Speakers

  • Jay McBain

    Global Advisor, Channel Mechanics

    Jay McBain is one of the most visible thought leaders in the global technology channel. Named to the Top 40 Under Forty by the Business Review as well as numerous channel magazines top influencer lists, he is often sought out for industry guidance and future trends. He has spent his 25-year career in various executive channel sales, marketing, and strategy roles within IBM, Lenovo, Autotask, and ChannelEyes. Jay is the principal analyst for global channels, partnerships & alliances at Forrester - one of the most influential global research and advisory firms in the world.

  • Moheb Moses

    Co-founder, Channel Dynamics

    Moheb Moses is regarded as one of Australia's most authoritative figures in the field of channel management. He is a regular speaker at industry events, and was inducted into the prestigious ARN (Australian Reseller News) IT Industry Awards 2011 Hall of Fame, by a judging panel of 60 industry leaders, for his outstanding contribution to the Australian IT industry. Moheb has spent 30 years in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry in senior management roles assisting companies to grow their business through a focussed and successful partnership methodology. Today, Moheb specialises in facilitating channel sales training workshops, providing coaching for channel executives, channel program development, and helping technology vendors enter the Asia Pacific market.

  • Magnus Lindkvist

    Trendspotting Futurologist and Author

    Magnus Lindkvist is a trendspotting futurologist and author who weaves together important current trends to forecast what life, society and business might look like in the future. It is the fantastic timing, storytelling and politically incorrect humour that keep the audience – a global audience – laughing and talking well after his talk ends. He has given in excess of a thousand keynote speeches over the past decade to everyone from Fortune 500 CEOs and civil servants in the Middle East to anyone looking to be inspired and enlightened by trendspotting and future-thinking. As a writer, Magnus Lindkvist is driven by a relentless curiosity about our mental space where the outside world collides with the human brain. His recent book Minifesto (2016) tells us why small ideas matter in the world of grand narratives. By sharing a vision of the future we can strive to surround ourselves with as many strange, conflicting ideas that we can in order to immerse ourselves in future possibilities and possible futures.

  • Tim Dillon

    Founder and Director, Tech Research Asia

    Tim Dillon combines over 20 years of business and technology research with a blend of professional, international experience in Asia Pacific and Europe. Of late, his particular areas of interest have centered upon enterprise mobility/BYOD, cloud and CIO engagements. Tim truly delights in presenting, facilitating and communicating with organizations and audiences discussing how trends and development in technology will shape the future business environment.

  • Susan Searle

    President of Innovation, IDG Communications APAC

    Susan Searle is President of Innovation of IDG Communications, running ARN in Australia, Channel Asia in ASEAN, and Reseller News in New Zealand. Susan holds unparalleled knowledge and expertise of the tech industry accumulated over her 30 years working in tech media. During her career with leading international media giant, IDG Communications, Susan has launched over 70 publications, websites and events. She is passionate about the tech industry and creating communities to drive success. Her leadership in the industry gained her a place in the Industry Hall of Fame in 2016.

  • Byron Connolly

    Editor-in-Chief, CIO Australia

    Byron Connolly is a highly experienced technology and business journalist and editor with 20 years’ experience. As the editor-in-chief of CIO Australia he is responsible for commissioning, writing and editing content that appears on www.cio.com.au, published by IDG Communications – Australia.

  • Rob O'Neill

    Senior Journalist, Reseller News

    Rob O'Neill is covering new developments in the Kiwi IT channel for Reseller News. He has previously worked for ZDNet, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age as well as various business titles.

  • Eleanor Dickinson

    Senior Journalist, ARN

    Eleanor Dickinson is covering new developments in the Australian IT channel for ARN. She has previously worked for Mumbrella Middle East and Asia and Cambridge News.