Sydney - SMBiT Professionals July Meeting

  • 11 Jul 2023
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • The Union Hotel, 271 Pacific Highway, North Sydney


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SMBiT Professionals

Sydney Chapter

Next meeting


11 July 2023

SMBiT Professionals Sydney Chapter meets on the second Tuesday of the month




Main Event


Stay a while afterwards and have a drink and a chat



The Union Hotel

271 Pacific Highway
North Sydney




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Bespoke or SAAS? Why Not Both? Smashing Boundaries with SAAS, Bespoke Software, and AI: A New Approach


Edward (Ted) Deane, Founder/Director


Join 2excel for a riveting presentation that examines the overlapping spheres of Software as a Service (SAAS) and Bespoke Software, alongside the groundbreaking role Artificial Intelligence (AI) can fulfil when these two software types are fused.

In today's fast-paced digital landscape, organisations often grapple with the dilemma of choosing between SAAS and Bespoke software. Whilst SAAS offers cost-effectiveness and convenience, Bespoke Software provides tailor-made solutions that perfectly fit the unique requirements of an organisation. However, what if you could enjoy the best of both worlds? 2excel explores this intriguing proposition, demonstrating how blending these two software types can offer unparalleled advantages.

The presentation will then transition to unveiling the incredible potential of AI when deployed within this hybrid software framework. With a demonstration, 2excel will illustrate how AI can bolster efficiency, accuracy, and adaptability within your software solutions.

Not only does this combined approach unlock a new dimension of possibilities in the realm of software development, but it also has the potential to transform organisational efficiency and competitiveness. By offering an engaging blend of standardisation and customisation, SAAS and Bespoke Software together can lead to the development of more versatile, powerful, and intelligent business tools.

Join us as we delve into this exciting topic, bringing clarity to the complexity of software development choices and showcasing the groundbreaking capabilities of AI. This session promises to offer valuable insights and practical knowledge to anyone interested in harnessing the true power of today's software innovations.

2Excel is a Gold sponsor of SMBiT Professionals



Reimagining the IT Channel: Strategies for a Rapidly Changing Landscape


James Bergl, VP Community & Ecosystem Pax8 APAC


During this presentation, we delve deep into the rapidly evolving landscape of the IT channel. Through a look back at the past three decades, we examine the cycles of change, from unique value propositions to margin erosion and the subsequent pivot of business models. We draw specific attention to the accelerated pace of change over the last five years, driven by events such as COVID-19, remote work shifts, and significant security events. We discuss key trends impacting Managed Service Providers (MSPs) today and outline the transition towards becoming Technology Solution Partners (TSPs). We further explore the importance of strategic consulting, technical expertise, and the burgeoning opportunity in cybersecurity. The presentation highlights new business models for MSPs and their alignment with Microsoft's solution partner designations, emphasizing the importance of specialization and integration. We also cover the crucial role of system integration in driving productivity, ROI, and user adoption. Finally, we offer practical advice on routes to market, whether by building a practice or through partner-to-partner engagements.

Door prize for members: The Franklin Barbecue Collection [Special Edition, Two-Book Boxed Set]: Franklin Barbecue and Franklin Steak

Pax8 is a Silver sponsor of SMBiT Professionals




Round table discussion

Open forum ...


... discuss issues, ideas, highs, lows, great tools you have found, bring them to the table!



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