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EDGE OF THE WEB

See inside the minds of some of Australia’s leading digital thinkers at the AWIA Edge of The Web Seminar. To be held beachside at the Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach on Friday 17 May from 9am – 4pm.

This day long seminar and panel discussion will be a brilliant chance for those working or interested in the digital and web industry to meet and greet these industry leaders.

SPEAKER LINE UP

George Pappas, Director – GSquared

Topic – Brand Challenges

Miles Burke, Managing Director – BAM Creative

Topic – How my blog gets 6 million views

Fredy Lievano, Technical Lead – Publicis Worldwide

Topic – The power of AI. Solving problems, we couldn’t solve before

Alex Sundqvist, Head of Digital – Publicis Worldwide

Topic – Will accessibility standards impact innovation

Cameron Boardman, CEO .au Domain Registration

Topic – Australia’s move to direct registration

Nandor Locher, Head of Digital – Qantas Airlines

Topic – Experience led transformation at Qantas

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Individual tickets for the Edge of The Web event are $119.90 or you can buy an ‘All Access Pass’ including the Awards Dinner celebration and Edge of the Web event for just $280.50! Thinking of taking your team? Purchase 9 and get one FREE for $2521.20. Tickets for both events can be purchased via Eventbrite EXCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION OFFER Thinking of joining us at the 2019 Australian Web Awards? We are delighted to offer you an exclusive discount of 15% off your accomodation staying at Q1 Resort & Spa!  To book, simply visit Q1 Resort & Spa and enter ‘AWAGCQ1’ when prompted.  You can also take advantage of a 25% discount on the Q1 Skypoint walk during your stay!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors

Australia Web Industry Association National Web Awards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the first time ever, the Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) National Web Awards will be held on the Gold Coast at one of Australia's most iconic buildings Q1.

Now in their 14th year, the Australian Web Awards recognise technical excellence in web development as well as the all important creative component.

The 2019 Web Awards will celebrate projects completed between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2018 in the following 9 categories:

Startup

Small Business

E-Commerce

Commercial

Government

Education

Not for Profit

Innovation

Social Media 

The awards are judged by a national selection of creative and technical leaders in the web industry. 

Judging Criteria includes:

User Interface Design

User Experience Design

Content

Development

Accessibility

Winners will be announced at the Australian Web Awards celebration being held at Q1, level 78 from 6:30pm on Saturday 18 May 2019. Individual tickets to the gala event are available for $209 and a table of ten is $1881. 

Don't miss out on the celebration. Get your tickets now

AWIA MEMBER DISCOUNT

Current Members receive a 10% discount for Edge of The Web and the 2019 Australian Web Awards dinner. Contact AWIA today for your members only discount code!

BONUS EVENT: EDGE OF THE WEB SEMINAR

See inside the minds of some of Australia's leading digital thinkers at the AWIA Edge of The Web Seminar. To be held beachside at the Kurrawa Surf Club, Broadbeach on Friday 17 May from 9am - 4pm.

This day long seminar and panel discussion will be a brilliant chance for those working or interested in the digital and web industry to meet and greet these industry leaders. 

SPEAKER LINE UP

George Pappas, Director - GSquared 

Topic - Brand Challenges

Miles Burke, Managing Director - BAM Creative 

Topic - How my blog gets 6 million views

Fredy Lievano, Technical Lead - Publicis Worldwide

Topic - The power of AI. Solving problems, we couldn't solve before

Alex Sundqvist, Head of Digital - Publicis Worldwide

Topic - Will accessibility standards impact innovation

Cameron Boardman, CEO .au Domain Registration

Topic - Australia's move to direct registration

Nandor Locher, Head of Digital - Qantas Airlines

Topic - Experience led transformation at Qantas

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Individual tickets for the Edge of The Web event are $119.90 or you can buy an 'All Access Pass' including the Awards Dinner celebration and Edge of the Web event for just $280.50! Thinking of taking your team? Purchase 9 and get one FREE for $2521.20. Tickets for both events can be purchased via Eventbrite

EXCLUSIVE ACCOMMODATION OFFER

Thinking of joining us at the 2019 Australian Web Awards? We are delighted to offer you an exclusive discount of 15% off your accomodation staying at Q1 Resort & Spa!  To book, simply visit Q1 Resort & Spa and enter 'AWAGCQ1' when prompted.  You can also take advantage of a 25% discount on the Q1 Skypoint walk during your stay!

