Hamish Sheild

Hamish Sheild

Consultant / Director, AppRising

Auckland, New Zealand

Business and IT often are misaligned at the start of a new software project. I provide coaching and consulting services, based on design thinking and low-code technology to help people and teams come to a common understanding. Increasing collaboration, communication and innovation.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Power Automate (Flow)
  • Power Platform
  • Power Apps
  • Design Thinking
  • Innovation

Consulting 101: Lessons I Wish I Knew from Day One

Ever find yourself overwhelmed navigating the complexities of being a Dynamics 365 / Power Platform consultant? You're not alone. In 'Consulting 101: Lessons I Wish I Knew from Day One,' I'll share my real-world insights and lessons learned from over 15 years being a consultant. This isn't just theory; these are actionable tips and strategies that you can apply to your work immediately. Whether you're new to consulting or a seasoned pro, you'll leave with valuable takeaways to help you navigate this complex but rewarding field.

Getting Started with a Power Platform Strategy

By 2025, Gartner predicts that 70% of applications will use low code or no code technology. A Forrester study of organisations using the Power Platform successfully has found a 502% ROI over 3 years. These are incredible numbers but to be realised you need a solid low-code strategy. In this session I discuss how to get started defining a low code strategy based on the Microsoft Power Platform. I will demonstrate (with audience participation) a framework that you can use to define a Power Platform strategy and identify the capabilities and systems that your organisations needs to successfully execute.

Defining Power Platform Requirements for Bespoke Solutions

When it comes to designing bespoke Power Platform solutions, eliciting requirements can be complex, which makes defining the problems and solutions difficult. To overcome this challenge I have developed a simple step by step framework for gathering requirements for bespoke Power Platform solutions. In this session I use real world examples share the framework along with the tools used.

Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2023 Auckland

February 2023 Auckland, New Zealand

Difinity Conference 2022

November 2022 Auckland, New Zealand

Power Platform 24

November 2022

Power Platform 24

March 2022

NZ Business Applications Summit 2021

November 2021

Global Power Platform Bootcamp 2021 Auckland

February 2021 Auckland, New Zealand

Power Platform 24

October 2020

Power Platform Online Conference 2020

March 2020

Global AI BootCamp

December 2019 Auckland, New Zealand

Power Platform 24

September 2019

Hamish Sheild

Consultant / Director, AppRising

Auckland, New Zealand