Henry Sutton Oration - presented by Håkan Eriksson

An Insight into Emerging Technologies

Håkan Eriksson Each year TelSoc hosts the Henry Sutton Oration in Melbourne to commemorate the distinguished Victorian scientist, engineer and inventor from Ballarat, Henry Sutton - who is scarcely known, but had a string of accomplishments and innovations in many areas.

We are pleased to have as the Orator distinguished innovator and technologist who has given a previous oration, but is now in a new and challenging role - Håkan Eriksson, now CTO of Telstra, and the former CTO of Ericsson worldwide.

We will also be joined live by a parallel event at Federation University in Ballarat which will be using this opportunity to celebrate possibly its most distinguished son.

TelSoc’s roots go back 143 years, but it will be using this opportunity to announce a new branding and a new direction to improve its relevance in the Telecommunications Industry in the 21st century.

Henry Sutton Henry Sutton has an astounding list of accomplishments in many areas: electricity, lighting, telecommunications, motoring, flight, radio, printing, photography --- a genius in any terms and a good complement to Charles Todd as a legend of early Australian telecommunications.

This is a TelSoc special breakfast event and will replace June's monthly lunchtime lecture. Professional networking over a stand-up hot/cold buffet breakfast will be served from 7.15am.  Formalities will commence promptly at 7:50am and finish by 9am. Further professional networking over tea/coffee will then be available until 9:45am.

This event will also be live-streamed to parallel events hosted in Sydney and Adelaide.


Håkan Eriksson


Thu, 22 Jun 2017 - 07:15am to 09:45am AEST


Non-members: $60.00; Financial members: $40.00 (discount applied when logged in).
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Telstra Conference Centre
Level 1
242 Exhibition St
Melbourne VIC 3000