We're pleased to announce that Road to Growth is the theme for Vision 2015. The annual Optus Business Vision event has become one of Australia's top technology thought-leadership gatherings, and each year we invite influential thinkers and esteemed business experts to share their thoughts on the opportunities that lie ahead for Australian business.
This year speakers will look at how organisations can facilitate change and continue to drive growth. With customer expectations rising and smarter technologies emerging, the business landscape is becoming ever more competitive. How will your business retain its competitive edge?
WIRED Magazine, UK
David leads the award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world.View more >
WIRED Magazine, UK
David Rowan is editor-in-chief of WIRED magazine's UK edition, Conde Nast's award-winning technology-and-innovations magazine that stays ahead of the trends transforming our world.
He's taken 120 flights in the past year to investigate the companies and entrepreneurs changing our world, recently spending time with the founders of WhatsApp, LinkedIn, Google, Spotify, Nest and countless other disruptive startups from Tel Aviv to Shenzhen. He's interviewed influencers ranging from will.i.am to James Murdoch, Zaha Hadid to David Cameron. David has keynoted on technology, business and innovation themes from Melbourne to Monaco, and has chaired and moderated high-profile events for the UK and French governments, for Google Zeitgeist and TED Global, and for international banks and Fortune 100 businesses.
His most recent awards include Techmark Technology Journalist of the Year, DMA Editor of the Year and British Society of Magazine Editors' Editor of the Year. He has written regular columns in GQ, Condé Nast Traveller, Campaign, The Times and The Guardian. He has wide newspaper experience as an editor, including editing The Jewish Chronicle and The Guardian's websites and Comment pages; has made TV films for Channel 4 News; and has written long features for The Telegraph Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine and Observer. At WIRED he has extended the brand into conferences, apps, and a consulting arm.
Follow him on Twitter at @iRowan.
Bernie Brookes is a Managing Director/CEO with expertise and substantial experience in fast moving and dynamic environments.View more >
Prior CEO of Myer
Bernie Brookes is a Managing Director/CEO with expertise and substantial experience in Retail and wholesale Operations, Buying, Information Technology Systems, Supply Chain and Human Resource management in a fast moving and dynamic environment.
Bernie's experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and re-engineering. Having worked in three states across all major divisions, he has an excellent grasp of a variety of areas of senior management. He has significant international experience.
Strengths include expertise in business management displaying energetic and self-confidence with the ability to find solutions to complex situations, through analytical, conceptual and entrepreneurial skills. Ultimately he is motivated by results. With 40 years of experience including Woolworths Australia and Myer Holdings, he brings substantial skills in managing change, organising people and leading teams with a passion for entrepreneurial-ship and empowerment.
Tan Le is Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain through electroencephalography.View more >
Founder & CEO,
Tan Le (BCom (Hons), LLB (Hons)) is Founder & CEO of EMOTIV, a bioinformatics company advancing understanding of the human brain through electroencephalography (EEG). She is a technology innovator, entrepreneur, business executive and sought-after speaker.
Tan was named a National Geographic Emerging Explorer in 2013. A recipient of numerous awards including the G'Day USA Global Innovation Award 2014, Advance Global Australian Award for ICT in 2012, AutoVision Innovations Award, Monash University Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. She has been featured in the Who's Who in Australia list since 1999, Fast Company's Most Influential Women in Technology in 2010 and Forbes' 50 Names You Need to Know in 2011. She has also been an Ambassador for the Status of Women since 2001. Named Young Australian of the Year in 1998, Tan's story has been featured in the National Museum of Australia. She was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader since 2009.
Grantly advises the Victorian government on how digital technologies can improve the delivery of government services.View more >
Chief Technology Advocate
Grantly Mailes is the Victorian Government's Chief Technology Advocate and a Deputy Secretary of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.
He advises the government on how digital technologies can improve the delivery of government services and the productivity of the public service as well as the impact of "digital" on the Victorian economy. He is also responsible for delivering a range of whole of government digital capabilities.
Grantly has over 20 years experience in digital technologies, focusing principally on disruptive technologies and business models. He has worked at senior levels in firms such as Booz Allen Hamilton and Ernst and Young. Prior to joining government in 2013, Grantly was a Partner at Ernst and Young.
How Governments stay relevant in a digital citizen age?
Governments globally are spending billions on digital transformation for citizens. This presentation examines the question "are governments to big and complex to succeed?".
