconference session 4
Clarke Ching:
The U-shaped Agile Team
Jon Herries:
Innovation in Healthcare Technology - making it go faster
Jan Schilt:
How simulations can increase your ITSM performance
SIG Meetup
A meetup of the CITRENZ Special Interest Groups
David Skelton:
From Reference-desk to Help-Desk: The crossover between library services and information technology
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:20pm
Maurice Dubey:
The Rise of Robotic Process Automation in New Zealand
Duncan Watson:
Who makes Architectural Decisions?
Unconference session 5
Mike Roberts:
You’ve been landed with that project, now what do you do?
Lori Hand:
Mobile Health – Leveraging AI and Mobile design to Improve Outcomes
itSMFnz Panel - Does Service Management have a future?
Head of School Meeting
Bi-annual meeting of the CITRENZ Heads of School
Mike Watts:
Evaluating Student Support Systems for International Information Technology Students
3:50pm Changeover
4:00pm
Gareth Cronin:
Conversational User Experience Lessons: Building a Startup with Tech at the Peak of the Hype-cycle
Bill Ross:
Moving From Legacy To The Future – Can You Get There From Here?
Unconference session 6
Matt Harris:
"No "ferry tale" ending: IT Project Management on the Hauraki Gulf"
TBA
Ivor Macfarlane:
Intelligent Disobedience - A service dog idea for service management
Craig Nicoll:
Investigating Best Video Practices for Flipped Classroom: Failed Exercise In Avoiding Work.
Jamie Vaughan:
Continuing Professional Development: Returning to study with Work-Based Learning
4:30pm Changeover
4:40pm Riding the exponential wave of change
Kaila Colbin, Ambassador, Singularity University
5:20pm Closing Comments
6:30pm NZ Excellence in IT Awards Gala Dinner

Friday, 13th July 2018

8:30am Tea and Coffee Available

Women in IT

ITP

TechCommNZ

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

NZOSS

Women in IT
WCC Plenary Room
Skills and Talent
Room 1 (Designertech)
Testing and QA
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
TechCommNZ
Room 2 (Assurity)
itSMFnz 1
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 2
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
Educational Practice
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Open Source Day
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
9:30am Opening Comments
9:40am Can you feel that? Empathy in an A.I. world
Doug Kim, Snr Content Editor, Microsoft (USA)
10:20am Morning Tea
10:50am
Victoria Maclennan, Karen Vincent, Moana Roberts, Sue McLean, Rebecca Schasching, Eva Sherwood:
PANEL: Where are all the women? Practical advice on supporting women to be successful
Jane Wharton:
Skills And Culture For The Digital Age (Transforming the Transformers)
Judy Mckay:
Quality is Key
Tony Self:
That’ll Never Happen: Impossible Documentation
Linda McCarthy:
Communication Gobbledegook and how to untangle It
Rob England:
A Four Stage Model For How Organisations Adopt DevOps
Jamie Vaughan:
Learning Frameworks: Practical Application of Self-Assessment Tools
NZOSS Panel + Unconference
11:20am Changeover
11:30am
Daniel Merriott:
Introducing SFIA7
Andrew Dingfelder:
Key Drivers in Successful Continuous Delivery
Catherine Caudwell:
From user experience to user relationship
Renata Pellino-Porter:
Shaping the Culture of your Team
Pete Yates:
ITSM and Agile a match made in heaven - really?
David Skelton, Sam Mann, Dobrila Lopez, Nilufar Baghei, Emre Erturk, Mary Proctor:
Postgraduate Study at Polytechnics in NZ: Where We Are? What are the Challenges? Where do we go?
12:00pm Changeover Changeover
12:10pm
Amanda Santos:
Why We Have to hire Interns And Keep IT Talent In NZ
Jocelyn Cranefield, Zlatko Kovačić, Mary Ellen Gordon:
NZ's IT Professionals Up Close - Results from the World IT Project
Martin Gordon:
The Evolution of Testing
Shelly Davies:
Even techie peeps can write like humans (and why you freaking should!)
Brett Moffett:
Taking Out the Trash! Automating basic Service Management tasks
Beth Coleman:
Enterprise-wide KCS Adoption - a case
Kristina Hoeppner:
Who Creates Open Source Software?
12:40pm Lunch

ITP

Unconference

TechCommNZ

itSMFnz

CITRENZ

NZOSS

Talent
WCC Plenary Room
Case Studies
Room 1 (Designertech)
Unconference
Upstairs 2 (SENZ)
TechCommNZ
Room 2 (Assurity)
itSMFnz 1
Room 3 (Momentum)
itSMFnz 2
Room 4 (ManageEngine)
Educational Practice
Upstairs 1 (Signal)
Open Source Day
Upstairs 3 (CatalystIT)
1:20pm Tahi Rua Toru Tech: Demonstration of Challenge
Come along to a short demonstration of Tahi Rua Toru Tech, New Zealand's school-based digital challenge.
1:40pm Not Yet 20: Inside the minds of NZ's next generation of leaders
Alexia Hilbertidou, Founder, GirlBoss NZ
2:20pm Changeover
2:30pm
Sam Jarman:
Start Your Career Right
Nicolás Erdödy:
SKA: The Ultimate Big Data Project
Unconference session 7
Doug Kim:
Do I Need a Chatbot?
Lou Hunnebeck:
Oh, You Meant That? Setting and Managing Expectations
Ivor Macfarlane:
30 years in ITSM: totally changed and completely the same
CITRENZ Best Paper Awards
Sam Muirhead:
Design by Committing, not by Committee - Open Source Collaboration in the Arts
3:00pm Afternoon tea
3:20pm
Terry Chapman:
How To Get That Next Big Pay Rise (or soft skills for techos)
Sanjay D'Souza, Clare Toufexis:
Life Events: Transforming Government Online Service Delivery
Unconference session 8
Tony Self, Shelly Davies, Doug Kim, Abhay Chokshi:
Unconference with TechCommNZ
Tristan Boot:
The Holy Grail - A Trilogy in 4 Parts
Greg Sanker:
How to think like a Customer for IT professionals
Samuel Ekundayo, Tony Clear, Alison Clear, Sam Mann:
Choosing, Mentoring and Assessing Team Work in Computing Education
Clare McLennan, Menno Finlay-Smits:
Saving New Zealand's Birds with Open Source Technology
3:50pm Changeover Changeover
4:00pm
Jayne Perry:
Millennial Leaders: Give Them a Reason to Stay
Guy Kloss:
Kauri ID - A Self-Sovereign, Blockchain-based Identity System
Unconference session 9
Open Floor
4:30pm Changeover
4:40pm Living in the Disruption Economy: Why our customers are screaming for change but we’re not listening
Julie Mohr, International speaker and author (USA)
5:20pm Closing Comments