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7th October 2021
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm AEST/2:00 pm – 2:45 pm NZST
ADVANCED DATA VISUALIZATIONS MADE EFFICIENT: INTRODUCTION TO POWER BI
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Presenter: Thilina Gunawardhana, Research Engineer, Opal Fibre Packaging Research & Technology Centre
Moderator: Russell Allan, Aurelia

Data visualization is key for communicating your business narrative powerfully and efficiently and has become an essential skill in the current data centric business world. Power BI is one of the many business intelligence tools which can be used to generate advanced data visualizations. Even though it is primarily used to build interactive dashboards, Power BI Desktop can effectively be utilized to make interactive data-driven decision making and reporting easier. Join Thilina for an introductory webinar to learn how to set up a Power BI model from a dataset and generate visualizations and automate data reporting.

Thilina Gunawardhana

Thilina Gunawardhana is currently a research engineer at Opal Research & Technology, and he holds a PhD in chemical engineering from BioPRIA, Monash University. Thilina is experienced in pulp & paper properties, and biorefinery/biomanufacturing concepts in pulp & paper industry including microfibrillated cellulose. Thilina has a passion for data analytics and visualization, and he is well versed in several data analysis platforms including MATLAB, Python, and Power BI. Thilina served as the inaugural chair of Appita Young Professionals Network from 2017-2020, and he is currently a committee member in both Appita YPN and Appita Technical Committee.