Melbourne SMBiT Professionals November Meeting

  • 27 Nov 2013
  • 18:00 - 21:00
  • Parkview Hotel 562 St Kilda Road Melbourne


  • Vendors, guests of members, other non-members
  • Members of SMBiT Professionals - local or visiting from other chapters

Registration is closed

7PM Wednesday 27 November 2013

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


Only 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 Lime Restaurant from 6PM

Please try to make it – all welcome!

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

Coming up in November

Our final meeting for 2013 will be doosey ... don't miss it! …

Guest Presenters

Rockefeller Habits

Presented by James Eling

Managing Director, Extreme Networks

John D Rockefeller built Standard Oil. He became the world’s richest man and the first American worth more than a billion dollars.
A series of habits and best practices have been built out of how he built his company so large and so fast. Some of these are:

  1. Priorities — There are a handful of rules, some of which don’t change much like the core values of the firm and the long-term Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) and others that change every quarter and every week, and the Top 5 and Top 1 of 5. It’s the balance of short term and long term.
  2. Data — In order to know if you’re acting consistently with your priorities you need feedback in the form of real time data. There are key metrics within the business that you want to measure over an extended period of time, called Smart Numbers; and there are metrics that provide a short-term laser focus on an aspect of the business or someone’s job, called a Critical Number. It’s the balance of short term and long term.
  3. Rhythm — Until your people are “mocking” you, you’ve not repeated your message enough. A well-organized set of daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual meetings keep everyone aligned and accountable. And the agendas for each provide the necessary balance between the short term and long term.

Extreme Networks has been implementing these habits over the last couple of years and James will show you what they have done, what has worked for them, what hasn’t and how everyone can use some of these habits to dramatically increase the profitability and efficiency of their company.

Extreme Networks is a SMBiT Professionals Member.


Presented by Greg Round

General Manager Products & Services

The presentation will cover MyNetFone’s technical and network capabilities as well as a technical overview of their market-leading cloud-based business communication solutions including Virtual PBX, SIP Trunking and a host of value-added services.

Greg will also be providing more information on MyNetFone’s new Channel Partner Program, which was recently launched in October.

In addition to the presentation, MyNetFone will be giving away a door prize of a
Cisco SPA 122 router with Free Calls for a Year on their MegaSaver Yearly Plan.

MyNetFone is a SMBiT Professionals Silver Sponsor.

Roundtable Discussion

Discussing problems and issues ....

Special Visitors

Interstate members welcome to attend.

Parkview discount rate - Room $179 per night room only.

Parking $12 per day.

After Meeting Drinks

Stay a while and hang out with mates.

*This month’s awesome prize: Plantronics Voyager 510SL Bluetooth Headset

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

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

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

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