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IN PICTURES: Channel Flashback 2003 - Where are they now?

What a year 2003 was ... at least we think it was. Trolling through the ARN archives we came across some familiar and not-so-familiar faces on the Out and About pages. So we thought we'd share them with you. There are companies and people that are long gone from the channel and others who are still around but were just a little younger then.

  • Alison Arthur from Integrity Data Systems was a Wizard Of Oz in July 2003

  • Apple’s held its channel partner conference at Hamilton Island. Attendees included Next Byte’s Adam Steinhardt (left), Apple Australia managing director, Tony King (centre) and Apple VP Worldwide Sales (right), John Brandon

  • Here’s some names to conjur up memories: Request Broadband beat Uecomm, Nextep and Connect to win the CommsWorld Telecomms 2003 Australian industry award for Broadband Wholesale Carrier of the Year. Siemens’ Lisa Whittaker presented Request CEO, Phil Whittaker, with the gong

  • LAN Systems held its annual LAN Lunacy bash in Sydney, sponsored by Checkpoint and Nokia. The theme was Channel Sutra – Bizarre Love Triangle. Those that attended are said to still remember the night! Pictured are LAN Systems’ marketing duo, Paul Sadler and Melita Powys

  • Byte Power Group opened a new office in Brisbane. Queensland Premier, Peter Beattie, and Byte Power CEO, Alvin Phua, enjoyed the festivities

  • Leading Edge Computers (NSW) had its annual state meeting in the Hunter Valley. Enjoying a drop were: LEC general manager, Ross Whitelaw; LEC Katoomba’s Kerry McGill; Iomega’s Anthony Williams; LEC marketing assistant Tim Dugan

  • LAN Systems held its annual LAN Lunacy bash in Sydney, sponsored by Checkpoint and Nokia. The theme was Channel Sutra – Bizarre Love Triangle. Those that attended are said to still remember the night! LAN Systems’ Nick Verykios was spiritually in the moment as he posed with LAN Systems’ Wendy O’Keefe and Nortel’s Steve Wood

  • Fone Zone won Best Mobile Phone Retailer at the annual Australian Telecom Magazine Awards. Pictured are Maxine Horne and David McMahon

  • Dubbo-based AXXIS Technology was named IT Champions Of Champions at the 2003 Small Business Awards. General manager, Deborah Morton, accepted the award – and kiss on the cheek from Jamie Durie

  • Ricoh quality environment manager, Neville Cooper, was an early green warrior

  • Four Australian channel partners of Computer Associates won gongs at the software vendor’s CA World event in Las Vegas – Data#3, Express Data, Volante and Fujitsu.(Left to right): Chris Wilson (Computer Associates), James Jefferd (Fujitsu), Ross Cochrane (Express Data) and Kiwa Stevenson (Volante)

  • LAN Systems held its annual LAN Lunacy bash in Sydney, sponsored by Checkpoint and Nokia. The theme was Channel Sutra – Bizarre Love Triangle. Those that attended are said to still remember the night! This belly dancer had guests in a trance!

  • LAN Systems held its annual LAN Lunacy bash in Sydney, sponsored by Checkpoint and Nokia. The theme was Channel Sutra – Bizarre Love Triangle. Those that attended are said to still remember the night! The Comindico love triangle of Danielle Street, Tony Heywood and Jason Jurin raised a few eyebrows as dominatrix, master and slave

  • It was all about the rugby at a Sophos lunch attended by stars from the company sponsored Manly Marlins and also from the Wallabies. Pictured (from left to right) are: Anthony Harriwell (Unisys), Paul Heaton (IBM), Nathan Grey (Wallabies), Bruce Lakin (ASK), Rob Forsyth (Sophos), Brenton Hush (Australian Rugby Union), Graeme Fox (PAX Financial Services), David Higgins (Sophos), George Smith (Wallabies) and Peter Ellis (CDM)

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