Sydney Town Hall - May 27, 2015
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?
Join us and get the insights to drive your Road to Growth.
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.
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.
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.
Dept. of Premier & Cabinet, VIC
Grantly advises the Victorian government on how digital technologies can improve the delivery of government services.View more >
Chief Technology Advocate
Dept. of Premier & Cabinet, VIC
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.
Stefan's decision models have guided government and industry investment choices worth hundreds of millions of dollars.View more >
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
John has over 22 years of experience in Research, Marketing and General Management with blue chip companies.View more >
Director of Marketing
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.
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
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
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