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Public Speaking Engagements

Market Clarity’s keynote speeches provide cutting edge research, analysis and market intelligence on emerging technologies and the telecommunications market.

Futurist Shara Evans regularly presents her latest research at industry and client events. This page contains our current public presentation schedule. Please check this page for regular updates.


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7 December 2016

Baker & McKenzie
Level 27, AMP Centre,
50 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW

Comms Essentials – Artificial Intelligence

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will talk about the “Future of Artificial Intelligence.”

Additional information and registration is available here.


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ITAC 2016

28-30 November 2016
The Pullman
Albert Park, Melbourne, VIC

How Technology Innovation will Transform our World

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will describe how the latest technology advances are likely to significantly disrupt the traditional model of providing health care and services. She’ll cover evolving topics such as new wearable sensors that can be used to provide ultra-individualized healthcare, the implications of new transportation models, robots, artificial intelligence, the convergence of biotech and ICT, and how nanotechnologies and augmentation of our bodies may change what it means to be human.

Additional information and registration is available here.


Subex User Conference 2016

25-27 October 2016
Jaipur, India

Unlocking the Future: Life in the Software-enabled World of Tomorrow

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will paint a vision of the future in a software enabled world, where Robots as a Service are offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones communicate with each other and the cloud, and where anything can be 3D printed on demand.

Emerging technologies such as advanced wearables, sensors, augmented and virtual reality, and biometrics will generate massive amounts of data that can be leveraged into real-time context based information. As our cities and infrastructure comes alive, these applications will consume more and more bandwidth, and generate a range of new business opportunities. Will telcos take advantage of these trends by developing new, innovative services? Are there hidden risks for telcos? Find out more in this keynote session.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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43rd International Registrars of Title Conference

18-21 October 2016
Perth, WA

Investing for Tomorrow: Challenges and Opportunities for the Public Sector

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans paints a picture of emerging technologies that will create the industries that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along with creating new opportunities to integrate disparate datasets – coming from many different sources. Topics include:

  • Technology Mega-Trends — An intro to the world of emerging technologies (augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D visualisation, biometrics and the Internet of Things)
  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections, robots and drones
  • Self Driving Cars + Cars of the Future — Exploring the latest in automotive technologies, as well as the ripple effect driverless cars will have on the economy
  • The Next Wave of Big Data — How Artificial Intelligence will transform information silos, perform advanced voice recognition, facial + object recognition, and emotion detection

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Slattery 2016 Asset Valuation Conference

22-23 September 2016
The Sebel Kirkton Park
Hunter Valley NSW

Investing for Tomorrow: Hot Industries of the Future

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans paints a picture of emerging technologies that will create the industries that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along with creating new investment and finance sector opportunities and disrupting the status quo. Topics include:

  • Next generation wearables (enterprise use of wearables, augmented reality, virtual reality)
  • Cities of Tomorrow (Smart cities, sensors, facial recognition, 3D visualisation, robot infrastructure repair, driverless cars, drones)
  • 3D Printing — Mass customisation, on-the-fly product fulfilment and exploring the potential of smart materials
  • Automation — Understanding how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will change the employment landscape, create new opportunities and industries, as well as raising huge challenges for businesses that don’t embrace disruption

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Facing Tomorrow’s Global Challenges Today Symposium

6 – 8 September 2016
Gold Coast, QLD

Privacy: Will it be gone forever? What every Company Director, Executive, Business Owner and Consumer needs to know

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans spills the beans on some very disturbing trends that will impact every business and consumer. Namely, there are a range of emerging technologies and business practices that are impacting our privacy, as well as increasing the risk of security breaches — including identity theft.

For instance, we’re glued to our smartphones, and putting more and more financial information on them. But, have you considered whether or not your phone is really secure? Or, how apps might use your information? By collecting big data about individuals, are governments and corporations putting us at risk?

Technologies like facial recognition, emotion recognition, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, drones, robots and the Internet of Things will radically change our world over the coming decade, but will these same technologies open up new attack vectors for cyber criminals?

By showing how and where your sensitive business and personal information may be compromised, Shara will raise your risk awareness and provide you with insights that will help you navigate the brave new world of ubiquitous connectivity.

Additional information and registration is available here. A 20% discount is available when you cite Shara Evans or Market Clarity in the “how did you hear about this event” section when registering.


