Apero & Technology – February 2015

Dear all,

Join us for a drink and being part of an exciting networking moment!

We will have the pleasure to welcome Steve Masters, Vice President Customer Innovation @ BT Global Services.
Steve will share with us his experience in the area of Innovation. How does the future looks like in the IT world? How is technology going to influence our future life? What are IT companies focussing on to shape our future?

It will be an exciting evening and a great networking opportunity. We look forward to see you there!

Apero & Technology – July 2014

AperoandTechEver think about building an App?

According to a recent study, 85% of consumers prefer to review media in an App rather than using a browser. But, Apps cost money. A lot of money to conceptualize, design, build, launch, promote, support and maintain.

These days, brands take mobile Apps seriously since they know that each of us carry around smartphones in our pockets.
But, what if you’re not ready to put 50K to 100K on the table this year or you don’t have the infrastructure in place to support an App? What can you do?  Many will offer ideas designed to save money and perhaps launch a low budget App to test the waters but, how many times have you downloaded one of those low budget, feature starved Apps only to discover that it added so little value to your life, that it really did not deserve a place on your phone or tablet. 10 seconds later, you deleted it.
I’d like to propose that there are at least 7 things to think about when considering an App. 7 solid reasons for saving your money. 7 reasons for NOT building an App.  If you’d like to hear my thoughts on the topic and perhaps even discover a few cool alternatives to Apps, meet us on 7.7.14 and with drinks and great food we’ll have a few laughs and launch into the topic at the Restaurant & Bar Dal Nastro in Zurich where at 7:14pm we will start the dialog and see where it leads.

Apero & Technology – June 2014

4th June 2014 – “Big Data” – (Dal Nastro, Zurich)
About the speaker: Harro M. Wiersma
In the last 15 years Harro has had the opportunity to support
corporations in the whole of Europe, with projects within the area’s of IT infrastructure, databases, data warehousing, project management and Big Data/Business Analytics.
As one of the leading big data evangelists in Switzerland Harro helps companies to get focused on creating effective, simple and beautiful data solutions that help to achieve their goals.
Harro holds a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems of the University of Phoenix, and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leadership of the University of Sankt Gallen. In his projects Harro focusses on solutions of bringing the “old” RDBMS
landscapes together with new technologies, and the way companies think about the way they are using data.
The given presentation is available here: will be published after the event took place.