As the beat from the Taiko drummers filled the auditorium there was a great sense of pride among Fujitsu staff that Fujitsu World Tour in Sydney was finally under way. After months of preparation the event opened its doors to over 400 delegates including customers, partners, media, analysts and the ICT community.
After an inspiring welcome by Mike Foster, the Hon. Dominic Perrotet – NSW Minister for Finance and Services – delivered an opening address about Government in the Digital Age.
Mr Perrottet was followed by Fujitsu’s international thought leader, Chiseki Sagawa who painted the picture of the Human Centric Intelligent Society and Fujitsu’s Technology and Services Vision.
After Segawa-san’s insightful presentation, Albert Olley Executive Director, Business Services, Department of Family and Community Services delivered an address about the challenges faced by the Department and how ICT is addressing these challenges.
At morning tea, the delegates were able to explore our Technology Expo, which included a great cross-section of technology from Fujitsu and our partners. Of particular interest was the ‘Fujitsu Innovations’ stand, which showcased the unique Haptic Sensory Tablet, the Next Generation Cane, and SpatiOWL modelling. Also on display at the expo were our Cloud and Mobility solutions, Sustainability solutions, the latest version of the TELentice digital media platform and a comprehensive display of the latest in Fujitsu products including laptops, desktops, servers and storage.
It was great to see the level of participation from conference delegates continue well into the afternoon through the various breakout sessions concluding with a well-attended auditorium at the final keynote delivered by Fujitsu’s futurist, David Gentle.