Archived Events 2016


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Background:

This Communications Alliance Comms Essentials seminar will focus on the future of Artificial Intelligence and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

With 5G on our doorstep, the Internet of Things growing at a rapid pace and vastly improved predictive analytics capabilities, artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer just the brain child of the creators of science fiction movies but is becoming a reality that will fundamentally change the world that we live in. AI engines are already guiding customer interaction processes in leading companies. Driverless cars and robots are much talked about examples of AI but are likely to be only the tip of the iceberg. Legal and ethical questions will also need to be part of the AI picture and require careful analysis and early development of frameworks to allow societies to harness the full potential of AI while ensuring that fundamental value systems remain intact.

Who should attend:

Communications Alliance members and other stakeholders.

Program:

  • “The Future of Artificial Intelligence” Speaker: Shara Evans, Founder and CEO, Market Clarity
  • “Artificial Intelligence – what does it mean for telecommunications network operators?” Speaker: Prof Hugh Bradlow, President, Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) and Chief Scientist, Telstra
  • Artificial Intelligence – Legal Implications & Challenges Speaker: Patrick Fair, Partner, Baker & McKenzie
  • Q&A  Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance
When:Wednesday, 7 December 2016, 09:30am to 12:00pm
Where:SYDNEY - Baker & McKenzie, Level 27, AMP Centre, 50 Bridge Street
and via video link
MELBOURNE – Baker & McKenzie, Level 19, 181 William Street
Cost:Communications Alliance Members - No charge
Register: Register-now

Tech23 

Tech23 is Australia's national celebration of tech innovation. Now in its eighth year, this annual event, taking place on Tuesday 11 October 2016 in Sydney, invites emerging tech startups to submit applications to present their unique innovation in front of panels of industry leaders.

This year's industry leaders include Angela Clark (Director, Digital Network at Australian Broadcasting Corporation), Larry Marshall (CEO, CSIRO), John Henderson (Venture Partner, AirTree Ventures), and Cyan Ta'eed (Founder and Executive Director, Envato).

If you are or know of a young Australian company, please encourage them to submit an application. And make sure you come along on the day to mingle with Australia's thought leaders, see the next big things in tech innovation, and network with 400 attendees comprising incubators and accelerators, universities, VC and angel investors, potential customers from banking, telco, utilities and retail, and seriously successful entrepreneurs.

Tech23 is sponsored by CSIRO, Amazon Web Services, IAG and MYOB.

 

Date:Tuesday 11 October 2016 Sydney
Time:9:00am-5:30pm: Tech23 2016 | 5:30pm-7:30pm: Networking and Awards
Where:The Auditorium, Surry Hills, Sydney

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ACOMMS_2016_logo_web The ACOMM Awards 2016 - was a glittering showcase of telco industry achievement - are a collaboration of Communications Alliance and Communications Day, the daily news bible of the communications industry.

The winners of the 2016 ACOMM Awards were unveiled and celebrated during the 10th Anniversary of the Annual Communications Alliance ACOMM Awards Dinner - held on Wednesday 20 July 2016 at the newly refurbished Four Points by Sheraton in Sydney. See the 2016 winners here www.acomms.com.au 

Highlight video from the night.  View here

Sponsorship Opportunities for 2017

ACOMMS is a sell-out event with over 450 senior industry people attending. Sponsoring the ACOMMS provides a unique opportunity for brand positioning.  As a sponsor, you will have your organisation highlighted in front of some of the most influential professionals and decision-makers in the Telco industry.  Please contact Carolyn Todd on 1300 651 485 or email info@acomms.com.au to discuss sponsorship opportunities at the ACOMM Awards 2016.

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Background:

This Communications Alliance Comms Essentials seminar will focus on the evolution of 5G, its use cases in an omni-connected world, and the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

5G wireless networks support very large gains in capacity, allow connections for billions of devices and create a user experience characterised by fast speeds. Extremely low latency and response times enable unprecedented connectivity and automation in new sectors – 5G is being designed for massive industrial applications taking digitisation to the next level. The technology will create various new use cases and play an important role in the internet of things. The development pathway for 5G features many partnerships and collaborative efforts including public private partnerships which are all important to developing an understanding of 5G and its opportunities. Policy issues in relation to key 5G infrastructure are part of the picture and deserve early attention to ensure 5G can develop to its full potential.

Who should attend:

Communications Alliance members and other stakeholders.

Program:

  • 5G – Key to the Programmable World  Speaker: Mark Barnett, Head of Mobile Networks Oceania, Nokia
  • 5G – Taking Digital Transformation to an Industrial Level  Speaker: Stephen Coffey, Mobile Broadband Engagement Practice Asia Pacific, Ericsson
  • 5G Partnerships and Collaboration – Policy Implications Speaker: Chris Althaus, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association
  • Q&A  Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance

Hosted by Baker-Logo

Background:

The first Communications Alliance Comms Essentials seminar for 2016 will focus on current developments in the global and regional satellite sector – a dynamic communications vertical that is exploring new ground via large, high-throughput satellites, while also pursuing new coverage areas via micro-satellites and pushing satellite boundaries for the Internet of Things.

This examination of the satellite sector and its future significance to Australia’s communications landscape is sponsored by the Comms Alliance Satellite Services Working Group – a grouping of 20 satellite-related companies active in Australia.

Who should attend:

Communications Alliance members - representatives from satellite service providers, users of satellite services, internet service providers, law firms, other industry stakeholders – and anyone with an interest in space!

Program:

  • The Myriota Story and the future of satellites in IoT  Speaker: Dr Alex Grant, CEO, Myriota
  • OneWeb - 648 satellites to connect the globe  Speaker: Tony Azzarelli, (audio), VP Regulatory, OneWeb
  • High Throughput Satellite Systems  Speaker: Robert Suber, Managing Sales Director, Oceania, Intelsat
  • Price Trends in Satellite Broadband Speaker: Christian Patouraux, CEO, Kacific Broadband Satellites
  • Reaching out to Pacific nations Speaker: Bob Horton, Communications Consultant
  • Q&A  Facilitator: John Stanton, CEO, Communications Alliance