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CMG Australia Meetup, Sydney, September 16th 2014

Team, 

We are truly excited to announce the launch of CMG Australia here in NSW. We would like to thank all our partners, existing members and especially members of the Executive Committee here at CMG Australia for all their assistance in getting us to where we are. We thank everyone for their support and look forward to working with each of you as a team. 

eMite has offered to host the first CMG Australia Meetup here in Sydney, Australia. Light refreshments (Beer, Pizza, etc.) will be provided. We are working closely with our partners on finalizing the logistics for the first NSW CMG Australia Meetup. Please check this space for details.


• Speaker 1 - Darren Geros, eMite 

• Topic - Automated Correlation For Purposes of Performance & Capacity Management

• Abstract - In this talk Darren Gerros will be presenting the value of automated correlation using performance and business related metrics from various IT systems including monitoring tools for purposes of Capacity Planning. The talk will also describe an approach for leveraging the relationships or hierarchies from one's ITSM / CMDB tools to automatically create the capacity planning models based on the correlated data.

• Bio - Darren Geros is the Senior Vice President of Business Development at eMite. Darren has decades of experience working closely with customers helping them build capability on Performance & Capacity Management. 


• Speaker 2 - Julian Davies,  NCC Group

• Topic - Web Performance Optimization

• Abstract - As performance engineers we instinctively know that performance is important, but how do we persuade the business to invest ?  ECommerce websites provide an excellent opportunity to analyse the effect of user experienced performance on behaviour and important commercial metrics.  This short presentation on 'the need for speed' explores the techniques for measuring user performance and how that correlates with important commercial metrics, as a tool for engaging 'the business' in performance optimisation.

• Bio - Julian Davies has been working in the web performance industry for over 11 years, for Site Confidence, and NCC group, specifically in the realm of user experience testing and front end optimisation.  During that time, Julian has worked more most of the top UK ecommerce business and many within the evolving Australian eCommerce market.


Tech Talk (Un-conference format) - 1 Hr (Depending on time available)

Networking : 20mins 

Thanks to Darren Geros and eMite for putting their hand up and offering to host the first CMG Australia NSW Meetup. We appreciate the support from eMite on helping us spread the practice of Proactive Performance Management. 

CMGA has grown considerably over the last year and attendance at our meetups is increasing. To keep things manageable we have limited the number of seats for the upcoming meetup to 20.  Please note RSVP's now end 24Hrs before the actual event i.e. on the 15th of September 2014 at 1745 Hrs AEST. This allows us to work with our partners and ensure all the logistics required are in place.

If any of you have any suggestion/input/concerns with regards to the above agenda please reach out to the exec committee. If you have the bandwidth and are willing to help please reach the Exec Committee view the meetup contact options.

We intend for CMG Australia to be a platform for professionals, partners, academia and research organizations with interests in Systems Performance to come together with an objective of building a stronger ecosystem encouraging innovation and thought leadership in SPE across the industry.

Come, join us and be part of the transformation. We've got an exciting future ahead and lots of great challenges to work on. 

Let's work together to ensure we stay relevant in an evolving marketplace. 

CMG Aus Exec Committee

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  • Trevor W.

    It's times like these that make me proud to be part of such a wonderful community here at CMG Australia. We do have something really exciting going and it's great to see the community coming together in Sydney to support us and our initiatives. Boy, I am glad I made it to this one. Thanks to everyone who made this event happen including our hosts, exec committee and members.

    4 · September 16, 2014

    • Masodah

      Most importantly - THANK YOU for encouraging us all to make it happen :)

      3 · September 17, 2014

  • Ward

    It was entertaining and challenging. How do we adapt and go forward?

    1 · September 17, 2014

    • Masodah

      Thanks for commenting - can you be more specific and I'll do my best to reply? Ta

      1 · September 17, 2014

  • Lincoln R.

    Great meet up. Good content and engagement. Looking forward to the next one! Would be great to bring some customers along next time without it being too "salesy" :)

    September 17, 2014

    • Masodah

      Good point and the plan is to invite along people that can share real world experiences relevant topics at the next event. Stay tuned...

      1 · September 17, 2014

  • Nick V.

    Thanks for hosting and providing useful content and discussion. Great effort by organisers.

    1 · September 17, 2014

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