EDGE 2015 is starting in

Find out more EDGE 2015
Menu
Zuckerberg coming to Australia to visit 1stAvailable

Zuckerberg coming to Australia to visit 1stAvailable

Father of Facebook founder to address social media seminars

Dr. Edward Zuckerberg

Dr. Edward Zuckerberg

Dr. Edward Zuckerberg, father of Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg, will visit Australia in November as a guest of 1stAvailable to speak at a series of social media seminars.

1stAvailable is an Australian-developed online web portal that allows patients to search and book doctors, dentists, and other healthcare appointments with the aim to cut waiting lines.

While down under, Dr. Zuckerberg, a dentist by profession, will be speaking at a series of social media seminars hosted by 1stAvailable. These seminars will address healthcare professionals, and will include discussions about the best ways to manage and interact with patients.

The visit will be Dr. Zuckerberg’s first trip to Australia. Details of his itinerary will be announced closer to the date.

An early adopter of technology, he purchased his first office computer, an IBM PC-XT, and a dental software package in 1985 for a combined price of $US10,000. Despite the system offering only a 10MB hard disk, Dr. Zuckerberg believed in the significance of technology in his dental practice, said a press statement from 1stAvailable. His paperless office also included intra-oral cameras, air abrasion drill free dentistry, digital radiography, and CAD/CAM restorations.

As a teenager he would take apart stereos “just to see how they worked,” according to the statement. Later, in dental school, a friend introduced him to computers and he purchased an Atari 800 in 1981 and became one of the earliest users of online banking as a beta tester for Citibank. Later, in the early 1990s he introduced his son Mark Zuckerberg to basic programming using the same Atari computer.

Mark Zuckerberg quickly outgrew the primitive language of the Atari and moved on to C+ programming and, at the age of 12, developed an inter-office communication system for his father's office called "Zucknet" which allowed communications between treatment rooms and the front office.

At present, Dr. Zuckerberg advocates the use of social media.

EDGE 2015:: For all the latest on EDGE 2015 including the keynote speakers visit the EDGE mini-site now

2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards: Nominations for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards close on June 26. NOMINATE NOW!!!

Follow Us

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Upcoming

Slideshows

IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)
Business Products

IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)

OKI recently hosted its ChannelOne dealer forum for its executive series channel partners to get together and learn about the company's new high-performance ES8400 A3 multifunction series printers. After a welcome and business overview from OKI Data Australia managing director, Dennie Kawahara, delegates were given a comprehensive overview of the new product, as well as an update on the latest marketing initiatives and software solutions, before being treated to live demos and a product showcase. Partners were also given a preview of OKI’s upcoming A3 digital LED white toner printer. With more than 60 delegates attending from all over the country, the day concluded with dinner at Casa Ristorante Italiano in Sydney and several delegates also participated in a friendly game of golf the following morning.

IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)
Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email

Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email

If you’re a college graduate entering the workforce, you may quickly find you aren’t prepared for the volume of email that awaits you in the corporate world. These 11 tips will help you master forwards, filtering and more.

Email 101: 11 tips to manage your email

iasset.com is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales, marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

Show Comments