2018 Charles Todd Oration

Presented by Kathrine Dyer, Chief Network Deployment Officer at NBN

Kathrine Dyer Getting the Job Done: Delivering the National Broadband Network

The construction of the NBN is the biggest infrastructure project in Australia’s history with the network being built under intense political and media scrutiny. TelSoc is delighted that the person chiefly responsible for building the NBN, Kathrine Dyer, Chief Network Deployment Officer at NBN Co, will be the Charles Todd Orator for 2018.

The NBN has changed many times in complexity and composition, but it is now running at high speed and set for completion in the next two years. What does it take to get this mammoth task done?

Please note this year?s Charles Todd Medal will be awarded to a recipient at this event, chosen by financial members of TelSoc.

Note, the venue for this year has been changed to Doltone House Hyde Park - see the following link for details:



Post-event: for reference, the following YouTube video was played as a scene-setter to Katherine Dyer's presentation.



Kathrine Dyer, Chief Network Deployment Officer at NBN

Kathrine Dyer has been with nbn co for almost eight years, and was appointed to the role of Chief Network Deployment Officer and a senior role in the Executive Committee in July 2017. She has been responsible for overseeing the design and build of the nbn broadband access network from both an operational and strategic perspective.

Prior to that, Kathrine had a career with Telstra, latterly as National Manager Urban Development Group. She has been at the forefront of fibre optics development and greenfields strategic planning  for over 20 years. Kathrine also has an extensive background in telecommunications legislative and regulatory management. She has a Bachelor of Business and IT from RMIT University.


Thu, 08 Nov 2018 - 12:00pm to 02:00pm AEDT


Individuals $130 (SOLD OUT); Tables of 10 $1,300 (SOLD OUT)
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Doltone House Hyde Park
3 / 181 Elizabeth St
Sydney NSW 2000