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Women of InfoComm Network Breakfast

24 August 2016 – 7:30-9:30 am
Forest Room, Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
Olympic Boulevard & Herb Elliott Ave
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Inspiring Women in Technology — The Role of Mentors in Fast-Tracking Your Career

In this talk, Shara shares her personal story — her journey from a newly minted university graduate with a bachelors degree in Political Science to following her new found passion for technology, software engineering and designing telecommunications protocols. Rising through the technical ranks to become a lead software architect, and having fabulous business mentors who encouraged her to become involved in international computer associations. Sharing the triumphs, trials and tribulations along the way, Shara will talk about her path to founding and running two successful professional services firms, the first of which (Telsyte) she sold to publicly-listed UXC. She’ll also talk about her recent transition to becoming an internationally known futurist and keynote speaker, and the mentors she’s surrounded herself with to make this a reality.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Philly New Technology Meetup – Head in the Cloud

20 July 2016
Philadelphia, PA USA

Life in the Software-enabled World of Tomorrow

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans paints a vision of the future in a software enabled world, where Robots as a Service are offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones communicate with each other and the cloud, where anything can be 3D printed on demand, and humans become increasingly integrated with the ‘net.

Topics covered include:

  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections, 3D visualization and robots
  • Self Driving Cars + Cars of the Future
  • The Drone Revolution — Will our cities have highways in the sky?
  • Augmented and Virtual Reality – Changing the way we interact with our environment

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Experience | Avaya – Smart Digital World

12 July 2016 – Sydney
14 July 2016 – Melbourne

Life in the Software-enabled World of Tomorrow

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans paints a vision of life in a software enabled world. The technologies that are being developed today will create a world 10 years from now that may – in many ways – be unrecognizable, and in 20 years will seem straight out of a SciFi movie. Emerging technologies such as advanced wearables, sensors, augmented and virtual reality, and biometrics will generate massive amounts of data that can be leveraged into real-time context based information.

Artificial intelligence will play an increasingly important role in harnessing the data tsunami, and Shara will share some of the latest trends here, as well as taking you for a ride into the future where humans are increasingly integrated with the ‘net.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Robots and Art — Exploring an Unlikely Symbiosis Sydney Book Launch Event

16 June 2016 (6.00pm for a 6.30pm start)
Michael Crouch Innovation Centre, UNSW
Sydney, NSW

The first compendium on robotic art of its kind, this book explores the integration of robots into human society and our attitudes, fears and hopes in a world shared with autonomous machines. It raises questions about the benefits, risks and ethics of the transformative changes to society that are the consequence of robots taking on new roles alongside humans. It takes the reader on a journey into the world of the strange, the beautiful, the uncanny and the daring – and into the minds and works of some of the world’s most prolific creators of robotic art.

Join us for an illuminating public discussion that sits at the edge of science and art with an excellent panel from both sides of the art+science divide to explore the issues raised by the book in this premiere launch event.

We will be exploring the future of robotics and the cultural and ethical issues arising from the proliferation of autonomous machines.

The line-up of guests includes Stelarc, Prof. David Rye, Matthew Connell, futurist Shara Evans and more. The panel will be moderated by Prof. Edward Scheer with an introduction by Dr. Hank Haeusler.

Additional information is available here.


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Privacy Awareness Week 2016

11 May 2016
Brisbane, QLD

Privacy: Will it be gone forever?

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans spills the beans on some very disturbing trends that will impact every business and consumer. Namely, there are a range of emerging technologies and business practices that are impacting our privacy, as well as increasing the risk of security breaches — including identity theft.

For instance, we’re glued to our smartphones, and putting more and more financial information on them. But, have you considered whether or not your phone is really secure? Or, how apps might use your information? By collecting big data about individuals, are governments and corporations putting us at risk?

Technologies like facial recognition, emotion recognition, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, drones, robots and the Internet of Things will radically change our world over the coming decade, but will these same technologies open up new attack vectors for cyber criminals?

By showing how and where your sensitive business and personal information may be compromised, Shara will raise your risk awareness and provide you with insights that will help you navigate the brave new world of ubiquitous connectivity.

Additional information is available here.


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CeBIT Australia 2016

2-4 May 2016
Sydney Olympic Park, NSW

CyberCrime: From SciFi to boardroom threat – Where the challenges lie in the digital future!

