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Remote Access: How to work out of the office

  • Time
    31:10 mins
  • Date
    Recorded May 22nd 2018

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While 94 per cent of small business owners use apps and cloud technology for personal use, only 33 per cent use them for business purposes!

In this Tech Talk, journalist and small business owner Kate Mills talks about working away from the office – whether you’re on the road or collaborating with teams on different continents. She is joined by previous Telstra Business Award winners Red Robot and Cargo Crew, as well as Brendan Donohoe, Telstra's Executive Director of Small Business.

In this 30-minute on-demand panel discussion, you will learn:

  • How cloud-based apps are doing away with the traditional view of the office.
  • How award-winning businesses are using this technology to work more effectively.
  • How to select and implement this technology into your own business.

Speakers

Kate Mills
Kate Mills
Journalist and small Business owner

Kate Mills is a journalist, speaker, innovator and leader in the not-for-profit sector. Previously the Editor at CFO Magazine and BRW Magazine, she is the founder and CEO of ProfessionalMums.net, an online community of highly skilled women who want flexible work opportunities. She is also the CEO of the Financial Executives Institute, a member organisation focused on mentoring and networking for financial executives. Her passions are gender diversity and creative thinking and she leads creative thinking initiatives through her website www.thebusinessmills.net.

Duncan Amos
Duncan Amos
Founding co-director, Red Robot Pty Ltd

Duncan Amos is the founding co-director of Red Robot Industries. He is a multi-award winning designer and business owner of the largest photo booth manufacturing company in the southern hemisphere, selling into 23 countries. Duncan is a creative, entrepreneurial business owner and mentor. He is a dedicated husband, father of two daughters, and friend to his dog and two cats. His passion is solving product design problems that help people create an income source and become business owners of the future.

Paul Rodgers
Paul Rodgers
Operations Director, Cargo Crew

Paul Rodgers began his career in the electrical industry, working in Project Management and Contract Management. Having developed a strong background in technical and financial management, Paul joined his wife Felicity at Cargo Crew in 2014, and since has built the business’ Operations from the ground up. By investigating and embracing new technology developments, Paul helps to ensure Cargo Crew continues to scale and grow. Adapting to ever changing environments and being able to facilitate the opportunities that arise are key in Paul’s focus for Cargo Crew.

Felicity Rodgers
Felicity Rodgers
Founder/ Creative Director, Cargo Crew

Felicity Rodgers is the founder and creative director of Cargo Crew, the home of the Modern Uniform, specialising in design-led uniforms for hospitality, retail and corporate businesses in Australia and across the world. As a graduate of Fashion Design from RMIT, Felicity founded Cargo Crew in the early 2000’s after recognising a gap in the market for fashionable, well-designed uniforms. In 2012 Felicity launched the Cargo Crew as a brand & online store. Winners of the 2015 Telstra Small Business of the Year award, Felicity and the team at Cargo Crew continue to disrupt their market by creating quality, stylish uniforms that staff love to wear. Cargo Crew now operates from its contemporary HQ in Melbourne, working with businesses across the globe including Freedom Furniture, Dulux, L’Oreal, and Goop - with Gwyneth Paltrow as a massive fan of their signature aprons!

Brendan Donohoe
Brendan Donohoe
Executive Director of Small Business, Telstra

Brendan is a seasoned ICT Executive Director, with a career spanning 25 years in the industry. In his current role as Executive Director Small Business at Telstra, Brendan is responsible for providing technology, support and growth opportunities for over one million Australian small businesses. Prior to this role, Brendan held a number of senior executive roles across Telstra’s business customer segments, with responsibility for strategic products such as cloud, security, data & IP, mobiles and unified communications for small and medium businesses. Over this time, he has deployed cloud and network applications and services to over tens of thousands of customers and played a key role building this into a multi-million dollar growth market for Telstra. Brendan holds an MBA and Diploma of Electrical Engineering, which together with his passion for small business, is a great combination for helping small businesses use technology to thrive.

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