Panel Discussion: Trends in ICT

  • 09 Jun 2011
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Thomson's Lawyers -Level 25, 264 George Street Sydney NSW
  • 12


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Adele Beachley (RIM)

In the capacity of Managing Director, 

Australia and New Zealand , Research In Motion (RIM), Adele is responsible for RIM’s independent carrier partners in the region. A key focus in this role is to drive RIM’s world-class customer and partner focused initiatives to increase penetration of BlackBerry® in the region.

Since joining RIM in 2002, Adele has led RIM’s carrier partner footprint expansion across Asia Pacific and EMEA. Now based in 

Sydney, Australia, Adele will concentrate her extensive experience on the APAC region solely, with a particular focus on Australia and New Zealand .

Colin MacDougall (MITEL)

Colin Macdougall is the National Sales Manager for Mitel Networks – South Pacific. With over 23 years experience in the communications industry, Colin was a founding member of Mitel’s entry into the Australian market place in 2002, having previously held roles with BT, Philips and Mitel overseas in Europe, Middle East and Singapore.  As enterprise communications have evolved from traditional PBX environments to IP based solutions, Colin has been a key motivator in enabling both channels & customers manage and understand that change. Moving forward as cloud adoption increases, Mitel believes that it is only natural that enterprise customers will start to utilize & benefit from cloud based communication systems.

Helen Bouropoulos (CreatorTech)

Helen is a recognised senior marketer and product strategist with over 12 years experience in the field of communications technology.  

Helen’s skills have been honed through a series of senior product positions within Telstra and Optus.  These roles have encompassed product strategy and portfolio management, capital driven product development, portfolio lifecycle management, integrated campaign planning and execution, and general management.  This experience has spanned all market segments, from enterprise and wholesale to consumer.

More recently, through her association with Creator Tech, Helen has consulted to a variety of clients on market positioning, value proposition development and channel strategies.

Steve Mackay (CreatorTech)- Moderator

Steve has been involved in the Communication Technology business for many years, responsible for technology, marketing, business development, company direction and finally strategy. He was responsible for growing Cisco Systems in Asia in the 1990s, an exciting time when the Internet was in its infancy; and when it was initially regarded with suspicion by most businesses.

After 10 years based out of Singapore, Beijing and Hog Kong, responsible for all markets in Asia Pacific, Steve came to Sydney and founded Creator Tech.

The original mission of Creator Tech was to bring new technologies to Australia, which would benefit both the Telco carriers and their customers, the users of their service. This remains the mission today, though we now have a wider remit including business development & marketing services for our clients.

Creator Tech is itself a ‘social network’ of individuals who bring their relevant skill-sets to help our clients achieve their goals; and in so doing help to bring a widerrange of technology-based solutions to the Australian market than the largeestablished players are able to do.

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