Our Open Day is just around the corner (October 17, 2013) and it’s an exciting opportunity to go behind the scenes of Australia’s favourite ISP – and learn more about what makes us tick.
iiNet Knows Business
This year, we have a special seminar “iiNet Knows Business” for those with a particular interest in success in business. Two speakers with a wealth of experience will share their business advice and insider tips: our very own Michael Malone, CEO of iiNet and Tenille Bentley, Managing Director of Socialite Media.
Listen to real-world examples on how startups can grow into successful businesses, as well as advice on how you can give your business a bit of extra punch. Seats are limited so be sure to visit our website and register your interest.
Michael Malone, CEO, iiNet
The success of a business that started in Michael Malone’s parents’ garage has been a source of inspiration for budding entrpeneurs and established business professionals alike.
When Michael founded iiNet in 1993, the Internet was only available at university and his biggest concern was losing access upon graduation. With the price of a link to the United States around $25,000 a year, Michael figured he would need 200 customers to cover costs. He installed the equipment in his parents’ garage. Six years later the company had grown to the point that iiNet was publicly listed.
We have a long history of innovation, being one of the first competitors to build a national ADSL iiNetwork in 2005, the first to offer Naked DSL in 2007, and the first to offer true IPTV in 2010. iiNet was also a launch partner for the National Broadband Network, and now has more than 20,000 customers connected to superfast NBN services.
Today, we’ve grown to a $1 billion company with close to one million broadband customers – the clear number two ADSL broadband provider in Australia – with services now extending across telephony, television and mobile.
Tenille Bentley, Managing Director, Socialite Media
Tenille is the founder of The Global Good Foundation and founder/Managing Director of Socialite Media. Tenille was presented by the Prime Minister, The Australian Leadership Award 2013 for Digital Media and Philanthropy, as well as the top 30 under 30 Australian Leading Entrepreneurs of the Year for her work with the Global Good Foundation and was awarded State Finalist in the Telstra Business Woman of the Year.
Her recent company, Socialite Media, has seen her build one of the largest social media agencies in under 2 years consisting of over 35 staff with a turnover of 2M and managing some of the largest brands in Australia on social media, her track record in this space is the longest in its industry.
Our Open Day will also include an Exec panel with our executive management team. Learn more about what goes on behind the scenes from key personalities within iiNet. Visit our website to book your seat.
For more information on Open Day activities check out our website.