AGENDA: MELBOURNE

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10-18 Jacka Boulevard
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WEDNESDAY 22 MARCH 2017

8.30am: Registration

Registered delegates will receive a pack with further detail

9.00am: Welcome to CRN Pipeline 2017

In the first session of CRN Pipeline, CRN Editor Steven Kiernan sets the scene for the conference, revealing findings from exclusive research into IT and cloud investments. We surveyed more than 500 customers, partners and vendors to find out where they agree and disagree on how IT should run.

10.00am: Platinum Speaker: Telstra

Inside Telstra's thriving partner channel

Telstra has made great leaps and bounds with its partner program. Telstra is looking to work with partners in specialist areas such as security, cloud, mobile apps and managed services, all connected with Australia's most robust network. In this session at CRN Pipeline, some of Telstra's top Australian partners will discuss what they get out of the partnership and how they have grown their business with Telstra.

10.30am: Networking morning tea

In response to demand from 2016 attendees, the CRN team has increased the networking breaks as part of the agenda. In these times, delegates and sponsors can lock in 1:1 meetings as well as join exclusive "boardroom session" roundtables.

11.15am: Guest Speaker: Tech in the Trump era

John Daley, CEO, Grattan Institute

John Daley is the inaugural Chief Executive of Grattan Institute, which provides independent, rigorous and practical solutions to Australia’s most pressing public policy issues. The current programs of Grattan Institute focus on productivity growth, cities, school education, tertiary education, energy and health.

John’s work at Grattan Institute has focused on economic and budgetary reform. He is particularly interested in government prioritisation. His other interests include analysing the situations in which government intervention is justified, and the limits to government.

He has 25 years’ experience spanning policy, academic, government and corporate roles.

He has worked for the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet, McKinsey and Co, and ANZ where he was Managing Director of the online stockbroker, E*TRADE Australia.

John completed an LLB (Hons) and a BSc at the University of Melbourne in 1989, and a doctorate in public law at the University of Oxford in 1999.

12.15pm: Platinum Speaker: Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Data Centre and Hybrid Cloud Group speaks to host Brad Howarth about their partner strategy for 2017.

12.45pm: Networking lunch

In response to demand from 2016 attendees, the CRN team has increased the networking breaks as part of the agenda. Over lunch, delegates and sponsors can lock in 1:1 meetings as well as join exclusive "boardroom session" roundtables. This is also a perfect time for overnight guests to check into our conference hotel.

2.15pm: Attracting investment: from M&A to building business to exit strategies

We gather a panel of high-profile executives to discuss strategies for attracting investments, making investments and buying and selling businesses.

Dave Stevens, Executive Director, Brennan IT
Dave Stevens is the founder of leading Australian managed service provider Brennan IT. Having completed multiple company acquisitions at Brennan IT and run the ruler over many sellers’ books, Dave will share his insights into what makes a company stand out. Since stepping back from the CEO role in December 2015, Dave is now a Director at a number of fast-growing Australian technology companies."

Julie-Ann Kerin, managing director and chief executive, CSG
Julie-Ann Kerin has an extensive background in software, hardware and services companies in Australia, the US and Asia. Her background includes senior executive roles in both private and public companies as well as having participated in both start ups and management buy-outs. Since Julie-Ann Kerin was appointed as CEO Officer and MD of CSG in 2012, she has established a proven track record of delivering strong growth and significant return to shareholders.

John P Weste, Special Advisor (IT), AFG Venture Group
With considerable credentials in the M&A space, John is a business executive, company director, management consultant, and corporate advisor with over 25 years hands-on expertise. Over his career John has been a regular presenter and contributor on business strategy, emerging management trends, evolving technologies, digital disruption and digitisation.

Annaliese Kloe, CEO, Klugo Group
Annaliese has hands-on experience of M&A through the recent merger between her business, Klugo, with fellow NetSuite partner Outserve. She can also discuss how she spun a software business out of her family's 70-year-old business, Headland Machinery.

Craig Deveson, GM Australian & New Zealand, Cloudability
Craig is a leader in the IT community as an evangelist in IT and cloud computing. He sold his first startup, Devnet, to Cloud Sherpas, which was later acquired by Accenture. He recently sold his second startup, CloudMGR, to US-based Cloudability. CloudMGR was a cloud management & optimisation tool built on Amazon Web Services.

3.00pm: Platinum Speaker: Aruba

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, speaks to host Brad Howarth about their partner strategy for 2017.

3.45pm: Networking afternoon tea

In response to demand from 2016 attendees, the CRN team has increased the networking breaks as part of the agenda. Over lunch, delegates and sponsors can lock in 1:1 meetings as well as join exclusive "boardroom session" roundtables.

4.30pm: Startup Pitches

In this afternoon session, some of the most relevant Australia startups will present their technology. Find out what is coming next in the Aussie enterprise tech sector, including ideas for where to partner and invest.

5.30pm: Networking happy hour

In response to demand from 2016 attendees, the CRN team has increased the networking breaks as part of the agenda. Over drinks, delegates and sponsors can lock in 1:1 meetings as well as join exclusive "boardroom session" roundtables. This is also a perfect time for guests to get ready for the evening's entertainment.

