Speakers Profile - Peter Blasina

aka The Gadget Guy

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Peter Blasina is regularly acknowledged for having made a valuable contribution to the high standard of IT journalism both locally and overseas.

A well-known face and voice nationally Blasina is found contributing to mainstream newspaper dailies, key technology magazines, on broadcasting vehicles such as public broadcaster ABC Radio and TV station Channel Seven. He also owns and publishes two news stand magazines that are distributed in Australia and New Zealand. One of his publications was recently voted one of the top five in its field in the world.

Peter writes and speaks extensively on the rapidly changing landscape of technological innovation and its impact on business and consumers as well as regularly reviewing and analysing a broad range of communications, computer, video and multimedia products.

Peter appears regularly as the on-air technology reporter for Channel Seven's Sunrise breakfast program and is heard weekly presenting both business and technology issues on NightLife with host Tony Delroy on ABC Radio, which is broadcast nationally through 87 ABC affiliate stations.

In February 2003 Peter launched Forward Business and Technology Newsletter aimed at providing a wealth of information with an economy of words for the small to medium business operator. Along with this ForwardTV was also released. A cross between Business Sunday and Wayne's World, this is the first ever TV show distributed as an Interactive CD-ROM.

ForwardTV was run in major capital cities around Australia through March in collaboration with the Business Options Roadshow sponsored by Microsoft, Sensis and Quicken.

Peter is also regularly booked to present keynote presentations to a variety of corporate and industry meetings both locally and overseas. In the past 12 months presentations have been made to: Deutsche Bank, the Commonwealth Bank, Macquarie Bank, Colonial Bank, the Australian Hotels Association, Nortel Networks, Kodak Australia, Lucent Technologies, Apple Computer Australia, Telstra, Sony Australia, Hanimex, Retravision, Tandy Electronics, RetireInvest Corporation, Business Publications Australia (BPA), Photo Marketing Association (PMA), CPA Australia and the Mortgage Industry Association of Australia. Peter travels widely, attending Industry Conventions and Technology Exhibitions in Asia, North America and Europe. His time abroad is spent researching and reviewing the latest market dynamics, developments and trends in the convergence of IT, communications and broadcast media.

Often called upon as an industry spokesperson because of his in-depth knowledge and incisive understanding of the technology industry, Peter is recognised as one of Australia's foremost commentators on technology developments and the convergence of IT and consumer electronics.