To quote Continuum CEO Michael George, "It is not what you take away from conferences and events, but it is what you do with that information that has the most impact."
Our first Navigate conference in Australia at the Crown Hotel in Melbourne was a resounding success, according to the many MSPs who attended (Check out #nav19 on Twitter and the Continuum Events app). From the region's first-hand look at our SOC Simulator to booked out sessions at the Grow Your Business Hub to impactful breakout sessions and keynotes—including a standout presentation from celebrity speaker Steve Baxter—Navigate 2019 APAC delivered impact. In case you were unable to attend, here's a recap of the fun!
APAC Experienced the SOC Simulator and Grow Your Business Hub for the First Time
They were a hit at Navigate 2019 EMEA, and once again, the SOC Simulator and the Grow Your Business Hub proved to be extremely valuable to Navigators in Melbourne. Jay Ryerse walked attendees through how to mitigate a cyber attack, and the Continuum staff spend time consulting MSPs on how to perfect their inbound marketing techniques and effectively go-to-market with security and drive sales. Here are some photos from the event!
Michael George Shared What's Next in Cybersecurity to Help MSPs Scale Business
Continuum CEO's keynote, Sink or Swim: Automation, Cyber Security and the New Era of Managed IT Services, was packed with new SMB cyber security data from Continuum's 2019 State of SMB Cybersecurity report, illustrating the real risk and opportunity for MSPs offering security today. Not only was there a focus on what "good" cybersecurity looks like now, but Michael also explained what it takes to really emerge as a business leader in this market. Here's a glimpse of his keynote.
"The average cost to an SMB in Australia hit by a cyber attack is $1.9 million."
"90% of surveyed Australian organizations said they plan to increase spending on cyber defense."
Celebrity Shark Steve Baxter Made a Strong Impact on Navigators
Tech start-up investor and famous Shark Tank Australia panelist Steve Baxter spoke at #nav19, sharing his story along with key business advice to educate and inspire attendees! Here are some of his most memorable quotes from Navigate.
"Less than 10% of all people have goals; less than 1% write them down. Go back, plan them out, write them down and there's no excuse."
"If you do your job well, your customers will look after your sales."
"Never use your business as a cash register. Never spend a buck to save 50 cents."
"With 150 people here, you should expect a $15,000 return through networking, finding business or saving money etc."
"Data is king; manage with your head after reading data."
Until Next Time
A huge thank you to our fantastic speakers, sponsors, staff and of course all the attendees who took the time out their busy schedules to join us at another great Navigate.
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