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I’m living proof – networking builds empires

There are many different ways of running businesses. Be actively interested in other industry ventures and you will learn by other people’s experience and network your way to success.

Guest Presenter


Bob Waldie – Founder – Stallion Technologies

Bob Waldie is the founder of Stallion Technologies, Moreton Bay Ventures, and Oz Electronics Manufacturing. He built Stallion Technologies (design, manufacture, sales of network remote connectivity hardware) into a multi-award-winning $16m business listed in the top 100 fastest growing companies in Australia. Not content, he then built Moreton Bay Ventures and is about to launch its multi-modem into the USA.

He is on the board of a number of local technology ventures and also serves on a number of advisory bodies including Queensland’s Information Industry Council.

In conversation: Gail Burke

Join us in conversation with Gail Burke, Head of Information Services and Executive Director of Macquarie Bank. Hear her discuss what her position at Macquarie Bank entails, how she attained her present position, what her typical week looks like, and gain insight into moving into senior management as a woman.

Gail is inspirational and a perfect role model. She epitomises the tenet to get to the top and stay at the top requires persistence, hard work, long hours, and common sense.

Guest Presenter


Gail Burke – Head of Information Services and Executive Director – Macquarie Bank



How can women in IT become natural networkers with power and influence?

How can we leverage our particular skills and overcome cultural restraints to greater benefit?

Guest Presenter


Mary-Lou Raybould – Senior Project Manager – F&S Management Services



Girls will be boys and boys will be girls

Join us as we discuss and debate gender issues, the glass ceiling, and the concept of the male glass elevator, where a man must accept promotions beyond his comfort-zone.

Guest Presenter


Trevor Mouat – Business Information Support Manager – City of Melbourne

Trevor has worked in people recruitment and as an IT executive for over twenty years. His "awakening" to gender issues led to his completion a few years ago of a postgraduate degree in psychology.

Resourcing – the before and after of success

What’s the secret of success? Overcoming obstacles and conflicting priorities to achieve your goals in life and obtain career success.

Guest Presenter


Jo Portlock – National Resource Manager – Unisys Australia

Jo Portlock commenced her career as a Computer Operator in 1973 and did so with the additional responsibilities as a sole parent. She is no the National Resource Manager at Unisys.

How to get ahead through self-promotion

What are the rules for success that can transition your career from an engineer to a managing director? Be supremely confident – charm, politeness, and salesmanship.

Guest Presenter


Gary Jackson – Managing Director – Cisco Systems



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