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Broadband Apps Day 2012

Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation

Friday, April 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST)

Broadband Apps Day 2012

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Broadband Apps Day 2012 

Exploring opportunities for new apps, services and devices in broadband-enabled homes.

Date:  Friday 27th April 2012
Venue: Australian Technology Park, Bay 4 Theatre,
Locomotive Workshop, Sydney, Australia

Broadband Apps Day Program and Panelists in Brief

9:00am  Introduction and Opening Address 

Professor Mary O’Kane, NSW Chief Scientist and Engineer 

9:10am Context - NBN & Home Apps 
Chair:  Colin Griffith - Director, ACBI

How will the NBN impact on the Australian home? How does Australia develop broadband apps for the home? What are the opportunities and drivers for demand?

  • Ric Simes - Partner, Deloitte Access Economics
  • Jim Hassell - Head of Product Development, Marketing & Sales, NBN Co  
  • Corey Loehr - Executive for Digital Economy Enablement, Intel 
  • Deena Shiff - Group Managing Director, Telstra Applications & Ventures Group  

10:00am Home Networks, Sensors and Smart Devices 
Chair: Jonathan Roberts - Director, Autonomous Systems Lab, CSIRO

How will home networking evolve? What are the options for NBN and home wireless networks integration? What is the potential for multiple services in the home? What smart devices and appliances will be available?

  • Paul Brooks  - Director, Layer 10 Consulting
  • Steve Harley - General Manager, Business and iiNet Labs, iiNet
  • Chris Andrews - CEO, Taggle
  • Jennifer Wilson - Director, The Project Factory

11:00am Morning tea

11:30am Developer Environments for Broadband 
Chair:  John Allsopp - Co-Founder, Web Directions

What platform options are there for creating new services for the next generation broadband home? What are the emerging developer stacks and standards? Where is the Software Developers Kit (SDK) for the Broadband home?

  • Ken Hoetmer - Product Manager, Google Apps, Google Australia
  • Gianpaolo Carraro - Director, Developer & Platforms, Microsoft
  • Marcus Schappi - President, Ninja Blocks Inc
  • Rod Johnson - SVP, Application Platform Strategy, VMware

Application domains

12:20pm Media, Entertainment and Games

 Chair:  Chris Winter - Manager New Services, ABC  

What will the audio visual home of future look like – streaming and subscription music and video services. What is hot in platforms for television, gaming, publishing. What user choices are there for integration of multiple services

  • Sebastien Ardon – Research Leader, Social TV, NICTA
  • Roger Kermode  -  CTO, Communications, Media & Entertainment (South Pacific) 
    Hewlett-Packard Company
  • Sandra Davey - Account Director, Netgem
  • Frank Zeichner - Consultant, Technicolor
  • Jeremy LeBard - CEO and Founder, Readcloud 

1:10pm Lunch

2:10pm Energy, Security and Smart Appliances
 Chair: Martin de Groot - Research Leader, CSIRO

 What are directions in energy management in the home? Smart-supply - an update on Smartgrids.   Security services – legacy and new and emerging services. Home automation and smart appliances: major categories

  • Paddy Rice - Director, SAM World (Armidale Smart House)
  • Evan Manolis - Group Manager AV, Samsung Electronics Australia
  • Phil Smith -  General Manager, Hills Industries
  • Jeff Fry - Manager Technology Innovation, Ausgrid

3:10pm Health and social services
 Chair:  Branko Celler - CSIRO ICT Centre, Chief Scientist

Future of in-home health care, in home wellbeing aged care. Smarter safer homes for everyone. Autonomous systems

  • George Margelis - GM, Care Innovations, An Intel GE joint Venture
  • Stephen Winn – Associate Professor, University of New England
  • Mohan Karunanithi -  Research Leader, CSIRO
  • Stuart Smith - Director, Neuroscience Research Australia

4:00pm Afternoon Tea

4:10pm Future in-home business and retail services 
 Chair: Dean Economou, NICTA

Future of online retail in a broadband environment. Emerging trends in home delivery services and mail. Augmented reality and retail services in the home. Banking and other services. 

  • Dean Gingell - General Manager, Digital Business,  Westfield
  • Karson Stimson-  CEO, WeAreDigital
  • Has Fakira - Director of Innovation, Woolworths
  • Drew Unsworth - GM, Commonwealth Bank
  • Brady Jacobsen - GM Digital Channels, Australia Post

5:00-6pm Networking and Drinks

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About Broadband Apps Day

Broadband Apps Day 2012: New Services, Applications and Devices explores the opportunities for apps in broadband-enabled homes of today and tomorrow.

This one day seminar will explore the challenges and opportunities for developers and business managers looking to create new applications and services for next generation broadband networks. It will explore the broadband-enabled home of the future and the intersection of technology platforms and new business opportunities.

Apps Day will include an outline of the emerging broadband ecosystem for developers and service companies and wide coverage of: 

  • New devices such as smart screens, sensors and appliances
  • New platforms, tools and protocols for building applications
  • Business opportunities for Australian enterprises


Who should attend

All managers, executives and developers with an interest in the digital home of the future and the emerging opportunities next-generation broadband presents including:

  • Apps & software development professionals
  • CIOs, IT and telco professionals
  • Business development executives
  • Consumer electronics and appliance suppliers
  • Service Industry Executives including:
  • Media and entertainment executives
  • Government and health providers
  • eCommerce, online retail, banking
  • ISPs and utility providers

Morning The development environment

  • Overview of the opportunity
  • NBN and the potential for home apps
  • Home networks, sensors, apps and smart devices
  • What are the platforms to develop apps for broadband
  • Leveraging Australia’s strengths in mobile apps development

Afternoon The application domains

  • Media, games and entertainment
  • Energy, security and smart appliances
  • Health and social services
  • Future in-home business and retail services


  • VIP drinks and networking event

More info

Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation
Paul McCarthy (02) 9372 4507


Have questions about Broadband Apps Day 2012? Contact Australian Centre for Broadband Innovation

When & Where

ATP Theatre, Bay 4 Locomotive Workshop
Australian Technology Park
New South Wales, 1430

Friday, April 27, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST)

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