Igniting Innovation with the Cloud
Sydney 29th Sept 2016


SEPT 2016

29th September 2016
09:30 – 18:00

Hilton Hotel Sydney
488 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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The cloud has changed everything, forcing businesses to rethink their models as global competition accelerates. NetSuite delivers transformative power to companies of all sizes with any business model, providing the agility and flexibility necessary to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world of modern business.

Join us for an exclusive innovation forum featuring:

  • Keynote address by NetSuite EVP Jason Maynard which will discuss how modern global companies are thriving in the cloud economy.
  • 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.
  • NetSuite’s roadmap for the future including new product enhancements, demonstrations and industry solutions.
  • SuiteConnect16 Expo featuring key NetSuite partners including implementation and application experts.
  • Focused breakout sessions to further improve your NetSuite expertise or learn about the latest advances. Whether you’re considering transitioning to NetSuite or a current NetSuite customer; there is something for everyone.



  • The #1 Business Cloud event in Sydney.
  • Gain insights from NetSuite’s 17 years of delivering cloud solutions, now reaching 30,000 organisations globally.
  • Learn how successful local organisations have transformed their businesses to address today’s challenges.
  • Stay current with new trends and findings affecting business today with Frost & Sullivan's Managing Director, Mark Dougan.
  • Expand your network with an opportunity to engage with more than 700 local business leaders.
  • Visit the SuiteConnect16 Expo featuring key NetSuite partners.


CEOs, CFOs, finance executives, operations executives, marketing, sales, ecommerce, or service managers, NetSuite customers and partners.


Jason Maynard

Jason Maynard

Strategy & Corporate Development

Marc Huffman

Marc Huffman

President, WW Sales & Distribution

Lee Thompson

Lee Thompson

SVP & GM, Asia Pacific & Japan

David Koch

David Koch

Business and Finance Expert and Commentator

Mark Dougan

Mark Dougan

Managing Director –
Australia & New Zealand
Frost & Sullivan

Norm Duce

Norm Duce

Executive Manager
REA Group


To register for this exclusive event please click here.

Admittance is free.


9:30 – 11:00

Registration and SuiteConnect16 Expo

Arrival Tea and Coffee Sponsored by Dell Boomi

11:00 – 11:10

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Lee Thompson, SVP & GM, Asia Pacific & Japan, NetSuite

11:10 – 11:40

Keynote: The Last Computing Architecture
Jason Maynard, EVP, Strategy & Corporate Development, NetSuite

11:40 – 12:00

Live NetSuite Customer Interviews
Marc Huffman, President, WW Sales & Distribution, NetSuite

12:00 – 12:30

Disrupt to Survive!
David Koch, Business and Finance Expert and Commentator

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch and SuiteConnect16 Expo

Lunch Sponsored by Klugo

13:30 – 14:15

Breakout Sessions

14:30 – 15:15

Breakout Sessions

15:15 – 15:45

Networking Break in the SuiteConnect16 Expo

Sponsored by JCurve

15:45 – 16:30

Breakout Sessions

16:30 – 18:00

Cocktails and Networking in the SuiteConnect16 Expo

Sponsored by Fronde

Breakout Sessions Schedule: please note that the agenda is subject to change.


Track 1: Discovery, Small Business

  • SMBs aren’t just the backbone of our economy, the fact is they’re also in a stronger position than many to react quickly to new growth opportunities. But we know that all too often technology can feel like more of a drawback than an accelerator. Hear Frost & Sullivan discuss the findings of new research from nearly 400 small businesses across APAC and identify the top four growth opportunities for small businesses including building closer relationships with customers, introducing new products and services, new sales channels and expanding overseas. Learn how Cloud computing provides small businesses with low-cost, flexible, and highly scalable IT solutions that support growth.

  • Cloud computing has brought to small businesses a dizzying array of business applications that were previously unaffordable or non-existent. The number of ways to extend accounting software is nearly limitless. However, business owners need to be very aware that just because it is possible to connect together multiple applications to support their operations, it may not be the most effective or efficient approach. In this session you will learn the hidden costs of working with multiple applications and discover the benefits of ERP for your small business.

  • In this session you will hear the real world experiences of a range of experts in ERP. Learn from leading analysts, hear from customers that have implemented NetSuite, the benefits and lessons learnt as well as the stories of NetSuite partners and the value that they can bring to an ERP implementation. This is your opportunity to ask the panel any question and receive an unbiased answer.

Track 2: Discovery, Corporate

  • Markets all over the world are shifting. Customers are changing and more than ever they’re dictating how they’ll buy. And there’s a competitor lurking around every corner ready to pounce if you can't or won’t support their demands. NetSuite is going to great lengths to allow any company—small or large, simple or complex—to price and sell their products and services any way they want, without any sacrifice to how revenue is recognized. Come hear about the market convergence taking place, why the shift to hybrid models is happening and what NetSuite is doing to arm you for these fundamental changes.