Stefan's decision models have guided government and industry investment choices worth hundreds of millions of dollars.View more >
Principal Scientist, CSIRO
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz - Principal Scientist at the CSIRO and lead author of the megatrends report, 'Our Future World'. His decision models have guided government and industry investment choices worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
Widely published in international journals, Dr Hajkowicz will bring a lot to the VISION 2015 table. As a highly regarded and vastly experienced researcher who heads up the CSIRO Futures - a team that specialises in foresight and strategy – Dr Hajkowicz is at the very forefront of futures research.
In his time at the CSIRO he has led research into technology disruptors, environmental planning, sustainable development and human service delivery.
Stefan Hajkowicz will present the 'Our Future World' report which discusses how six global megatrends will result in significant shifts in environmental, economic and social conditions that will play out over the coming decades.
In this session Hajkowicz will discuss two of these megatrends, starting with the concept of being Virtually Here, which explores how more and more we are going online to connect, deliver and access services, obtain information and perform transactions. This is leading to another megatrend, Great Expectations, as our tastes and requirements change such that we place greater importance in online relationships and demand experiences over products. Ultimately the combination of these leads to us wanting services and experiences that are better and faster, and tailored to our own needs and wants.
Our panellists will then discuss whether Australian businesses are ready for this challenge - and if not, what they can do to make themselves change-ready. This panel will also explore the impacts of technological trends on consumer expectations and businesses processes, and examine what organisations can do to understand these changes, prepare for them, and even take advantage of them.
- David Rowan, Editor-and-Chief, WIRED UK Magazine
- Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco
- Caroline Casey, Product and Audience Director, Yahoo7
- Jennie Mclaughlin, Head of Business Applications and Solutions, Optus
Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
Peter Wataman is responsible for developing the company's IT strategies and implementing systems and infrastructure globally.View more >
Chief information officer, Flight Centre Travel Group Limited
Flight Centre Travel Group (FLT) CIO Peter Wataman is responsible for developing the company's IT strategies and implementing systems and infrastructure globally.
Peter, 46, joined the ASX S&P Top100 company in 2004 as global IT operations leader and was promoted to the CIO role four years later. He reports to FLT's chief operating officer, Melanie Waters-Ryan, and oversees a workforce that includes 180 IT staff in Australia and an additional 150 in 11 other countries.
During Peter's time at FCTG, he has grown and evolved the Technology function to a critical business enabler while supporting years of continuous business growth. A large part of this has involved the planning and delivery of major platform changes as well as how these platforms are delivered to the end user.
Prior to joining FCTG, Peter was involved in the definition and delivery of technology products and solutions with various vendors to a customer base as diverse as financial services, retail, utilities, logistics and ERP.
In all, Peter has more than 25 years' experience within an ever-changing Technology industry.
Moving from a technology operator to an enabler of accelerating business change
In a world where one of the most important competitive advantages is for a business to be able to change to the ever increasing demands of Customer expectations and scale, the ability to harness technology to support this environment is mandatory. In moving the technology function from merely operating technology to a true business enabler of change, many challenges will be met including organisational culture, technology used, partners and financial models. What are some strategies to overcome these challenges in order to allow technology to accelerate business change?
Kevin shapes Cisco's strategy to enable its customers to create value based on the technology platforms they build.View more >
Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
"My job is to communicate our technology vision in ways that inspire our customers to create value by leveraging technology and digitisation"
Kevin is privileged to lead the strategy and technology direction in Australia and New Zealand for a world–class business. With the team, Kevin shapes Cisco's strategy to enable its customers to create value based on the technology platforms they build and the transformations they undertake. Kevin has been leading Cisco's Internet of Everything (IoE) and data analytics agendas including VC investments, education and establishing IoE innovation labs in Sydney and Perth.
As CTO, Kevin spends a lot of time working with business and technology leaders both externally and internally within Cisco. As Cisco touches so many parts of the global technology industry and market, it places him in a fantastic position to see what's coming down the track and most importantly, to share what is possible, from Cisco's perspective.
Before joining Cisco 15 years ago, Kevin held senior positions with other telecommunications equipment manufacturers, systems integrators and service providers. Kevin is the author of six technical reference books.
Attaining IoT Value: How To Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights
Gain an Edge by Taking Analytics to the Edge
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents private and public sector organizations with an unprecedented opportunity to drive new sources of value - including the potential to automate up to 50 percent of manual processes. This value will come to those who focus on improving their data capabilities (integration, automation, and analysis) and overall process agility - not to those who simply connect the most devices to the network. Success requires new workforce skills, effective teaming between IT and OT, an extended partner ecosystem, and a platform approach.