In this plenary keynote speech, futurist Shara Evans will describe how emerging technologies can be leveraged by cybercriminals in new and inventive ways, including examples that may seem straight out of a science fiction movie, but are eminently do-able with technology available now or in the very near future.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Future Cities

22 April 2016
Melbourne, VIC

Cities of Tomorrow: A Collaborative Exercise

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans shares her vision of the “Cities of Tomorrow” and the collaboration between government, industry, start-ups and researchers that will be required to create a future that we want to live in.  She’ll discuss Smart Cities — bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections and robots, self driving cars and the drone revolution, along with many examples of collaborative projects in these areas.

Additional information is available here.


The PAC 2016

17-20 April 2016
Surfers Paradise Marriott
Gold Coast, QLD

Disruptive Technologies — Implications for Accountants and their Clients

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans paints a picture of the FinTech disruptors that are already appearing on the market, as well as emerging technologies that will create or disrupt business across a wide range of industries, along with their potential for creating new investment opportunities, and new industries.

Topics covered include:

  • State of Play in 2016 — Mobile Apps, Social Media, Hacking Targets, New Banking and Finance Options, Crypto Currency, NFC, FinTech Hubs
  • Emerging Technologies — Profound changes in the way we live (augmented reality, virtual reality, holograms, 3D scanning, 3D facial recognition) — cross-industry impacts and opportunities
  • 3D Printing set to shake up the supply chain — In the not-too-distant future everything from spare parts to body parts to houses will be printable on demand. Mass customisation will also have a huge impact on retail outlets (will we still need shopping centres or retail stores?)
  • Tomorrow’s homes — Home automation, Connecting to the Internet of Things, Smart Appliances and new takes on Work / Life Balance
  • Cities of Tomorrow — Smart cities, IoT, adaptive infrastructure, robots
  • Air, Land + Sea: Expect to see Robots everywhere! Examples include driverless cars, drones popping up everywhere, and robots as a service
  • Artificial Intelligence — In a world where Digital Avatars conduct transactions, what is the impact of automation on jobs?

Additional information and registration is available here.


Future Day 2016

Future Day 2016

1 March 2016
Deloitte, Grosvenor Place, Level 11, 225 George Street
Sydney, NSW

Technology: A Double Edged Sword

In “Technology: A Double Edged Sword”, futurist Shara Evans will be discussing the amazing potential of the latest technological innovations, along with cautionary concerns about security, privacy, ethics. Will early adopters be on their way to becoming super-human? Are we about to see the emergence of a new species, what Shara calls “homo-technica”?

Additional information and registration is available here.


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OpenTech Oz- SDN Symposium

14 December 2015
NICTA Building, Australian Technology Park
Eveleigh, NSW (Sydney)

A vision for a software enabled world

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is revolutionising the way networks are provisioned and managed. The Open Networking Foundation (ONF) is co-hosting OpenTech Oz in collaboration with the University of NSW, AARNet and Data61/NICTA.

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans will paint a vision of the future in a software enabled world, where Robots as a Service are offered by innovators in a range of industries, autonomous vehicles + drones communicate with each other and the cloud, where anything can be 3D printed on demand, and humans become increasingly integrated with the ‘net.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Future Trends and Innovations: Technology

19 November 2015
Telstra Theatrette, 242 Exhibition St
Melbourne

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans shares her vision on the “Cities of Tomorrow“.  Topics include:

  • Smart Cities — Bringing infrastructure to life with sensors, IoT connections and robots
  • Self Driving Cars + Cars of the Future
  • The Drone Revolution — Will our cities have highways in the sky?
  • Inside the Home of the Future — Connecting Gadgets, Appliances and Robots to the Internet of Things

Additional information and registration is available here:


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Leading Age Services Australia National Congress 2015

11-14 October 2015
Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
Melbourne

The Future of Aged Care: Cutting Edge Technologies that will Improve Older Australians’ Quality of Life

Gone are the days of computers that took up an entire room, or we used brick-size mobiles and Walkman stereos. In this keynote speech, futurist Shara Evans will explore the cutting edge technologies that will improve the quality of life for our aging population. With ground breaking advancements in augmented reality, ingestible devices, smart homes, 3D printing of body parts and food, artificial intelligence and robots, Shara paints a picture of how these technologies will evolve over the next 10-years and beyond, where older Australians’ will harness the power of innovative technology to retain their independence for increasingly longer periods of time.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Tank Stream Labs Tech Mixer

18 September 2015
Level 3, 17 – 19 Bridge St, Sydney 

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be giving a lightning talk on “Tapping into the Futurist Community”

The TSL Meetup group is open to anyone with an interest in the technology startup space. From entrepreneurs, startup founders, developers, creatives and you reading this now, TSL welcomes the sharing of ideas & knowledge.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Australian Communications Consumer Action Network National Conference 2015

1-2 September 2015
Sydney

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be sharing her views on the future of telecommunications service prices, “Will the Price be Right?”

