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What to expect at Telstra Vantage on Tour in SA 2020

Telstra Vantage on Tour is once again upon us with 3 great shows happening in Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. These will be followed by Telstra main Vantage event held in Melbourne.

This year Telstra Vantage on Tour will be held at the following locations and dates:

While all locations and dates are equally exciting, we wanted to focus on Telstra Vantage SA this year, held in Adelaide on March 31st.

Telstra Vantage™ On Tour is a unique, one-day experience with insights and inspiration tailored to your business community.

It’s the place to start shaping the future of your business. Tell us what you need to succeed and we’ll work with you to find the best solution.

Plus you can explore the hot topics affecting business in South Australia. Hear speakers discuss local trends and industry challenges. Experience cutting-edge innovations from local, national and international partners in the Expo. And network with your local peers and Telstra experts.



Some of the speakers this year will include industry-leading experts and senior Telstra executives. Make sure you check back to see the exciting additions to our line-up.

Michael Ebeid AM
Group Executive, Telstra Enterprise

Michael joined Telstra in October 2018 as Group Executive, Telstra Enterprise. Responsible for revenues in excess of $8bn, he manages a growing business that delivers connectivity, platforms, applications and tailored industry solutions to Telstra’s enterprise and government customers. He’s also responsible for Enterprise’s international operations, with approximately 3,500 people in 20 countries and the largest subsea cable network in the Asia Pacific region.


Bernard Salt AM

Demographer and social commentator

Bernard Salt is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading social commentators. He currently heads The Demographics Group, providing specialist advice on demographic, consumer and social trends for business, and writes weekly columns for The Australian dealing with social, generational and demographic matters. Prior to that, Bernard founded KPMG Demographics and is widely known for his six best-selling books and media appearances.


Kamal Sarma
Founder and director of Rezilium

Kamal’s journey has taken him from monk to executive to venture capitalist to keynote speaker. And this unorthodox path has helped him form a unique perspective on life. As one of the leading authorities on leadership and resilience, he is a speaker, trainer and the author of three books, including the international bestseller ‘Mental Resilience: The Power of Clarity’. Today, Kamal is the founder and director of Rezilium, a strategic leadership firm, and Chair of the Conversations Think Tank at RUOK?

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The agenda for Telstra Vantage on Tour, SA is jam packed with the day kicking off at 8:30am with the Key Note. Here is the full agenda:




08:30 AM

Registration and Expo open

10:00 AM

Telstra opening keynote

Discover how technology can shape the future of your business. Stay tuned for further information.

30 Mins

10:30 AM

Exploring the future of Australia’s workforce with Bernard Salt AM

What will the Australian workplace look like tomorrow? What jobs will define our next decade? Join leading social commentator and demographer Bernard Salt AM as he explores the workplace of the future and the effect tech, AI and robotics will have on the workforce of 2020-2028.

40 Mins

11:10 AM

Morning tea in the Expo

11:30 AM

Innovate with Telstra Purple

As Australia’s largest technology services organisation, Telstra Purple believe it’s people that give purpose to technology. Join us as we demonstrate how we help our customers create purposeful technology solutions, and how working with us can help accelerate your digital transformation.

30 Mins

12:10 PM

How 5G can foster transformation

What does it take to deliver large-scale, transformative innovation in an age of disruption and digitisation? Discover how the convergence of maturing technologies – like software-defined networking, IoT, cloud computing and more – can be accelerated with 5G. Hear about some of the most exciting ways 5G will unlock new market opportunities across different industries. And learn about the enterprise use cases being explored around the world.

30 Mins

12:50 PM

Lessons from Telstra Enterprise: How we invest in the future of cyber security for ourselves and our customers

Telstra has the largest and the most complex networks in Australia to secure, yet nearly all of the cyber challenges Telstra faces on a daily basis are similar to those faced by virtually every Australian company. Learn how we use key findings from our Security Report and choose solutions that address these challenges for end point protection, threat intelligence and third party vendor assurance. Understand why we invest in these solutions through Telstra Ventures, and how we can help you to leverage them.

