IT Managers on the Sunshine Coast 2016

We held our first IT Managers on the Sunshine Coast meeting on the 2nd of September 2016. The lunch menu was an excellent hot food menu of  roast meats and vegetables, kindly sponsored by the venders.

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What differentiated this event from others was that tough questions were presented to each vender who were then expected to explain how their product might solve any or all of the problems presented. This kept presentations short, sharp and on track.

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We also got a chance to talk with one another about common issues, this for me was the most pleasant part of the event.


Dear Colleagues,

You are invited to attend a technology workshop and luncheon for school IT Managers on the Sunshine Coast to be held at Glasshouse Christian College on Friday the 2nd of September.

GCC has undergone a significant growth in technology since our inception in 2001. We would like you to share in our technology landscape and our hope is to see all schools in the region sharing and growing together.

We would love to see this become a biannual opportunity for IT Managers on the Sunshine Coast to share a Luncheon and an old fashioned chin wag together.

The workshop will involve presentations from several leading technology vendors that have provided solution proposals for our developing technology roll out. Serenity IT Solutions will introduce vendors Brocade, Ruckus Wireless, Sophos and Simplivity.

We will be asking questions such as “How can I protect my School against the effects of Ransomware and new advanced threats?”, “How can I reduce my management overhead so that I can focus on being proactive rather than reactive?” and “How can I better manage my 1:1 program?”.  We will pose these questions to the attending vendors to showcase their innovations and answer these questions.

The lunch will also afford time to spend in peer discussion and I am sure there will be some great discussions between attendees.

9:00am-9:30am – Registration, Welcome
9:30am-10:45am – Tech Workshop
10:45am-11:00am – Morning Tea
11:00am-12:30am – Tech Workshop
12:30am-1:30pm  – Lunch
1:30pm-2pm – Discussion

When:  Friday the 2nd of September
Time:  9am – 2pm inclusive of Lunch  ***
Where:  Glasshouse Christian College
Why:  Connect with Colleagues

Please confirm before 21/8/16 for catering purposes.

If I have missed inviting anyone please forward their email to me and I will invite them as well.

Kind Regards,

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