Future Shock! IT Evolution – Survival of the Savviest?

Due to the rapid changes of technology and the way this is affecting how people and companies do business today, Cliftons is holding a conference including a panel of specialists to speak about emerging trends and issues and how this can be best approached within today’s technology landscape.

Sydney Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) March 12, 2012

Natural selection eliminates inferior species gradually over time – will your business survive the IT evolution, or will it die out leaving only the superior advantaged members of the species: Your competitors!

The world has witnessed two one-time leading companies lose out to natural selection in the IT world: Kodak recently filed for bankruptcy, and Nokia’s failure to capitalize on the smartphone boom has cost the company its market share and prestige. Critical analysis and action is vital to survival in a rapidly changing technological landscape.

Cliftons Australia’s premier computer training rooms and seminar facilities provider, is facilitating a panel discussion on the challenging technological issues many businesses face daily, as part of its 2 hour master classes series for business professionals. On the 21 28 March at its Melbourne and Sydney venues commencing at 6.00pm, IT specialists will present case studies providing insights into responding in time in order to remain competitive and overcoming the risks associated with rapidly changing technology.

Clients and businesses will benefit from the experts about the importance of keeping software up to date, balancing budgets, growing the skills and knowledge of their workforce, and most importantly, implementing lessons learned from success stories and false starts.

Cliftons founder, Andrew Cameron, says “technology is changing at a phenomenal pace, and for many organisations this is having a major impact on their ability to keep up in the race to survive the IT explosion. As leaders in technology training and meeting facilities management, the Cliftons team not only lives this challenge every day but is dedicated to helping key clients facilitate their learning and transformational processes as well”.

The presenting panel of specialists include Andrew Fox, Head of Mobile Solutions at SAP Australia NZ; Brian Farnhill, Solutions Architect for Extelligent Design, Scott Mason, Director of Fixed Products; Marketing Strategy at Optus Business, Catherine Rosenbrauer, a Senior Education Services Manager APAC at Symantec and Philip Parker, GM of Product Marketing, Mobility and Convergence at Optus Business.

“We are delighted to present this Master Class series showcasing the breadth and depth of expertise within our client base.”

All management professionals are welcome to register online at http://www.cliftons.com/masterclass-series

About the Panel

Andrew Fox

Andrew is Head of Mobile Solutions at SAP Australia NZ and is responsible for helping customers unwire their enterprises and improve speed and value through the adoption of SAP’s Mobile Business Portfolio.

Brian Farnhill (Sydney Only)

Brian is a Solutions Architect for Extelligent Design, a virtual technology specialist with Microsoft and for three years running has earned the MVP Award for his contribution to the SharePoint community.

Scott Mason (Sydney Only)

Scott is the Director of Fixed Products, Marketing Strategy at Optus Business, responsible for shaping, developing and marketing the Optus Business product portfolio within Australia.

Catherine Rosenbrauer (Melbourne Only)

Catherine is a Senior Education Services Manager APAC at Symantec with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry, specialising in technical education across Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Korea.

Philip Parker (Melbourne Only)

Philip is the General Manager of Product Marketing, Mobility and Convergence at Optus Business. He is role includes mobility trends and how they can be leverage these trends to achieve the best outcomes.

Time Locations

When:     Wednesday 21st March 2012

Time:    Networking Drinks from 5 PM

    Panel 6:00 PM to 8 PM

Where:    Cliftons Melbourne

    Level 2

    440 Collins Street

    Melbourne, VIC 3000    When:     Wednesday March 28th 2012

Time:    Networking Drinks from 5 PM

    Panel 6:00 PM to 8 PM

Where:    Cliftons Sydney

    Level 6

    190 George Street

    Sydney, NSW 2000

About Cliftons

Cliftons is the leading provider of premium, purpose-built training and event facilities, seamlessly delivering total event solutions and outstanding customer support around the globe.

With an extensive range of training-specific technologies, services and infrastructure, Cliftons has 12 venues in 10 locations across Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Singapore. Its affiliate network provides access to an additional 5,000+ venues across 2,500+ cities worldwide, including more than 500 venues in all major cities and regional hubs within Australia and New Zealand.

Cliftons venues include natural lighting and customised room layouts capable of accommodating groups up to 240. Additionally, its flexible booking policy requires no deposit, ensuring hassle-free organisation of training and events.

Recognised by the industry for providing the optimal environment to enhance learning, Cliftons won the Gold Award for Best Venue in Asia Pacific at the 2011 LearnX Awards.

Annie Wallner
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