Daniel Bergan and his team support a business of 3,000 who handle 16 million customer interactions per year.View more >
Head of Strategy & Transformation, Customer Contact Centres, Westpac Group
Daniel is the Head of Strategy & Transformation for Customer Contact Centres within the Australian Financial Services business of the Westpac Group. Daniel and his team support a business of 3,000 who handle 16 million customer interactions per year on behalf of Westpac, St. George, BankSA, and Bank of Melbourne.
In addition to setting the strategy and transformation journey for the contact centres, in Daniel's current role he is also accountable for the end to end operational and customer experience performance of the contact centres.
He joined St. George Bank in July 1999 as a Banker in the Parramatta Contact Centre. Daniel has worked his way through to Team Leader, Contact Centre Manager, Key Program Manager, and Operations Manager. In addition to his contact centre credentials, Daniel has completed roles as an Investment Adviserpand as the Head of Productivity for Contact Centres, Branches, and Digital for St. George Banking Group.
Daniel also takes a keen interest in community activities, sitting on the board of MonStaR Foundation; an organisation dedicated to funding a cure for Motor Neurone Disease and also helping disabled children integrate into school life. The MonStaR Foundation has raised over $1.4m in since it was established in 2007.
How to transform your contact centres to enhance your customer experience.
Scentre Group (Westfield)
John has over 22 years of experience in Research, Marketing and General Management with blue chip companies.View more >
Director of Marketing
Scentre Group (Westfield)
John Batistich is the Director of Marketing for Scentre Group, owners & operators of Westfield in Australia & New Zealand. He has over 22 years of experience in Research, Marketing and General Management with blue chip companies like Lion Nathan, Kimberly Clark, PepsiCo Foods and The Wrigley Company.
He holds a Masters in Management degree from MGSM majoring in Human Resources, a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Western Sydney majoring in Marketing and a Certificate in Digital Marketing from ADMA.
He has lead marketing communications that have won a Cannes Lion award and an Australian Effective Awards. He has also been a member of the Australian Market & Social Research Society Client Advisory Board.
John is also a member of the Board of Governors for The Heart Research Institute, a leading medical science institute dedicated to the early detection, prevention and reversal of heart disease.
Retail Disruption: How digital technologies are changing the way we shop.
Craig is responsible for AMP's Information Technology as well as Strategic Sourcing, Workspace and Project Services.View more >
Chief Information Officer
Craig joined AMP in 1997 and was appointed to the role of Chief Information Officer on 1 January 2015. Craig is responsible for AMP’s Information Technology as well as Strategic Sourcing, Workspace and Project Services.
Prior to his current role, Craig was IT Director for AMP's Advice and Banking and Insurance and Superannuation business areas. During his time at AMP Craig has led the IT function for a variety of different areas of the business and has also completed a range of transformation programs including the integration of the Australia and New Zealand businesses of AXA Asia Pacific Holdings, platform consolidation projects and transformation initiatives in Australian and the UK.
Before joining AMP, Craig worked as a superannuation consultant for William M Mercer in Australia.
Getting ready for change: responding to marketplace shifts with agility
In this session, Craig Ryman will explore how changes in technology are shaping customer expectations. He'll discuss how businesses need to be 'change fit' to respond to marketplace shifts with agility.
FireEye (Formerly NSA)
Formerly working with the NSA, Steve is an incident response professional with experience in computer forensics, analysis and intelligence.View more >
Security Operations Lead
FireEye (Formerly NSA)
Steve Miller is an incident response professional with experience in computer forensics, communications signals analysis and intelligence program management.
Steve's background includes work for the U.S. Army, the National Security Agency, Cornell University, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
As a part of FireEye's Managed Defense service, Steve leads security operations in APAC and also contributes to threat research and detection management. In his spare time, he rides a totally rad BMW F800GS motorcycle.
Once more unto the data breach (and how the agile can survive)
Sufficiently motivated attackers will improvise, adapt and overcome all security technology in order to breach their target networks. Join Steve Miller, Security Operations Lead for FireEye in APJ, as he discusses evolving attacker methods, and what businesses can do to quickly and nimbly combat emerging threats.
Max plays a pivotal role in the company's capacity to lead clients through the entire process of workplace change.View more >
General Manager, Corporate Solutions
Max Wilson plays a pivotal role in the company's capacity to lead clients through the entire process of workplace change from design thinking to construction and completion.
