A day of insight,
inspiration & innovation


This year's agenda has been designed to help you uncover tomorrow's solutions to today's business challenges, with inspirational keynote presentations and much more.

Connect and Collaborate
Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Telstra Vantage On Tour expo opens

Arrival & registration


Telstra opening keynote

Discover how technology is helping business, communities, the economy and humanity thrive. Learn how Telstra is working to deliver on its strategy, and what that means for you.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

John Ieraci

Chief Customer Officer, Telstra Enterprise

Owen Rayment

State Manager, Customer Management & Sales QLD, Telstra Enterprise

Morning tea in the expo


Exltech: Where does IoT fail?

Critical to the success of any IoT strategy and deployment is understanding the fundamental building blocks of what an E2E IoT journey looks like.  Helping customers understand how this new innovation will resolve and answer critical business problems all lies in how the IoT building blocks contribute to delivering a successful IoT project.

Focus: technical

Robert Herceg

Head of Big Data and IoT, Exltech

Disruptive decision-making in digital transformations

Businesses are either disrupting markets and industries, or they’re being disrupted themselves. Discover better ways to shape your digital transformation journey by implementing key decision-making processes that will keep your business ahead of the curve.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

David Cooper

Head of Digital Services Engagement, Telstra Enterprise

Making sense of things: partnerships for people and prosperity

In this session, which will be facilitated by Telstra’s National Manager for Local Government, Jason Law, we’ll discuss a range of topics including: learnings from the city of Darwin’s #SmartDarwin journey, financial sustainability in local government, data-driven decision making; and what’s important to a community when it comes to smart cities.

Focus: government

Jason Law

Sales Principal, Telstra Enterprise

Transforming your business with iOS and user-centred design

Hear about the power of iOS and user-centred design in developing applications. Be inspired by real-world success stories and learn how businesses are re-imagining the user experience and empowering employees to do their best work.

Focus: technical

Apple moderator


Networks for the future – innovation & investment

Explore how Telstra’s network, innovations and investment supports high performance enterprises today, and into the future.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

Channa Seneviratne

Executive, Network Engineering, Telstra Networks & IT

Lunch in the expo


Akamai: Moving beyond perimeter security - zero trust does it really work?  

The "trust but verify" security model is no longer effective as new business models and processes move users, devices, applications and data beyond the traditional enterprise perimeter. The surge in new attack surfaces demands a new approach to security in the form of a zero trust model. Discover the four steps you need to take to start a zero trust journey and immediately improve defences. 

Focus: technical

James McKinlay

Enterprise Security Solution Specialist, Akamai Technologies

How our networks can enable digital transformation for government

Channa Seneviratne, the local executive leading our national 5G deployment, will discuss how the ongoing development and deployment of the Telstra network (terrestrial and mobile) can support the goal of being a responsive government. We’ll also find out what the network of the future means for business and the wider community.

Focus: government

Channa Seneviratne

Executive, Network Engineering, Telstra Networks & IT

Mining the future: meeting demand through digitalisation

Mining in the digital age provides a host of new challenges and opportunities. Discover how to overcome both surface and underground connectivity hurdles. See how building a transformational network strategy can support your operations. And learn how an adoption approach can help drive innovation across your business.

Focus: technical

Jeannette McGill

Head of Telstra Mining Services, Telstra Enterprise

Insights from the Telstra Security Report 2019

Hear key insights from our extensive research on the global outlook for enterprise and government security. Discover the major challenges, budgets and security frameworks of your peers, as well as the latest recommendations for operating in the ever-evolving security landscape.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

Kate Healy

Principal Cybersecurity Strategist, Telstra Enterprise

Dustin Kehoe

APAC Head of ICT Research, Global Data

Cisco: Meraki – the platform of the future

IT can be a complex topic for all businesses, but by simplifying powerful technology, we can free passionate people to focus on their own mission. Discover how Meraki Cloud Management can help you to overcome new IT challenges. Learn about integrated mobility management, Layer 7 application shaping and much more.

Focus: technical

Kaizel Banicevic

Cisco Systems

Informed decision making for assets of state importance

Mark Forster, Telstra’s local strategic development lead for Agriculture in Australia, will talk about how Telstra, our partners and government can come together to provide end-to-end near real-time management of some of our more complex state assets, using water as an example.

Focus: government

Mark Forster

Strategic Business Development – Agribusiness, Telstra Enterprise

Where SD-WAN really matters & why

As digital transformation and widespread adoption of cloud applications take hold, having a robust and reliable networking solution is more critical than ever. Discover how to efficiently and securely prepare your network for tomorrow with SD-WAN. Learn from three common issues our customers’ face, and take away insights to support your business' cloud adoption.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

Matthew Wood

Group Architect & Managed Network Services Principal, Global Connectivity & Networks, Telstra Enterprise

The digital revolution that is transforming the workplace

The workplace is undergoing a digital transformation. Smart productivity tools and remote working have fuelled a complete rethink of how we fundamentally work. Learn how the latest tools and technologies can help you embrace a modern workplace. And find out how to harness them to help your teams collaborate effectively from any location, on any device.

Focus: technical

Alex Ayres

Workspace Domain Lead, Telstra Enterprise

Dustin Kehoe

APAC Head of ICT Research, Global Data

Closing keynote: The real-life story from the “Lion” movie, and how technology helped Saroo find his way home

Saroo Brierley’s autobiography was turned into the 2016 Academy Award-nominated film Lion. Along with his adoptive mother Sue, Saroo will be telling his story about getting lost, being adopted and finding his family in India using technology.

Focus: business excellence (main stage)

Saroo & Sue Brierley

Inspirational keynote speakers

Networking function in the expo


Telstra Vantage On Tour closes