Aside from product news, we’ve had a busy but fantastic last quarter in the education space. Of course we caught up with many of you at Integrate, which was a thoroughly enjoyable event. Phil and I also got to mingle with the AETM crowd at the annual AETM Meet & Greet. It was great to see some familiar faces and also put faces to some people who had only appeared as email signatures up until that point.
It was also great to talk with many of you at the AVIA Awards later that night. Congratulations go to all those nominated (UniSA, Deakin University, Monash University & University of Sunshine Coast) and huge congratulations go to the 2 winners, UniSA & USC! I am aware that I was the only ERM whose region did not win an AVIA, and not that I’m competitive, but there were discussions over a glass of red for WA, ACT & NSW to stage a glorious comeback in 2016!
The AMX stand at Integrate was very popular and we thank you all for your time in coming to say hello, see what’s on display and talk through your projects or concerns with us. I think the greatest value was the unfettered access you all had to our Product Specialists. Niek Groot (RMS Product Specialist) was particularly popular (He turned to me at 4:30pm on the first day and said “I’ve just realised I haven’t had lunch or been to the bathroom…..I’ll be back!”)