20 Mins

01:00 PM

Lunch in the Expo

1:20 PM

Cisco: Cisco Meraki – Simply better IT

Join Josko Bouman of Cisco Meraki as he gets under the hood of Meraki, explaining its capabilities and exploring its successes in market. See how Meraki’s centralised, web-based dashboard makes it simple to manage comprehensive, scalable and intuitive cloud-managed IT solutions with integrated hardware, software and cloud services. And get an overview of the new Meraki cloud-managed IT portfolio – the MG Cellular Gateway.

20 Mins

1:50 PM

Deliver the best outcome in a SD-WAN world

Increased data, cloud adoption and SD-WAN are really changing our networks. With so many network and SD-WAN options, find out how Telstra delivers SDN and cloud networking as part of an integrated eco-system to ensure the best outcomes for your business.

90 Mins

1:50 PM

Calibre One: Are communication tools like email and phones becoming redundant? What’s next?

This session will explore a new set of transformational tools, utilising cloud technologies and Office 365, delivered by Microsoft. We’ll demonstrate Microsoft Teams, and show you why it’s the fastest growing software application in Microsoft’s history. Plus we’ll tackle issues like email inefficiency and how to enable your multi-site, mobile workforce to fulfil its potential.

20 Mins

2:20 PM

Akamai: Phishing factories and economies – The real persistent threat

Phishing continues to be an extremely common attack vector threatening today’s businesses. Akamai’s expert security research team believe that not only is phishing here to stay, but that it’ll evolve over the next several years. Thousands will be affected daily and nearly every internet user – even the savviest technologist – is at risk of becoming the next victim.

20 Mins

03:30 PM

Unlocking the IoT opportunity

As IoT gains momentum as a solution to help Australian organisations compete, it can be difficult to know whether you’re on track to maximise the value it promises. Hear from Telstra and our customers as we help you to understand the approach and mindset necessary to ensure long term success.

30 Mins

04:10 PM

How to shift from surviving to thriving

Learning how to navigate and overcome challenges is critical for success in the business world. Organisational and personal resilience are two of the most powerful skills for negotiating these situations. Join monk-turned-exec-turned-venture-capitalist Kamal Sarma as he explores how we can build resilience to thrive in our personal and professional lives.

50 Mins

05:00 PM

Networking function in the Expo

60 Mins

6:00 PM

Telstra Vantage On Tour 2020 closes

Telstra Enterprise SA Charity Initiative

This year, Telstra Enterprise in SA have partnered with the Childhood Cancer Association (CCA) with a very real aspiration to help them fundraise $50,000 to support children diagnosed with cancer. This will aim to help 20 families access all the 30 services that they provide. By focusing our efforts on the City to Bay Fun Run, a Quiz Night (watch this space, coming early May), and a range of smaller fundraising events throughout the year. Not only are we hoping to make a huge difference for the families in need, but this partnership is also bringing staff, partners, customers and our families closer together for a truly impactful cause. You’ll see the Childhood Cancer Association with a stand at Vantage on Tour South Australia. The CCA will have merchandise for sale on their stands.


Who will you see at Telstra Vantage on Tour SA?


Calibre One, of course!

Calibre One will be sponsoring as a GOLD partner at the event again this year. We will be demonstrating the power of Microsoft Teams and office 365 and would love to see you. If you’re unfamiliar with us, Calibre One has been providing ICT business solutions for 25+ years and is a both a Platinum Telstra Business and Enterprise Partner and a Gold Microsoft Partner. We have 55+ staff across South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Calibre One’s Mission Statement is ‘Enhancing Business through Technology’, which we aim to deliver through our strategy of ‘Consult, Deliver and Support.’

Our team will work with you to understand your business needs and then align these to your ICT strategy. Calibre One provides innovative business solutions including; Computing and Cloud, Unified Communications and Telephony, Connectivity through Networks or Mobility, Management and Tracking of your Business Fleet, all complemented by our IT Support and Management.

