James O'Loghlin

Broadcaster, Comedian, Writer

James O'Loghlin is best known as the host of over 300 episodes of The New inventors on ABC-TV, and for his programs on ABC Local Radio. From criminal lawyer, to comedian to media personality and presenter James has a wealth of experience. It was his role as the host of the The New Inventors that fueled James' interest in innovation and today he explores the practical things we can all do every day to become more innovative, and the ways in which companies can create a culture that encourages innovation. James is the author of seven books including Innovation is a State of Mind – Simple Strategies to be more Innovative in what you do. He has also written How to Balance Your Life and Umm…A Complete Guide to Public Speaking.

Innovation is a State of Mind

How often do you have days when you are so busy you don't have time to think? Days when there isn't one spare moment to think about how you can improve the way that you do things? No matter how well your business is doing today, if you keep doing things the same way, in 10 years' time - maybe less - you will have been left behind. To stay relevant and successful, businesses need to keep coming up with better ways of doing things. In eight years hosting The New Inventors ex-Australian lawyer James has met hundreds of people who thought outside the box and came up with new and better ways of doing things. In this presentation James will talk about:

  • Why every business needs to be continually innovating and how individuals can do it
  • The three things innovators do better than everyone else
  • And five things every business can do to build a workplace culture that encourages innovation.

Ole Rasmussen

VP, Product Management, Infor

Ole Rasmussen is the leader of the Infor M3 product management team.  His teams’ role is to drive the strategy and development of the Infor M3 solution and related industry CloudSuites. He has actively supported M3 since 2001 in various senior management positions.

Roadmap: M3 and M3 Cloud update and strategy

In this session Ole will provide an overview of the exciting product investments, deliveries, and recent successes for M3, M3 Cloud and the M3-based CloudSuites. You'll get an exclusive close-up look at the roadmap and find out more about the latest strategic initiatives for all these products.

The Multitenant way forward

Don’t miss this session to hear about Infor’s latest Cloud innovation for M3 – the M3 Cloud Edition. This is an offering that provides a multi-tenant based solution for M3, including Industry specific CloudSuites, with some strong benefits for customers including single version of the software. Learn about how this offering brings the M3 based solutions into the future and how you can best prepare your company for the move.

The Internet of Things (IoT) – from an M3 perspective

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about connected devices, data contextualization and AI. Infor IoT aims to solve localised AI problems to make the next-generation of IoT devices truly smart. In this session Ole will explain the business value of IoT today, describe how to use embedded intelligence for IoT, discuss how to take advantage of networked intelligence, explore machine learning and trend analysis, and review how to integrate Infor apps—all from an M3 perspective.

Brett Perkins

Chief Operations Officer , Cellnet Group

Digital transformation in an M3 world

What does digital transformation really mean to you and your business? In this presentation, Brett Perkins, Operations Director at Cellnet Group, will share his hard-won experience of innovation and digital transformation in an M3 world. Brett is currently immersed in realising an ambitious vision for a fully-digitised workplace. Fresh from shepherding Cellnet’s recent transition from an 18-year old Movex system to the latest Infor CloudSuite, Brett will share the challenges and rewards – and explain how to leverage the opportunities for enhanced collaboration, automated documentation management and digitized workflows. He will challenge us to consider what digital transformation means for our organisation – and chart a future-focused path through the ever-evolving technology landscape.

About Brett

Brett is a strategic business leader with over twenty five years’ experience specialising in executive, commercial and operations management roles across Manufacturing, Distribution, Retail and ICT service industries throughout the Asia Pacific. He is a passionate and active proponent of innovation and digital transformation for business. As the first stage in a vision of complete digital transformation for Cellnet, Brett has just overseen the successful implementation of Infor Cloudsuite at Cellnet Group, where he is responsible for the Supply Chain and Logistics, Forecast and Demand Planning, Sales and Operations Planning including Business Intelligence and Capability delivery and performance. With an emphasis on focused execution, exceptional value to the business is achieved through measurable, profitable growth, sustained operational excellence while maintaining a positive client experience.

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