Steve Vamos

March 2, 2011 No Comments by rcsaconference

Steve Vamos


Keynote Presentation - Leading to survive and prosper in fast changing and uncertain times

The world is now a very connected and fast changing economic and social system, as are the organisations within which we work.

Information and communications technology has amplified the potential of people as the internet, low cost computing devices and communications networks connect people with others of common interest and new sources of knowledge and information.  

People, their knowledge and relationships increasingly determine how value is created and perceived.

As a result, organisations that don’t focus on building strong relationships with their people and external stakeholders will find it tough to survive in the future.

Steve Vamos will discuss the leadership and management consequences of the changes going on in the world and outline approaches business leaders and their teams can employ to help them perform to their potential.


Steve Vamos is a non-executive Director of Telstra and the founding President of the Society for Knowledge Economics, a not-for-profit think tank whose mission is to make Australia one of the world’s leading knowledge economies, supporting a successful transition of the Australian economy from the industrial age to the knowledge era.

Previously, he was the CEO of ninemsn, growing the Microsoft and PBL joint venture from start-up to online media industry leader, and Vice President of Microsoft Australia and New Zealand until 2007, before moving to the United States to become the company’s head of Worldwide Sales and International Operations for their Online Services Group.

He also spent 14 years with IBM Australia before becoming Vice President and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific and Managing Director of Apple Computer Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Honors) from the University of New South Wales and was twice named in the top five most influential members of the Australian technology industry by the Australian Financial Review.

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