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Upcoming MBA events

Below are a list of upcoming Monash Business Awards events and activities.
From here you can read more or book online to join us at an event.

Join us for a networking event with a difference

When: 6 pm - 8 pm, 15 Mar 2017
Venue: Waverley BMW, 579 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

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This networking event will provide you with: 

  • an opportunity to wind down and informally network in pleasant surroundings
  • information about accounting for a company car from our guest speaker Ashley Ross, Managing Director of the Ross Group Chartered Accountants
  • a short talk about the future of motoring
  • a chance to explore the Waverley BMW showroom and see how they are catering to the needs of busy business representatives
  • plus an exclusive preview of the all new BMW 5 Series.  You will get to see what journalists are calling “one of the world’s smartest cars”.

Business Lunch - Becoming an Internet of Things Company

When: 12 pm - 2 pm, 19 Apr 2017
Venue: Novotel, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

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From connected cars to connected homes to connected industry, it is estimated that more than 50 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2022.

Bosch Australia’s President Gavin Smith will talk about Bosch’s transition from being exclusively a “Things” company, to becoming a leading “Internet of Things company” and its pivotal role in shaping the future of personal mobility and the factory of the future.

Gavin Smith joined Bosch Australia in 1990 following 10 years in various Information Technology roles at a number of well-known Multinationals in Australia and New Zealand. After a successful two years in Frankfurt as part of Bosch’s Original Equipment Sales team, Gavin held a number of senior leadership positions in the company’s Australian Automotive Components divisions including Regional President of the Powertrain Division from 2003 and Regional President of the Vehicle Safety Systems Division from 2008.

In 2011, Gavin was promoted to the position of President and Chairman of the local subsidiary Robert Bosch Australia.

Gavin holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Otago in New Zealand, and an MBA from Monash University in Melbourne.

In addition to his Bosch responsibilities, Gavin is the Chair of the Internet of Things Australia Alliance (IoTA) and a member of the Prime Minister’s Industry 4.0 Taskforce. He also holds board positions with dealership group Stillwell Motor Group, manufacturer FMP, ag-tech start-up “The Yield” and the German-Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (AHK).

Gavin is passionate about eliminating homelessness and has participated in the St Vincent de Paul CEO sleep-out for the past five years.


Past Events

Below are some of our past Monash Business Award events.

Business Lunch - Creating A Winning Team

When: 12 pm - 2 pm, 22 Feb 2017
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 285 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

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Nick Green, OAM is one of Australia’s Olympic heroes and was a member of the rowing greats, the Oarsome Foursome. His achievements have been recognised with an Order of Australia and an Australian Sports Medal. In 2012 he went to London as the Chef de Mission of the Australian Olympic team.

Nick uses the experiences he has had and the lessons he has learned as a competitive elite sportsman to deliver messages about success, teamwork and leadership that have valuable applications for the equally competitive business environment.

His presentation will focus on the importance of team work, maintaining motivation, developing a winning attitude and creating opportunities in a competitive environment.

More about Nick Green:

Nick Green is an experienced leader who has worked in senior roles across numerous areas including elite high performance sport, governance, finance and government relations. He is currently Chief Executive Officer of Cycling Australia. Before this, he spent six years at the Victorian Major Events Company, his last position being Group Manager of Acquisition and Development. He is the immediate Past President of the Victorian Olympic Council, an Executive Board Member of the Australian Olympic Committee, a Fellow and Director of Leadership Victoria and a Board Member of VicHealth.

Nick has attended seven Olympic Games and was the Chef de Mission of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team. He was awarded the Order of Australia Medal and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in recognition of his sporting achievements which included being a member rowing’s famous Oarsome Foursome that won two world titles and the 1992 and 1996 Olympic gold medals.

Business Lunch - Cyber Security in Business

When: 12 pm - 2 pm, 9 Nov 2016
Venue: Novotel Glen Waverley
, 285 Springvale Road Glen Waverley

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While the potential of the internet and digital economy clearly represents a significant opportunity for Australia, it is also quickly emerging as a key enabler for criminal activity.

 Common types of cybercrime include hacking, online scams and fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer systems and illegal or prohibited online content.

Alison O’Hare, Customer Engagement Director from Mimecast, will present all aspects of on-line security relevant to the business community.  

Alison’s presentation will include social engineering, trends in the market place and how easy it is to fall for scams.  Alison will also provide easy to implement solutions for businesses large and small.