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The mini CES has managed to attract several leading speakers. Among those tipped to be attending are senior Google executives, as well as Chris Anderson, Founder & CEO of 3D Robotics, local participants include Hugh Bradlow the head of research and development for Telstra.
The event, which will take place in Melbourne from March 13-15 2014, falls shortly after the CES Show in Las Vegas, with several brands set to use the Australian event to showcase products unveiled at the US event.
The Digital Business & Lifestyle event will showcase the evolution of communication networks, devices and applications that can be used in a business or home.
Show director John Pozoglou says Connect 2014 will showcase new technology that is changing the landscape. “Australian consumers, whether at home or work, want the latest technology. They need to understand how this technology works and the benefits that it can deliver. Connect 2014 will deliver this information and more.”
“These benefits include better communication technology, the delivery of services such as healthcare and education, and content delivery to devices, along with applications that help consumers and business organisations get information faster and when mobile.
“With high-speed broadband being rolled out across Australia and smart devices and appliances proliferating in homes and workplaces, it is essential that Australia has an event like Connect 2014 to showcase technology,” he says.
“We are investing heavily in securing the best global speakers, we are working with media organisations and our marketing teams to deliver the right audience for this event, which we believe will become a benchmark event for the Australian technology industry.”
Connect will look at everything from smart connected homes, driverless cars and automated transport systems and buildings, to wearable tech, robotics, drones, augmented reality, 3D printing, enterprise mobility, M2M and more.
“With CeBIT having lost the support of many of the big tech vendors in recent years, and moving to a new venue in 2014, I think there is a big opportunity for Connect to become the #1 tech event in Australia. It certainly represents everything that is exciting in the world of technology today, and has a clear, overarching theme that will appeal to business users, service providers and consumers.”