Sydney Meetup: The Other Side of Excel: Using Macros for Savvy Solutions to Big Data Problems

December 11, 2018 6:00 pm
December 11, 2018 8:00 pm

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When faced with a data problem in Excel, do you automatically jump to a quick fix solution? Many of us don’t take the time to understand the real underlying problem. Hear from Excel Data Modeller and Business Strategist Jürgen Schmechel as he presents client case studies and takes us through the strategic planning process of designing automated solutions to data problems using Excel macros. Jürgen will explain why macros are more powerful than simply recording repetitive tasks and share the secrets of taking a complex situation or idea and turning it into a time-saving, user-friendly, transparent and effective data-model using his unique German approach.

• About your Speaker
Jürgen Schmechel specialises in maximising the productivity of his clients through clever modelling, reporting and systems. He provides business strategy advice and future proofed data-models which are structured, systemised and automated. He is the author of two books and has a Masters of Mathematics and Economics from the University of Hamburg. Connect with Jürgen here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jurgenschmechel/

• About your Host
Danielle Stein Fairhurst is a financial modelling specialist and the author of “Financial Modeling in Excel for Dummies” published by Wiley in 2017 and “Using Excel for Business Analysis; a Fundamental Approach to Financial Modelling”, Revised Edition published by Wiley Finance 2015. Danielle has regular engagements around Australia and globally as a speaker, course facilitator, financial modelling consultant and analyst, was a guest on Excel TV and has been interviewed for several industry podcasts. She founded the Financial Modellers’ Meetup groups in 2015 which now have over 5,000 members in seven countries as well as a LinkedIn forum with over 40,000 members. Connect with Danielle here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/daniellesteinfairhurst/

• What to bring
A laptop is not required for this session

• Meetup Format
We start the sessions with around 30 minutes of networking, a 45 minute presentation followed by 15 minutes of questions and discussion and conclude by 7.30 or 8pm.
This is a networking group so be sure to find someone to chat to before the session begins. If you’re new and not sure what to say, just ask someone what their favourite Excel function is and you’ll fit right in!


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