Our first newsletter for 2015 marks an important milestone for Business Aspect. This month we commence celebrations for our 10th Anniversary and throughout the year we will be recognising the valuable contributions of the people, both consultants and clients, those past and present, who have helped make Business Aspect the successful strategic consultancy we are today.
Business Aspect ended 2014 with annual Christmas Charity financial contributions. The staff and clients helped to select which organisations would receive the donations - we proudly supported; MS Australia, OzHarvest, Surf Lifesaving Foundation and Variety, The Children’s Charity.
The year has started off with Business Aspect partners, Mark Watt and Sam Higgins hosting our inaugural Boardroom Breakfast series across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Attended by a select group of some of Australia’s most erudite and innovative executives, the 31 attendees shared insights on what it means for Australia to become a location enabled society.
Each discussion was opened by a guest of honour, with Drew Clarke the Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Broadband Communications speaking in Sydney, Bruce Thompson the Deputy Secretary at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries in Victoria speaking in Melbourne and Ian McLeod the CEO for Ergon Energy in Brisbane, respectively sharing their views on how Australian businesses might contribute to this important societal transformation.
The insights gathered will directly contribute to Mark Watt’s speech at the Locate15 national conference and also inform government policy considerations in relation to location data management, including national address management. You can read more about the series in the article “Is Australia Ready for the Sentinel Age” below.
We have also continued our expansion across Australia with the appointment of executives in Victoria and the ACT. David Smith joined us in December as our Principal in Melbourne and more recently, Greg Field has joined as our Principal in Canberra where he will also lead our Federal Government engagements.
In this issue read our latest delivery article outlining how Business Aspect is assisting both private and public sector organisations to improve their focus in relation to service delivery efficiency.
Finally we wish you all the best for 2015 as the Lunar New Year begins and the Chinese year of the goat (or sheep) heralds a year of promise and prosperity.