ARN Virtual Event - AI Driven Enterprise
  • Bob Friday

    Co-founder and CTO, Mist Systems

  • Mark Iles

    Executive Consultant and Industry Analyst, Tech Research Asia

  • Matthew Verney

    Technical Account Manager, Frontline Technology Services

  • Eleanor Dickinson

    Senior Journalist, ARN

How AI can transform Australia’s creaking networks – a discussion with Bob Friday

Virtual Event 27 May 2020 11:00AM - 12:00PM Add to calendar
11am AEST / 10:30am ACST / 9am AWST ONLINE Sydney NSW Australia
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How AI can transform Australia’s creaking networks

Australia’s enterprise community is facing its toughest period in decades and local partners and customers are seeing the need for stronger, more resilient wireless networking as their work forces go remote. 

Moreover, while times of economic turbulence can breed complacency, partners have the opportunity to re-cast their eyes on their current solutions, and prioritise those that will allow them to emerge stronger and more innovative than before. 

Customer engagement and network connectivity are becoming more and more critical to the success of today’s businesses. With the soaring numbers of mobile and IoT devices, managing a distributed network of stores or offices, and engaging with customers is becoming more challenging. Learn how AI-driven technology can transform IT operations from being stuck in a technology refresh cycle to ultimately driving up profitability and user experience.

Join us for this exclusive ARN Virtual Event in association with Juniper Networks and Westcon-Comstor, to explore what the next generation of networking technology means for partners in terms of opportunities – and how we can help drive Australia’s networking evolution.

Key areas of discussion:

  • How networking technology can affect organisational efficiencies and effectiveness?
  • Are businesses getting what they want and need out of their networks and networking technology?
  • How AI/ML ties into networking technology and its capabilities?
  • How can partners tap into AI-driven networking to really meet customers’ needs?

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Agenda

Event Starts Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 11am AEST / 10:30am ACST / 9am AWST
11:00-11:05am

Welcome

Eleanor Dickinson, Senior Journalist, ARN

11:05-11:25am

Fireside Chat

Mark Iles, Industry Analyst, Tech Research Asia

Eleanor Dickinson, Senior Journalist, ARN

11:25-11:35am

Keynote

Bob Friday, Co-Founder & CTO, Mist Systems

11:35-11:45am

Fireside Chat

Bob Friday, Co-Founder & CTO, Mist Systems

Eleanor Dickinson, Senior Journalist, ARN

11:45-11:55am

Partner Case Study

Matthew Verney, Technical Account Manager, Frontline Technology Services

11:55-12:00pm

Closing Remarks

Eleanor Dickinson, Senior Journalist, ARN

Speakers

Bob Friday

Co-founder and CTO, Mist Systems

Bob is CTO and co-founder of Mist, a pioneer in smart wireless networking for the smart device era. Bob started his career in wireless at Metricom (Ricochet wireless network) developing and deploying wireless mesh networks across the country to connect the first generation of Internet browsers. Following Metricom, Bob co-founded Airespace, a start-up focused on helping enterprises manage the flood of employees bringing unlicensed Wi-Fi technology into their businesses. Following Cisco’s acquisition of Airespace in 2005, Bob became the VP/CTO of Cisco enterprise mobility and drove mobility strategy and investments in the wireless business (e.g. Navini, Cognio, ThinkSmart, Phunware, Wilocity, Meraki). He also drove industry standards such as Hot Spot 2nd market efforts such as Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experience. He holds more than 15 patents.

Mark Iles

Executive Consultant and Industry Analyst, Tech Research Asia

Iles is an Industry Analyst with the Advisory and Consulting organisation Tech Research Asia. Previously he spent 25 years in the Software, IT and Telecommunications industry. He focuses on emerging technology trends and their impact on the traditional vendor-partner-customer relationships and how to evolve their go-to-market strategies.

Matthew Verney

Technical Account Manager, Frontline Technology Services

20 years in IT within MSPs, supporting various large state Government agencies and Mining customers. Managing and overseeing large scale network and security infrastructure deployments.

Eleanor Dickinson

Senior Journalist, ARN

Having worked across Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Eleanor Dickinson is now a senior journalist for ARN. She is responsible for driving conversations online and at events on all the major developments, trends and issues within the local IT channel and the broader technology industry.