Brown Bag Lunch: Dr. David Michels, Dalhousie School of Law & Sir James Dunn Law Library

When: November 28, 12:30-1:30 pm
Where: SIM Board Room

Findability – A New Academic Challenge

Good research makes an impact. New technologies offer academics exciting possibilities for online publishing, data sharing, and research dissemination. However, the blizzard of digital tools and resources can be overwhelming. Librarians are skilled information managers and navigators; we know how to find information and how to improve its findability. I will share how our librarians are helping faculty and graduates to make their research findable through search engine optimization, digital archiving, online portfolio development, and social media. Finders know findability.

About the speaker: Dr. David Michels

Dr. David H. Michels has been a member of the School of Law since 2000. He is the Public Services Librarian for the Sir James Dunn Law Library where he provides legal reference and research support to the Dalhousie community. He is an Instructor of Legal Research at the Law School and is a lecturer in the School of Information Management. David is also a Research Associate with the national Religion and Diversity Project and publishes on Religion, Law, and Information Behaviour.

Brown Bag Lunch: Affinio with “Data-driven growth: From finding product-market fit to scaling”

When: September 13, 2016,12-1pm
Location: Council Chamber, Student Union Building


Slides from presentation: click here

The goal of any company with a valuable product is to scale adoption. Ardi will show you how startups put data to work in all functions: Sales, marketing, HR, and product. 

Twitter, Airbnb, Uber, and Facebook all used insights found deep within their data to unlock big growth opportunities. Companies with data-driven cultures outperform their peers in everything from scaling to changing the way all team members focus their efforts towards high-value activities. Come hear from Ardi Iranmanesh how Affinio leverages the power of data to add value to their clients’ business bottom-line.

About the speaker: Ardi Iranmanesh, Co-Founder and Chief of Staff at Affinio 

With a background in Entrepreneurship and Computer Science, Ardi began his startup career in customer discovery. Drumming up ideas to solve his customer’s biggest problems, and working to find the all-mighty product-market fit, Ardi was crowned the ‘Ideation Ninja’.

Early stage, Ardi worked closely with and contributed to the product, sales, and marketing functions. Energized by working with passionate people, he puts an emphasis on team and culture within the organization.  

Now, Ardi’s main area of concentration is taking Affinio to the next level, focusing on growth, SaaS metrics, and scaling. Outside of startup life, you can find Ardi reading and listening to podcasts (…about startup life). His favourite topic? Anything SaaS-related. Outside of learning, you can find Ardi on his Yoga mat or wallowing in a good scotch.  

Follow Affinio at @Affinio and Ardi Iranmanesh at @Ardi_MGMT 

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