Assistant Minister for Digital Transformation to open Tech Leaders 2017

​Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation, Angus Taylor MP will deliver the opening keynote at Tech Leaders Forum 2017.

His Shadow Ministry counterpart, Ed Husic MP will also present a Tech Leaders keynote ensuring that the discussion surrounding digital transformation in government and in Australian is looked at from the perspective of both sides of politics.

Tech Leaders Forum brings together more than 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s most influential technology and business media and influencers to connect with, and be briefed by leading technology companies and organisations.

The event will be held this year at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains on March 19 and 20.

This year’s event has a theme around digital transformation, and will delve into how technology is being used to transform business, government and our society.

The event still has speaking opportunities available for innovative technology firms. Please contact MediaConnect on (02) 9894 6277 for more information. 

Technology or business journalists who wish to attend can register their interest by emailing techleaders@mediaconnect.com.au.

Shadow Minister for Digital Economy to deliver Tech Leaders 2017 keynote

​MediaConnect is proud to announce Ed Husic MP, Shadow Minister for the Digital Economy, Employment Services, Workforce Participation and the Future of Work, as its first keynote speaker for the upcoming Tech Leaders Forum 2017.

Tech Leaders Forum brings together more than 30 of Australia and New Zealand’s most influential technology and business media and influencers to connect with, and be briefed by leading technology companies and organisations.

The event will be held this year at the Fairmont Resort in the Blue Mountains on March 19 and 20.

This year’s event has a theme around digital transformation, and will delve into how technology is being used to transform business, government and our society.

The event still has speaking opportunities available for innovative technology firms. Please contact MediaConnect on (02) 9894 6277 for more information. 

Technology or business journalists who wish to attend can register their interest by emailing techleaders@mediaconnect.com.au.

Tech Leaders returns in 2017

​Tech Leaders 2017 aims to connect more than 30 business and technology journalists and influencers with tech leaders from the ICT vendor, government and user communities to discuss the trends and technologies that will shape the year ahead.

Celebrating its 15th year, MediaConnect Forums are the Australian and New Zealand IT community’s premier event for networking with technology media and influencers.

“The highly-competitive media environments means relationships and understanding has never been more critical if you’re to achieve cut-through with technology media and influencers,” said MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim.

“There is simply no better way of establishing and developing your media relationships than the Tech Leaders Forum.”

Sessions are subject to interest, but this year are likely to cover topics like digital transformation, communications, data & analytics, cloud infrastructure, cybersecurity and Internet of Things.

There is opportunity for up to 20 technology companies to participate in the event.

To register your interest and request more details, please send an email techleaders@mediaconnect.com.au or contact Phil Sim on (02) 9894 6277.

Tech Leaders 2016 keynote speakers

MediaConnect is delighted to announce the full keynote lineup for this year’s Tech Leaders forum, featuring MPs Fiona Scott and Jason Clare in addition to Data61 CEO Adrian Turner. 

Tackling the innovation debate from both sides of Australia’s political spectrum, Liberal Member for Lindsay Fiona Scott and Labor’s Shadow Minister for Communications Jason Clare will both take the stage at Tech Leaders to share their own perspectives on the innovation boom with attending media and analysts. 

Fiona Scott has held the seat of Lindsay since 2013 as a member of the Liberal Party, and graduated from the University of Western Sydney with a Bachelor of Business, later receiving an MBA from the University of New South Wales. Her prior roles include positions at Inmarsat, Auto One, Yates and Westfield. She will speak on behalf of the government’s Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. 

Jason Clare has acted as the Shadow Minister for Communications since 2013, and is elected in the Western Sydney seat of Blaxland. Clare’s previous experience includes working Minister for Defence Materiel, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Justice. He has also held an executive role at Transurban. 

Adrian Turner will attend and speak as a representative of Data61, the new data innovation group created when National ICT Australia was absorbed by the CSIRO.

Turner is the co-founder of IoT company Mocana Corporation, a member of the Accenture Technology Vision External Advisory Board, the World Economic Forum IoT working group and the UTS Sydney Business School Advisory Board.

Additionally, Tech Leaders will include mini-keynotes from research houses Gartner, IBRS and Telsyte as well presentations from 18 leading technology companies.

Any technology or business journalists wishing to attend the event can contact Craig Daveson on 02 9894 6277, or via email on craigd@mediaconnect.com.au.

Tech Leaders Forum 2016 to dive into innovation

​The 2016 Tech Leaders Forum will return to the Blue Mountains on March 13 & 14 with a special focus on innovation and IT transformation.

MediaConnect CEO Phil Sim said that Tech Leaders was now accepting RSVPs from interested IT and business media, analysts and influencers, as well as technology companies wanting to present at the event.

Journalists who cover IT or business can click here to express their interest in attending.

“We had great feedback from last year’s event both so we’re returning to the Fairmont Resort with a program similar to last year’s successful format,” Sim said.

“With the heightened interest in how Australia can modernise its economy, we expect this year’s Tech Leaders to have a strong focus on innovation and IT transformation,” Sim said. Other likely topics include ICT policy, security, cloud computing, telecommunications and the Internet of Things.

Tech Leaders is a two-day conference, in its 14th year, that brings together Australia and New Zealand’s most influential IT and business media to meet and hear from IT vendors about the trends that are likely to face the year ahead.

“Innovation is very much a story that has transcended technology media, so we are looking to have an increased focus on business and societal transformation and our invite list will broaden appropriately.”

“We’re also looking to involve analysts, influential IT pros and other key tech and business identities because we want to encourage really robust and interesting topics with a diverse guest list,” Sim said.

Tech Leaders has always attracted high profile keynote speakers, and in recent years Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, ICT Shadow Minister Jason Clare, Senator Scott Ludlam, MP Paul Fletcher and Australian Federal Police Assistant Commissioner Tim Morris have all presented at the event.

Sim said that Tech Leaders’ 14 year history proves that participating companies derived enormous value from the event with many companies returning year-on-year.

“Tech Leaders is the one event where media and vendors take those couple of days out of their schedule to all get together in the one place, build or nurture relationships, improve their understanding of the industry and really get an amazing amount done in a really short space of time,” Sim said.

Interested companies can find out more by calling (02) 9894 6277 or emailing info@mediaconnect.com.au to request the information brochure.

Some of the companies that have presented at Tech Leaders Forum