Posted by Lee Thompson, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Asia Pacific and Japan, NetSuite

Last year, the Australian government updated its Cloud Computing Policy, requiring non-corporate entities to adopt a cloud-first approach. That requirement part was significant. The last version of the policy, released in 2013, merely encouraged the adoption of cloud, providing guidelines to streamline procurement and migration, so the latest update demonstrated the momentum and importance of the cloud in Australia.

Indeed, the market for cloud computing in Australia continues to mature, with industry analyst firm IDC’s CloudView 2016 survey finding that 67 percent of Australian organisations are embracing the cloud for more than one or two small applications.

Some Australian businesses have seen the advantages of running their business on a cloud-based suite. STM Bags has fueled its international growth by adopting NetSuite OneWorld for CRM, demand and supply planning, inventory and order management, document management, warehouse management, invoicing and payroll and financial consolidation. Similarly, Seeing Machines, an innovative Australian company that makes sophisticated facial recognition technology to track fatigued and distracted drivers, basketball sensors that help NBA and college teams improve their shooting and technology for 3D laptops, replaced MYOB with NetSuite and has seen 13 percent growth while expanding its product offerings.

For years, NetSuite has been leading the cloud charge in the region. A pioneer in the cloud with more than 30,000 companies, organizations, and subsidiaries in more than 100 countries, NetSuite has a unique perspective on cloud adoption and a long history of successful deployments in Australia.

That perspective and the experiences of some leading Australian brands will be on display at the Annual SuiteConnect in Sydney on Thursday, 29 September. The event will feature:

  • A keynote address by Jason Maynard, NetSuite’s EVP of Strategy and Corporate Development, outlining how cloud is the last computing architecture.
  • Guest speaker David Koch, co-host of Channel Seven’s Sunrise program and host of Australia’s number one small business program, Kochie’s Business Builders, will share his thoughts on how Australian businesses are successfully using the cloud to grow, expand and prosper.
  • New research results from analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, which surveyed 363 small business executives in Australia, Hong Kong, New Zealand, the Philippines and Singapore and identified prime opportunities for growth.
  • A roadmap of NetSuite’s future plans
  • Focused breakout sessions with industry-specific content on retail, services and software, wholesale distribution and manufacturing as well as small business and enterprise tracks.

SuiteConnect will offer NetSuite customers, prospects and partners a real-world view of the trends, challenges and benefits of cloud computing in Australia and around the globe. To be held at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney on Thursday 29 September, the event offers a unique opportunity to network with and learn from the leading brands who have transformed their businesses in the cloud in Australia and around the globe.

Register here to reserve your space.