Unveiling e-commerce

Government gets the chance to outline its draft e-commerce strategy at two day summit, at Auckland’s Aotea Centre on 1-2 November. It’s being billed as forum for business to learn how to maximise opportunities created by the Internet.
The programme chaired by Sir Gil Simpson of Aoraki Corporation, includes:
? The release of Government’s e-commerce blueprint.
? Workshops with ?how to’ guide on getting to grips with e-commerce.
? Presentations by business and government departments on why and how they’ve adopted e-commerce.
Internet networking giant Cisco Systems will sponsor the summit, and provide number of IT specialists as keynote speakers and workshop facilitators.
They include John Sifionis – director of the Internet Business Solutions Group of Cisco Systems based in the US. Sifionis is co-author of “Net Ready: Strategies for Success in the E-conomy.”
He will talk about how the Internet requires new approaches to business strategies, and how smart business can create new opportunities.
Mark Boyer is the former CIO of Alaska State and US congressman. Boyer has been instrumental in working with the US government and various states on their e-com strategies.
Bob Poole, who has held various CIO positions in Australian government organisations will handle ?Best Practices Workshop’.
Tom Furlong, partner with Granite Ventures, will present on “E-ideas: How to turn ideas into successful Internet brands” and “Innovation – thinking inter-nationally from day one.” Tim Hemmingway, New Zealand country manager for Cisco says helping Government make the Internet economy reality in New Zealand is positive step.
Cisco was recently named ?Corporation of the Future’ by BusinessWeek for its use of Internet technology.

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