It’s that time of year again! Soon we’ll open the doors to Telstra Vantage™ 2017, where we’ll be joined by most Australian enterprise and government organisations to share stories and experiences focused on insights, inspiration and innovation.

Now in its fourth year, Vantage will bring together industry leaders, thought leaders and technology, providing our customers with an experience where they can explore how the magic of technology will power the businesses of tomorrow. I personally look forward to Vantage, which gets bigger and better each year! This year’s event will be no exception!

What can our customers expect in 2017?

You can hear first-hand from Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer about making your dreams a reality

2017 Keynote Speaker Anousheh Ansari

In 2006, Anousheh Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. Her trip to the International Space Station also meant that she was the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent.

Today she calls herself a ‘serial entrepreneur’. She’s started a number of inspiring journeys, including her own technology company, Prodea, which specialises in IoT platforms.

She’ll be speaking at Vantage 2017 about how you can become the change you want to see in the world to achieve your dreams.

You can learn to think more like a freak with New York Times best-selling author, Stephen Dubner

2017 Keynote Speaker Stephen Dubner

Stephen Dubner is one of the minds who co-authored the Freakonomics series, which has sold over seven million copies around the world. I’ve read all of his books, Freakonomics is a personal favourite. He provides readers with a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. His keynote will present ideas on how you can adopt his counter-intuitive style, challenging how you think.

You can see world leading tech solutions first hand and get the right advice on how you can use tech to deliver business benefits

Each year we pack the Telstra World village floor with unique technology experiences that will help our customers find better ways to do business. This year will be no exception! Some of the cool technology on display will include:

  • Smart Bins, Connected Vehicles and Smart Lights, part of the future made possible by the Internet of Things
  • A live Security Operations Centre staffed with Telstra Sec. Ops. Staff ready to give you advice on managing cyber risk.
  • A demonstration of the flexibility and control you can get with Telstra Programmable Network
  • Next Generation unified communications and collaboration solutions, including something brand new from Telstra.

We’ll have more awesome tech to share from our sponsors and partners, and I for one look forward to getting my geek on in the Telstra Village to learn more!