The NetSuite Business Cloud Event: Melbourne

17 November, 2011 | 15:00 – 19:30 | InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto

The Cloud Changes Everything

Please join us for an exclusive event on Thursday, 17 November at the InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, featuring executive speakers from Accenture, Google and NetSuite.

As 2012 looms, there's never been a better time than now to unleash the power of cloud computing within your organisation. Whether you're new to the cloud or eager to expand on your cloud investment, this impressive line-up of cloud industry leaders and customers will provide the practical and strategic insights you need to get the most from your business cloud investment.

What You'll Learn

At this complimentary event, you'll learn:

  • How implementing the cloud now delivers faster time-to-market, time-to-action, and greater organisational agility and competitiveness
  • Proven deployment strategies for implementing cloud-based systems that leverage existing process and IT investments
  • Insights from C-level executives on the competitive advantage their cloud solutions are providing today
  • How the cloud can help you manage your multi-subsidiary and multi-national operations in real time, gain local control, and simplify global financial consolidation
  • How cloud computing and cloud business management suites make companies more agile and secure


15:00–16:00 Registration
16:00–16:10 Welcome and Introductions
16:10–16:30 "The Cloud Enabled Business"
Rod Moynihan, Cloud/SaaS Director, Australia, Accenture
16:30–16:50 "Cloud Computing: Revitalizing the Enterprise"
Anil Sabharwal, Head of Enterprise Product Management for Australia and New Zealand, Google
16:50–17:30 "Cloud Computing: Your Competitive Edge for Success"
Zach Nelson, CEO, NetSuite
17:30–18:00 Panel discussion featuring:
  • Kevin Fischer, Controller, Cellestis
  • Mark Waller, CFO, Empired
  • Jim Fairchild, Managing Director, Fortior Global

18:00–18:30 Q&A
18:30–19:30 Networking Cocktail Reception
19:30 Wrap Up

Zach Nelson
President and Chief Executive Officer
NetSuite Inc.

Zach Nelson has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, where he has held a variety of executive positions spanning marketing, sales, product develoent and business strategy with leading companies such as Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and McAfee/Network Associates. Nelson has been CEO of NetSuite since 2002. One of the top 10 visionary CEOs in the Silicon Valley, Nelson led NetSuite's successful IPO in 2007. Under his leadership, NetSuite has become the leading provider of cloud computing business management software suites in the world. Nelson holds B.S. and M.A. degrees from Stanford University.

Anil Sabharwal
Head of Enterprise Product Management
Australia and New Zealand, Google

Anil Sabharwal is responsible for driving Google's product direction for its suite of enterprise products in the region.

A recognised serial entrepreneur with over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the high-tech sector, Anil is no stranger to web and mobile innovation. Prior to joining Google, Anil was Founder and Managing Director of RAYV, Australia's first-ever business review social community. In less than six months, Anil guided the develoent of the product, launched the offering, and secured RAYV as one of Australia's Top 50 Web 2.0 companies. He is also credited with co-founding and successfully growing Desire2Learn into what is now the world's second largest online learning company focused on the educational sector.

Anil's previous roles include General Manager of Talent2's management consulting division, where he was instrumental in developing the organisation's strategy and managing its key client accounts such as eBay and Telstra, and Vice President of Product Management. Anil has also held senior software develoent and product management roles with Microsoft and IBM, and was the Head of Marketing for Viewpoint, a publicly traded company that provided Internet-based rich media advertising technology and mobile services.

Anil graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science and a Minor in Business Administration. He has been nominated as one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40 and is considered to be an exceptional presenter, having spoken at over 20 conferences.

Rod Moynihan
Cloud/SaaS Director, Australia

Rod is a Director at Accenture, responsible for the Accenture Cloud/ITO /SaaS business in Australia. He has more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of Business Applications, Cloud and Outsourcing. Rod has worked across the ANZ and Asia-Pacific region with a focus on mid market and enterprise customers within Government, manufacturing, financial services, retail and communications organisations.

He has played a leading role in the shaping and driving numerous Cloud/SaaS transformational programs in Australia. More recently, Rod has been helping Accenture's clients develop strategies for adopting cloud and application and infrastructure outsourcing to achieve business results.

As Cloud/SaaS gains significant momentum within corporate Australia, Rod will provide insight into how this strategy allows an organisation to gain a competitive advantage and focus on their core business.

Venue Details

InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto
495 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
+61 3 8627 1400

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