This session will look at some of the instruments, market factors and consumer trends that affect prices into the future. It will examine the likely trend in product pricing (broadband, mobile and telephone services) and identify what effect this will have on affordability of products for consumers.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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2015 Fraud & Cyber Crime Symposium

25-27 August 2015
InterContinental Sanctuary Cove
Gold Coast, Qld

The Fraud and Cyber Crime Group, State Crime Command, Queensland Police Service proudly hosts the 2015 Fraud Symposium at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort from the 25th to 27th August 2015.

From SciFi to Reality: Emerging Technologies — New Attack Vectors for Cyber Criminals?

In this keynote speech, technology futurist Shara Evans describes an array of emerging technologies along with their potential for opening up new attack vectors for cyber criminals. By showing how and where sensitive business and personal information may be compromised in the future, from spying drones to connected cars to mobile apps, Shara will provide you with insights that will help you navigate the new world of ubiquitous connectivity and how these lessons can relate to securing your most valuable information.

Topics covered include:

  • Current State of Play: Mobile Apps, Social Media, Hacking Targets
  • Gadgets: Wearables, Augmented Reality, Facial Recognition
  • Health Services + Embedded Technology
  • Home Automation
  • Next Generation Vehicles
  • Air, Land + Sea: Expect to see Robots everywhere!
  • The next wave of Big Data
  • Digital Avatars: Using Artificial Intelligence to make sense of information silos

Additional information and registration is available here.


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CommsDay Wholesale & Data Centre Summit 2015

15 July 2015
Swissotel Hotel
68 Market St, Sydney

Wholesale telecommunications is worth over $4 billion revenue per annum in Australia. While Telstra dominates with NBN soon to take over that role in the fixed market, there remains an eclectic array of competitive options elsewhere, especially in backhaul and longhaul. Learn about what some of these competitive players, including Vocus, Superloop and Firstpath have planned in the months and years ahead.

Meanwhile, the data centre market is on a $2 billion per annum threshold, driven both by massive expansion and interest in the cloud and diversification of operators outside Sydney and Melbourne into regional and suburban centres. Homegrown firms such as NextDC, Telstra and Macquarie Telecom are now competing against global operators such as Equinix, AWS and Rackspace/Digital Realty.

Underpinning all this is massive investment in Australia’s international telecoms infrastructure with new cables planned on both the East and West Coast connecting to America, Asia and Europe. These cables will dramatically improve both the overall bandwidth and latency of Australia’s telecom operators.

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be participating in the data centre / cloud and international submarine cable panels.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Australian Computer Society – Telecommunications: Flying Robots – Friend or Foe?

26 June 2015
ACS Auditorium
Level 11, 50 Carrington Street, Sydney

In this fun talk, technology futurist Shara Evans presents her latest research on the use of flying robots (aka drones), looking at both the incredible benefits and challenges we face as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) take to the sky.

Topics covered include:

  • Industrial use of drones: mining, agriculture, surveying, healthcare
  • Massive disruption coming to the transport and logistics industries
  • Whimsical uses of flying robot technology
  • The Yin and Yang of video camera equipped drones
  • Safety issues: What can go wrong?
  • A future filled with flying robots

Shara will be describing how a wide range of industries are using flying robot (drone) technology. She’ll provoke you to think about how you can use drones in your business, and how you can leverage emerging technologies to make money, save money, or solve problems. It’s not all rosy though, there are still lots of issues to solve, and with these issues, there are opportunities for companies and individuals to provide solutions.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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CeBIT – Internet of Things Conference

7 May 2015
Sydney

In this fun talk, technology futurist Shara Evans presents her latest research on the use of flying robots (aka drones), looking at both the incredible benefits and challenges we face as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) take to the sky.

Topics covered include:

  • Industrial use of drones: mining, agriculture, surveying, healthcare
  • Massive disruption coming to the transport and logistics industries
  • Whimsical uses of flying robot technology
  • The Yin and Yang of video camera equipped drones
  • Safety issues: What can go wrong?

