Bad Behaviour Online
Are you ready to deal with Bad Behaviour Online?
We're on the Internet -> Check
Embraced Social Media -> Check
Built a Community -> Check
So why am I getting sued and abused?
The internet is not just full of naughty Nigerian's and Viagra vendors, its full libellous locals, crazy contractors, spiteful staff, hosting platforms that will assure you they will "do no evil" and garden variety arseholes. As more and more of Australian business is done online, the issues are becoming very real, despite the responsibilities still being a little cloudy.
So we've put together an expert panel to address the main question, plus having a look at:
And what are the practical solutions?
Note there will be "No spin, no hype, and definitely no Powerpoint". Ticket price includes drinks, canapés and a copy of the notes from the evening.
Gerhard has been working as a commercial lawyer with technology and intellectual property focused companies, and companies actively raising finance, for over fifteen years. In that time he also founded and became managing director of an online business information service which counted Telstra and ANZ amongst its clients and was highly profitable in a challenging commercial environment. Prior to Argus Lawyers Gerhard has worked with a number of major Melbourne law firms, and for the last eight years held the position of partner in the corporate/commercial divisions of those firms.
James Thomson is the publisher of LeadingCompany as well as being the editor of SmartCompany and the publisher of StartupSmart and Property Observer. Previously, James was a senior editor at news and commentary website Business Spectator. Prior to that, James was editor of BRW's Rich 200, Young Rich and Executive Rich editions. James specialises in wealthy entrepreneurs and business strategy.
Julia Cornwell McKean
Andrew Knibbe is the Marketing Manager at Flippa.com - the world's larget marketplace for buying and selling websites. Over $30M in websites are bought and sold on Flippa every year across a community of over 200,000 buyers and sellers from around the world. Andrew has substantial online product development and marketing experience having previously held senior product management roles at Carsales.com and YellowPages.com.au.
One of the first crop of digital natives, Tim wanted to be a video game developer until he saw the content management system that was powering Gizmag. After co-writing its replacement, he went on to wear every hat at the company before accepting the MD position in mid-2010. Gizmag is currently one of the top 2,500 most read sites on the English-speaking web, averaging over 2.5 million unique visitors per month.
Brendan Lewis is the Chair of the Churchill Club, a serial Entrepreneur and is the founder of the revenue growth consulting business, Flinders Pacific. He is considered one of the best networked and commercially insightful people in Melbourne with clients that include a variety of professional services organisations, innovators and foreign governments. He has substantial experience around Australia, in South East Asia, Europe and North America. His background includes experience in ICT, Engineering, Biotech, Corporate Finance, the Military plus a stint running an Advertising Agency.
Location : Upstairs @ The Leveson Hotel, 46 Leveson Street, North Melbourne