• Product Management

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    Jerry & Matt are going to talk about Product Management. No one connected to software development should miss this meetup! There is some impressive experience to hear from and this promises to deliver a lot of value. This interactive discussion will help draw a line between the stuff that all product managers need to be doing, the stuff that they might play a role in, and the stuff they should leave to others. It will explore some of the things that engineering teams can do to better support their product manager and provide some practical steps to evolve their working relationship so that expectations are clear and the collaboration strong. A little bit about our Speakers: Jerry & Matt are founders at Interplay, a local product management consultancy. They have seen product management done in many different ways at many different companies - and that is OK because there is no one-size-fits-all description of what a PM does. However, this variation can make it difficult for people who work with product managers to really know what they should expect and how they should work together. Timing: 5:30pm – Start. 5:30pm – Networking. 6:15pm – Speaker will start the presentation.

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  • DevOps - measure what matters and innovate faster.

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    June’s speaker is Daniel Larsen. Daniel is going to talk about “DevOps and what he has learned from a number of companies doing DevOps.” This is a meetup that everyone connected to software development should not miss! There is some impressive experience to hear from and this promises to deliver a lot of value. In this talk Daniel will share stories and lessons learned from New Zealand and beyond; what works well, what not so well, and how can we improve. And provide practical strategies for Software leaders to support a business case for DevOps, to drive positive cultural change and to satisfy our customers through the early and continuous delivery of valuable software. The presentation will be accompanied with the usual discussion opportunities. A little bit about our Speaker: Daniel is an industry veteran. He has worked across major sectors and industries from large corporate to fledgling start-ups. For the past two years Daniel has worked for Microsoft across Government, Enterprise and now Independent Software Vendor (ISV) accounts, offering deep technical advice and coaching on Agile Software Development, DevOps and Cloud Architecture. Daniel is an experience Solutions Architect and Software Engineer specialising in highly scalable web applications and SaaS. An experienced practitioner of Agile Software Development, Continuous Delivery and Domain Driven Design. Daniel’s approach is to coach teams to higher levels of performance through improvement Kata and other Lean techniques. Timing: 5:30pm – Start. 5:30pm – Networking. 6:15pm – Speaker will start the presentation.

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  • ASLG - April Meetup - Emotional Intelligence

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    Dr Peter Blyde is the leadership expert at the University of Auckland where he facilitates the Emotional Intelligence – Engaged Leadership short course (http://www.exec.auckland.ac.nz/short-courses/emotional-intelligence-engaged-leadership) as well as leadership workshop on the Strategic CIO Programme (http://www.exec.auckland.ac.nz/c-suite/strategic-cio#5). He has consulted to a wide range of private and public organizations in NZ and Australia – focusing primarily on leadership, emotional intelligence, high performing teams, and resilience. He is director of CATALYST4 and his Ph.D. explored executive perceptions of leadership. Leading with Emotional Intelligence It’s sometimes been said – business would be fine if it weren’t for the people! The reality is – your success or failure rests on getting the people part right. While each individual is unique, there are some underlying patterns that can help increase your chances of success – “emotional intelligence” provides a framework for helping leaders become ‘people smart’ and create better results, at all levels. At the event you will: • Understand the underlying code to high performance in people. • Create a focus for accelerating your development as a leader. Timing: 5:30 pm - Start • 5:30 pm - Networking 6:15 pm - Speaker

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  • ASLG 9th Nov Topic Artificial Intelligence

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  • ASLG June Meetup - Returning Data Control to Users

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    ASLG Meeting– Thursday 8th June Location: Wine Chambers, 33 Shortland street Time: 5.30pm This meet up topic will be Returning data control to users via data provenance and privacy-preserving computations The speaker will be Ryan Ko the Director, New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science at The University of Waikato. Cyber Security is a in trend topic especially with the latest WannaCry ransomware attack I am sure this will be one people will want to hear! A little bit about Ryan Ryan is an Associate Professor and Director, NZ Institute for Security and Crime Science at the University of Waikato. He established NZ's first Masters Degree in Cyber Security and Cyber Security Lab. He also advise NZ's Minister for Communications' Cyber Security Skills Taskforce, and Ministry of Justice.