Additional information and registration is available here.


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CommsDay Summit 2015

20-21 April 2015
Westin Hotel
1 Martin Place, Sydney

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be participating in the conference wrap up session.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Australia Finance Conference – Innovation: Technology + Beyond

20 March 2015
Sydney

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be presenting a keynote speech “Emerging Technologies — Implications for the Finance Industry”

There are an amazing number of new technologies on the horizon, which will create a world 10 years from now that may – in many ways – be unrecognizable. Along the way, many industries such as as manufacturing, transport and logistics, healthcare, agriculture and many others will be completely transformed.

In this keynote speech, Shara will describe an array of emerging technologies along with their potential for creating new investment opportunities, and disrupting business as usual.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Akolade Cyber Security

1-3 December 2014
Radisson Blu Hotel
Sydney

Market Clarity is delighted to be participating in Akolade’s Cyber Security conference, with our CEO, Shara Evans, presenting on the topic of “Understanding Potential Future Attack Vectors.”

In her talk on Monday 1 December, Shara will discuss:

  • Discovering what happens to your data and how it can be used against you
  • What are the security implications of emerging technologies such as wearables, drones and the Internet of Things?
  • Should businesses be concerned about the government’s plans for Metadata collection?
  • Challenges in determining who is liable when data is leaked

Additional information and registration is available here.


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Payment Card Industry Security Council – 2014 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

18-19 November
Hilton Hotel
488 George Street
Sydney

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be presenting a keynote speech “From SciFi to Reality: Emerging Technologies — New Attack Vectors for Cyber Criminals?”

In this keynote speech, Shara will describe an array of emerging technologies along with their potential for opening up new attack vectors for cyber criminals. By showing how and where sensitive business and personal information may be compromised in the future, from spying drones to connected cars to mobile apps, Shara will provide you with insights that will help you navigate the new world of ubiquitous connectivity and how these lessons can relate to securing the future of payments.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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The Data Warehousing Institute

28 October 2014 5-7 pm
Arthouse Hotel, Gallery Room
275 Pitt Street
Sydney

Market Clarity’s CEO, Shara Evans, will be presenting on the topic of “Privacy: Will it be gone forever? What every Company Director, Executive, Business Owner and Consumer Needs to Know”

In her talk, Shara  spills the beans on some very disturbing technical trends that will impact every business and consumer:

  • Do you know where your data is stored? Who has access to your information?
  • Data sovereignty — why it impacts your corporate governance responsibilities.
  • Social media — putting together the pieces of the data collection puzzle.
  • NSA and government surveillance — don’t be fooled into thinking that collecting metadata is harmless.
  • Spying drones — already being used by hackers and others who want to invade your privacy.
  • Wearable, ingestible and implantable healthcare devices — potentially huge benefits, but what are the risks?
  • Naughty mobile apps that access your data and GPS coordinates without your permission.
  • Even the trashcans may be watching you!

Additional information and registration is available here.

This talk is also being presented as a real-time webinar. Registration is here.


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ICT Trends 2014 – Celebrating the Technology of Tomorrow

Sydney: Thursday, 9 October – Shangri-La Hotel
Brisbane: Wednesday, 22 October – The Pullman Brisbane, King George Square
Melbourne: Thursday, 30 October – The RACV Club

Market Clarity is delighted to be participating in FITT’s (Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications) annual ICT Trends Luncheon: “ICT Trends 2014 – Celebrating the Technology of Tomorrow,” with our CEO, Shara Evans, presenting on the topic of emerging technologies that can affect our privacy and security.

While we have come a long way since the days of computers that took up an entire room, brick-sized mobile phones and Walkman personal stereos, in some ways the future of technology has only just begun.

With ground breaking advances in 3D printing, cognitive computing and other emerging trends now upon us, Australia’s ICT industry is continuing to push the boundaries of innovation – with a wide range of exciting and world leading careers and opportunities available to us as a result.

The 2014 ICT Trends topics will include:

  • Cognitive computing – and the ways in which this innovative, futuristic technology is used today to drive businesses across a wide range of industries, with cognitive computing systems like IBM Watson now able to process natural language, interact with people, propose and evaluate hypotheses… and learn along the way.
  • Advances in 3D printing – and the implications that printing body parts and organs, food, makeup, weapons and machinery can have – socially, morally and economically.
  • Emerging technologies that can affect our privacy and security – and the numerous ways in which they are starting to challenge and impact privacy on both an individual and organisational level. With the sci-fi technology that was previously reserved for blockbuster movies already a reality, it’s time to raise our risk awareness.

