Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting Dinosnores

Every now and then you hear a story about a local organisation that leaves you thinking “I never knew they did that!” That was the case for me and a hundred of my closest friends at the IBM Finance Forum recently, where Paul Ryan, the Chief Financial Officer of the Australian Museum, gave us insight into their business, their mission, and how they tackle the difficult challenge of planning, budgeting and forecasting for the age of dinosaurs and beyond.

Race Across America with Analytics

Last week, I caught wind of a presentation being delivered at the Finance Forum in Melbourne, and was fascinated to hear how Doug Barton was going to make the link between Finance and cycling, or as he refers to it, "what Doug Barton does on his day off". I'll be the first to admit - I know nothing about cycling. I'm baffled why my father is happy to ride 100km with his crew just to "grab a coffee" and then ride back home. But add sensors, weather predictions and analytics - and now you've got my interest!