Proudly Speaking at BiLT Asia 2018

Hello everyone,

This year will be an exciting year for me. Since the Christmas break, I’ve been busy preparing for some personal stuff and now that it’s been finally submitted, I will begin in preparing handouts for this coming BiLT Asia 2018 to be held in Singapore on 5-7 April 2018. Though traveling from the UK to Singapore is expensive, however, even if I shoulder all the cost, gaining experience to an international event such as this will definitely a great stuff to accomplish personally. This event will be one of a key milestone in my career that I will never forget and for this, I would like to thank the BILT Asia 2018 Committees who voted to have my abstract accepted to be one of the topics in this conference.

Last week, just by accident, I came across Adam Grant 2016 TED’s Talk speech about ‘The surprising habit of original thinkers’ and what hooked me to continue listening to his speech was when he mentioned about ‘You don’t have to be the first, you just have to be different and better’. This is somehow relevant to what I’ll be presenting in the BILT Asia 2018 conference because my presentation started from curiosity to an existing process used in sales. This curiosity leads to an insight. It leads me to see something valuable about it which I can apply in my industry. By developing the process using the available tools we use in our day to day work, I came up with a work-flow which I’m already using in some of the projects I am involved with. You can watch this work-flow to be presented to you live this coming April 2018.

If you want to join me in the live demonstration and want to find out more, please grab your ticket now by visiting the link below:

http://www.rtcevents.com/bilt/asia18/

If you happen to be in Singapore between April 5-7, 2018 or if some of you are planning to attend the event, don’t forget to grab me and say hi!. I will be pleased to meet you.

I am looking forward to learning new stuff in this event.

Cheers,

Allan Cantos

BILT Asia 2018 and BILT ANZ 2018 Abstract Submission – Acceptance Letter

Hello everyone.

Allow me to greet you all a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. May all your plans for next year will come true.

As for me, today, I’ve got an early Christmas present. The abstract that I submitted to BILT Asia 2018 (http://www.rtcevents.com/bilt/asia18/) and BILT ANZ2018 (http://www.rtcevents.com/bilt/anz18/) has been accepted and I would like to thank those committees for taking interest in my topic.

 

Once again, Merry Christmas to all my readers. God bless you all!

Kind regards,

Allan Cantos

“Photobucket” is not allowing 3rd party hosting on free accounts

Hello there. I trust you are having a great day.

Today I’ll talk about 3rd party image hosting. When I started building my Power BI dashboard, it looks cool to have images attached. The 3rd party image hosting website I’m talking about is “Photobucket”.

Please continue reading from here for more info: http://blog.photobucket.com/please-review-latest-changes-photobucket/

My Power BI dashboard really works well-having images on it that links interactively with your data until one time I received an email from “Photobucket” informing me that “third party hosting isn’t allowed” anymore on free accounts, you must pay $400 annual subscription in order for your image URL links to work. I just realized the effect of this when I opened my Power BI file to update the information on my dashboard.

Here is my previous Power BI dashboard I built last month.

Here it is now after 3rd party hosting is removed.

As you can see from the above image, my image URL link is now broken. To make it work, I need to find a place to store my images wherein it can provide me with a URL link. What I’ll do sometime next week is to remove all my images on Photobucket and since I do not have any intention to pay $400 annual subscription fee, I will also close my account.

As a replacement to “Photobucket”, I found a site called “ImgZeit”. Here is the welcome page when you visit the website  https://imgzeit.com/

I hope ImgZeit will give me free subscription by mentioning their site in this article, finger crossed (“,).

I only have 40 images stored on “Photobucket” as of this moment and therefore it does not cost me much of a headache. I imagine how infuriated those who have been using this website to store their images for their blogs that have been running for 2 years, 3 years or some maybe even more than 5 years.

I’m not in a rush to look for a free website to host my images. Anyone is free to recommend one if you know of any by leaving your comment below. Your feedback is highly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Have a great day ahead.

Cheers.

Allan Cantos