Great turnout at the Aware Group hosted #PowerBI training in Hamilton, NZ.
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Great turnout at the Aware Group hosted #PowerBI training in Hamilton, NZ.

It’s awesome to see plenty of locals interested in data! On the 5th April Aware Group hosted an Intro to #PowerBI training session which including running through Microsoft’s Dashboard in a day. We had members from the Waikato Regional Council, Hamilton City Council, TalkingTech as well as both Waikato Institute of Technology and University of…

Intro to Power BI – Workshop
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Intro to Power BI – Workshop

On the 5th of April, Aware Group will host it’s first dashboard in a day event targeted to provide a supported first experience of Power BI. Register for the event here https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/power-bi-1-day-workshop-introduction-to-power-bi-aware-group-tickets-44540736542 If you would like to know more about Power BI go check out our Power BI page.

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs at Innes48, Aware Group CEO Brandon Hutcheson

Supporting Local Entrepreneurs at Innes48, Aware Group CEO Brandon Hutcheson

Over the past weekend Aware Group CEO Brandon Hutcheson worked at the Innes48 as a mentor, supporting teams from all around New Zealand competing for a the title as well as substantial prize money. During the weekend Brandon noticed a few new trends: Over the weekend 5/16 of teams competing were looking at, considering or…

Aware Group takes home the “Just for fun” category of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Aware Group takes home the “Just for fun” category of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit

Congratulations to Kane O’Donnell! Kane trained a recurrent neural net on script data from television show “The Simpsons”, so that they could generate ‘new’ script lines for each character. See the embedded report below: This work led to winning the “Just for fun” category of the Microsoft Data Insights Summit. https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/congratulations-to-the-data-insights-summit-analytics-challenge-winners/ https://community.powerbi.com/t5/Data-Stories-Gallery/How-well-do-you-know-the-Simpsons/td-p/202467  

Aware Group is Awarded Callaghan Grant for Tertiary Research Project

Aware Group is Awarded Callaghan Grant for Tertiary Research Project

Early December in 2017, after months of planning Aware Group, was officially awarded a $600k Callaghan grant for the research and development of educational machine learning across anonymised structured data sets. The purpose of the research is to develop new principles of standadised reporting, machine learning techniques and complete flow of data through new technologies to…

Winners of the NZTA #SaveOneMoreLife Hackathon #LicenseME

Winners of the NZTA #SaveOneMoreLife Hackathon #LicenseME

Press Release – NZTA A concept to improve the driving skills of 15 to 19-year-olds has won the NZ Transport Agency’s first-ever Hackathon. Hackathon winner puts focus on improving skills of restricted license drivers A concept to improve the driving skills of 15 to 19-year-olds has won the NZ Transport Agency’s first-ever Hackathon. The team…

Wintec: Student Support Machine Learning

Wintec: Student Support Machine Learning

The Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) provides numerous pastoral care and academic support services to students. This support has traditionally been inconsistent, and measurement of success has relied on anecdotal evidence. To allow better targeting of at-risk students, whilst providing ongoing, statistical evidence of the efficacy of the student services, a machine learning model was…

Te Wānanga Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

Te Wānanga Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)

Te Wānanga o Aotearoa are in the process of producing an Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), and developing a real-time data warehousing solution. This will provide them with the capability to run operational reports against integrated and processed, organisationally-consistent data, without the significant latency that would be expected from most data warehousing solutions. The ESB, data…

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