CeBIT Australia Opens Tomorrow

CeBIT Australia Opens Tomorrow

CeBIT Australia Opens Tomorrow 150 150 Exist Software Labs Inc.

CeBIT Australia 2011, Australia’s largest business technology event, kicks off tomorrow at Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour Sydney.

Here’s a list of things you might want to check out while you’re there:

WebForward – If you want to understand the latest trends in mobile, social media, web and search marketing, then you must be registered at this conference. Lots of interesting sessions especially on social media, and there are also talks on augmented reality, location-based applications, and developing websites and applications for the iPad. WebForward happens June 1, 8am. Check out the full program.

To fill your social appetite, you might also want to check out ProductCamp Sydney, happening towards the end of the week.

Interested to meet web enthusiasts? Remix11 Sydney is also happening. Details of the event here.

Telstra Business head Deena Shiff commented recently that Australia is at the “tipping point” of a fast-moving e-commerce revolution. This is really interesting because it will give oomph to the use of mobile, social media, web and even (wait for it) … cloud computing.

Cloud Computing – This was the big buzzword last year with Amazon’s CTO doing the keynote at the cloud computing conference, but it appeared the market for cloud computing in Australia (last year) was in its early stages — adoption, usage strategies and practices still needed to evolve.

We say this because there was very little at the expo floor that had to do with the cloud — there was a single datacenter booth which advertised “private cloud” computing but it turned out that they offered only VPSes. The only other mention of cloud was with companies demoing web applications and using “cloud” as a bullet point on their brochure or presentation.

We expect the market to be very different and local companies to have caught up this time.

eHealth Conference – Australia is one of the richest healthcare markets in the APAC region, ranking 11th in the world (2010). Reports also mention that healthcare is top 5 wealthiest industriesin the country.  We’re looking forward to hear about technology advancements and case studies in the region; let’s swap stories about healthcare IT if you’re free.

Open Coffee Sydney – For those who want to meet & mingle with start-ups, join this meetup on June 2.

PH ICT Forum – The Philippines IT-BPO Forum brings together technology leaders, service providers, and business executives to meet and talk business, share stories and experiences, and explore the latest technologies from the Philippines. Drop your name in the comments section if you’d like to get a FREE pass at the forum.

Incidentally, the Philippine Pavilion is located at G48. Meet with Donna (Twitter: alixed08), our Business Development Manager for ANZ to talk about how we can help you with your web, mobile, and cloud requirements.

I feel it unecessary that CeBIT had asked to use #CeBITauLive for real-time updates when it’s already established the hashtag #CEBIT. Anyway, use as you wish.

By now, all stands at the expo floor should have been prepped.

Happy networking to everyone!

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