Adopting a whole of life approach to working with tenants, Max's focus is upon being the liaison able to work with the client, external change consultants, architects and the Mirvac design, development and construction teams to deliver workplace solutions.
Mirvac's unique end to end capability and understanding of the processes involved in workplace change present clients with a streamlined approach that allows change to occur with minimum business disruption while achieving short and long term business goals.
Workplace - What's Next?
Rohan Ganeson is the Managing Director of Customer at Optus, leading the company's customer acquisition, customer service and customer experience.View more >
Managing Director, Customer,
Rohan Ganeson is the Managing Director of Customer at Optus, leading the company's customer acquisition, customer service and customer experience across Digital, Retail, Field and Contact Centre operations serving over 9m consumers and businesses.
Rohan joined Optus as the Managing Director of Small to Medium Business. Under his leadership this business saw significant increase in company profile and market share in the SMB segment. Most recently he was the Managing Director of Sales accountable for the transformation of Optus' digital, retail and business operations to deliver strong service and sales growth.
Before joining Optus, Rohan spent more than 20 years in executive roles within the Telco and Tech sectors, with companies like 3, Hewlett-Packard Co. and Keycorp Ltd. His passion for innovation and entrepreneurship has played an integral part in the development of his career. Before joining the corporate world, he spent several years building and growing tech start-ups. His passion for innovation continues today with his involvement with digital start-ups in Silicon Valley.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) from UWA, an MBA from Melbourne Business School, and Executive Management from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
John Paitaridis leads Optus' enterprise, corporate and government business. He is accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery.View more >
As the Managing Director of Optus Business, John Paitaridis leads Optus' enterprise, corporate and government business. He is accountable for all aspects of sales, marketing, products, operations and service delivery.
Optus Business brings together the capabilities of Optus, Alphawest and Uecomm to deliver whole-of-business ICT solutions to the enterprise market.
Optus Business is also part of the SingTel Group Enterprise division, which provides innovative ICT solutions to the Group's enterprise customers across multiple geographies.
John joined Optus Business in 2012, bringing 20 years' industry experience with a deep understanding of the telecommunications and ICT needs of enterprise and government customers. Pre viously, he was an Executive Director at Telstra responsible for Network Products and Services.
John has extensive experience working in international markets across Europe, Asia and Australia. A seasoned senior executive, John has a strong track record of driving growth in sales, revenue and profitability as well as building high performance teams.
John holds a Bachelor of Economics degree and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2012, he was appointed as a member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) National Board of Directors and in 2014 was appointed Deputy Chair of the Association.
As a journalist Brad has spent the last two decades researching and writing on the impact technology is having on organisations.View more >
Optus Vision MC
Brad Howarth is fascinated by change. As a journalist working with premier publications including BRW and The Australian Brad has spent the last two decades researching and writing on the impact technology is having on organisations, society and individuals.
While Brad continues to study change as a freelance journalist, in his expanded capacity as a speaker and facilitator he works with organisations of all sizes to help them understand and plan for changes that are yet to come. As a result Brad is sought after as a catalyst for discussions around the evolution of industry and business models, and in 2012 was selected to participate in the Prime Minister's Digital Economy Forum alongside leaders from Australian industry and academia.
Brad's first book Innovation and Emerging Markets examined the path to commercialisation for Australian technology innovation. His second A Faster Future co-authored with Janelle Ledwidge, examined the impact of high-speed communications technology and services on business, society and individuals.
His latest book, Managing for Change co-authored with Peter Fritz AM, sets out a practical guide for helping people anticipate, understand and plan for change, with the goal of using and driving change to improve their lives.
In 2014 Brad joined the team at the independent technology research company Tech Research Asia as a Contributing Analyst and Consultant.
Brad's presentations take complicated topics and future scenarios and present them in a straightforward and compelling manner. He brings a global perspective and demonstrates the interconnectedness of many developments. Each presentation is tailored to the specific needs of his audience, to deliver information that is relevant, entertaining and thought-provoking.
WELCOME & KEYNOTE
MC Brad Howarth
& The Hon. Victor Michael DOMINELLO,
MP, NSW Minister for Innovation
and Better Regulation
FUTURE OF BUSINESS
John Paitaridis, Managing
Director, Optus Business
Prior CEO of Myer
David Rowan, Editor-in-chief,
WIRED Magazine, UK
Dr Stefan Hajkowicz, Principal Scientist, CSIRO
David Rowan, Editor-and-Chief, WIRED UK Magazine
Kevin Bloch, CTO, Cisco
Caroline Casey, Product and Audience Director, Yahoo7
Jennie Mclaughlin, Head of Business Applications and Solutions, Optus
Technology Enabling Processes and Systems - How technology can help streamline business and achieve efficiencies to create growth.
