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Announcing ICCM Australia 2012 Keynote Speaker – Richard Daniel

ICCM AU 2012 KeynoteRichard Daniel began his media career in 1977, moving into radio directly after finishing his school days. In the next 30 years he has been a radio announcer at several stations, program manager, sales manager and Station Manager.

Several years ago Richard and his wife Julie purchase 2 radio stations in NSW and managed the stations as well as owning them. Owning a couple of smaller stations meant that Richard had to learn everything about the operation, so his technical ability increased so that he could solve most problems thrown at him especially when we had not much of a budget to buy new gear.In 2002 he moved with his family to Maroochydore to help manage and establish an International Christian Shortwave Radio complex called CVC.

For 8 years CVC broadcasted in 3 languages to a potential audience of 3 billion people. CVC took over the old Radio Australia broadcast transmission equipment located in Darwin. As shortwave decreased in popularity, CVC made some huge changes, shutting down all radio and moving into new media, producing short videos designed to share your faith on social networks.

This was a big change for the organisation and the lessons learnt in taking a staff of 58 into new areas was difficult but exciting. Today Richard is a Director of CVC and helping to market their new product called yesHEis.com. He looks forward to sharing how to make changes in an organisation, how to move forward without leaving others behind, how to technically adjust in a changing world and how to serve better in a Christian organisation.

Topics for the talks will be along these lines….

  • When the world is changing and you know your organisation has to move with it, how do you make the changes and keep everyone happy.
  • How do you sell your ideas yet keep peace in the building and stability in the work force.
  • How do you tell some one they don’t fit any more in a Christian organisation and how do you encourage people to change, move forward while you and others around you are making mistakes in a new media. Its a challenge, yet if you have to embrace it some times you have to bite the bullet.

These are some of the discussion points covered in several sessions by Richard. It will be fun… but get ready for some home truths that may be confronting.

Speakers ICCM-AU 2012

We are in the process of seeking Keynote and conference speakers for ICCMAU12 October 8-11.  If you have any speakers to suggest or topics we can find speakers for then contact us now.

Idea starters:

  • did you do anything cool in IT this year that you want to tell the ICCM crowd about?
  • do you have some technologies that people keep asking you about that you would rather share one time?
  • How are you building websites differently today?
  • How do you track your hardware and software licenses?
  • How do you manage and support mobile devices?
  • What cloud technologies are you using or avoiding?
  • What hardware are you favouring?
  • What are the killer mobile apps for Christians in the field?
  • How do you manage security issues?
  • How do you work with globally scattered teams?
  • What technologies have you dropped in the past year? Why?
  • What do you think the missions tech world will look like in 10 years?
  • What are the keys to managing an IT Team?
  • Are there new processes in your IT group that really make a difference?
  • What’s different about your mission today vs 3-5 years ago? How do  you think your mission will change in the next 3-5 years? How will you support that change from an IT POV?
  • What advice would you give to a young person right out of Bible college or university entering missions IT?