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  • April Meet Up - Turning Strategy Downside Up

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    April’s speaker is Roger Ford. Roger is the President of the New Zealand Software Association. Roger is going to talk about "Turning Strategy Downside Up." Basically for every excellent best practice there's an equally valid and excellent option that is the complete opposite. This concept crosses everything from testing before developing, to culture before strategy, and applying IT to business strategy rather than IT strategies to business. The goal of the evening is to get everyone to challenge their own preconceived ideas and appreciate that there could be a completely different and valid way to achieve things. Roger is also one of 12 members of the ITX Forum and will also provide a brief insight into what's happening across the industry some of which most people might not expect or be aware of. This promises to be an informative meeting that will challenge paradigms of thinking and promote new ideas The Speaker Roger Ford is the Managing Director of Innovise NZ, The President of New ZealandSoftware Association and member of the ITX Forum. He has more than 20 years of experience in building technology businesses capability and capacity from writing marketing plans, major IT project governance, change implementation, and business strategy and planning.

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  • February Meet up - Software Development War Stories We Can All Learn From

    February Meet up - Software Development War Stories We Can All Learn From Start 2017 with some inspiring insights in an exciting format. The meeting will follow the Lightning Talk/Ignite format. http://www.ignitetalks.io/ Industry warriors Gareth Cronin (Vista Entertainment, Wynyard Group), Nigel Beach (Compac Sorting Group), Gordon MacDonald (Cubic Defence), Nick Cahill (Fraedom), and Paul Norrie (Pingar) will share valuable lessons from their experiences under the 5 minutes, 20 slides format. The presentations will be accompanied with the usual discussion opportunities. There is some impressive experience to hear from and this format promises to deliver a lot of value within the one meeting, another not to be missed.

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  • Evidence Based Software Development

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    Why is it that some software delivery teams are able to predictably deliver high quality software, early and often, where others struggle? This is a meeting that anyone connected to software development should not miss! In collaboration with Callaghan Innovation's Build for Speed program, Gareth Evans has collected data from over 30 NZ software product companies. The results highlight the common problems and pitfalls many NZ companies are experiencing in getting their ideas to market and maintaining velocity over time. The local data is backed by international research from AUT Professor of Software Development, Stephen MacDonell. Together Gareth and Stephen will explore the practices being used by the most successful teams in NZ and provide insights into the state of the industry. Ultimately by understanding these trends and utilising different approaches there is potential for NZ companies to significantly reduce technical debt and increase speed to value over time. The Speakers Gareth Evans, co-founded Hypr to champion agile architecture and lean software delivery for the benefit of the New Zealand software industry. Gareth was one of the 1st seven people in the world to become a Scaled Agile Framework Program Consultant trainer (SPCT) and is a speaker at local and international events. Stephen MacDonell, Professor Auckland University of Technology and University of Otago. Stephen provides research leadership,academic management, postgraduate and undergraduate education. His areas of specialisation include informations systems development, software forensics, empirical software engineering, cost analytics and software analytics.

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  • The Subscription Economy in relation to Digital Disruption,IOT and Millennials

    The Subscription Economy and how it relates to The Internet of Things, Digital Disruption and the emerging Millennial Mind-set - a presentation from David Gandar and discussion. David's presentation discusses; • An Overview of the Subscription Economy • Trends and New Zealand examples of its application • The potential of bundling services for new value • How the Subscription Economy relates to the Millennial Mind-set in areas like asset ownership, the Millennial Affordability Paradigm and their device orientated mind-set The Speaker - David Gandar is owner & founder of Delta Software Ltd, a NZ IT company that pioneered the growth of ITSM from the 1990s. He has been an advocate of technology for business innovation, with roles in consulting, business analysis and enterprise project delivery. David is now working as a consultant and start-up advisor, leveraging his tech background for business improvement. He is passionate about developing people and sharing the goals and vision that creates a leadership mind set.

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  • August Software Leaders Group Meeting - Register your interest to attend

    Presentation and Discussion - Introduction to Blockchain and its Application Beyond Bitcoin Our guest speaker is Paul Salisbury from 3months Paul will be covering the following; A brief history of Blockchain technology Principles of Blockchain design and their inherent constraints Applying Blockchains to vertical use cases beyond financial applications Q&A and discussions from a NZ perspective

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