External Environment - How organisations change based on what's happening around them.
People & Culture - Explores the role people and culture plays in organisational growth and how technology can be an enabler of change.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS
Attaining IoT Value: How To Move from Connecting Things to Capturing Insights - Gain an Edge by Taking Analytics to the Edge
How Governments stay relevant in a digital citizen age?
Chief Technology Advocate,
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Workplace - What's Next?
General Manager, Corporate
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS
Once more unto the data breach (and how the agile can survive).
Security Operations Lead,
Retail Disruption: How digital technologies are changing the way we shop.
Director of Marketing,
Scentre Group (Westfield)
PEOPLE & CULTURE
How to transform your contact centres to enhance your customer experience?
Head of Strategy and
AFTERNOON TEA BREAK
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
TECHNOLOGY & SYSTEMS
Moving from a technology operator to an enabler of accelerating business change.
CIO, Flight Centre
Getting ready for change: responding to marketplace shifts with agility.
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Digital First Transformation - An Optus perspective
Rohan Ganeson, Managing
Director, Customer, Optus
As Cisco helps intelligently connect more and more people, process, data, and things through the Internet of Everything, we make it possible for people and organisations to do amazing things. We work with leaders in both the public and private sector to help them tackle their most important challenges and opportunities and deliver the benefits they care about the most. Cisco and its partners make it possible for organisations to create exceptional customer experiences, innovate faster and better, work smarter and more efficiently, open and create new markets, and unlock intelligence—all while minimising risk and ensuring better security. Together, we can drive growth and participate in the value being created through the Internet of Everything.
For more information please go to www.cisco.com/web/ANZ
HP is the world's largest technology company providing IT infrastructure, printing, personal computing, software, services, and solutions and operates in more than 170 countries around the world. No other company offers as complete a technology product portfolio as HP. We apply new thinking and ideas to create more simple, valuable and trusted experiences with technology, continuously improving the way our customers live and work.
We power the work and play of a billion people every day & explore how technology and services can help people and companies address their problems and challenges, and realise their possibilities, aspirations and dreams. We provide infrastructure and business offerings that span from tablet devices to some of the world's most powerful supercomputer installations. We offer consumers a wide range of products and services from digital photography to digital entertainment and from computing to home printing. This comprehensive portfolio helps us match the right products, services and solutions to our customers' specific needs.
For more information please go to www8.hp.com/au
FireEye has invented a purpose-built, virtual machine-based security platform that provides real-time threat protection to enterprises and governments worldwide against the next generation of cyber attacks. These highly sophisticated cyber attacks easily circumvent traditional signature-based defenses, such as next-generation firewalls, IPS, anti-virus, and gateways. The FireEye Threat Prevention Platform provides real-time, dynamic threat protection without the use of signatures to protect an organization across the primary threat vectors and across the different stages of an attack life cycle. The core of the FireEye platform is a virtual execution engine, complemented by dynamic threat intelligence, to identify and block cyber attacks in real time. FireEye has over 3,100 customers across 67 countries, including over 200 of the Fortune 500.
For more information please go to www.fireeye.com
EMC and VCE
EMC II, Pivotal, RSA, VCE and VMware form a unique Federation of strategically aligned businesses, each focused and free to execute individually or together. The Federation provides customer solutions and choice for the software-defined enterprise and the emerging "3rd platform" of mobile, cloud, big data and social, transformed by billions of users and millions of apps.
VCE provide leading converged infrastructure platforms and solutions that can be quickly deployed and increases the predictability and timeliness of IT and enterprise hybrid cloud projects.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies, redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, cameras, digital appliances, printers, medical equipment, network systems and semiconductors. We are also leading in the Internet of Things space through, among others, our Digital Health and Smart Home initiatives. We employ 307,000 people across 84 countries.
Avaya is a leading global provider of next-generation business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, real-time video collaboration, contact center, networking and related services to companies of all sizes around the world.
Avaya helps our customers bring people together with the right information at the right time in the right context, enabling business users to improve their efficiency and quickly solve critical business challenges. Because our solutions are based on open standards, our customers can decide what works best for them. Our objective is to give people the best collaboration experience, regardless of the devices, locations, or media they choose.
For more information please go to www.avaya.com/au
Established in 1985, Microsoft Australia is the Australian subsidiary of Microsoft Corp. the worldwide leader in software, services, devices and solutions that help people and businesses realise their full potential.
