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Australia 2009: ZDNet Predictions


Neerav and I were asked, amongst others for our predictions on 2009. Technology, social media, computing, enterprise etc.

ZdNet technology predictions
ZdNet technology predictions

Giant Aussie 2009 predictions round-up

Carlton Taya Avaya South Pacific MD
Craig Scroggie Symantec A/NZ MD
Chris Disspain auDA CEO
David Jackman Pronto Software MD
Deena Shiff Telstra Business group MD
Dereck Daymond Sybase A/NZ MD
Doug Farber salesforce.com APAC VP operations
Geoffrey Dirago Attain IT GM
Gerard Florian Dimension Data Australia CTO
Greg Spears Vodafone spokesperson
James Turner IBRS analyst
Joe Kremer Dell Australia MD
Kevin McIsaac IBRS analyst
Laurel Papworth social networks strategist (ME!)
Mark Phibbs Adobe APAC marketing director
Melbourne IT spokesperson
Neerav Bhatt blogger librarian internet marketer
Sarah Carter FaceTime Communications
Paul Harapin VMware A/NZ MD
Peter McAlpine Adobe Australia MD
Rob Mackinnon IBRS analyst
Paul Fitzgerald GHS consulting director
Steve Hitchman MIP MD
Warren Chaisatien Telsyte research director
Tracey Fellows Microsoft Australia MD
Wendy Reid EMC A/NZ marketing director

You can read these people here at ZdNet. Blame Renai Lemay if we are wrong. He shouldn’t have published it with verifying the predictions first. Heh. Oh and Anonymous isn’t allowed. We stand and fall on our predictions. By the way, if your name is here and you blog or tweet, let me know? I’ll link to you. 🙂

Laurel Papworth

Named by Forbes™ Magazine in the Top 50 Social Media Influencers globally, named Head of Industry, Social Media (Marketing Magazine™) and in the Power150 Media bloggers (AdAge™). CERT IV Training and Assessment certified trainer (Diplomas and Certificates etc) Adult Education. Laurel has manager Facebook Pages for Junior Masterchef, Idol, Big Brother etc. and have consulted on private online communities for banks Westpac, not for profits UNHCR & governments in SE Asia. Lecturer, social media, University of Sydney for 10 years and Laurel has 11,000 online students. Laurel Papworth personally connects to 6 million followers online and has taught around 100,000 people in the last 10 years how to be social media managers.

One thought on “Australia 2009: ZDNet Predictions

  1. Ta for the link Laurel 🙂

    From what you say about Facebook it seems that you think it has passed the tipping point into being mainstream and may soon be seen as a email type utility?

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