As per usual, Telstra put on a great show with all of their technology partners. This year the event, hosted in the Adelaide Convention centre, was privy to over 400 customers, 80 Telstra staff, and 25 partner vendors, including the primary sponsors: Calibre One, Cisco, Poly, JB HiFi Solutions and Teletrac Navman.
The Keynote Speech
Adam Oliver, the General Manager for Telstra Enterprise, SA & NT hosted the event with the day kicking off at 9am with a keynote speech from John Ieraci, Chief Customer Officer of Telstra Enterprise speaking with the audience about the future of 5G and the benefits it will bring to the Australian of the future.
John discussed the key benefits from a mobile technology perspective, essentially solving three things – speed and capacity, latency and device density. To the regular consumer, this means faster downloads, including streaming ultra-high definition 8K or 3D video as well as augmented and virtual reality.
He spoke specifically to the topic of South Australia and what this meant to us. He noted that Telstra’s telecommunications networks will deliver technology innovation to you and enable you to define your competitiveness, your customers’ quality of life and more broadly our success as a nation. He reiterated that South Australia is incredibly important to Telstra.
“Our telecommunications infrastructure provides connectivity to more of South Australia than any other telecommunications operator. We have around 785 mobile base stations dotted across the state providing almost approximately 288 thousand square kilometres of coverage.
Our mobile footprint stretches to 2.5 million square kilometres – vastly more than any other mobile network in Australia – and offers coverage to 99.5 per cent of the Australian population.”
- John Ieraci
Technology on Display
In our earlier post ‘What to expect at Vantage on Tour’ we talked about what to expect, and the partners who would be attending. All of the vendor partners put up some fantastic displays and showcased everything from robots, simulated farming and fishing environments with sensors and equipment connected to the cloud and the communications tools of the future from video, to whiteboards to huge flat screen TVs.
What did Calibre One do at the event?
This year, Calibre One was a Gold Sponsor of the Vantage event. Our primary purpose was to show customers the amazing collaboration and communication experience from Microsoft Teams, which is part of Office 365. If you have not heard about Teams then take a read of our recent blog post, A new way to communicate & collaborate.
Our CEO Steve Wemyess was also speaking this year to the topic of A Modern IT Managed Services Provider. He gave insight into the methodologies used by the modern MSP in managing businesses of the future, why business would consider outsourcing these duties, or supplementing existing internal resources with an MSP and therefore unlock potential new ways of thinking and working whilst lowering risk to the organisation and increasing profits.
Concluding the Day
Finally, the day concluded with a key note from Saroo and his mum, the people behind the characters from the award winning movie ‘Lion’
For more on the event we have summarised this with a video that can be found below. We’re also working on a series of short interviews from throughout the day, so follow us on social to see those!
If you attended the event we hope you found the event valuable, and if you didn’t we hope we have given you a taste of these events and that you may be able to attend in future.