Headquartered in Sydney, Microsoft Australia has seven regional offices across the country. Woven throughout daily life, whether it be work or play, Microsoft technologies enable millions of Australian partners and customers to innovate in new ways.
The Microsoft Devices Group includes award-winning hardware used by over a billion people around the world, including Lumia smartphones and tablets, Nokia mobile phones, Xbox hardware, Surface, Perceptive Pixel products, and accessories.
For more information please go to www.microsoft.com/en-au
bigtincan transforms the way sales and services organizations interact and collaborate with content as well as how they engage with customers when using their mobile devices. The company's innovative mobile-first content enablement platform, bigtincan hub, puts content into context, securely delivering the right content to the right user based on role, time, location, association and/or event with all the automation and tools needed to engage with content in one integrated platform. With bigtincan, organizations can deliver an unprecedented customer-first experience for workforces that rely on their mobile devices to be productive.
For more information please go to www.bigtincan.com
Delv are a holistic Enterprise Mobility provider focussed on solving business challenges of the remote and field based workforce. Our experience spans from Federal, State and Local government to complex enterprise environments and we understand the uniqueness and needs of individual industries.
As technology is a powerful tool to enable your remote workforce, you need a trusted advisor to guide you through the minefield of approaches, technologies and solutions in the marketplace to ensure your investments are protected and delivering both short and long-term needs to your organisation. Our consulting team specialise in the alignment of business requirements and strategy with technologies to transform organisations into efficient, cost saving, mobile enabled enterprises.
Delv is your business partner in Enterprise Mobility enablement, with an expert team of consultants, engineers, developers and support teams that can simplify mobility and deliver a range of services to provide services from the initial idea to execution and ongoing support needs.
Delv is equipped to assist in the following key areas:
- Evaluation of mobility investments against organisation goals, best practices and strategic direction;
- Definition of an enterprise mobility strategy;
- Technical solutions designs;
- Systems engineering;
- Application design and development services;
- Training services;
- Ongoing support and maintenance services.
For more information please go to www.delv.com
Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) delivers innovation across routing, switching and security. From the network core down to consumer devices, Juniper Networks' innovations in software, silicon and systems transform the experience and economics of networking.
For more information please go to www.juniper.net
xMatters' cloud-based communications solutions enable any business process or application to trigger two-way communications (text, voice, email, SMS, etc.) throughout the extended enterprise during time-sensitive events. With over a decade of experience in rapid communication, xMatters serves more than 1,000 leading global firms to ensure business operations run smoothly and effectively during incidents such as IT failures, product recalls, natural disasters, dynamic staffing, service outages, medical emergencies and supply-chain disruption. xMatters is headquartered in San Ramon, CA with additional offices in London and Sydney.
For more information please go to www.xmatters.com
Verint® is a global leader in Actionable Intelligence®, which has become a necessity in a dynamic world of massive information growth. By empowering organisations with crucial insights, Verint solutions enable decision makers to anticipate, respond and take action, and make more informed, effective and timely decisions. Our solutions are designed to address three important areas of the actionable intelligence market: customer engagement optimisation; security intelligence; and fraud, risk and compliance. Verint's vision is to create A Smarter World with Actionable Intelligence®, and today, more than 10,000 organisations in over 180 countries-including over 80 percent of the Fortune 100-already benefit from this vision.
For more information please go to www.verint.com
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei's 150,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers.
Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world's population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
MobileIron is a purpose-built mobile IT platform for enterprises to secure and manage mobile applications, content, and devices while providing their employees with device choice, privacy and a native user experience.
Customers use MobileIron as the technology foundation on their journey to become "Mobile First" organizations that embrace mobility as a primary computing platform. Mobile technology is driving a massive shift in the ability of IT to support the way people want to work. Mobile First organizations focus on building superb mobile user experiences that are available anywhere users need them. They have to move fast and adopt new technologies rapidly. Mobile First organizations give employees secure access to critical business applications and content on the devices employees want, with a native user experience they love.
For more information please go to www.mobileiron.com
Jacada solutions help organizations improve their customer experiences and reduce their operational costs. Jacada enables organizations to deliver advanced customer and agent interactions by implementing cutting-edge mobile customer service and visual IVR solutions, agent desktops, and process optimization tools. Customers can benefit from an improved customer service experience at every touch point with the organization, whether at the call center, on the mobile, or at the retail store. Jacada projects often deploy in less than six months, and customers often realize a complete return on investment within 12 months of deployment. Founded in 1990, Jacada operates globally with offices in Atlanta, USA; London, England; Munich, Germany; and Herzliya, Israel.
