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A FREE, one-day, virtual symposium – SAVE YOUR SEAT today!

Wednesday 22 July 2020, 9am-5pm

IMMERSION+ 2020 is a must for businesses, organisations and governments keen to master future value creation for customers and citizens.

A free and flexible event, attendees can watch, download and interact online with a wide range of NEC and global technology leaders throughout the day.

Join us as we take a long, hard look at how we’re progressing - as a society - through COVID-19, how we’ll rebound through the cycle of recovery and embrace the opportunities that lie ahead.


Keynote Speakers


Keynote Speaker
Mike Walsh

Futurist, speaker & author of 'The Algorithmic Leader'


Keynote Speaker
Dylan Alcott OAM

Paralympic & World Champion, NEC Ambassador & Inspirational Speaker


Keynote Speaker
Mike Mrdak AO

Non-Executive Chairperson, NEC Australia


Keynote Speaker
Sarah Armstrong-Smith

Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Cybersecurity Solutions Group


Event Agenda

Visit the auditorium for live-streamed content. Each session will be streamed twice for your convenience.

Program & Speakers

9.30am - 9.40am Opening of Immersion+ 2020
9.40am - 9.45am Introduction to NEC Global Presentation Mitsuhiro Murooka, President & CEO - NEC ANZ
9.45am - 10.05am Future Value Creation Kiko Kumagai, Senior Executive Vice President of Global Business Unit, NEC Corporation
10.10am - 10.40am New Rules for a New World Mike Walsh, Futurist
11.30am - 12.00pm AWS - Culture of Innovation Simon Elisha, Head of Technology and Transformation, ANZ Public Sector, AWS
12.25pm TBC Paul Jarman, CEO, NICE inContact
1.00pm - 1.30pm Taking a long, hard look at Australia's Future Mike Mrdak AO - NEC Australia Non Executive Chairperson
2.05pm - 2.35pm Mainstreaming Disabilities Dylan Alcott AO, NEC Ambassador and World Champion Wheelchair Tennis Player and Paralympian - Introduced by Joe Deng, NEC Ambassador and Australian 800m record holder
2.50pm - 3.30pm Leadership of the Future - Panel Discussion Facilitated by Jo Davies, General Manager, Customer Solutions, NEC Australia
Alison Rowe, CEO Australian Energy Foundation
Pip Marlow, CEO, Salesforce ANZ
3.35pm - 4.00pm 5G - A new horizon awaits Mayuko Tatewaki, General Manager, Service Provider Solutions Division, NEC Corporation
4.10pm - 4.35pm The keys to an operational resilience strategy and avoiding digital disruptions Sarah Armstrong-Smith, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft
4.45pm Day close Immersion+ Benefits David Borean, Vice President - Brand & Customer Experience, NEC Australia

Let’s Talk Sessions

Solution Talk Business Continuity Planning - Navigating out of disruption, uncertainly and ambiguity Mark Harrison, MD, Sententia Consulting. Con Polkinghorne, Principal Consultant, NEC Australia. Tony Huang, Head of Procurement, NEC Australia. David Borean, Vice President - Brand & Customer Experience, NEC Australia
Solution Talk Cloud - Hybrid, On Prem or Public Chris Scicluna, National Solutions Manager Cloud, NEC Australia
Leader Talk Connecting as a leader in a new world Tony Bulmer
Leader Talk Old School, New School – lessons in leading through difficult times Xavier Campbell, CEO, Essendon Football Club & Kevin Sheedy
Customer Talk A vision for new customer experience - the creation of The Sydney Coliseum Theatre WestHQ Richard Errington, CEO, West HQ
Partner Talk Gearing to become an Autonomous Digital Enterprise Gunal Kannan, AVP, PreSales, APAC, BMC Software
Partner Talk Proximity tracing for the AI Driven Enterprise Matt Fowler, Manager, Systems Engineering, Asia Pacific, Juniper
Partner Talk Next Generation Secure Information Gateway David Arthur, ANZ Security Architect, F5
Future Talk Move at Speed or you’re not in the game Steve Graham, Head of Innovation, NEC NZ
Business Talk 24 hour business plan Andrew 'Billy' Baxter, Senior Advisor, KPMG

Why you should register for this event

Immersion+ is designed to provoke discussion on the direction of future technology. Using a virtual conference platform, you can explore vendors, products and services, including NEC’s latest offerings, through webinars, booths and live-chat functionality - all at your convenience on your device of choice.

Free registration

Complete our online form to register for Immersion+, and please extend an invitation to your friends, colleagues and extended network.

Preparing for Immersion+

Login details will be provided in the lead-up to Immersion+ going live. You can join from your PC or laptop, phone or tablet using a Chrome or Firefox browser. You won’t need a webcam to participate.

On the day

Help yourself to Let’s Talk sessions and other free resources during the event using your virtual backpack. You can also email them to yourself or others.

Can't make it?

A wide range of content from Immersion+ will be available online for 90 days after the live event, so you can pop in when it suits to revisit sessions or catch up on any you missed.


Platinum Sponsors

NICE inCntact

Silver Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

Livepro - Silver Sponsor
Essendon Football Club
Essendon Football Club

Essendon Footbal Club Official Commercial & ICT Solutions Partner