I’m excited to announce that Telstra will be hosting the 2014 Australian Digital Summit again this year. It will kick off on Monday, October 20, at the Australian Technology Park in Sydney.

Each year we hold this event, I see how digital is evolving and becoming even more pervasive and our 3rd annual event will look into the emergence of digital into the physical world. We’ll explore how new technology is disrupting traditional businesses, and the opportunities for corporate and start-ups to complement each other.

We know digital is changing the way we all work and how businesses operate. We’re experiencing this change every day at Telstra, and our digital journey has us moving rapidly to meet the demands of our customers – for example, our 24×7 mobile app or our payment partnership with PayPal. Adapting and evolving for the digital economy doesn’t happen by chance – you need the right culture, strategy and plan to future-proof your career and your business.

The Summit is a great opportunity to hear first-hand the challenges and experiences of digital leaders from across the globe, including the Altimeter Group, PayPal, Klout, Evernote and Twitter, with a key-note from Telstra’s own CEO David Thodey.

Sound like something you’d like to participate in? Tickets are available now via a donation of $100 to the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence, which runs digital literacy programs for Indigenous Australians and an online Community of Excellence, linking young Indigenous people with mentors and role models.

Don’t miss out! Reserve your seat to Australia’s leading digital event.

You’ll hear from:

  • David Thodey, CEO – Telstra
  • Joe Fernandez, Co-Founder & CEO – Klout
  • Brian Solis, Principal Analyst – Altimeter Group
  • Karen Stocks, Managing Director, Australia – Twitter
  • Troy Malone, General Manager, APAC – Evernote
  • Jeff Clementz, Managing Director and Vice President – PayPal Australia

I’m also excited that we are again investing in young, start-up talent. This year we will again be awarding the Australian Digital Scholarship. Valued at more than $20,000, the scholarship provides a unique experience for two leaders of an early stage start-up business to be immersed in the world’s largest digital event, SXSW Interactive, in Austin, Texas. Last year, Holly Cardew and Jeremy Nagel from Pixc were able to experience SXSW, as well as attend once in a lifetime meetings with Robert Scoble and Brian Solis.

I’d love to see you at the Australian Digital Summit this year. If you can’t make it to Sydney, we’ll be live streaming and live blogging from the event. The digital journey isn’t something that should be contained to four walls – we want to share it for you all to experience and learn from.