For more information please go to www.jacada.com
As Australia's leading Data-Centre-as-a-Service (DCaaS) provider, NEXTDC is revolutionising hybrid cloud computing in Australia.
An ASX300 company and the only independent data centre operator with a strategic footprint in all major national growth markets, NEXTDC offers a range of highly flexible, resilient and secure colocation services to corporate, government and IT services companies.
NEXTDC's purpose-built facilities have been designed to address the market's growing appetite for next-generation data centres offering first-class physical security, connectivity, energy efficiency and high density power. Plus, our unique service includes on-demand monitoring and remote control through our award-winning data centre management portal, ONEDC®.
NEXTDC's complete carrier and vendor neutrality allows organisations to host critical IT infrastructure and selectively source services through their diverse Cloud Centre community: a unique and dynamic ecosystem of the world's largest carriers and Australia's most established cloud and IT service providers.
Cloud Centre is revolutionising the way NEXTDC's customers do business by helping them extend their reach, strengthen business connections and realise the benefits of doing business in the digital marketplace.
NEXTDC is where the cloud lives™.
For more information please go to www.nextdc.com
Cyara is the world's fastest growing provider of an omni-channel customer experience testing and monitoring platform. Founded with a focus on making its customers successful, Cyara enables rapid innovation of the customer experience to achieve better customer outcomes while dramatically reducing the cost of development and testing and minimizing the risk of exposing customers to poor customer experiences. The Cyara Platform provides a foundation for organizations designing and testing the customer experience throughout the testing lifecycle, across all customer interaction media, and across the entire technical architecture.
Typically Cyara customers innovate 40 to 70% faster than their peers, and reduce the time and expense for testing their software by a third or more compared to manual testing while providing better test coverage to identify and correct issues in their customer experience environment. In addition to testing, Cyara also provides active monitoring of the customer's environment. From self-service applications to voice biometrics, Cyara provides leading-edge solutions to some of the most recognizable brands in the world. Every day, millions of flawless customer interactions are delivered by organizations utilizing the Cyara Platform.
For more information please go to www.cyara.com
F5 Networks provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data centre, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data centre orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world's largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends.
Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber-attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON® comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. More than 11,000 enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel partners distributes scalable, unified appliance and cloud-based Websense TRITON solutions.
For more information please visit www.websense.com
The Aruba Networks Vision: Mobility-Defined Networks
Aruba Networks® designs and delivers Mobility-Defined Networks™ that empower a new generation of tech-savvy users who rely on their mobile devices for every aspect of work and personal communication. Known as #GenMobile, they demand to stay connected to everything all the time, no matter where they are.
To create a mobility experience that #GenMobile and IT can rely upon and trust, Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks automate infrastructure-wide performance optimization and trigger security actions that used to require manual IT intervention.
Mobility-Defined Networks control the dynamic mobility environment by correlating real-time data about users, devices, apps and location. Self-healing and self-optimization functions dramatically reduce helpdesk tickets and protect enterprise data.
Aruba employs a software approach that extends mobility intelligence across wired and wireless networks all the way to users, devices and apps. This makes Aruba Mobility-Defined Networks amazingly easy to deploy without any changes to the existing infrastructure.
As a result, customers can rightsize their fixed network infrastructure, which saves IT time, slashes capital costs and accelerates the delivery of network services. They can even engage guests and employees with personalized push notifications based on their indoor location.
For more information please visit www.arubanetworks.com
Palo Alto Networks
Palo Alto Networks is leading a new era in cybersecurity by protecting thousands of enterprise, government, and service provider networks from cyber threats. Because of our deep expertise, commitment to innovation and game-changing security platform, thousands of customers have chosen us and we are the fastest growing security company in the market.
Our security platform natively brings together all key network security functions, including advanced threat protection, firewall, IDS/IPS, and URL filtering. Because these functions are natively built into the platform and share important information across the respective disciplines, we ensure better security than legacy firewalls, UTMs, or point threat detection products.
With our platform, organisations can safely enable the use of all applications, maintain complete visibility and control, confidently pursue new technology initiatives like cloud and mobility, and protect the organisation from cyber attacks - known and unknown.
