Power Platform Saturday brings the very best of Microsoft Power Platform (https://powerplatform.microsoft.com/) to Sydney. The event provides technical training led by Microsoft experts and your community. You’ll learn new ways to build solutions, migrate and integrate data, manage security and privacy. You will connect with local and international industry leaders and peers.

Join us for a powerful (pun intended) Saturday and tap into innovation across your organization with the Microsoft Power Platform, the platform that gives everyone the ability to create solutions that accelerate business.

The event is free of charge to attend but seats are limited, so please do reserve your spot in time.


15 February 2020


Microsoft Reactor
Level 10, 11 York Street

Event Schedule

Session Name Speaker Level Time
An inclusive look at the human rights in the Australian constitution Anny Druett 09:00 - 09:15
Opening Keynote Dona Sarkar 09:15 - 10:00
Session Name Speaker Level Time
001: No time to spy. Build your "James Bond" style Power Apps game Andrew and Olena Grischenko 100 10:00 - 10:45
DJ Bot, the bot who spins Dad Jokes Nadeeja and Dinel Bomiriya 100 11:15 - 12:00
The life style of a Microsoft globetrotter Dona Sarkar 100 12:45 - 13:30
Unleash your creativity and be a superpower animator in the magical world of PowerApps Ee Lane Yu 100 13:30 - 14:15
Power Music Apps from C to B Stefano Tempesta 100 14:45 - 15:30
Teaching AI to speak Aussie Amey Holden 100 15:30 - 16:00
Session Name Speaker Level Time
Data insights boost NSW Government plan to halve homelessness Microsoft Trainees 200 10:00 - 10:45
Generating a Microsoft Teams meeting from CDS/Dynamics 365 CE Elaiza Benitez 300 11:15 - 12:00
Give Demonstrations as if Your Life Depended on it! Leon Tribe 100 12:45 - 13:30
Unleashing the capabilities of Power Platform with Bots and AI Arafat Tehsin 200 13:30 - 14:15
Governance and DevOps of Power Apps John Liu 300 14:45 - 15:30
Transition to Unified Interface Kuntal Ghoshal 200 15:30 - 16:00


Alice Drummond

Experienced Power BI, PowerApps and Power Automate analyst, and my passion is combining Power BI with graphic design to create data stories.

Transforming data into decisions: Top story-telling techniques within Power BI

Amey Holden

Microsoft D365 certified Biz Apps Solution Expert & Sales Functional Consultant Associate experienced in designing and delivering enjoyable customer experience across Customer Engagement and Power Platform applications including Power Automate, Power Apps and AI Builder

Teaching AI to speak Aussie

Andrew and Olena Grischenko

PowerPlatform, BizApps, Azure pros. Olena Grischenko is BizApps MVP, PowerPlatform architect. Andrew Grischenko is Azure certified architect with more than 15 years experience in gaming industry producing and developing games. https://www.linkedin.com/in/olenagrischenko https://www.linkedin.com/in/grischenko

001: No time to spy. Build your "James Bond" style Power Apps game

Anny Druett

Anny is 4,005th descendant of the Ngemba mob and grew up on Gundangara country as a fifth-generation daughter of Crookwell. Both communities are located in NSW, Australia. Anny has a strong background as an accredited trainer and coach spanning over three and a half decades. Over the past two years, she has been practising and honing her skills as an emerging Speaker. As a digital immigrant, Anny has much in common with digital natives who she sees are both constantly learning and re-learning to juggle and balance hard and soft skills technologies. Anny’s stories of how she learned to be a cross-cultural go-between or a translator between generations, cultures and technologies will take you on a journey that ebbs and flows when she is on stage. She will share with you what she has learned as she explores the “space“ between the differences and how it ultimately brings out your best.

An inclusive look at the human rights in the Australian constitution

Aylwin Wijaya and Umar Riaz

Dynamics365, PowerPlatform, Azure, BI, AI, SharePoint. Umar is Senior Consultant with more than 15 years experience. His passion is in Sharepoint, Dynamics, PowerPlatform and BI. Aylwin is passionate technologist working with Microsoft platforms. https://www.linkedin.com/in/umar-riaz-a0027523/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/aylwinwong/

Leveraging Robotic Process Automation using PowerAutomate to enable digital transformation

Dona Sarkar

Principal Advocate for the Microsoft Power Platform

Opening Keynote

The life style of a Microsoft globetrotter

Elaiza Benitez

Dynamics 365 CE, CDS, Power Automate, Power Apps Portals

Generating a Microsoft Teams meeting from CDS/Dynamics 365 CE

Gill Walker

Gill Walker is widely skilled in Dynamics 365 CE success. As a success catalyst she improves user adoption with training. She also works with you earlier in the project to get a solution that meets needs - needs of end users and needs of management. Her philosophy of empowering by increasing understanding with education delivers results. As a speaker she speaks on topics within successful CRM. Gill speaks on topics such as: ‘Jumpstart to CRM success”, “Why (sm)ALL business need CRM” and “Essential steps to successful User Acceptance Testing”; As a trainer, Gill is passionate about training as a way of empowering people. Gill provides Microsoft Dynamics 365 training on Business Intelligence in D365, Configuration, Automation Getting Started & more; First and foremost she is an educator - a trainer and a speaker. However, she can also apply these skills in a practical way as a consultant and a mentor.

Security is the chief enemy of mortals

John Liu

Power Apps Power Automate Office 365 Microsoft Graph Power Platform Governance

Governance and DevOps of Power Apps

Kuntal Ghoshal

Senior FastTrack Solution Architect @ Microsoft Australia

Transition to Unified Interface

Leon Tribe

National Delivery Director at PowerObjects

Give Demonstrations as if Your Life Depended on it!

Lisa Crosbie & FooShen Wu

Power Apps Lisa Crosbie is a Technology Evangelist with Barhead Solutions and Business Applications MVP FooShen Wu is a Power Platform Technology Specialist and WW Emerging Solutions Global Black Belt with Microsoft.

Top 10 Myths You Need to Bust for Power Platform Success in Your Organisation

Microsoft Trainees

Alyssea Nicole, Christopher Kapnopulos, Geoffrey Frost, Sarah Pak

Data insights boost NSW Government plan to halve homelessness

Nadeeja and Dinel Bomiriya

Nadeeja Bomiriya, Microsoft MVP - Business Applications, Practice Lead - Dynamics 365 - Velrada
Dinel Bomiriya, Student - Year 7 - Yarra Valley Grammar

DJ Bot, the bot who spins Dad Jokes

Stefano Tempesta

CTO @ SXiQ Australia
Microsoft Regional Director, MVP & MCT

Power Music Apps from C to B

Stephanus Natawardaja

Stephanus is a Capability Lead and Solution Architect with a focus in Not-for-Profit (NFP) at Barhead Solutions. Stephanus has worked with Microsoft technologies for the past 15 years, and Dynamics CRM since version 3. Stephanus has also worked with major NFP clients across Australia, as well as enterprise, and corporate clients implementing business solutions with Microsoft Dynamics.

A single view of customers - the what, the why, and the how w/ Customer Insights and Power Platform

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