[Linux-aus] Melb OSIA meeting: 7pm Thurs 16th Oct, 2008

Donna Benjamin donna at cc.com.au
Mon Oct 13 21:09:01 EST 2008

Open Source Industry Australia: Melbourne Chapter
7pm Thursday 16th October

RSVP - donna [at] cc.com.au

Please feel free to forward this to all and sundry
 (who might possibly be interested in attending)

Venue: Innovation @ 257 Level One, 
Emirates House, 257 Collins Street, Melbourne CBD
Time: Arrive from 7pm for a 7:15pm start Presentation
Topic: "Building a Business Value Demo" by Alec Clews of Voga Consulting
Cost: Free! including complimentary tea and coffee on arrival.

"Building a Business Value Demo"
How to give a better pre-sale demonstration.

It is hard to demonstrate software products and services in a way that s
both memorable and compelling. This talk will present some of the
problems and pitfalls with suggestions on how to avoid them. There is no
one size fits formula for pre-sales, but after attending this
presentation you should aim to go away and think about how to improve
what you currently do.

Alec has been doing technical pre-sales work, and other things, since
1983 for a wide variety of organisations. Most recently he had regional
re-sale responsibility for Tripwire as the Oceania technical manager.
Currently he has stepped away from sales work and is delivering
technical consulting services to the Australian banking community.

Join us afterwards for Noodles and Sushi at Shuji Sushi, [1] 250
Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000 followed by a beverage at the Charles
Dickens Tavern [2], 290 Collins St.

1. http://www.shujisushi.com.au/shop_flinder.asp
2. http://www.melbournepubs.com/v/142/ 

Transport and Parking

Public Transport - The venue is in the heart of Melbourne's Central
Business District and is easily reached by public transport. See
http://www.metlinkmelbourne.com.au/ for detailed information.

Car Parking - check the website for car parks nearby

Donna Benjamin
President - Linux users of Victoria http://www.luv.asn.au 
Member - Open Source Industry Australia http://osia.net.au
Executive Director - Creative Contingencies http://cc.com.au

"Open Source is arguably the most significant movement in the software
world of the past decade. Its impact is both pervasive and disruptive,
and the importance of Open Source solutions to government and business
organisations of all sizes continues to grow."
                     Prof. Bob Williamson, Scientific Director, NICTA

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