Additional information and registration is available here.


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CommsDay Congress 2014

7-8 October 2014
Langham Hotel
Melbourne, Australia

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting a paper on “3D Printing: Emerging Opportunities for Data Centre Owners and Telcos” at the CommsDay Congress.

In her talk, Shara will share her insights on the impact that 3D printing will have on variety of industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, supply chain logistics and artisans. How 3D printing will underpin new, highly personalised consumer products. As well as discussing emerging opportunities for telcos and data centre operators.

Conference registration is available here.


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ACCAN National Conference – Connecting Today’s Consumer

16-17 September 2014, 
Aerial UTS Function Centre, Level 7, 235 Jones Street (Building 10), Ultimo, Sydney

Every consumer wants to be connected and enjoy the benefits of competitive products and prices, but what’s the reality in Australia today and what can be done to improve the consumer experience?

Connecting Today’s Consumer will explore the big issues facing Australian telco consumers – When and how can we connect every Australian to our broadband and mobile networks? Are we being offered truly competitive content and products? How do we ensure consumers know their rights and can act on them?

The conference will give various consumer groups a chance to voice their concerns with decision makers while allowing the decision makers – government, telcos, regulators and content producers – to hear first-hand consumer experiences and discuss the realities they face.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans, will be facilitating the “Rolling it out: Mobile coverage and the NBN” conference session.

Registration is available here.


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Creator Tech Communications Industry Dinner: Flying Robots – Friend or Foe?

Thurs 7 August 2014 – Nilgiri’s, 81 Christie St, St Leonards NSW 2065

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans, will be presenting her latest research on the use of flying robots (aka drones), describe some incredible use cases but also identify the huge challenges that this uptake will create. You should expect an entertaining presentation and a great follow on debate!

This is an invitation-only event. Registration is available here.


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Future Tech 2024 Workshop

Wed 9 July 2014 – Swissotel, Market Street, Sydney

Market Clarity and CommsDay will be hosting a Future Tech workshop, where we’ll be examining the ways that you can translate the power of the future into new business opportunities.

A description of the workshop is available here, and workshop registration is available here.


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Australasia Wholesale & Data Centre Summit

19 May 2014
Westin Hotel
1 Martin Place
Sydney, Australia

Now in it’s third year, the CommsDay Wholesale & Data Centre Summit is a peak gathering of data centre and wholesale comms entrepreneurs, as well as their customers, financiers and policy makers. With a regional as well as domestic focus, this event provides a one-day update on the state of the Australian data centre and wholesale market, along with an unsurpassed business networking opportunity for the sector.

The Summit will feature leading industry players presenting their perspectives, insights and research.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be Chairing the conference, which is part of CommsDay’s Global Telecom Week.

Conference registration is available here.


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CommsDay Summit 2014

7 April 2014 – 20/20 Telecom Futures Workshop
8-9 April 2014 – Conference
Westin Hotel
1 Martin Place
Sydney, Australia

Future Tech: What the telecom services world will look like in 10 years

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting on “The Next 10 Years in Telecom Services” at the 20/20 Telecom Futures Workshop.

In her talk, Shara will share her insights on what the telecom services world will look like in 10 years – from a technology and services perspective.

This compilation view will be based on a new series of interviews she is conducting with key luminaries in research labs, vendor labs, the heads of prominent telcos, futurists and others.

Shara will also be chairing the CommsDay Summit.

Conference registration is available here.


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TelSoc – Telecommunications and the Digital Economy

5 December 2013 (17:30 to 19:30)
Level 3, 8 Thomas St
Chatswood NSW 2067
Australia

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting a “Case Study: How US State and Local Government Organisations are Measuring Mobile Network Performance – Lessons for Australia” on Tues 19 November.

In her talk, Shara will discuss:

  • The US government mobile broadband mapping initiative
  • Comparing Mobile Broadband Performance Mapping Initiatives: Utah, California, Delaware and Colorado
  • Combing the thoroughness of drive testing with the power of crowd sourcing
  • Verifying Carrier Performance Claims
  • The Australian Context

Event registration is available here.


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Emerging Issues in Communication Research and Policy

18-19 November 2013
Ann Harding Conference Centre, University of Canberra
Canberra, Australia 

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting a “Case Study: How US State and Local Government Organisations are Measuring Mobile Network Performance – Lessons for Australia” on Tues 19 November.

