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australia speaks
celebrating 50 years with saxton

steve vamos: a world of endless change | the introduction of the pc

Steve Vamos looks at the progression of technology over the last 50 years at Australia Speaks, our 50th anniversary celebration.

Steve Vamos has more than 30 years’ experience in the information technology and online media industries and has lived and worked in Australia, the United States and Asia. He currently serves as a non-executive Director of Telstra and as Chairman of Australian startup (and now New York based) Reading Room Inc, a social network for book lovers.

Vamos is the founder and President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not-for-profit think tank established in 2005 to encourage new and better practices in the leadership and management of human and other intangible resources, and create economic and social value in knowledge based and globally connected economies.

He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the UTS Business School, the former Worldwide Sales and International Operations Manager for Microsoft Corporation’s Online Services Group - responsible for the organisation’s international business in more than 30 countries - and the former CEO of Microsoft Australia and New Zealand and ninemsn.

The Australian Financial Review has twice included Vamos in its list of the top five most influential members of the Australian technology industry.


australia speaks
Saxton Speakers' 2015 celebration of 50 years of the business and of the spoken word in Australia was the biggest of its kind in the country, incorporating performances from 24 of Australia's leading speakers and entertainers. You can watch all the individual presenters by clicking on their image below, or view the highlights reel here.

the presenters
Craig Davis Ita Buttrose
Steve Vamos Dr Chris Caton
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg Satyajit Das
Graeme Joy Remo Giuffre
Mark Bouris Layne Beachley
Cathy Freeman Megan Quinn
Tim Cope Gill Hicks
Vinh Giang Rachel Botsman
Winston Broadbent & Nanette Moulton, Directors of Saxton Speakers Bureau
the performers
Sounds of the 60's with Ciaran Gribbin and Darren PercivalCiaran Gribbin with the sounds of the 80's
Jade MacRae - Love will keep us together Tim Campbell - Let me entertain you
Tom Thum Finale
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