Well that's a wrap for another year completed of awesome Digital Workplace Conferences in New Zealand and Australia!
With such a diverse audience, it is hard to provide enough variety for everyone, but the feedback this year was really positive, especially around the range of sessions we selected. Also our introduction of some sessions that weren't entirely technology focused; David Down's Keynote, Debbie Ireland's Australian Keynote and Heather Newman's sessions were very well received with people asking for a few more sessions like these!
Other feedback included wanting some more “How do I…” sessions and more case studies showing how the tools are being used. We will take these suggestions onboard and consider them when the agenda planning starts for 2020!
People really engaged with the exhibitor booths this year - being able to see what is happening and talk directly to the right people about their challenges and solutions is always such great value!
We feel like all our speakers are standouts but a few got extra special attention this year!
After such an overwhelming response to David Down's Keynote in New Zealand, we asked him back to present in Australia and had a similar response. Here's what some of you had to say:
"Really huge standout. Such a wonderful, positive, generous and inspiring person. Really made my day!"
"David was awesome. I really enjoyed and was amazed by his story. It really demonstrates the power of connecting with people (in a good way) using our social media platforms."
"Inspiring story presented by a man who opened up to the audience and connected with everyone."
David's emotional story, humour, positivity and resilience is truly amazing. It inspires us to think outside the box and to NEVER give up regardless of the path ahead!
ShareThePoint supported the Malaghan Institute in getting David to speak and we would encourage anyone with a few spare dollars this month to do the same – you can donate here. The research is a continual inspiration to those with cancer, so lets support David's pledge to raise $1 million towards the Malaghan Institute's CAR-T cell research programme.
As always people enjoy Tracy van der Schyff's no nonsense approach. Tracy's sessions Necessary Steps to Adopting a Digital First Business Mindset and The Evolution of Finding Stuff were honest, direct and knowledgeable.
Both in New Zealand and Australia Lee Steven's Office 365 User Adoption - 5 Simple Steps that will Send your user into Orbit session was really well received, people enjoyed the practical tips that this session provided!
A new speaker to our DWC family this year was Heather Newman and she was so well received, with her enthusiasm, passion and knowledge!
We have to mention Debbie Ireland's thought provoking Australian Keynote! Debbie really stepped outside her comfort zone this year and opened up to engage us in a personal story about Dispelling the myths of Work-Life Balance to which we can all relate. This is what people told us:
"Nice take and new perspective on how to look at things."
"I think the topic, content and relevance was excellent and very true. Debbie is a great presenter."
We couldn't do these events without the support of our fabulous sponsors! A massive thanks to them all especially our Gold Sponsor and award-winning digital workplace, Unily, represented by their APAC team
We promise to make 2020 our best conference year yet! With some new and exciting ideas already in the planning!
Make sure you save the dates!
New Zealand - Auckland 12-13 May 2020 (Register Button at bottom of page)
Australia - Melbourne -TBC August 2020
Again, thanks to all who attended and everyone for your continued support of our events. See you next year!
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