In her talk, Shara will discuss:

  • The US government mobile broadband mapping initiative
  • Comparing Mobile Broadband Performance Mapping Initiatives: Utah, California, Delaware and Colorado
  • Combing the thoroughness of drive testing with the power of crowd sourcing
  • Verifying Carrier Performance Claims
  • The Australian Context

Conference registration is available here.


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The NBN:Rebooted

18-19 November
Swissotel
Sydney, Australia

This is a CommsDay / Communications Alliance workshop addressing national broadband policy implementation challenges and priorities for industry, government and other stakeholders.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be Chairing Day 1 of the conference.

Conference registration is available here.


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ACMA Mobile Network Performance Forum

14 November 2013
Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne
Australia

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is holding a forum on mobile network performance.

The objectives of the forum are to:

  • Gain a better understanding of what is at the heart of consumer complaints about mobile network performance.
  • Identify whether these issues are being sufficiently addressed.
  • Find out what information helps consumers to understand providers’ network performance and identify whether current offerings meet consumer needs.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting scenarios for  “Mobile apps as one possible solution” for measuring mobile network performance.

Additional information is available here.  Shara’s presentation can be viewed on the ACMA website.


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CommsDay Melbourne Congress 2013

8-9 October 2013
Langham Hotel
Southbank Melbourne, Australia 

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be presenting a “Case Study: How US State and Local Government Organisations are Measuring Mobile Network Performance – Lessons for Australia”

In her talk, Shara will discuss:

  • The US government mobile broadband mapping initiative
  • Comparing Mobile Broadband Performance Mapping Initiatives: Utah, California, Delaware and Colorado
  • Combing the thoroughness of drive testing with the power of crowd sourcing
  • Verifying Carrier Performance Claims
  • The Australian Context

Shara will also be chairing Day 1 of the CommsDay Congress.

Conference registration is available here.


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CommsDay Wholesale + Data Centre Summit 2013

17 July 2013
Westin Hotel
Sydney, Australia 

Australia’s telecom market is set to explode as LTE and Fttx access becomes pervasive across the nation. And the two largest beneficiaries are expected to be data centres and wholesalers: collectively a $6 billion market currently and set to surge with more investment over the next few years.

With a regional as well as domestic focus, this event will provide a a comprehensive one day update on the state of the Australian data centre and wholesalers market.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will be chairing the Summit.


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CommsDay Summit 2013

9-10 April 2013
Westin Hotel
Sydney, Australia

Small Business Telecommunications Service Use and Experience

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will present highlights from new SME research, “Small Business Telecommunications Service Use and Experience,” which is based on interviews conducted with 260 small businesses (with less than 20 staff) across fourteen (14) vertical industry segments.

In her talk, Shara will present an analysis of small business experiences with telecommunications services, covering fixed voice, VoIP, fixed broadband, mobile voice, mobile broadband and EFTPOS services. Topics to be covered include:

  • The types of services used by small business
  • Small business use of service bundles
  • Small business service selection choices
  • Service issues: fault frequency and business impact
  • Overall service satisfaction
  • Customer service
  • Service complaints

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CommsDay Melbourne Congress 2012

8-9 October 2012
Langham Hotel
Melbourne, Australia

Demographics of the First NBN Rollout Areas

Drawing on Census 2011 data and Market Clarity’s geospatial analysis of NBN rollout plans, Shara Evans will describe the demographic characteristics of the households covered by NBN Co’s fibre rollout over 3 periods:

  1. Current release site information
  2. Analysis of NBN rollout in the area in 2013
  3. Analysis of NBN rollout in the area in 3-years

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2012 ACCAN National Conference

5-6 September 2012
UTS Aerial Function Centre
Level 7, 235 Jones Street
Ultimo (Sydney) NSW 2007

ACCAN National Communications Survey

Drawing on Market Clarity’s long history of analysing consumer and business telecoms services, Shara Evans will be sharing her views on the results of ACCAN’s National Communications Survey. What do the statistics tell us about the consumer experience? Is mobile broadband delivering for consumers? What is the extent of hidden ‘bill shock’?


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CommsDay Summit 2012

17-18 April 2012
Westin Hotel
Sydney, Australia

The Changing ISP Industry: Understanding the Impact of NBN Co’s Wholesale Pricing

Drawing on Market Clarity’s analysis of NBN pricing and rollout plans, as well as the Internet market in Australia, Shara Evans will be sharing research and insights on Australia’s Changing ISP Industry on 17 April.