We will be running a digital passport at the event again this year where we will be giving away a Microsoft Surface to the lucky winner. If you weren’t in attendance last year, or didn’t join the game, this is a game where you visit select booths to obtain the answer to quiz questions. Those who answer all Passport quiz questions correctly are automatically entered into the drawing to win a Microsoft Surface. It’s fun and easy! We hope you participate this year.

Calibre One will also be running live demonstrations of Microsoft 365 and Teams for attendees all day. Darren Gore, our deputy CEO will also be running a 20 minute session at 1:50pm where he will talk through the modern generation set of tools. He will be demonstrating live, from the stage, the power of Microsoft Teams, and how any customer that are using Microsoft software applications and tools today should be considering Teams as part of their toolset.

Visit the Calibre One stand at Adelaide, SA – Stand G1

Learn More about Calibre One



At Telstra Vantage on Tour this year, Cisco are proud to be a Gold Sponsor in each state.

Cisco is the worldwide leader in IT, networking, security and collaboration. Their people, products and strategic partnership with Telstra, help Australian companies of all sizes transform how they connect, communicate, and collaborate. They bring the technology to help you stay ahead of your competitors and work with you to co-create solutions to address your most pressing business challenges today.

Please stop by the Cisco stand to experience their Collaboration and Secure SD-WAN solutions, and explore how Cisco can transform your business today.

Cisco’s collaboration solutions have transformed Cisco’s business. Cisco IT deploys their solutions to help them improve business processes, speed decision-making, and boost productivity. With it, Cisco can simplify communication, inspire innovation, and empower people to engage with each other anywhere on any device.

Also showcased on the Cisco stand, you will meet an SD-WAN security solution that only Cisco can offer. As a leader in both SD-WAN and network security, Cisco integrates a full security stack and highly secure SD-WAN fabric with the most flexibility, from the branch to the cloud edge.

Cisco’s top sales and technology experts will be on the stand to take you through a journey and demonstration of their collaboration and SD-WAN solutions.

Cisco will also have an exciting activation on their stand – so please stop by and have some fun with them and be in with a chance to win an awesome prize!

Cisco will also be speaking at Telstra Vantage on Tour! Please join Josko Bouman, Sales Manager, Cisco Meraki Service Providers. Josko will be talking about the Cisco Meraki landscape and specifics around the comprehensive cloud platform, the features and highlights of Meraki’s Cellular Gateway and other exciting product updates. You can catch the presentation in the technical session theatre in the expo area from 1.20pm-1.40pm.

Cisco look forward to meeting with you at Telstra Vantage on Tour in Adelaide, and will also be in Brisbane and Perth.

Visit the Cisco stand at Adelaide, SA – Stand G3

“If you can imagine it, we will build the bridge to get you there.”

Learn More about Cisco here. 



Swing by Poly booth (#S5) and see how Poly’s end-to-end solutions POWER your Microsoft Teams meeting –– from headsets, desk phones for personal workspace and executive rooms, to all-in-one video conferencing solutions for small to medium size meeting rooms! And, stand a chance to win Bluetooth Headsets at our Demo-in-Action booth presentations!

Visit the Poly stand at Adelaide, SA – Stand S5

Learn More About Poly Here


Teletrac Navman

Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications company and Teletrac Navman, a global leading provider of location-based technology have partnered to provide you the best opportunities to locate, monitor and manage your mobile assets.

Visit their booth to learn how they help companies make better decisions that enhance productivity and profitability using specialised solutions that deliver greater visibility into real-time insights and analytics across various industries. Their fleet and asset management technology, which will be on display at their booth, uncovers information that would otherwise go unseen, helping you reduce risk and confidently move your business forward with certainty.

Visit the Teletrac Navman stand at Adelaide, SA – Stand G4

Learn more about Teletrac Navman by visiting or calling 1300 111 GPS.


In Closing

This year’s Telstra Vantage on Tour event is gearing up to be the best one yet. Between all of the new technology, the speakers and the prizes, it’s going to be an incredible day, no matter which location you attend.

To sign up or learn more, visit the Telstra Vantage on Tour Homepage.

We hope to see you there!

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