Upcoming National Growth Summit is on In Sydney on the 17th & 18th of February.

The entire conference looks interesting, but I am inspired by the Workshops. The technology Workshop looks particularly interesting.

The PDF for the summit describes it as:

Technology to Drive Growth and Profitability
In this highly interactive one-day workshop you will hear from leading experts who will
help you build an IT framework and invest in the next stage of technology and systems for
your business.


The one-day seminar will comprise of:
• Case studies and expert presentations of highly successful businesses
designed to illustrate real-world examples of best practices in the use of
technology and processes to achieve goals
• Keynote presentations by thought leaders taking an overview approach on
hot topics and issues of the day
• Demonstrations – how to/practical application of the latest technology
• Round table discussions – an opportunity to interact with other business
owners on their experiences with technology and ask the experts
questions relevant to your business


It is great seeing many of our great local speakers and some of our BizSpark Partners covering some fantastic looking sessions:

8:30 - 9:10 FUTURETAINMENT – The New Media Revolution
Mike Walsh, CEO of innovation research agency Tomorrow and leading authority on the digital future

9:10 - 9:30 Your Business Online: Growth and Depth
Mick Liubinskas, Founder, Pollenizer

9:30 - 9:50 Using mobile phone technology to help your business grow
Phillip Wise, Sales Director, Small & Medium Business, Optus

9:50 - 10:10 Mobile Ubiquity and the Smartphone Revolution: Getting on the Front Foot for Growth
Tim Parsons, Director of Product Development, Quickflix.com.au

10:10 - 10:30 Wherever Your Customers are - Stay Connected
Ben Swanson, Director Small to Medium Enterprise Solutions, Avaya

11:00 - 11:20 Web Software: Avoiding the Integration Hangover
Geoff Mcqueen, Managing Director, Hiive Systems

11:20 - 11:40 CRM – Strategies, Systems and Data for World Domination
Stephen Belfer, Managing Director, YTEchnics

11:40 - 12:00 Understanding the Search Engine
Sam Shetty, Online Business Advisor, Netregistry

12:00 - 12:20 Engagement Marketing
Kate Carruthers, Digital Business Group Pty Ltd

12:20 - 12:40 How to ‘Webinar’ Your Way to Success
Michael “MC” Carter, Co-founder, Business Fitness

12:40 - 1:00 An Insider’s Guide to Evaluating Technology
Tim Molloy, General Manager, MYOB

1:45 - 2:05 Cluetrains, Conversations, Trust and Openness
Stephen Collins, Founder, acidlabs

I am booking my seat there now!