Shara will also be chairing the first day of the CommsDay Summit – Australia’s peak telecoms conference.


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NetEvents APAC Press and Analyst Summit, Thailand

16-17 November 2011
Indigo Pearl
Phuket, Thailand

NetEvents APAC Press and Service Provider Summits are one of the most important gatherings of press and analysts in the Asia-Pacific region, covering hot topics in enterprise networking and telecoms.

On 17 November, Shara Evans will be participating in a conference debate on the topic of: Coping with the Trend from the Desktop to Smart Devices : What are the implications from an infrastructure, management & security perspective?


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Communications Policy Research Forum

7-8 November 2011
Federation Conference Centre
37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills (Sydney), NSW 

Understanding the Implications and Nuances of NBN Co’s Wholesale Pricing and POI Locations

Over the past few months there’s been a lot of comment on NBN pricing, and in particular the impact of Connectivity Virtual Circuit (CVC) pricing – ultimately resulting in NBN Co offering a discount on CVCs during the ramp up period. But, will this pricing change provide an effective mechanism for lowering the barriers to entry for RSPs, thus enabling strong retail competition?

To answer this and other questions, Market Clarity has designed an NBNCo Bandwidth and Price Scenario Model, which will be used as the basis to illustrate a range of market scenarios. This analysis has drawn attention to several issues which ISPs and policy makers may not be aware of from published information, such as:

  • The impact of contention ratios on an ISPs’ retail prices – Will the deployment of the NBN result in higher contention ratios than end-users are accustomed to?
  • The correlation of CVC pricing to end-user pricing – Was CVC pricing the big problem that many in the industry claimed? Will the recent price changes resolve these issues?
  • The correlation of NBN Co purchasing rules and wholesale pricing on an ISP’s decision to offer higher speed plans – Are ISPs likely to offer top-end NBN plans?
  • What are the pricing and deployment impacts of the ACCC’s decision to have 121 NBN Co POIs?
  • The ways in which NBN Co purchasing rules might constrain the retail services on offer – For instance, does it make sense to offer services at all the POIs?
  •  Market Clarity’s view of what needs to change in NBN Co’s proposed pricing.

Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans, will be speaking on Monday 7 November.


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ACS NSW – Predicting Australia’s Broadband Future

24 June 2011 – 12:15 pm
Australian Computer Society Event Room
Level 11, 50 Carrington Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Australian taxpayers are making a massive investment in the National Broadband Network (NBN). To put this investment into context, it is crucial to understand today’s market, as well as forecasts for the future.

Drawing on Market Clarity’s analysis, Market Clarity CEO, Shara Evans will examine the future of the Australian Internet market. She will discuss consumer and business trends from the last decade, and forecasts for the next five years. Shara’s talk will examine historical and forecasted service take-up and revenue for residential and business broadband, connections, speeds, access types, and metro / regional considerations.

Shara will also present Market Clarity’s research into the variations between fixed and mobile broadband costs, and how this influences consumer behaviour.


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NetEvents APAC Press and Service Provider Summits

6-8 April 2011
The Andaman Hotel
Langkawi, Malaysia 

NetEvents APAC Press and Service Provider Summits are one of the most important gatherings of press and analysts in the Asia-Pacific region during 2011. The summit will cover the latest hot topics in enterprise networking and telecoms.

On 7 April, Shara will be facilitating a conference debate on the topic of: Unified Communications: The Marriage of Next Generation Devices and Applications.

See the video of the Unified Communications: The Marriage of Next Generation Devices and Appliances presentation and Panel Discussion here.


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Broadband and Beyond 2011: Driving Australia’s Digital Productivity

22-23 February 2011
The Auditorium
37 Reservoir Street,
Surry Hills, NSW 

Communications Alliance Industry Conference

Drawing on Market Clarity’s analysis of the Internet market in Australia, Shara Evans will examine the future of the Australian Internet market. She will discuss consumer and business trends from the last decade, and forecasts for the next five years.

Shara will be speaking on Tues 22 February.

This two-day visionary conference will explore how broadband will optimise Australia’s digital productivity, through delivery of services, powering cities, connecting environments and regional communities, and creating new opportunities for content, applications, and business. More information at: http://www.broadbandandbeyond.com/


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