CATEGORY FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR:

Startup

Social Media

Small Business

Government

To be announced soon....

Education

Not for Profit

E-Commerce

Commercial

Innovation

 

Thank you to our Sponsors

Cameron Boardman - .au Domain Administration

Cameron Boardman has been the Chief Executive Officer for the .au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) since August 2016, charged with completing the .au Registry Transformation Project and implementing the reforms identified by the Commonwealth Government’s review into the .au Domain. He is further responsible for improving the security and utility of the .au namespace.

Prior to being CEO of auDA, Mr Boardman worked in a number of senior executive roles in the Victorian Government including Executive Director for Investor Engagement within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources and Executive Director for Innovation, Technology and Industry Programs within the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation. He previously was the regional head for investment and economic development for the Hong Kong SAR Government in Australia and New Zealand, and was a two-term Member of the Victorian Parliament. He is the current Chair of the Oceania Cyber Security Centre and has served on a number of national and state-based advisory and policy bodies.

This May, Cameron will join Nandor Locher, Alexandra Sunqvist, Fredy Lievano,  Miles Burke, and George Pappas. Tickets available now. 

Nandor Locher - Head of Digital Direct Qantas Airlines

At his current role as Head of Digital Direct, Nandor has the end-to-end responsibility for Qantas’ digital sales and service channels, including qantas.com, mobile apps. His team is responsible for designing and delivering a seamless digital experience to our customers. A key focus area for them in 2018 was a major digital transformation which entails the implementation of a new digital operating model and agile ways of working. The teams aspiration is high and we aim to establish a world-class digital team.

Nandor joined the Qantas Group 5 years ago, initially with Jetstar for the first 3.5 years where he held the positions of Head of Distribution and then Chief Digital Officer. One of the key achievements at Jetstar was the implementation of the “Smart Retailing” program, which saw the redesign and re-platforming of all digital channels, as well as the introduction of a customer data platforms such as the CRM and predictive analytics platforms.

Prior to Jetstar, Nandor worked over 9 years at Virgin Australia (initially Virgin Blue). His last role there was Head of E-Commerce and Ancillary. Prior to this role, he held various Program Management and Project Management roles over a period of around 6 years. The biggest 2 programs Nandor managed was the launch of the Velocity Frequent Flyer Program, as well as the launch of V Australia, the long-haul subsidiary of Virgin Blue.

Before immigrating to Australia in 2003, Nandor started his career at IBM in Switzerland and completed a Masters degree in Engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH).

This May, Nandor brings his years of experience in the digital industry to deliver us 'Digital Transformations'.  Tickets are now available for Edge of The Web, where Nandor will join Alexandra Sunqvist, Fredy Lievano,  Miles Burke, and George Pappas. 

Fredy Lievano, The power of AI

Fredy is a dedicated technologist with over 10 years’ experience in managing a wide range of digital projects from complex CMS managed websites to mobile apps and digital solutions. His passion for innovation coupled with his rich skill set has driven success in delivering high-traffic application and platforms for clients including the Queensland Fire & Emergency Services, Queensland Health and Mitsubishi Motors Australia. Fredy has a passion for everything digital and a big part of his role is also to drive technical innovation and supporting clients in making appropriate technology choices. His experience of working with Government clients also gives Fredy a solid understanding of accessibility and compliance requirements and deep knowledge when it comes to best practice for development. 

At our Edge of The Web Event this May, Fredy will talk about The power of AI. Tickets are now available for just $99 for a full day at Edge of The Web, where Fredy will join Alexandra Sunqvist, Miles Burke, George Pappas and more to be announced shortly. 

