Embracing the 5G Revolution for Australian Businesses: Transformative Opportunities Unveiled

6 June 2024, Sydney, Australia

Private Event Series

Hosted By

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Date: Thursday, 6th June 2024

Time: 12pm – 2:30pm (AEST)


Rockpool Bar & Grill, Sydney
Mezzanine Level

66 Hunter St,
Sydney NSW 2000

Rockpool Bar Grill Sydney

Synopsis and overview of the session

While Australian organisations have been directing much attention towards AI and security – the foundational requirement for 5G wireless networks is becoming more pervasive. Beyond merely facilitating faster internet speeds, 5G wireless networks hold the key to unlocking a plethora of opportunities for growth, efficiency, and resilience – and fundamentally altering the landscape of business operations.

The true potential of 5G extends beyond connectivity; it serves as the linchpin for the adoption of future business applications and lays the groundwork for AI based on edge compute. From day one connectivity, in-vehicle connectivity to predictive analytics through IoT devices and autonomous systems – 5G’s high-speed connectivity and minimal latency offer the ideal environment for new applications to flourish, unlocking unprecedented capabilities and efficiencies.

In collaboration with Cradlepoint, Focus Network extends an invitation for you to partake in this upcoming session where we delve deeper into and explore:

    • How organisations in Australia and across the globe are leveraging 5G to drive efficiency, enhance productivity, and pave the way for a future powered by innovation
    • Greater insights into the transformative potential of 5G wireless networks beyond traditional internet speeds and connectivity.
    • How 5G serves as a catalyst for the adoption of future business applications, including AI and IoT, by providing high-speed connectivity and minimal latency.
    • The latest developments and best practices in deploying 5G technology from industry experts and thought leaders.


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Nathan McGregor, Senior Vice President – APAC, Cradlepoint

Nathan has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT industry, leading sales of high-value, complex solutions incorporating cutting edge technology and challenging systems integration. Working closely with the markets tier 1 partners and customers, he has a strong track record of high performance in business development for complex technology and networking, as well as Big Data and IoT solutions.

As SVP for Cradlepoint in APAC, his responsibility is to lead a team of caring innovators to accelerate the market transition to a pervasive wireless world. With this amazing team, we will ensure our partners and customers create unfair competitive advantage from their cloud managed networks and true zero-touch deployment that only wireless can deliver.


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Anthony Caruana, CEO + writer + presenter + facilitator + journalist + media trainer + consultant, Media-Wize

Anthony Caruana has worked for almost every major masthead in the Australian IT press with his work appearing around the world. As an experienced IT professional – having worked as the lead IT executive in several businesses, he brings a unique insight to his reporting. He is the CEO of Media-Wize and continues to also work as a freelance writer for corporate clients. He is also a regular presenter on radio and television, as well as at events and webinars.

His work has covered the Australian and Asian markets. He writes about enterprise and consumer technology, information security, customer advocacy and the channel.

He also has an extensive career in IT having started his career as a trainer before becoming a business analyst and eventually rising into senior management positions.

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About Cradlepoint

We enable the freedom to securely connect people, places, and things that drive more experiences, new ways to work, and better business results — anywhere. We are a pioneer in advanced 4G and 5G routers and adapters for Wireless WAN — controlled through Cradlepoint NetCloud — and offer a range of solutions for private cellular networks and application, data, and network security. Enterprises and public sector agencies rely on our Cellular Intelligence to securely connect fixed and temporary sites, vehicles, IoT devices, and remote employees.

Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, Cradlepoint is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson and part of its Business Area Enterprise Wireless Solutions. We have international offices in Asia Pacific, Canada, Europe, India, and Latin America.


About Hotwire

We are Hotwire. The global marketing and communications consultancy that powers the world’s most innovative Tech brands in the US, APAC and Europe. We’re fanatical about technology, with over twenty years of experience in igniting positive actions for our clients. Our tech understanding, experience and network help spark audience curiosity across all aspects of communications, branding and digital marketing. At Hotwire, we aim to be the best consultancy our clients and our people will ever work with. At the heart of this ambition is our belief that when working with Hotwire, you can achieve limitless success.


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Andrew Milroy, VP and Head of Research, Focus Network

Andrew Milroy leads the research and advisory business at Focus Network. His work involves empowering organisations to make decisions more effectively with data-driven insights — derived from Focus Network’s communities.

He is a well-known and respected thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. With more than two decades of leadership experience in the technology sector, Andrew has worked with clients in a variety of tech domains including cybersecurity, IoT, supply chain automation, eCommerce, fintech, cloud computing, AI, and customer experience — and EHS and HR management.

He was recently an adjunct lecturer at ESSEC Business School, Asia Pacific where he taught technology and cybersecurity strategy to Masters students.

Andrew has held regional leadership roles — predominantly based in Singapore — with Frost & Sullivan and Ovum (now Omdia). Prior to working in Singapore, Andrew gained invaluable technology knowledge and experience while working in Europe and the United States.

Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He has also been quoted on global broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

Andrew has a BSc from Newcastle University (UK), an MA from Middlesex University (UK) and an MBA from MGSM (Australia). He also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language.

Agenda at a glance

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Registration & networking

4.00 pm – 4.05pm – Welcome address

4.05 pm – 5.15pm – 3 course lunch served4.05 pm – 4.45pm – Embracing disruption in the financial services industry: A Privacy versus Security conundrum – Amanda Chan, BlackBerry

4.45 pm – 5.15pm – Demo

5.15pm – 5.45pm – Discussion

5.45 pm – 6pm – Closing remarks

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