7.30pm: Pipeline Party

After a day of sessions and networking guests are invited to let their hair down and catch up over drinks and dinner. The finalists of the 2017 CRN Impact Awards will be announced at the Pipeline party, with winners revealed two weeks later at Pipeline Sydney.

 

THURSDAY 23 MARCH 2017

8.30am: Tech Breakfast: Build a digital business and deliver a beautiful customer experience

Over a hot breakfast, we speak to technology companies born in the cloud era to understand how to build a business that is 'digital-first’. We ask how channel partners can work with these tech leaders to increase speed, to become more nimble, to fail fast and execute more. Our speakers will discuss how to use social channels to replace traditional communications, to build finance systems on the cloud, to create smarter marketing for the entire customer lifecycle and to develop apps faster and more effectively.

Jason Juma-Ross, Head of Tech, Entertainment, Comms, Facebook
Jason is Facebook's ANZ's Head of Technology, Entertainment & Comms. He works on commercialization of Facebook's apps & services and Tech & Telecoms Industry Strategy across APAC. He has hands on experience in digital and mobile gained over 20 years work in the industry with start ups, large companies, and public sector organizations.

Charles Woodall, Vice President GTM Alliances APAC, Salesforce
Charles has 25 years of sales and IT industry experience and has spent the last nine years in Asia Pacific channel, partner and alliance roles with Salesforce, ServiceNow and Dell. The growth of the partner and alliances ecosystem continues to be a key target for Salesforce in APAC and Charles and his team are focused on continuing the progressive expansion of partners across the region, while also promoting the Salesforce 1-1-1 philanthropic model.

Rob Stone, National Partner Director, Xero
Rob is responsible for driving the partnership strategy of fast-growing cloud accounting company Xero. The firm's partner program spans a broad array of partners, including accountants and bookkeepers, cloud advisors and a vibrant marketplace. "

Samuel Hunt, Sales Director, GitHub
Samuel is responsible for building enterprise and community for GitHub through ANZ, engaging existing customers to formalise a local user community. Founded in 2008, Github supports a community where more than 20 million people learn, share, and work together to build software.

9.15am: Customer panel - Meet the IT buyers of tomorrow

More and more CIOs and IT leaders are including cloud as a central part of their technology investment strategy. We invite a select of customers to join this panel discussion to understand why.

Tomas Varsavsky, CTO, REA Group
Tomas is REA Group’s Acting Chief Engineer and Chief Technology Officer. He’s responsible for setting the strategic direction for the company’s engineering teams across Australia and Asia, as well as providing the REA Group Executive Team with leadership and advice on how to implement and execute new technologies across the business. Tomas’s focus is also on building centralised teams around data, security, enterprise technology, infrastructure and architecture Tomas has more than 17 years’ experience building teams with strong technology management capability, spearheading industry movements such as Agile, DevOps and Lean Product Development.

Claudine Ogilvie, CIO, Jetstar
Claudine is an experienced senior executive for this publicly listed Australian airline with a deep understanding of strategy, risk, technology and marketing. She joined Jetstar last year to help build a new operating model and focus on standardising on technology across its global operations.

Dave Glover, CTO, Salmat
Dave has overseen Salmat's cloud transformation strategy, which has seen the ASX-listed Australian marketing services company shift from Microsoft Office to Google for Work as well as adopting cloud platforms such as Okta, Workday and more.

Simon Raik-Allen, CTO, MYOB
Simon became MYOB’s CTO in January 2010 and is responsible for driving its digital vision in helping clients make the most of new technology. With a background in software engineering, Simon cut his teeth in Silicon Valley within a variety of companies across trading exchanges, e-commerce, business intelligence, communications, banking, and media and entertainment. An MYOB project to build a data lake architecture on Amazon Web Services, supported by supplier DiUS, is a finalist in this year's CRN Impact Awards.

Sam Stewart, Head of Technology, Culture Amp
Sam leads the IT team for this Australia startup, which builds the world's leading survey platform for people and culture. Culture Amp grew by taking a cloud-first infrastructure strategy with cloud-based tools providing the foundation for the company’s systems and processes.

10.00am: Platinum Speaker: Huawei

CRN speaks with Huawei about its growth in the enterprise ICT channel.

10.30am: Networking morning tea

In response to demand from 2016 attendees, the CRN team has increased the networking breaks as part of the agenda. Over light refreshments, delegates and sponsors can lock in 1:1 meetings.

11.00am: Platinum closing session

An open discussion with Telstra, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Aruba and Huawei at the close of CRN Pipeline 2017.

11.30am: Closing Speaker: Matthew Michalewicz

Hear from one of Australia's quiet success stories. Matthew Michalewicz has built and sold artificial intelligence companies and technologies to the likes of IBM and Schneider Electric.

He is now on his third endeavour, Adelaide-based machine learning startup Complexica. Matt will cover his stories of M&A and his thoughts on the brave new world of AI.

12.30pm: Official program concludes

 

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