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EVENT THEME:
Making Smart Investments to build a resilient and agile organisation

12th May 2021, Australia
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Date: Wednesday, 12th May 2021

Time: 2pm – 3pm AEST

Location

Australia

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Synopsis and overview of the session

When it comes to technology investment decisions, business leaders and distinguished analysts talk about resilience and agility as an essential outcome. More specifically Cloud (including hybrid models), edge computing, SDN and virtual network functions are mentioned as investments resulting in resilience and meeting the agile needs of organisations in an unpredictable and transformative world.

Focus Network, in partnership with Verizon, will bring IT Leaders from across Australia to learn about these smart investments including best practices, challenges they have encountered and benefits they have delivered to customers deploying these capabilities.

Presenters

Tony Harb_New

Tony Harb, Head of Solution Architects, Australia & New Zealand, Verizon

Tony Harb is the Head of Solutions Architects for Verizon Business Group in Australia.  Tony  has responsibility for driving a secure digital transformation journey for Australia’s Federal Government agencies & Enterprises.
Tony leads a team of consultants and architects focused on the provision of a range of managed network and security services to both Australian Enterprises and the Federal Government. He  is also responsible for the solution strategy that supports Verizon’s Australian business. Recently he has been integral to establishing Verizon’s partnership with NBN Co.

Through his current role and throughout his career, Tony has also owned customer’s technical relationships and had the opportunity to leverage new technologies to deliver customer’s business outcomes.

Tony has been with Verizon since 2010, but has more than 20 years of experience in the IT and Telecommunications industry. His career has encompassed both Engineering, Sales and Leaderships roles in both Global Enterprise and Service Provider organisations. This includes roles based outside of Australia, including the UK.

Tony is passionate about ensuring that Australian organisations have access to the latest technology and innovation. Thus helping Australian organisations maintain a leading position globally in the digital world.

Tony holds a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology, Sydney and a major in Telecommunications. Tony has also held multiple technical certifications and is also an Associate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Verizon is a global business with over 140,000 employees and $127 Billion in annual revenues.  Verizon is recognised in the Gartner leader Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Global Network Services and Unified Communications and as a Leader in IDC’s Worldwide Services Provider.  Verizon provide thought leadership through the Annual Data Breach Investigations Report, Insider Threat Report and Payment Security Report.  Verizon is committed to creating networks that move the world forward through its CSR pillars around Digital Inclusion, Climate protection and Human Prosperity.

Russell Reed

Russell Reed, Head of Enterprise Sales, Verizon

Russell Reed is the Head of Enterprise Sales for Verizon Business Group in Australia.  Russell has responsibility for leading a team of experienced client partners to drive a secure digital transformation journey for Australian Enterprise businesses.

Russell is an experienced sales leader in the enterprise ICT & telecoms service provider industries, having worked in leading local & global vendor & service provider organisations. Russell has more than 20 years experience leading customer focused teams in high-impact, strategic client engagements with well known Australian & global businesses. Prior to joining Verizon in October 2020, Russell was responsible for the A/NZ Networking business at Citrix, and has previously led various strategic account management & business development functions at Telstra and Ericsson.

Russell is committed to building long-term, mutually beneficial customer relationships, and helping organisations to harness the power of leading technologies to realise value for their business, drive improved employee & customer engagement, and keep themselves & their digital assets secure.

Verizon is a global business with over 140,000 employees and $127 Billion in annual revenues.  Verizon is recognised in the Gartner leader Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Global Network Services and Unified Communications and as a Leader in IDC’s Worldwide Services Provider.  Verizon provide thought leadership through the Annual Data Breach Investigations Report, Insider Threat Report and Payment Security Report.  Verizon is committed to creating networks that move the world forward through its CSR pillars around Digital Inclusion, Climate protection and Human Prosperity.

Moderator

Andrew Milroy

Andrew Milroy, Founder, Veqtor8

Andrew Milroy is the founder of Veqtor8, a digital risk advisory firm, based in Singapore. His work involves empowering organisations to manage risk more effectively.

He is a well-known technology thought leader and speaker in the APAC region. Since moving to Singapore in 2011, he has held regional leadership roles with Frost & Sullivan, IDC, Nelson-Hall and Ovum (now Omdia). These roles have also given him the opportunity to live and work in the United States, the United Kingdom and Australia.

He has been providing advisory services relating to cybersecurity for over 20 years. In his 10 years at Frost & Sullivan, Andrew grew the technology business into one of APAC’s leading sources of cybersecurity research and consulting services. Andrew works closely with leading buyers and vendors of cybersecurity products and services. Andrew is frequently invited to speak, chair and moderate at major technology events. He is also widely quoted in the press and often appears on broadcast media, including BBC, CNBC, Bloomberg and Channel News Asia.

About Verizon

Verizon Global Enterprise provides secure, global connectivity and collaboration solutions to 99% of the Fortune 500 and Governments around the globe.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is celebrating its 20th year as one of the world’s leading providers of technology, communications, information and entertainment products and services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $131.9 billion in 2019. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.

Website: www.verizon.com

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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