The 2018 Max Burnet COTS Lunch is to be held at Club York, NSW Bowlers Club, Level 1, 95-99 York Street, Sydney on Friday 9 November 2018 commencing at 12 noon. Tickets $75.00 per head which include a 3 course lunch (alcohol available at club prices).
This year's guest speaker is Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM, Chairman, Pearcey Foundation. Wayne is a communications engineer (University of Queensland 1964). He started his professional career at the Aeronautical Research Labs in Fisherman's Bend, joined Fairchild Semiconductor (pioneers of silicon semiconductors & the raison d'etre of the term Silicon Valley) and in 1973 set up the Australian arm of mini computer company, Data General. Data General took him to the UK in 1980 & Boston in the USA in 1983, holding senior executive roles in the NASDAQ listed companies, Data General and Banyan Systems. He returned to Australia in 1994, as CEO & Board member of publicly listed communications company Datacraft Ltd. He had a successful exit from his own IT start-up, OpenDirectory, in 1998. Wayne is currently Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation (www.pearcey.org.au), a national Not for Profit ICT industry group focussed on promoting the ICT sector to the nation. He is a board member of four successful early stage Australian ICT companies - launching his latest Melbourne-based cloud software start-up, Xperior, in early 2016. He was awarded an Order of Australia medal in 2018.
Parking is available underneath NSW Bowlers Club at Secure Parking (enter via Clarence Street) www.secureparking.com.au