Brisbane to play host to world class technology conference with a difference

Australia’s leading provider of enterprise business software solutions, Technology One Limited will welcome more than 650 leading ICT representatives to the company’s biennial user conference, Evolve 2009.

Representatives of some of the world’s best known companies will converge on Brisbane to attend what has become one of the biggest and most important events on the Australian IT calendar.

The three-day IT summit, which starts February 24, has become Australia’s answer to the USA’s Microsoft’s Convergence User Conference attracting Australian and international CEO’s, CIO’s and ICT representatives.

TechnologyOne Executive Chairman Adrian Di Marco said an international IT event such as Evolve provided business leaders with an opportunity to hear from experts about hot industry topics including emerging IT requirements rising from risk and sustainability issues, the impact of the global economic downturn, cloud computing and the latest developments in mobility solutions.

“Evolve will attract delegates from across the public and private sectors from government, education, utilities, financial services, health & community, managed services and general commercial industries,” Mr Di Marco said.

“We will have customers coming from Australia, New Zealand, the wider Asia-Pacific region and the United Kingdom and the conference will give us a chance to prove Queensland really is the Smart State.”

Brisbane Marketing’s Director of Business Events Annabel Sullivan said the event is a feather in the cap for the River City.

“Brisbane recently entered the International Congress and Convention Association’s top 50 city rankings and this latest addition to the 2009 conference calendar provides further proof of Brisbane’s appeal as a business events destination,” Ms Sullivan said.

“Brisbane has a growing presence in the ICT industry and with excellent facilities and a great offer of leisure experiences, the city will be the ideal host destination.”

The conference will also feature a range of exciting and innovative displays with some very high-tech equipment on show to ensure the conference is not only world class, but a memorable event.

LOUD Events has been commissioned to design and build some showstopping infrastructure.

Director Helena Marshall said strong consideration had to be given to the set design as it is representing a technology company which is leading its field.

“TechnologyOne is one of Australia’s most recognised and respected technology providers so the conference had to represent cutting edge solutions. The entire conference will embrace technology bringing together the best in staging and AV equipment, the likes of which has never before seen in Queensland,” Ms Marshall said.

The stage set will include LED projection surfaces and state of the art lighting fixtures. The look is dynamic and can continually change in colour, static graphics and moving images.

“There are sure to be surprises that I have no doubt will impress our IT savvy visitors,” she said.
Mr Di Marco said Evolve 2009 will showcase TechnologyOne’s entire solution suite in one venue and will include a number of sessions and information streams to suit all clients.

“The conference will provide customers with stimulating opportunities to better understand the benefits of implementing a TechnologyOne solution and explore how innovative business solutions can promote long-term, profitable growth,” he said.

Sessions will include: technology roadmaps, highlighting plans for the future and how businesses can benefit; tips and tricks from the developers of TechnologyOne’s best in class suite of enterprise software solutions; plus advice on how businesses can streamline and enhance organisational effectiveness.

Other industry issues to be discussed include how IT can help businesses survive and even thrive during these tough economic times and how IT managers can drive environmentally friendly initiatives.

Evolve runs from 24 February 2009 to 27 February 2009. To register delegates should visit