Next week we’re launching our seventh annual celebration of world-class ideas, technology and business solutions with our annual Telstra Vantage showcase.

Across Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October, we’re running 38 sessions, panel discussions and keynote presentations from Telstra, our partners and special guestslive, online and on demand, exclusively for our enterprise customers.

Day one is all about finding new ways to accelerate the digital economy and solve real business challenges, so we don’t just bounce back – we walk out stronger. We’ll explore the role our networks, cyber security and digitisation capabilities will play in this new economy.

Then, on day two, we’ll explore ways to create an adaptive workforce to respond and thrive in today’s environment. We’ll be looking at how we can empower teams with the capabilities, tools and culture to perform at their best.  

Plus, we have some fantastic external keynote speakers lined up including former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, conman turned cyber security expert Frank Abagnale and leading demographer Bernard Salt.

Here are our top picks from this year’s agenda – stay tuned to Telstra Exchange for all the latest Vantage Remixed news.

Day One – Wednesday 21 October

Opening Performance: Like AI Version, Telstra keynote and Q&A panel

9.30am – 10.30am AEDT

Watch as three of Australia’s most progressive artists challenge the boundaries of co-creation between humans and intelligent machines in a remix of one of Australia’s most iconic songs. Then, hear from Telstra CEO Andy Penn on the importance of digital acceleration in Australia’s recovery plan, and Michael Ebeid on the expertise and innovations that can help your business emerge stronger in 2021.

Scam Me If You Can – Frank Abagnale in conversation with Adam Spencer

10.40am 11.30am AEDT

Frank Abagnale, notorious conman turned cyber-security expert, talks about today’s evolving security landscape and how to stop scammers in their tracks. The subject of Spielberg’s film, Catch Me If You Can, Frank also now lectures at the FBI and keeps a keen eye on the latest high-tech deception techniques.

Accelerating the delivery of 5G and Mobile Edge Computing

11.40am – 12.10pm AEDT

5G and Mobile Edge Computing will deliver the lowest latency networks to connected devices and have the potential to revolutionise how organisations operate. Hear from Telstra’s Group Executive of Networks & IT, Nikos Katinakis, and a panel of experts as they discuss the need for a seamless global experience to unlock the full potential of 5G and Mobile Edge Computing, as well as the first set of standards specifically designed to accelerate these technologies.

Humanising cyber security in the new normal

2.00pm – 2.30pm AEDT

Security isn’t binary, it needs diverse views and expertise. Join Telstra’s new Chief Information Security Officer for Asia Pacific, Narelle Devine, for a discussion about how people can be your first line of defence, how to manage your cyber risk in the new normal and your five-point action plan for long-term security. 

Inside Mirvac’s Adaptive Network

3.20pm – 3.40pm AEDT

Learn how Mirvac partnered with Telstra to reimagine theirtelecommunications, technology and end user experiences. Explore the lessons learned in their SD-WAN transition, the network insights they’re using to inform better decisions, and how scalable cloud connectivity is helping them improve speed-to-market. You can read more about our recent Adaptive Networks announcement here.

The Hon. Julia Gillard AC in conversation with Adam Spencer

4.30pm – 5.15pm AEDT

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will discuss emerging issues and trends for leaders and business from the coronavirus pandemic that has so profoundly changed our lives, society and the economy. As Chair of Beyond Blue, one of Australia’s leading mental health awareness bodies, Ms Gillard will also discuss the importance of understanding and managing mental health issues in the workplace and the constructive role employers can play. She will also draw on her work on women and leadership. 

Day Two – Thursday 22 October

Developing Australia’s workforce to power a digital economy

9.30am – 10.30am AEDT

Technological advances and the impact of COVID are radically transforming our workforce. Demand for technology expertise exceeds supply, creating the need for a new way of hiring and deploying different skills. Join Bridget Loudon, Telstra’s newest Board Member, as she shares her experience. She’ll be joined by Adam Spencer with Chris Smith, Bernard Salt and Kamal Sarma to discuss the best approaches to attract talent and empower them to thrive. 

Fast-track the future with wireless and 5G

12.40pm – 1.10pm AEDT

5G Wireless networking is opening up incredible opportunities for Australian businesses. Learn how Aspen Medical are on the pathway to 5G using Enterprise Wireless with over 100 pop up Respiratory Clinics, assessing and testing patients with COVID-like symptoms. Plus hear the latest research from Global Data and Cradlepoint on how other businesses are using this transformative technology both locally and globally, and find out how you can too.

Digitisation and digital inclusion: doing good business responsibly

1.00pm – 1.30pm AEDT

As organisations rapidly digitise the way they serve and connect, some Australians are being left behind – and they could be your customers. What is digital inclusion and why does it matter? Are forgotten segments the key to business and economic growth? Join Telstra CEO Andy Penn and leading academics from RMIT and Swinburne as they discuss the findings of the 2020 Australian Digital Inclusion Index and the role we all play in ensuring everyone benefits from the digital economy.

Integrated digital twins as a path to insight

1:20pm – 1:50pm AEDT

To drive true digital transformation, you need to blur the lines between the digital and physical worlds. Learn about digital twins, what they can do for your business, and see case studies of successful digital twin implementations and the insights gained from them.

Igniting the spark in tech-savvy youth to make a difference to society

3:00pm – 3:30pm AEDT

Digital-savvy, community-conscious young Australians are the future of our country and our businesses. Here, schools from across Victoria will present their solutions to a challenge: “How do we support the people in our community impacted by COVID, both now and in the future”