Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2010 – Transitions: New Realities, Rules and Opportunities

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2010 is the industry’s largest and most important annual gathering of CIOs and senior IT leaders. It delivers independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world’s leading IT research and advisory organization. Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the industry’s only event to deliver the insights, tools and relationships necessary to create, validate and execute transformative business technology strategies.

As businesses begin to shake off the lingering effects of two years of economic hardship, there is palpable optimism among business and IT executives about the coming year. The icy focus on cost cutting and risk management is melting, giving way to a renewed focus on growth, innovation and the increased agility enterprises will need to move into the recovery. In short, it’s time to move on. Our keynotes, programs and experiences are aimed at helping CIOs and senior IT executives to lead, their businesses back to prosperity.

The agenda is unparalleled in its breadth, depth and scope, with a laser-like focus on everything that matters in IT. From breakthrough approaches to delivering business value through IT, to the strategic implications of fast-evolving technologies and industry trends, the advise you hear will help position your business to move forward. Businesses rely on IT leaders — and IT leaders rely on Symposium.

When: 16th – 18th November

Where: Sydney

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2011 ALIA Information Online Conference & Exhibition

ALIA Information Online 2011 will bring together delegates, speakers and vendors from around the world in the aim of providing a forum for discussion on a range issues including: future technologies and their use, digital asset management, search tools, publishing and library spaces.

When: 1st – 3rd of February 2011

Where: The Conference & Exhibition Centre at Darling Harbour, Sydney

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The YOW! 2010 Australia Developer Conference

The YOW! 2010 Australia Developer Conference provides you with an outstanding opportunity to learn more about the latest practices, technologies and methods from international software authors and experts. And it’s a great way to network with other talented developers in the Australian development community.

Part of the popular and successful JAOO Conference series, YOW! 2010 offers fast-paced, technically-oriented presentations and workshops. Designed by developers for developers, each speaker has been hand picked by an independent international program committee.
Partial list of speakers and topics:
Keynote and Invited speakers
Keynote Speaker: Richard Gabriel, IBM Distinguished Engineer
Keynote Speaker: Guy Steele, Sun Microsystems
Keynote Speaker: Rod Johnson, Creator of Spring
Mary Poppendieck, Software Industry Thought Leader
Erik Meijer, Master of Side Effects
Michael T. Nygard, Author of Release It!
Topics and Workshops
Release It! — Design and deploy production-ready software
Extreme Java Productivity — Enterprise applications in just minutes
Lean Software Development Leader’s Workshop
Rails in the Large — How we’re building on of the largest rails applications in the world
When: December 2nd, 8:30am December 3rd, 6:00pm. Please note: Dates of speaker workshops may be subject to change.
Where: Melbourne

Melbourne Domain – Special Guest Amanda Gome

The next Melbourne Domain is coming up on Wednesday 10th November – special guest for the evening will be Amanda Gome, CEO of online publishing company Private Media, which owns, StartUpSmart and Crikey. Amanda will be joining the host for the night – Brad Howarth.

Amanda is also the founder and publisher of, Australia’s number one news and resources publication for entrepreneurs, and StartupSmart, a news and resource site for people starting a business. Previously Amanda was an editor and senior writer at BRW magazine, where her passion and interest in entrepreneurship led her to founding and editing two flagships, the BRW Fast 100 and Fast Starters, as well as the Emerging Companies section.

Amanda is also an adjunct professor of business at RMIT University, lectures students in entrepreneurship and regularly comments to the media on business.

When: Wednesday 10th November
6.00 Mingling
7.00 Interview begins
7.40 Back to mingling

Where: The Deck Mercantile Place The Waterside Hotel Rooftop,
Corner of Flinders and King Street (entry via Mercantile Place), Melbourne

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MoMoNov – Location Based Services, Beyond Mobile Mapping PLUS MOMOvember FUN!

MoMoNov – Location Based Services, Beyond Mobile Mapping PLUS MOMOvember FUN!
Come along to Mobile Monday Melbourne in November to see and hear about the future of Location Based Services (LBS) and opportunities for Smarter Mobile Apps to take you and well beyond Mapping and into a new world of Mobile opportunities…
Presenters & Panel
Join us for an interesting presentation and panel discussion about Location Based Services (LBS) and the Future of Mapping together with local and international leaders in the field, including:
Steve Solari, COO of Skyhook Wireless
Mark White, CEO of Locatrix Communications
James Kane, Producer at Two Bulls and creator of Hidden Park

When: Monday 8th November, 2010 6:00pm (for a 6.30pm punctual start) – 8.00pm, Optional dinner out afterwards too.

Where: Three Degrees (Upstairs Bar) – QV Building, Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.

Cost: FREE although RSVP is required for this event. RSVP at: