What a great Day 1 at CeBIT Australia 2013! It’s safe to say the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre rocked with Australasia’s largest ICT event. And it literally rocked in Hall 4 with a late afternoon performance by The Voice’s Alex Gibson.
Highlights at the Opening Plenary at The Star in Pyrmont included big welcomes from the NSW Premier, Barry O’Farrell and Sydney’s Lord Mayor, Clover Moore. A Q & A session with Obama for America 2012’s tech gurus Harper Reed and Rayid Ghani, moderated by Hannover Fairs Australia managing director Jackie Taranto, pulled no punches about the usefulness of data. Salesforce’s Vivek Kundra’s keynote enlightened the audience on how analytics and marketing go hand-in-hand.
The Social Media Command Centre in the Hall 6 StartUp section is already a big hit. It was inundated with inquisitive visitors – which suited the CeBITAus and Salesforce social media team perfectly – they are, after all, naturally social.
On Twitter, our team of students from UTS, Sydney University, UNSW and Macquarie – tweeting as @CeBITAusLive – sent out hundreds of live tweets from the day’s conferences: the Opening Plenary, the Cyber Security conference and the Supply chain & Logistics conference.
Our student film crew also worked overtime today to capture the stories of our speakers, delegates, exhibitors and visitors. Working with the Vimily app, they uploaded 450 videos and 165 individual interviews – that’s got to be a record effort for one day!
CebitAus’s Vimily team will be roaming CeBITAus tomorrow and Thursday, so make sure you flag them down. It’s quick. It’s painless. And it’s fun – and you’ll be able to find yourself on our website under “Introduce yourself”.
Our team of three photographers uploaded almost 1,000 images – you can check them out on our Flikr feed on the CeBITAus home page or visit our flickr page.