Gippsland, Australia, January 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- “It’s about time that Information Technology (IT) Managers come together to help people across Gippsland achieve better outcomes,” says Luke Potter, Partner at Charlie Mac and Associates (www.charlie-mac.com). “We have so much talent and experience here in Gippsland in the field of IT, but we tend to work in isolation from each other. As a result, we end up paying more for IT and think less about how we can empower our local community. I am here to change this with the Gippsland CIO and IT Managers’ Forum.”
Luke will convene the inaugural Gippsland CIO and IT Managers’ Forum on February 21 at the Traralgon RSL. IT leaders, decision makers, and innovators from across Gippsland plan to attend, representing a wide range of local industries including utilities, primary production, tourism, education and local government.
“As Gippsland businesses face new challenges in the local economy, they need new ways to provide value. Transitioning to a low carbon economy, opening up new markets for primary production, and moving to experience-based tourism are just some of the challenges we face. Many of these challenges can become opportunities if people have access to better information and better IT tools. These, in turn, will lead to greater efficiency gains and better decision making. This Forum will provide an opportunity for IT Managers to help their customers and the community turn these challenges into opportunities through access to better information and better IT tools.”
This inaugural forum will showcase direct mail strategies, a digital mapping solution and better ways for managing smart-phones and other mobile devices.
Luke sees that the Forum will be another step in helping Gippsland become a centre for IT innovation. “Gippsland’s history has been in heavy industry, engineering and primary production - attracting people that are natural innovators. Then, Gippsland established world-class education facilities that have helped provide structure and best-practice thinking to innovation. Now, IT and engineering have become popular career paths for local school leavers. All of this means that we have many of the building blocks we need to make Gippsland a centre of IT innovation. We simply need to bring all of these pieces together.”
On Feb 4, Charlie Mac and Associates will announce further plans to help establish Gippsland as a centre of IT innovation.
The Gippsland and IT Managers’ Forum is open to all IT leaders, innovators and decision makers across Gippsland. More details of the Forum are available at http://www.charlie-mac.com/ai1ec_event/gippsland-cio-and-it-managers-forum/
Charlie Mac and Associates was founded in 2012 and is dedicated to helping IT people and teams achieve their very best. This unique organisation is based in the district of Budgeree in Gippsland. More detail on Charlie Mac and Associates can be found at www.charlie-mac.com