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Telstra Vantage 2018 is here: Discover new ideas and innovative technologies

Telstra Vantage™

Posted on August 31, 2018

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Telstra Vantage – the pre-eminent business, ideas and technology experience makes its highly anticipated return this September, touching down at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre right in the heart of Melbourne’s iconic CBD.

Now in its fifth year, Telstra Vantage continues to build on the pillars that have made it a marquee event for Australia’s technology crowd – combining ideas, innovations and industry news under one roof.

This year, Telstra Vantage will host over 6, 000 attendees, 50 sessions and over 100 exhibitors and networking opportunities for Australian businesses. We’ll also hear from New York Times best-selling author Daniel Pink, cryptocurrency expert, Neha Narula as well as one of the most inspiring stories of humanity and heroism from earlier this year. Check out the full agenda.

Telstra Vantage was created with the mission to provide customers the opportunity to develop the best partnerships while learning how to get the most from new next-generation technologies. From its inception, Telstra Vantage has offered attendees the opportunity to discover better ways to do business. Whether that’s optimising business IT, liberating the workforce or creating transformative innovation, Telstra Vantage has something for everyone.

This year, for the first time ever, you can tune into Telstra Vantage™ TV and stream some of the most inspiring, insightful and informative sessions from Telstra Vantage™ live. Or you can watch them in your own time, on demand.

See below for our recommendations of some of this year’s can’t-miss sessions.

Day One – 19 September

TELSTRA OPENING KEYNOTE – ANDY PENN AND DANIEL PINK – 10:00 am

New York Times best-selling author and globally renowned speaker Daniel Pink kicks off Vantage with the opening keynote. Daniel’s recent TED talk has been viewed nearly 20 million times, and he is sure to inspire audiences with his insights on how technology is helping businesses, communities and humanity thrive, and the fascinating science behind timing in our day-to-day lives.

Hear also from Telstra Chief Executive Officer Andrew Penn on how Telstra’s vision, strategy and investments are building an organisation that empowers customers to innovate, create and thrive.

BRINGING IT TOGETHER – CREATING A CONNECTED WORKPLACE – 12:00 pm

How does one combine collaboration, connectivity, security, mobility and managed services in one package? Discover how simple it can be to have it all, in one game-changing half-hour session.

NETWORKS OF THE FUTURE – 5G, INNOVATION AND INVESTMENT – 1:00pm

This 45-minute session will explore how Telstra’s investment and leadership in 5G will empower your businesses agility, security and performance.

SEEING IS BELIEVING – TRACK AND MONITOR YOUR ASSETS WITH IoT – 3:00pm

If you can’t locate it, you can’t manage it. This session will help you discover how IoT innovations can help you track your most important assets – whether that’s in a warehouse or in transit

DAY ONE TELSTRA CLOSING KEYNOTE – NEHA NARULA – 4:00pm

Cap off the first day of Vantage with this keynote from cryptocurrency specialist and MIT director of digital currency, Neha Narula. Neha will help you master the intricacies of how digital currency works and highlight how to reap the benefits of this fintech revolution.

Day Two – 20 September

TELSTRA OPENING KEYNOTE – THE BUSINESS OF SPORT – 9:00 am

Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany and AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan will participate in a panel discussion to look at how technology is influencing how we promote, broadcast, sponsor and watch sport in this country.

UNSTOPPABLE FORCE MEEETS IRRESISTABLE OBJECTIVE – EMPOWERING WOMEN IN TECH – 11:00AM

This 45 minute session will shine a light on the ideas and actions that will attract more women into technology, featuring Telstra’s own Robyn Denholm.

A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF DIGITAL REVOLUTION – 12:30pm

Discover how you can digitally transform your business with insights from organisations that have done it successfully in the past year. This 30-minute session promises testimonials that will give you the key to new kinds of innovation.

CLOSING KEYNOTE – 2:30PM

Join us for one of the most inspiring stories of humanity and heroism from earlier this year.

Check out the full agenda and join the conversation to be the first in line to hear big news, connect with like-minded peers before the event and share your opinions on some of the hot topics we’ll be focusing on at #TelstraVantage. You can follow updates here on Exchange or via Twitter.

Hear more about how industry is transforming itself for the future from inspirational thinkers in an open discussion with host Adam Spencer.

Subscribe to the Telstra Vantage™ – Behind the Mic podcast now on iTunes, Whooshka or your favourite podcasting app.