For more information please visit www.paloaltonetworks.com
Polycom helps organisations unleash the power of human collaboration. More than 415,000 companies and institutions worldwide defy distance with secure video, voice and content solutions from Polycom to increase productivity, speed time to market, provide better customer service, expand education and save lives. Polycom and its global partner ecosystem provide flexible collaboration solutions for any environment that deliver the best user experience, enterprise-grade solutions, the broadest multi-vendor integration and customer choice.
For more information please visit www.polycom.com or connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Akamai® is the leading provider of cloud services for delivering, optimizing and securing online content and business applications. At the core of the Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform providing extensive reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to securely leverage the cloud.
Ensyst is a Microsoft and Citrix focused systems integrator and managed service provider delivering award-winning IT services and solutions throughout Australia.
A multiple Microsoft Partner of the Year winner, Ensyst has a proven track record of delivering outstanding solutions end-to-end across the Microsoft platform.
From datacentres to end-users, we provide solutions across the Microsoft productivity platform, enabling organisations in all industries to leverage IT to grow their businesses, reduce costs and increase productivity.
As a leading Microsoft Cloud Systems Integrator and Managed Service provider Ensyst works with customers from the inception of the strategy through to ongoing operation. We understand how to leverage these building blocks and how to architect the solution to deliver on the outcomes required.
Optus Business acquired Ensyst in December 2014 as part of a plan to strengthen and extend its Microsoft and Citrix offerings and capability in the market.
Ensyst is now a key plank in the Optus Cloud strategy, specifically in relation to the strategic Microsoft investments of the Optus Managed Cloud - Microsoft, and Azure ExpressRoute.
Utilising the outstanding skills, qualifications and experience of our staff we provide a range of services, from once-off project engagements, to monthly support services and a completely outsourced IT&T department.
For more information please visit www.ensyst.com.au
Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd., the largest pure-play security vendor globally, provides industry-leading solutions, and protects customers from cyberattacks with an unmatched catch rate of malware and other types of attacks. Check Point offers a complete security architecture defending enterprises' networks to mobile devices, in addition to the most comprehensive and intuitive security management. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology.
For more information please visit www.checkpoint.com
Knosys is an enterprise grade knowledge management and digital work centre software platform for organisations who value information and knowledge yet struggle to access the correct information in the right context, in a timely manner that can then be actioned. The Knosys platform provides a solution that defines knowledge as an actionable strategic asset across an organisations multiple existing platforms without costly integration.
Knowledge Management Platform
Managing knowledge as a strategic asset across the entire organisation and facilitating better collaboration delivers better decision making and business outcomes.
Single Source of Knowledge
Knosys indexes and virtualises organisations data, transforming it into useable knowledge, without the need to re-ingest the data or rebuild existing systems.
Purpose built Knowledge Management platform
Unlike bolt on modular developments designed for multiple purposes, such as CMS knowledge management applications, Knosys is a purpose built knowledge management platform.
Alignment with business processes
Increase productivity and quality of outcomes by injecting knowledge into complex decision making processes and guiding users by presenting information in a manageable and tiered form.
For more information please visit www.knosys.it.
Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy (Nasdaq: MSTR) is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise software platforms. The Company's mission is to provide enterprise analytics, mobility, and security platforms that are flexible, powerful, scalable, and user-friendly.
Trustwave helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. With cloud and managed security services, integrated technologies and a team of security experts, ethical hackers and researchers, Trustwave enables businesses to transform the way they manage their information security and compliance programs. More than three million businesses are enrolled in the Trustwave TrustKeeper® cloud platform, through which Trustwave delivers automated, efficient and cost-effective threat, vulnerability and compliance management. Trustwave is headquartered in Chicago, with customers in 96 countries. Trustwave's Asia-Pacific business in Headquartered in Sydney with offices in Auckland, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Mumbai and Singapore with a Secure Operations Centre in Manila. In April 2015, Singtel announced plans to acquire Trustwave to strengthen Singtel's information security capabilities and bolster Trustwave's ability to expand its leadership in managed security services globally.
For more information please visit www.trustwave.com
Event Technology Partner
Viocorp are leaders in cloud based online video solutions and have been working across Australia and Asia Pacific for over 10 years. Viocorp's solutions contribute to the success of content strategies across the whole enterprise and enrich the communications across marketing, internal communications, government, IT, corporate communications and events.
We know that online video has the power to reach more people and increase customer engagement and conversion to grow any organisation. Our solutions address all the needs of the enterprise from security, bandwidth and storage to reporting, branding and accessibility.
For more information please go to www.viocorp.com
Future of Business Report 2015
The Optus Future of Business Report - Road to Growth will be launched at VISION 2015 - Learn More