Melbourne SMBiT Professionals April Meeting

  • 30 Apr 2014
  • 19:00 - 21:00
  • Parkview Hotel 562 St Kilda Road Melbourne


  • Member of SMBiT Professionals Melbourne
  • Member visiting from another chapter
  • Representative of Vendor Sponsor
  • Prospective member, friend or contact of existing member
  • Representative of Vendor, not a sponsor

Registration is closed

7PM Wednesday 30th April 2014

(SMBiT Professionals Melbourne usually meets on the last Wednesday of the month)


Members who register for the meeting using the link in this invitation will be eligible to enter the draw for the

SPECIAL DOOR PRIZES* - see below for prize details

Got a friend or associate working in IT for SMB? Invite your colleagues to come along too. Members, who invite potential new members, will get an additional entry per guest in the prize draw.


Parkview Hotel 562 St Kilda Road Melbourne

See: Google map

Ample free parking in St Kilda Rd and Roy St after 6PM

Pre-Meeting Dinner in Woods Restaurant from 6PM

Please try to make it – all welcome!

Set menu of 4 choices, cost $25, including 1 drink

Guest Presenters

An exceptional line-up this month...

EVault Cloud Connected Technology – A Seagate Company

Presented by Chris Robilliard – Regional Director

EVault offers full-service backup and recovery, leveraging the best cloud-connected technology and infrastructure.
EVault combines the best of on-premises software and offsite cloud services, providing the ultimate data protection for distributed environments.
EVault have been delivering cloud-connected backup and recovery services to their 43,000 customers since 1997.

Leverage the Resources of a broad Partner Network:
EVault Channel partners include more than 3,500 value-added distributors and resellers.
EVault Alliance partners include more than 100 ISV’s, telecommunication carriers, and hosting and managed service providers.
EVault Technology partners include Microsoft and VMware.

Digital Transformation and Digital Leadership 

Presented by Mark Toomey 

Today’s information technology marketplace abounds with marketing hype and buzzwords such as big data, analytics, social media, mobility, cloud, the Internet of things, BYOD and SaaS. Individually, these concepts are significant, but they are all part of a much more fundamental change that is affecting every corner of society. We are entering the Digital Era, in which digital information technologies are being used to fundamentally reinvent businesses and marketplaces.

Established enterprises exhibit diverse responses to the arrival of the Digital Era. Some fail to recognise, or even deny the changes and become examples of Digital Failure, including once dominant brands like Kodak, HMV and Borders. At the other end of the spectrum we see companies like Burberry and Commonwealth Bank, which have understood the opportunities and have reinvented themselves, undergoing major Digital Transformation.

Digital Transformation does not happen by accident. It requires focused Digital Leadership at the highest levels of the organisation. Digital Leadership requires understanding of what organisations can achieve through intelligent use of information technology, and of the changes taking place in the broader marketplace, enabled by how others are using new and established forms of information technology.

What are the essential skills and capabilities of a Digital Leader? How can they ensure that their organisations are Digital Winners, rather than Digital Disasters? In this new briefing, Mark Toomey explains the scope of Digital Transformation and builds a comprehensive picture of Digital leadership as an essential capability of business leaders. He connects Digital Transformation to the ISO 38500 standard for governance of IT, showing how the standard can help organisations navigate their transition to the digital era and how it guides the activities and behaviour of Digital Leaders.

Mark Toomey is an international thought leader in Digital Leadership and Governance of Information Technology. He was the ISO Project Editor for the original international standard on governance of IT. His first major book, Waltzing with the Elephant, is a prescribed text in international universities and his new book, Digital Leadership Manifesto, provides new and essential guidance for business leaders who must navigate the turbulent waters of digital transformation. He won the Australian IT Professional of the Year Award in 2012, and is a frequent speaker at national and international venues.

DISC Profiles

Presented by James Eling

James will share with attendees how Extreme IT use the DISC profiles within their business.

After Meeting Drinks

Stay awhile and have a drink and a chat with your mates

*This month’s awesome prize:

Turtle Beach PX4 Gaming Headset

To be eligible to win a Door Prize, attendees must:

  • Be paid-up members of SMBiT Professionals
  • Be wearing their SMBiT Professionals name badge
  • Have registered for the event on the membership website by 9AM on the day of the meeting

Members are entitled to an additional chance in the prize draw for each guest who is a membership prospect.


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