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TestraTwo of Australia’s fastest thinkers – one from motor sport and the other from the finance world – are leading a technology and business road show that rolls into Ballarat later this month.

Business commentator, journalist and coach Peter Switzer and five-time Bathurst and Australian Touring Car Championship winner Mark Skaife are keynote speakers in an engaging and informative event designed to help small to medium businesses (SMBs) make better use of the latest communication and information technology solutions.

The free ‘Telstra Business Fast Forward – Forward Thinking for Business’ session will be held at the Mercure Hotel Ballarat on 28 August 2012 from 4.30 pm.

Topics cover some of the latest technology trends such as cloud computing, mobile broadband, smartphones and tablets as well as information on how the National Broadband Network can help business. The session is sponsored by the Ballarat Telstra Business Centre.

Peter Switzer / AGM encourages local businesses to register for the free event which is filled with helpful tips for their business.

“‘Telstra Business ‘Fast Forward’ is a practical exercise in showing business operators how they can integrate new technologies to make their companies more efficient, secure and productive,” said Peter Switzer / AGM.

“Many people don’t realise that Australia is second only to Singapore in terms of smartphone penetration.

“The average Australian smartphone owner has 25 apps on their device – but how many of us know to use them to give us an edge in business?”

Peter Switzer is one of Australia’s leading business and financial commentators, launching his own business 20 years ago. The Switzer Group has since grown into three successful companies spanning media and publishing, financial services and business coaching.

Peter is an award-winning broadcaster, twice runner-up for the Best Current Affairs Commentator award for radio and former lecturer in economics at the University of NSW.

Mark Skaife is no stranger to the motor sport winner’s podium and is taking the same single-minded approach he showed in V8 racing to the business world.

One of Australia’s all-time greatest touring car drivers, Skaife remains the most successful drivers in his sport’s history, surpassing the late Peter Brock’s record of 37 championship round victories.

In 2004 Mark was awarded the medal of the Order Of Australia for his services to motor racing and the community. His career spanned 22 years.

This in-demand speaker and motivator will address the important value of speed in business, as well as building and maintaining a winning team.

Registrations for ‘Telstra Business Fast Forward’ are essential as places are limited. Book a place at www.telstrafastforward.com

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