Coffs Harbour City Council hosted the 20th Anniversary Local Government Information Technology Conference at Opal Cove Resort, Coffs Harbour, NSW, 29th November – 1st December 2017.
150 participants attended the conference, with 52 councils from throughout Australia represented.
IT2017 provided a forum for Local Government Managers and support staff to network, learn and exchange ideas. The program featured key speakers from government, the private sector, online organisations, and the computer and communications industries. This year marked the 20th Anniversary of the Conference, and we went back to the venue where it all started –beautiful and absolute beachfront Opal Cove Resort in Coffs Harbour, where the rainforest meets the sea.
The conference featured high profile keynote speakers, including Peter Coroneos, an internationally recognised internet industry leader, activist, policy innovator and cyber governance expert; Nick Abrahams, regular speaker on innovation and disruption who will share his views as a practical futurist – looking at the impact of technology over the next 3-5 years; Gus Balbontin, former Executive Director and CTO of Lonely Planet, who led a large global restructure that reinstated the company’s financial health and strengthened its ability to manage future disruption; Steve Sammartino, one of Australia’s most respected futurists and business technologists, uniquely combining anthropology and technology; Peter Davidson, the paramedic who put his own life in danger during the tragic 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.
An extensive trade exhibition and fun networking functions formed an integral component of the conference. For more information, please contact email@example.com