|Digital Energy Geospatial Systems|
The 2010 Smallworld™ User Group conferences were held successfully in August in Brisbane, Australia, and Wellington, New Zealand. Delegate numbers of 83 attended the Brisbane event and 50 in Wellington, with this year’s events having a new ‘Interest Group’ agenda segment on day 2 of the conference.
The Interest Group sessions were keenly attended by a number of customers and partners who actively participated in product and service discussions providing invaluable sharing of ideas and experiences between customers as well as to GE.
Day 1 of the conferences provided the chance for the audience to hear from a number of customers and partners who shared their Smallworld stories and experiences, as well as from a number of GE staff locally and those who travelled, or provided presentations via teleconference, from the USA and UK to share latest developments and conduct product demonstrations.
The best speaker prize, voted by the audience, was awarded in Australia to Bill Nolland of Country Energy for his presentation on ‘Low Voltage Data Capture’ and to Colin Thorpe of Vector in New Zealand for his presentation on ‘Vector Integration of GPS, Helicopter Aerial Surveys with Smallworld’. Both presentations were insightful and engaging.
Martin Ansell, Smallworld General Manager, officially opened both events, and Jerry Stubbs, Smallworld Quality Manager, also travelled from the UK to attend. Andy Gay, Utilities Product Manager; Ron Howard, FieldSmart Product Manager; Ted Eynon, Global Sales Director; Stuart Seig, Sales Manager; and Michael Friedman, Technical Leader, made the journey from the US, while Bhargav Oza, Smallworld Electric Office Business Analyst, joined us from India.
A big thanks to GE’s customers who attended the event and made it such a success! Also, special thanks also to our fantastic sponsors – We-Do-IT, GEIS, Terralink and Realworld – who assisted with prizes and awards, meal break sponsorship and the sponsorship of our conference offsite dinners which were, once again, entertaining evenings providing relaxed networking opportunities and enjoyed by all!
We look forward to hosting an even bigger and better ANZ event in 2011!