IN PICTURES: MediaConnect Kickstart 2012, Day 2

Highlights of the conference on the Gold Coast included software and Cloud panels

  • The speakers of the software panel at MediaConnect's Kickstart

  • NetSuite APAC managing director, Mark Troselj, spoke about the growth of Cloud computing in Australia and the benefits of Cloud ERP for organisations

  • Citrix Online Services Division A/NZ country manager, Seamus King, spoke about how businesses are looking towards a more unified, remote workstyle through collaborative and meeting solutions

  • Sword Ciboodle market strategy vice president, Mitchell Lieberman, spoke about how businesses and individuals need to evolve alongside company-customer communications

  • Pronto Software managing director, David Jackman, spoke about the company's rebranding to stand in a competitive market

  • Nuance Communications A/NZ managind director, Peter Chidiac, spoke about the latest trendsin mobile self-service for the enterprise

  • Paypal head of PR and communications, Adrian Christie, spoke about how retail has shifted from being about location to innovation

  • The speakers of the Cloud panel

  • VMware's vice president and managing director, Duncan Bennet, spoke about the hype beind the Cloud and whether it was justified

  • Ninefold managing director, Peter James, spoke about how the Cloud is bringing disparate challenges into one solution

  • Intel Cloud infrastructure group general manager, Jason Waxman, spoke about the vendor's enterprise vision for 2012

  • CA Technologies' CTO, Carl Terrantroy, spoke of the consumerisation of devices and how effective use of IT can save money

  • Microsoft Australia Office division director, Oscar Trimboli, spoke on how Australia can stimulate its national productivity growth rate

  • BMC Software APAC CTO, Suhas Kelkar, spoke about thinking of IT as a business when approaching the Cloud

  • Journalist chats with Citrix Online's King

  • Journalists chat with Ninefold's James

  • Journalist chats with Symantec's Kopelke (centre)

  • Journalist chats with Adobe's Phibbs

  • Journalist receives a demonstration from Adobe's Stoddart

  • The MediaConnect team with Phil (second from left) and Donna Sim (third from left)

  • Attendees attend a biker themed dinner sponsored by MyNetFone

  • Text 100's Tamara Jawad and VMware's Emma Rogers

  • Following the dinner, attendees participated in a bike ride

  • Following the dinner, attendees participated in a bike ride

  • Following the dinner, attendees participated in a bike ride

  • MyNetFone director, Rene Sugo, pouring a drink

  • Fusion I/O's Williams playing darts

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