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The Future of Telecommunications in the Bush & Beyond

Thursday, 26th May 2022

Non-members: $85.00; Financial members: $70.00 (discount applied when logged in). Tables of ten for $700.

Gavin Williams

Telecommunications has come a very long way since Sir Charles Todd completed the Overland Telegraph from Adelaide to Darwin and connected Australia to the Empire in 1872.
The last 20 years have seen great changes, not the least of which has been the building of the nbn, but will probably be dwarfed by the changes still to come.

Gavin Williams has a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
Following an engineering cadetship and early career in Telecom Australia, he spent 19 years in Optus before joining the nbn in 2014.


David Piltz

In this special year we celebrate 150 years since the completion of the Overland Telegraph in 1872 by Sir Charles Todd. 
David Piltz from Heritage Telecommunications (HTL) and Telstra, will give us a short talk on the history and hardships of that endeavour before introducing Gavin.


 Henry Sutton has an astounding list of accomplishments in many areas: electricity, lighting, telecommunications, motoring, flight, radio, printing, photography --- a genius in any terms and a good complement to Charles Todd as a legend of early Australian telecommunications


Join TelSoc, Gavin and David for luncheon on Thursday 26th May 2022 at the Angliss Restaurant, 550 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
The event commences with professional networking from 11.45am, and then a sit-down lunch with drinks and dessert served from 12:15pm. 
The formalities will commence from 12:30pm and finish at about 1:40pm.


Date and Time

Thu, 26 May 2022

11:45 - 14:00 AEST


Angliss Restaurant
550 Lt Lonsdale St
Melbourne VIC 3000


Gavin Williams, Chief Development Officer, Regional & Remote, nbn

Gavin Williams is a highly experienced telecommunications executive, his career spanning Telstra, Optus and, for the last 8 years, NBN Co.
He first spoke for TelSoc in 2015, one week before the launch of the first Sky Muster satellite.
He has been since promoted to his present position which has recently become an area of much focus, with major expansions and improvements scheduled for the remote and regional areas by nbn.

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