  • As the pace of change in business accelerates, those relying on aged, on-premise ERP systems struggle to keep up while improving performance and customer satisfaction in an increasingly competitive environment. The ability to adapt and scale is critical. Join this session to learn how selecting the right implementation methodology can quickly improve efficiency across your business. See how NetSuite has incorporated best practices into a customer engagement methodology that helps the team incorporate processes and tools that ensure project success.

  • Today’s leading businesses are redefining the business landscape and enhancing customer experiences. A cloud-based platform like NetSuite provides the scalability and real-time visibility to stay ahead of the competition, allowing you to focus on making bold decisions. In this session, experience NetSuite's unified business management and discover the robust ERP and global financial functionality to streamline processes while future-proofing your business on a cloud-first and cloud-only solution, with a vibrant ecosystem to help scale, spin off or reinvent your business model.

Track 3: Retail

  • The disruption the retail industry is facing requires retailers to rethink their strategic and operational approaches to achieving growth. The path forward is to move beyond omnichannel and put the customer at the centre of all retail growth strategies by delivering a unified and consistent experience across all channels. To become truly customer-centric, the technical structures that have supported retailer for many years will have to change. Learn what NetSuite is doing to provide retailers with what they need to grow and succeed.

  • NetSuite Advanced Order Management is a next-generation order management system. You’ll discover new ways to meet customer expectations for fast and flexible order fulfilment while simultaneously optimising costs and increasing profitability. By automating order processes, making intelligent fulfilment decisions, and productising omnichannel fulfilment processes, NetSuite Advanced Order Management can help you deliver the perfect order every time.

  • Join us for a demonstration of the customer shopping experience as they transition from mobile device to desktop to in-store, using the unified SuiteCommerce omnichannel platform in real-time.

Track 4: Services/Software

  • Whether you are an administrator who codes or a seasoned developer who has already built and released applications on SuiteCloud, you will find tremendous value in this technical session. You will be briefed on details of the NetSuite development toolset and its evolution. Gain valuable insight into next generation tools for SuiteApp development and deployment through live demonstrations.

  • The climb from startup to global enterprise is never easy, even for the most innovative companies. At each stage of growth, a software company must run their global business more flexibly, efficiently, and profitably. Successive shifts require a modern business management platform combined with proven experience solving the unique challenges facing tech companies. Learn how NetSuite equips software and internet companies to succeed at every stage of growth—from $5M to $5B and beyond.

  • The global services sector is experiencing new challenges: tighter margins, client demands for transparency, and the need to attract and retain top talent. Many firms are battling internal obstacles to success and ensuring successful client engagements by adopting “lean” business models. In this keynote, we’ll demonstrate how NetSuite customers in the services industry have leveraged NetSuite to take advantage of new market opportunities, exceed client expectations, and increase revenue.

Track 5: Wholesale Distribution / Manufacturing

  • In an ever changing business environment it is not enough to just keep up. Modern product companies need agile business solutions that will enable them to boldly outperform their competition by providing technology that supports: adding value and removing cost; global trade; tight collaboration with customers & business partners; new disruptive business models. NetSuite is the right foundation to run a modern product company today & the only solution that will ensure success tomorrow.

  • Learn to leverage reports, searches and KPI Scorecards to create the ultimate dashboard. Starting with reports, we will explore how to create summary snapshots, display KPIs as pop-up trend graphs, and set up KPI meters. NetSuite experts will then dive into searches and explore how to use saved searches as custom dashboard reminders. Techniques for displaying trend graphs and creating KPI scorecards, to compare information over multiple date ranges or accounting periods, will also be covered.

  • Now is the best time to streamline your operations! Through real-life use cases you'll learn how NetSuite’s built-in analytics and metrics can enhance visibility into your operations. You will also see a wide range of new features: using and customising reports, saving searches, using KPIs to monitor stock levels and automatically create restocking alerts. Acquire valuable techniques to reduce inventory overhead, track lot numbers and serial controlled items, and analyse inventory levels based on historical data, sales forecasts, average trends and seasonal fluctuations—all with the goal of helping you measure the overall health of your business.


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Event details

Thursday 29th September 2016
09:30 – 18:00

Hilton Hotel Sydney
488 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Arriving via Car

There is a secure underground car park located at Hilton Sydney and NetSuite has negotiated a function rate of $53.30.

Please note: George Street remains closed to cars and buses.

Enter Sydney via the Eastern Distributor, take the William Street exit and travel along William Street into Park Street, turn right into Pitt Street. The Hilton Sydney car park is located 50 meters on the left side of Pitt Street. Please program 255 Pitt Street if using a car navigational device.

Arriving via Train

The nearest train station is Town Hall. The Hotel is less than a 5 min walk from Town Hall train station walking north on George Street.

Pedestrians can access the Hotel via both the George Street and Pitt Street entrances.

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