The Next Frontier is here, are you ready?

This premier, must-attend event is dedicated to addressing the immense potential and growth opportunities in the Data and AI domains. Plug into latest customer insights, industry developments, emerging trends, new vendor technologies, and empower your businesses to successfully integrate next-generation technology into your operations and service stacks. Unlock new avenues for increased revenue, heightened customer satisfaction, enhanced productivity, and accelerated speed-to-market.

As your trusted #AISherpa, we are ‘adventure ready’. Witness first-hand our robust portfolio of vendors commitment to guiding you and your business on an accelerated journey towards unlocking the full value of next-generation technologies and services, seizing new opportunities, and driving success.

Crayon Connect: Frontier 2024 - Roadshow

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Event Date
21 May 2024
The W Hotel Melbourne
Room Name
The Great Room

Event Date
28 May 2024
The Westin Brisbane
Room Name
The Grand Ballroom

Event Date
30 May 2024
The W Hotel Sydney
Room Name
The Great Room


Your 2024 Agenda to the Next Frontier
Agenda and times are subject to change. All times listed in AEST

Exclusive Morning Sessions: keep an eye out for your opportunity to opt-in on a
limited number of focused sessions running ahead of the main event.

Time Session
12:00 pm Registration & Exhibition Open/Networking
12:30 pm Crayon Executive Keynote Session
1:00 pm Microsoft Keynote Session
1:40 pm Preparing for the "Next": Partner Panel
2:30 pm Afternoon Tea Break & Networking
3:00 pm Special Guest Keynote - Michael McQueen
3:45 pm The Great AI Debate: Is AI Easy Money?
4:30 pm Closing Address 
4:45 pm - 6:45 pm Networking Drinks

One complex issue. Two opposing teams. Six expert perspectives. Who’ll win? You decide! Join us for a nail-biting show-down to cast your vote and crown the team supreme on this year's topic ... is AI Easy Money?

The Debate Contestants - To be revealed soon!

Question: Is AI Easy Money?



Introducing the one and only Michael McQueen! An Australian Keynote Speaker of the Year and a Professional Speaker Hall of Famer, Michael brings with him not only a stellar track record working with top-tier IT clients but an incredible depth of knowledge you have to see to believe! Michael McQueen's game-changing presentation will help you navigate the unexplored waters of Data and AI and empower your business toward accelerated growth. This will include ... 

• The key trends that will shape the coming decade with a specific focus on the impacts of generative ai, data analytics and spatial computing. Introducing the one and only Michael McQueen!

• Proven and practical strategies for staying one step ahead of change and remaining relevant.
• The common culture and mindset traps that will set any organisation on a collision course with obsolescence – and how to avoid them.

• The role gen z will play in redefining industry norms and consumer expectations.

Experience valuable learnings and be inspired in 2024.

New Half-Day Format
12:00pm - 5:00pm

Maximum experience, minimum disruption. A value-packed half-day format means more time to network and socialise, with less impact on your critical day-to-day priorities.

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Vendor Networking
Networking Drinks: 4:45pm - 6:45pm

Walk the floor during the event and at our
networking drinks, for all the latest updates
and developments from our vendor ecosystem.
Secure face time with the experts, identify
solutions and service opportunities, and discuss pathways for growth and profitability. Not to mention a plethora of prizes - you need to be there to win!

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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