Guest Keynote Speaker

Peter Baines

Peter Baines

Business Consultant and Founder of Hands Across the Water

Peter Baines, a former forensics officer with the NSW Police developed his unique leadership style by leading international recovery teams into Indonesia and Thailand following the Bali bombings in 2002 and 2004 South East Asian Tsunami. Touched by the children left orphaned after the Tsunami, Peter founded the boutique charity Hands Across the Water to support them.

Naomi Simson

Naomi Simson

Founding Director, RedBalloon

Imagine running a business based on happiness — that’s what Naomi Simson decided to try when she left a serious corporate career to set up online experience retailer RedBalloon in 2001. Since then redballoon.com.au has sold 1.8 million experiences and has been named a BRW Great Place to Work four times running. Naomi shares her insights at naomisimson.com — in Australia’s top 15 Best Business Blogs — and is a LinkedIn Influencer, dispensing knowledge with an audience of 200 million members.

Simon Farrell

Simon Farrell

CTO, RedBalloon

Simon joined the RedBalloon team in August 2013 after honing his IT development and infrastructure skills across a variety of start-ups and large corporations – from NineMSN and BBC Worldwide, to setting up digital commerce platform PINCHme in both the US and Australia simultaneously in 2012. This mixture of entrepreneurial flair and big business nous made Simon the perfect choice as RedBalloon CTO.

Gartner Keynote Speakers

Gartner Opening Keynote: Key Technology Trends Driving an Intelligent Data Center

The Nexus of Forces (cloud, mobile, social and information) continues to impact the IT environment of organizations globally. Locally in Australia many organizations are struggling with how to transition to the cloud, manage their data and manage their network infrastructure for higher utilization. In this session we will evaluate the key initiatives prioritized by infrastructure and operations managers in Australia and how it will impact the data center over the next five years.

Matthew J. Boon
  • Matthew J. Boon
  • Managing Vice President
  • Gartner
Michele C. Caminos
  • Michele C. Caminos
  • Managing Vice President
  • Gartner

New Outsourcing & Vendor Management Content

Rolf Jester researches the business of IT services, particularly business and marketing strategy for IT services providers. He focuses on the transformational business and IT services business globally, and also on the IT services market and service providers in the Asia/Pacific region. Marketing, especially for service providers, is one of his special topics. In his more than 40 years in the IT industry, Mr. Jester has worked mainly for major global providers of IT products and services, in roles spanning sales, professional services management, marketing and business management.

Rolf Jester
  • Rolf Jester
  • VP Distinguished Analyst
  • Gartner

Case Study Speakers

  • Stephen Hopkin
  • Group IT Services Manager and Technology Director
  • Fairfax Media
  • Australian Community Media
  • Speaker Profile
  • Denis Curran
  • Business Director
  • National Australia Bank
  • Simplification
  • Speaker Profile

Gartner Analyst Speakers

Bittman, Thomas J.
Boon, Matthew J
Caminos, Michele C.
Cappuccio, David J.
Chandrasekaran, Arun
Coyle, David M.
De Silva, Federico
Haight, Cameron
Jester, Rolf
Jump, Annette
Kumar, Rakesh
Rasit, Errol
Russell, Dave
Skorupa, Joe
Waite, Alan D
Warrilow, Michael

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