Connecting Companies: Strategic Partnerships for the Digital Age

Sponsored by: Telstra

Focused on:

  • Technological Disruption
  • Partnerships Innovation
  • Change

Date: 22 March


Time: 2PM GMT/ 3PM Europe/ 4PM South Africa

A study focussing on the rise of digital partnerships

This webinar highlights how businesses are responding to a new environment of rapid change and technological disruption, with many finding it increasingly tough to go it alone.

Tom Homer, Managing Director for EMEA at Telstra, will talk about the increasing requirement for digital partnerships and connectivity between companies across industries and geographies. The discussion will reveal key findings from Telstra’s recent global research report with the Economist Intelligence Unit – Connecting Companies, Strategic Partnerships for the Digital Age. The research showed that the ‘always on’ customer is driving a new era of organisation – an organisation that must look past its current form and look to draw on the ‘power of many’ to drive innovation in a hyper-disruptive world.

As well as a discussion on the findings, don’t miss the chance to ask Tom Homer your questions immediately after the live webinar.

Presented by

Tom Homer,

Managing Director, EMEA

Tom Homer is responsible for developing and driving the business strategy across EMEA, along with Telstra’s relationship with multinational corporations in the region. He has spearheaded the company’s expansion into new European territories as well as increased new business and driven significant growth.

Tom has helped Telstra achieve Telstra's best ever Net Promoter Score (NPS) result in 2015 as well as focusing on improving Telstra's brand with analyst and influencers. These efforts were recently rewarded with Gartner Magic Quadrant status for Global Network Service Providers for Telstra.

John Muirhead,

Head of Business Development

John Muirhead has twenty five years' experience working in the global IT and telecommunications space and is responsible for managing new business across Telstra in EMEA.

A Business studies graduate, John has an Open MBA and attended the executive MBA program at Harvard Business School.

He is an experienced Champion, Volunteer Teacher and Business Mentor of the Prince's Trust helping young people in the UK develop opportunities to engage in work, education or training. He is also involved in various dramatic projects, including writing and working with actors and directors, culminating in the co-writing of a successful West End play in 2012.

Tony Clement,

Principal Consultant

Tony is a seasoned business and IT professional with 30+ years of international experience ranging from Fortune 1000 to technology start-ups. Tony has successfully captured and translated business vision into strategy and actionable, executable architectures. As an experienced executive and manager he leverages his pragmatic and direct style to deliver results to stakeholders through the creation of high performing teams or through his personal expertise.

Before joining Telstra in 2015, Tony was an executive leader in Enterprise Architects, a Melbourne based niche strategy and architecture.

A few engagements of note during his tenure with Enterprise Architects were developing the ICT aspects of the Pricing Determination for Aurora Energy, establishing pattern based solutioning methodology for ANZ Bank infrastructure architecture, leading NAB enterprise architecture practice, and developing an ICT strategy for Echo Entertainment.

Tony has held corporate positions as the head of strategy and architecture for Energy Australia, Sensis and AWB.

Further information and references are available through Linkedin.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the growing requirement for digital partnerships in today’s transparent global market
  • Determine the key building blocks of a digital ecosystem for your industry
  • Establish how to modify own internal processes to encourage and accept business innovation
  • Gain confidence and knowledge to join networks or alliances that rivals also connect with


  • CMO/ Marketing Director/ Marketing Manager
  • CIO/ IT Director (Global)/ IT Manager/ Global Information Technology Executive
  • COO/ Head of Infrastructure and Architecture/ Head of Information Security and Risk/ IT Strategy and Operations Consultant
  • CTO/ Chief Engineer/ Technology Director/ Product Development Director/ Head of Data and Technology
  • CDO/ Digital Business Manager (Global)/ Innovation and Partnerships Officer/ Strategy Officer
  • Brand Change Manager/ Group Transformation and Change Programme Manager/ Innovation Capability Analyst