Alex Sunqvist, Accessibility vs innovation

Alexandra has a professional background as an account & project manager which has given her opportunities to work with a variety of companies in both Europe and the Asia-Pacific. An experienced strategic thinker with a drive for creativity, Alexandra has strong communication skills, which in combination with her positive energy have benefited her in creating strong teams as well as enduring relationships with her clients.
 

With over 10 years’ experience in the digital industry, working in influential agencies, including Deasign and Ogilvy, and world-famous digital consultants, Hyper Island. Her exceptional stakeholder management and relationship skills, in combination with her expansive digital knowledge, has helped her drive large-scale digital projects for government agencies and private sector clients. She’s passionate about guiding clients through digital transformation and placing digital at the core of their business. As the Digital Director at PublicisQ, Alexandra is focusing on building a fully integrated team of digital specialists, supporting the agency to deliver end-to-end solutions that meet rapidly-changing customer expectations.

This May, Alexandra brings her years of experience in the web industry to deliver us 'Accessibility vs Innovation'. Tickets are now available from just $99 for a full day at Edge of The Web, where Alex will join Miles Burke, George Pappas and more to be announced shortly. 

Entry is now CLOSED

Entry is CLOSED

We have being overwhelmed by the outstanding entries into this year's Australian Web Awards, however entry is now closed. Judges have begun the hard task of picking finalists which we will be announced shortly.  Thinking of joining us for the Awards dinner on the Gold Coast? First Release tickets are on sale now! If you are an AWIA member, don't forget to use your members only discount code of all tickets including our Friday, Edge of The Web Awards featuring -

Miles Burke - Managing Director​ - BAM Creative  

George Pappas - Director -  GSquared

Alex Sunquist - Head of Digital Publicis Worldwide 

Fredy Leviano - Technical Lead Publicis Worldwide

Cameron Boardman -CEO of the .au Domain Administration

Australian Web Awards Are Closing Soon!

Have you or your company worked on a quality website in the past year?

Get the recognition and accolades you deserve and nominate it for the 2019 Australian Web Awards!

Categories include:

– Small Business

– e-Commerce

– Government

– Commercial

– Startup

– Social Media

– Innovation

– Education

– Not for Profit

Judged by a panel of industry peers, the national awards recognise excellence in quality web development amongst the best digital agencies in Australia.

Have you worked on a website worthy of nomination? Complete an application online now!

Hurry – Applications close at midnight AEST 31 March 2019.

AWA Workshop Announcement – George Pappas

The Healthy Baker case study

We are proud to announce our second speaker at our Australian Web Awards workshop George Pappas, Director of Web & Social at G Squared, an award-winning digital agency headquartered in Sydney. G Squared works with the likes of Bose, UNSW, Bunnings, Sydney Swans and others in turning digital dreams into reality. The agency has grown to a headcount of 25+ with offices in both Sydney and Brisbane.

During his talk, George will cover

  • Unique brand challenge
  • Research & insights
  • UX challenge & solution
  • UI wins
  • Results   

For ticket information or speaker enquiries, please contact [email protected]

2019 Judging Chair - Jarrad Langdon


Jarrad has always had an interest in computers and design. When he was offered an apprenticeship at a local design firm he keenly embraced the opportunity presented to him. After completing several TAFE courses Jarrad’s talents have resulted in success both locally and internationally. The pinnacle of this success was his gold medal in Website Design at the WorldSkills International Competition, Helsinki 2005.


Apart from being the trip coordinator for Jala Design, Jarrad is now passing on his talents to future designers by teaching design skills within TAFE NSW at the Hornsby Campus. Jarrad has also proudly continued to promote Apprenticeships as an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador. He continues his involvement with WorldSkills Australia as a board member, regional/national judge, regional/national project designer and International Chief Expert.


Jarrad is a proud member of the Parramatta Eels (cue laughter) and attends all home games on a regular basis. In his spare time, he can be found experimenting with eating new foods, sipping on a black coffee or enjoying quiet drinks with mates.

Watch out for his Table Tennis killer slam!