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If You Want To See Into The Future Of Business – Book In To This Seminar In Sydney – 20 July 2016

By 22 June 2016No Comments


Do you think you’re running a Smart Business?..

If you have not heard of or you don’t have a good understanding of the Blockchain Technology or Smart City initiatives then don’t miss out on this seminar!

Pendragon are proud event partners of this seminar and encourage business owners and managers to attend. You will find out how you can best prepare for the technology that is already here, find out how it will affect you and your business and what is also on the horizon…

When: Wednesday 20 July 2016
Time: 7:00am-11:00am
Venue: University of New England – UNE
Level 1, 232 Church Street
Parramatta, NSW 2150
Price: $39.00



Paul Garrard
Former Lord Mayor of Parramatta City Council Paul has been a councillor in Parramatta for some 44 years. During that time has served the city as Lord Mayor or Deputy Lord Mayor for a number of terms. He has been recognised in recent years as the father of the “Let’s make Parramatta Australia’s first true Smart City” initiative, back in 2008. Whether as Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor or as a Councillor, over the past 8 years he has been the constant champion of the concept within Council. Paul will open the day with some insights into where we have come from and where we need to be headed in the future, if we are to keep up with the rest of the world.

Mark Toohey
One of Australia’s leading experts in Blockchain technology. He is also a corporate lawyer with a number of clients who are helping build this new future. Mark lectures on the technology and is advising government and industry on the important changes ahead. In 2016 he and his associates have filed for a patent for a system using Blockchain Technology to provide item verification, to attack the Global Product Counterfeiting industry. Product counterfeiting costs businesses in excess of $1.8 Trillion a year.
Mark will outline how the Blockchain could transform your business and your industry.

George Mavros
Has been in Sales Marketing and Business consulting for more than 35 years. He has helped many organisations take commercial advantage of new and developing technologies or market trends, whilst at the same time saving them from spending money on market segments that were in the process of disappearing. George started looking seriously at Smart City developments in 2006 due to his involvement in the patent and technology segments of the market place. He is one of the founding members of the ParraConnect committee established by Parramatta City Council. In 2015 he attended the Smart Cities Event in Amsterdam where he met with a number of recognised leaders in this area. Later in 2015 he was invited by Adelaide University to present the opening presentation on Smart Cities at their inaugural Conference on Smart Cities. In 2016 he has been directly advising Paul Garrard as Lord Mayor Parramatta City Council on future Smart City Initiatives.
George will put into perspective the developments from both these phenomena and more importantly explain why you need to know and start to plan as to how you will coexist with them.

Purnima Kabra