Don’t miss out on these CeBIT Australia 2017 program highlights

Don’t miss out on these CeBIT Australia 2017 program highlights

“Success in management requires learning as fast as the world is changing.” Warren Bennis, American scholar and author

Just like the technology on display, the format and content offering at CeBIT Australia is always evolving and no exhibition will ever be like the one just one year before. In 2017 the event will feature an unprecedented number of keynote presentations, strategic panels, showfloor presentations and conferences covering a wide variety of business technology subjects.

“We’re committed to produce the largest and most comprehensive independent business technology event in Australia,” says Hannover Fairs’ Group Project Director, Tim Bostridge. “That’s why we go through great efforts to research and invite the best minds in the industry to share their knowledge and expertise with CeBIT’s visitors and delegates.” To help you decide which sessions to attend over three jam-packed days, we are featuring some of the event highlights in this post. To get a complete overview of all available talks, check out the program here.

Free for all

The free exhibition pass gives visitors access to all six strategic panels, international keynotes and the three showfloor theatres.

Dennis Andrucyk, Deputy Associate Administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA will take the main stage at 9.45am on Tuesday, 23rd May to talk about Exploring outer space with Big Data – Communicating actionable intelligence to Earth. Later in the afternoon Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Labs will deal with the more earthly, but nowadays omnipresent cyber threats impacting businesses and individuals in Australia. Kaspersky and his GReAT team of researchers have been particularly active in mitigating the fallout from ransomware attacks of late.

Randi Zuckerberg, Founder & CEO of Zuckerberg Media will kick things off on Wednesday, 24th May from 9am with a talk about the 10 key trends impacting your business right now. Zuckerberg has been a key member of the team responsible for the development of Facebook Live, the social media platforms live video streaming feature that has become a tremendous success over the last year. Her talk will no doubt be particularly insightful for business leaders looking to future-proof their operations. Immediately following Zuckerberg’s talk Nicholas Davis, Head of Society and Innovation at the World Economic Forum Geneva will present about the future of jobs in the fourth industrial revolution.

Visit the CeBIT Australia 2017 website for an overview of all international keynotes present at the event.


Take your pick out of eight specialist conferences

Since technology is impacting all aspects of business in different ways, CeBIT Australia is hosting no less than eight specialist conferences in 2017. Below is an overview of the key themes. Conference passes can be purchased here for $1,250 + GST per conference pass or $2,695 + GST for a Platinum pass to gain access to all conferences.

Cloud @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Deploying the cloud to unlock agility and innovation across the organisation
  • The role of cloud communication for digital transformation
  • Developing a high-performing cloud strategy to support business objectives, demands and outcomes
  • Preparing, leading and transforming technology to access cost effective, scalable and lean results that support organisational goals

Big Data @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Key themes include:

  • People centric data innovation
  • Augmented Reality: big data’s greatest asset - revealing the possibilities
  • Establishing an edge: thinking collaboratively about data

Cyber Security @ CeBIT Australia 2017 , Tuesday 23rd May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Cybercrime: Appreciating the threat and formulating a response
  • The Enterprise Immune System: Using machine learning for next generation cyber defence
  • Outsmarting cyber criminals through engaged personnel
  • Automating cyber security systems

Mobility @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Wednesday 24th May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Employee productivity – Right tools, right place, right time
  • Future-proofing infrastructure for mobility and enterprise enablement
  • Enterprise mobility + security
  • Fireside chat: Mobile device management solutions and application strategies

eGovernment @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Wednesday 24th May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Taking an agile and open approach to the development of digital services and information
  • People, culture and organisational capability – Supporting change and transformation initiatives
  • Accessing government services in a digital age
  • Post-Census digital government in Australia

Fintech @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Wednesday 24th May 2017

Key themes include:

  • The digital customer – Understanding preferences, and maximising business growth and loyalty
  • Fintech in 2020 and beyond
  • How is Blockchain transforming Fintech?

Digital Health @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Thursday 25th May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Holistic and integrated approaches to digital health
  • The future of virtualisation in health services delivery
  • Leveraging emerging ICT technologies to enable new health services and new models of care delivery
  • Robotic surgery in Australia: Setting a new gold standard

StartUp @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Thursday 25th May 2017

Key themes include:

  • Lessons for success and the importance of building team and company culture
  • Beyond Growth Hacking - AKA the long hard slog from $2m to $10m in ARR
  • Who needs government anyway – Challenges and support for the start-up sector

PitchFest @ CeBIT Australia 2017, Thursday 25th May 2017

Watch 10 of Australia’s most exciting start-ups pitch their ideas to a panel of successful business owners and technology experts. On the pitch list are:

  1. Inkerz: bringing the internet of things to education, Inkerz utilises cutting-edge technology to bridge the gap between a notepad and the computer to increase the effectiveness of online learning.
  1. Look Who’s Charging: simplifies the search to find which company has charged your credit card, set to reduce the hours customers spend on the phone to banks making enquiries.
  1. Rivuu: changing how social media content is created, approved and scheduled, Rivuu streamlines social media work processes for faster turnaround times for agencies and businesses.
  1. Hosonto Middleware: an end-to-end development platform for web and mobile applications that utilise patent pending Automated Model View (AMV) framework to allow developers to focus on user interface and business logic.
  1. Sound Scouts: a game designed to test the hearing of children, especially around the time they start school.
  1. Share with Oscar: dubbed as the ‘Airbnb for parking’, this is Australia’s first real time, on-demand, parking application that facilitates the rental of private parking spots.
  1. KeyHub: key storage facilities that allow short rental accommodation hosts to safely store and swap keys with guests in a secure and convenient location.
  1. Arludo: a gamification app that combines augmented reality and play to empower teachers to teach STEM subjects and encourage students to engage and learn.
  1. Ontoto: an advanced water monitoring solution to measure water level and temperature, designed and made in Australia.
  1. Smart Grid Energy: a unique solar power metering system developed by Enopte to address the rising costs of power. The system is free to access and can save users up to 30% on costs with access to demand management controls and detailed information on energy consumption and generation.


Marketers gather at  ADMA/AIMIA Techmix

In another first, the ADMA/AIMIA Techmix conference will be co-located with CeBIT Australia 2017. The conference will be held on Wednesday, 24th May. It will feature 2 international keynotes and over 30 speakers and case studies. Conference highlights include presentations from:

    • Florian Reichelsdorfer, Global Director Entertainment & Influencer Marketing, adidas (Germany)
    • Kirsty MacCulloch, Head of Marketing - CRM, Customer Relationship Marketing, Australia Post
    • Laurence Crew, Head of Customer Insights and Service Design, The Customer Experience Company
    • Hugh Gaukroger, Virtual & Augmented Reality Lead, PwC
    • Carolyn Bendall, Head of Marketing, Australia Division, ANZ Bank
  • Louise Crompton, Marketing Director, Expedia Australia & New Zealand

Registration starts from $250 + GST for ADMA members.

Still not sure which pass is right for you at CeBIT Australia 2017? Contact our friendly customer service team to help with your registration.

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