The SAS Wellington conference – in case you missed it

by | May 14, 2019

For those that could not attend SUNZ this year, here is a taste of how my day went.
My day of late starts with a plank, I do just one, for as long as I can each morning. Today was 1 minute 31 seconds. I then headed into my office at OptimalHQ to complete some daily checks for our SAS admin customers and 3 bananas and a coffee for breakfast.  Before heading over to the conference, I went for a stroll around the Wellington waterfront to get some fresh air and soak in the morning commuter vibe.
Arriving at the Town Hall and collecting my conference pass I was pleased to see that the conference bags were optional this year and that any left-over food was going to be donated to a shelter.  After getting my coffee in an OptimalPeople keep cup I headed into the main theater for the opening address and to listen to the key note speaker.

Before I knew it, it was morning tea with the traditional muffins and sweets. I had second thoughts about taking a muffin after just coming from Jason Arnold’s presentation on Pharmac and its impact on diabetes.
After a stroll along the Wellington waterfront over lunch I sat down to an enticing panel discussion with Dame Diane Robertson, Todd Nicholson and Diana Shaw on Data Governance. Eugene did a great job of moderating the panel switching side only once, however the most notable moment for me was Todd’s closing remark of being the token guy between two ladies.
We were then inspired with an entertaining presentation from Helen and Vee from the Ministry of Justice who finished by offering us all jobs in one months’ time.
And that’s a wrap.
Shane Out.

Shane Miles is a certified SAS Administrator who likes blogging about conference food.  Want to read more about SAS?  Too easy, take a look at our SAS blogs.

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