ARN is proud to announce the return of Emerging Leaders in 2018, a forum that identifies, educates and showcases the upcoming talent of the Australian ICT industry.
Now in its third year, this half day event in Sydney will provide attendees with industry champions as keynote speakers, panelists outlining future opportunities and leadership pathways, alongside mentoring sessions with ARN Hall of Fame judges.
Echoing the inaugural launch in 2016, the forum will be held at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney, on Tuesday 1 May.
In leveraging the experience and knowledge of ARN Hall of Fame leaders, each attendee will also be allocated three 20 minute mentoring sessions, creating an environment to listen, learn and ask questions to industry experts.
Recognising the achievements of the emerging leaders within the industry, the forum will conclude with four awards, honouring the channel across vendor, distributor, partner and start-up categories.
Nominations are now live and will close on April 16, with the winners of the four awards set to be announced during the event.
Regarding the awards process, an emerging leader demonstrates the potential to assume a mid-to-high level leadership role.
Specifically, they can work in a vendor, distributor, partner or start-up.
In vendor organisations or larger distributors they are strong performers who have the potential, ability and aspiration for higher-level management roles.
In smaller distributors, some partner organisations and start-ups they are often entrepreneurs who are highly innovative or technology leaders who lack management and business acumen.
The categories are:
- Vendor - Recognises high potential individuals who are currently working at an ICT vendor - hardware, software, services, cloud or telecommunications.
- Distributor - Recognises high potential individuals who are currently working at an ICT distributor organisation.
- Partner - Recognises high potential individuals who are currently working at an ICT partner organisation - service provider, ISVs, MSPs, cloud service provider.
- Start-up - Recognises risk-taking and entrepreneurship. The award salutes individuals from small to mid-sized start-ups (less than five years) and celebrates their successes, innovation, initiatives and growth.
Categories will be judged by the Emerging Leaders judging panel.
The ARN 2018 Emerging Leaders Forum is scheduled for 1 May, at the Ivy Sunroom in Sydney. For more information - click here