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Sydney Power BI User Group – February 2022 – In-Person Event

February 15, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

In-Person meetup at the Microsoft Reactor. Matt Allington will be doing a live demonstration of the InfoRiver custom visual for Power BI.


Hello Sydney Power BI User Group Members,

The day has come when we are finally going to meet again in person at the Microsoft Reactor. The Covid restrictions have had an impact on everyone, and we hope that this will be the first of many face to face sessions to come.

In this meetup, Matt Allington will be doing a live demonstration of the InfoRiver custom visual for Power BI. There are far too many features to cover in one session, so the emphasis will be on exploring the breadth of capabilities and with particular focus on the “spreadsheet like” behaviour supported in this visual.


5:30-6:00PM Welcome and Networking (with Pizza and Beer)

6:00-6:15PM Welcome + What’s new in Power BI? (Matt)

6:15 – 6:30PM Tips for financial analysis in Power BI (Owen and Arno)

6:30-7:15PM InfoRiver for Power BI feature exploration (Matt)

7:15-7:30PM Wrap and Refreshments

Main Topic: Exploration of InfoRiver for Power BI

Speaker: Matt Allington

This session will be a showcase of the powerful InfoRiver custom visual in Power BI. The InfoRiver custom visual adds a spreadsheet like experience to build up financial models and other reporting quickly and easily compared to the standard Power BI Features.

Speaker Bio:

Matt Allington is a career expert in BI and has had more than 30 years’ experience in using data to deliver business value. Matt is a Microsoft MVP that specialises in Power BI, Power Query and Power Pivot for Excel. He combines his business and IT experience together to deliver training, consulting and general business data problem solving to clients worldwide. Matt is the author of the best-selling book “Supercharge Power BI – Power BI is Better When You Learn to Write DAX”.

Topic: Tips for financial analysis in Power BI

Speakers: Owen Auger and Arno Wakfer

In the 15-minute presentation Owen and Arno cover the following:

• Pain points for CFOs not having quicker access to financial insights of their business

• Overview of the Power BI Finance Reporting and Analytics Dashboard

Speakers Bio:

Owen Auger is a Power BI consultant at Agile Analytics and has worked previously in analytics and finance roles at New Zealand companies including Fonterra and Contact Energy. He has a particular interest in applying Power BI to improve financial reporting and analysis. He has a background in corporate finance, was a finalist at the 2014 Financial Modelling World Championships, and is a CFA Charter holder.

Arno Wakfer is a Power BI Consultant at Agile Analytics and certified as a Microsoft Data Analyst Associate and Business Intelligence and Data Analyst with the Corporate Finance Institute. During his 15 years in Finance, he led various finance transformational projects and was a former CFO at the Top Business School in Africa. He transitioned from a career as a Chartered Accountant to a Data Analyst. Arno is experienced at using Power BI to analyse and visualise data to help businesses drive their performance through actionable insights.

Meetup Sponsor: Agile Analytics is a leading Power BI consulting firm and a Microsoft Gold Partner in Data Analytics. At Agile Analytics, we consult, design and deliver end-to-end data analytics solutions using Microsoft cloud technology including Power BI.

Only 50 seats are available so as to maintain social distancing.

Please register only if you can actually attend owing to limited number of seats. If you register and do not attend, it will mean that someone else will miss out, so please only register if you are going to attend.


February 15, 2022
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Microsoft Reactor Sydney
11 York Street, #Level 10, #Level 10
Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia