Announcing Transform 2016 – A data analytics breakfast event

Optimus is excited to bring you Transform 2016 on Oct. 20th 2016!

Transform 2016 will bring three executives from leading Vancouver organizations to talk about how they are using data analytics to grow and transform their business.

Learn how they used analytics to uncover the story their data is telling, the problems that it uncovered and how they transformed them into opportunities. We’ll also ask about the tools they’ve used, what worked, what didn’t work, and how they chose them.

Are you truly using Data Analytics to stimulate growth and find real opportunities? Find out Oct. 20th.

What to Expect

This breakfast event will include a presentation from Microsoft and a panel discussion with 3 executives from Vancouver’s leading data-driven companies. The presentation will cover how Microsoft views Data Analytics and their vision for the future.

Panel questions will be driven by the you, the audience, so you’ll have the chance to discuss what really matters to you and solve problems you are currently facing.


Andrew Boudreau Data Platform Technical Specialist at Microsoft

At Microsoft, their ambition is to democratize data insights for all of their customers, by providing the building blocks and tools to empower organizations large & small. They enable organizations to build, innovate and transform quickly, so they realize business impact and results faster. They believe an organization’s data is a key strategic asset which, when combined with the cloud and the potential of intelligence capabilities, provides the opportunity to automate, innovate and increase the speed of business. Andrew Boudreau will discuss how Power BI enables anyone to visualize and analyze data with greater speed, efficiency, and understanding, leading to new and dramatic insights, allowing them to become agile in their business processes.


Klaus Salchner VP of Engineering at BuildDirect Technologies

Klaus Salchner is currently the VP of Engineering at BuildDirect where he manages a team responsible for the consumer side, supply chain side and 2D and 3D modeling side of BuildDirect’s platform. Before BuildDirect, Klaus held VP roles at Sage, Elastic Path and Absolute Software. He is a seasoned executive which has more than twenty-five years of experience running product development organizations around the globe. He has managed multi-million dollar budgets and his experience includes both the Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure platform as well as the Java/J2EE, .NET, Node JS, Python and PHP platforms.

Rizwan Somji VP of Technology at Cymax Group 

Rizwan Somji is currently the vice president of technology at Cymax Stores and has over 15 years of experience leading high performance, agile and globally-diverse technology teams. As the former co-founder and VP of engineering for ResponseTek Networks, Somji brings a track record of building highly scalable, hosted SaaS applications. Rizwan is also actively involved in supporting local organizations and charities, currently serving on the Board of Advisors for GradusOne and an active mentor at UBC’s tri-mentor program.

More panelists to be announced!