AGENDA: SYDNEY

Novotel Manly Pacific (map)
55 North Steyne
Manly

 

THURSDAY 6 APRIL 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

Telstra speaks to CRN Editor Steven Kiernan about their partner strategy for 2017.

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.

James Spenceley, Co-Founder, MHOR Asset Management
James has won the Australian Entrepreneur of the Year Award twice ("young" and "listed" categories). He is an experienced entrepreneur, company director and CEO with a track record of organic and acquisition related value creation. During his time as Vocus CEO, James made more than a dozen acquisitions for a total consideration of more than $1 billion. Those acquisitions delivered significant returns for investors in Vocus. James is the co-founder of MHOR Asset Management, a boutique small company fund manager. He is also an early investor and chairman of job sharing application Airtasker.

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.

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.

Peter Dunne, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills
Peter is one of Australia’s leading private equity lawyers, specialising in M&A and private capital raisings. His private equity practice has extensive experience in debt financing, private equity fund raisings, management and leveraged buy outs, and trade sale and IPO exits.

3.00pm: Platinum Speakers: Aruba and HPE Pointnext

Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, and HPE Pointnext.

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.

6.30pm: Drinks reception: CRN Impact Awards

The 2017 CRN Impact Awards celebrate supplier-led Australian IT projects that have made a difference for customer organisations. Starting with a drinks reception followed by a gala dinner, we reveal the best projects delivered by IT solution providers in Australia.

7.30pm: CRN Impact Awards

The 2017 CRN Impact Awards celebrate supplier-led Australian IT projects that have made a difference for customer organisations. Starting with a drinks reception followed by a gala dinner, we reveal the best projects delivered by IT solution providers in Australia.

 

FRIDAY 7 APRIL 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.

Ben Eatwell, Head of Marketing ANZ, Marketing & Sales Solutions, LinkedIn
Ben heads up the marketing efforts for Sales Solutions lines of business at LinkedIn ANZ where he educate sales and marketing leaders on how sales teams can better engage buyers. Ben has a decade managing highly successful marketing and sales teams in Europe and Australia. His mantra is “experiment and improve” and Ben is passionate about turning success into scalable processes that transform organisations.

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.

Ryan Bonnici, Marketing Director, HubSpot
Ryan is a passionate leader focused on customer, partner and team success. HubSpot's inbound marketing and sales software helps businesses transform their marketing and lead generation from outbound (cold calls, email spam, trade shows, tv ads, etc) to inbound methods, which enable them to get found by more qualified prospects, and convert those leads into clients at a higher rate. HubSpot's partner channel includes marketing firms, digital agencies and more.

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.

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.

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.

Paul Smith, vice president IT, Accor Hotels
Paul is a highly accomplished IT executive with substantial experience in strategic planning and execution, business transformation project delivery, vendor management and operational management across multiple industry sectors. He brings diverse experience across corporate and functional divisions with success delivering large IT projects while maintaining mission-critical, 24x7 IT operations. An Accor project to move to an opex-based cloud communications platform, delivered by supplier UXC Connect, is a finalists in this year's CRN Impact Awards.

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.

Adrian Jansz, Head of ICT, Core Logic (RP Data)
As the head of ICT at Australia's leading property information, analytics and services provider, Adrian Jansz is a dedicated people and technology leader who seeks to join the dots between the technical and business minds of organisations. A CoreLogic project to remove tape and migrate its Commvault backup to Amazon Web Services is a finalist in this year's CRN Impact Awards.

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

Matthew Michalewicz, CEO, Complexica
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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