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IN PICTURES: MediaConnect Kickstart 2012, Day 1

Highlights of the conference on the Gold Coast include a keynote by former Optus executive and Liberal MP, Paul Fletcher

  • Both journalists and vendor representatives gathered at the Gold Coast for MediaConnect Kickstart 2012

  • Bass PR's David Bass (centre) mingling with journalists

  • Journalists gather for the keynote by former Optus executive and Liberal MP, Paul Fletcher

  • MediaConnect founder and CEO, Phil Sim, welcoming attendees

  • Journalists gather for the keynote by former Optus executive and Liberal MP, Paul Fletcher

  • Former Optus executive and Liberal MP, Paul Fletcher, spoke about the flaws with the current NBN strategy

  • Acronis' Karl Sice spoke about the challenges SMBs face when virtualising their IT infrastructure

  • Cortex IT's Linus Chang spoke about why people aren't asking the right questions when chosing backup solutions

  • Symantec's Sean Kopelke spoke about the various IT trends, legislative changes and the economic environment that is impacting local businesses

  • NetApp's John Martin spoke about Big Data and how local businesses are coping with it

  • Fusion IO's Simon Williams spoke about how the Cloud is affecting business decision making

  • Motorola Solutions' Gary Starr spoke about how devices, networks and people have converged in 2012 for instant communication

  • M5 Networks Australia's Richard Ruth spoke about VoIP and the challenges SMBs face when implementing the technology

  • LifeSize Communications' Tim Fulton spoke about the current state of universal video conferencing

  • Emerson Network Power's Ross Hammond spoke about the behind-the-scenes logistics that make up a big project such as the NBN

  • NEC Australia's Bob Lanigan spole about the vendor's ICT present and future plans for Australia

  • The Cloud panel

  • Allied Telesis' Scott Penno spoke about the rapid increase in virtualisation and Cloud-based technologies in Australia

  • Adobe's Evening of Creativity dinner

  • Adobe's Evening of Creativity dinner

  • Adobe's Mark Phibbs speaks to guests

  • Adobe's Mark Phibbs speaks to guests

  • MediaConnect's Phil Sim

  • Attendees get on stage to try Adobe Photoshop on a tablet

  • BMC Software's Suhas Kelkar with a caricature of himself

  • From left: VMware's Duncan Bennet and Acronis' Karl Sice

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