Australia and New Zealand MAGNET Conference


Aptella is proud to present the MAGNET Conference on the 17th of August 2018 at the Heritage Ballroom, The Westin Hotel, 1 Martin Place, Sydney, Australia.

This conference will provide attendees with a full breakdown and demonstration of the latest updates to the MAGNET software. Attendees will also get the opportunity to learn how they can use MAGNET Office to improve efficiency and productivity.

Members of the Topcon MAGNET research and development team will be on site to discuss and present upcoming developments and address any challenges end-users may be experiencing, to help with achieving the overall outcomes of improving efficiency within the software.

Throughout the conference, Aptella national MAGNET support team will give MAGNET software users the opportunity to participate in three punchy classroom sessions and multiple workshops targeted towards specific features of the software. Attendees will also have access to MAGNET Office support desks and Tips and Tricks segments.

Tickets to the MAGNET Conference are:

  • A$300 + GST each
  • Early bird rate of A$200 + GST each if registered by 13 July 2018
  • Gain 5 NZIS CPD Points for attending

To book accommodation for the duration of the conference at The Westin Hotel, call 00 61 2 8223 1111.  To register for the upcoming National MAGNET Conference, please click here.

Speakers at the National MAGNET Conference:

Barkley Hensley, Senior Product Manager for MAGNET Office Products, Topcon Positioning Group
Barkley Hensley has been involved in the surveying industry for 30 plus years and has been employed by Topcon since 2007. Prior to Topcon, Hensley was the director of technical support for a software company in the land surveying industry and has been a licensed land surveyor since 1990.

Graeme Hetet, Technical Support Manager, Aptella (NZ)
Graeme Hetet supports Aptella New Zealander clients and Australia’s Aptella Support Team in the everyday use of MAGNET Office. Hetet is based in New Zealand and has a Civil background with 22 years’ experience with CAD software – previously CivilCAD and, more recently, MAGNET Office.

Jason Hallett has been employed by Topcon since 2007 and has been involved in the precise positioning industry for 30 years. Hallett’s main responsibilities include leading the MAGNET Systems business of the Topcon Positioning Group, focused on software solutions and services for the surveying and construction markets. Hallett was most recently the VP of Global Product Management at Topcon, is a licensed California Professional Land Surveyor (since 1999), has been awarded three patents with two more pending, holds a Certificate of Business Excellence from the Haas School of Business at U.C. Berkeley, holds a B.S. degree in Management, and holds an A.A. degree in Business.

Garry MacPhail, Executive Director, Head of Geospatial Business, Aptella
Garry MacPhail is a qualified engineering surveyor and began his career with Hinco Engineering in 1984. Hinco were distribution agents for Topcon equipment in Western Australia. In 1989, Topcon established a direct sales office and Garry was appointed the State Manager for Western Australia. In 2000, he founded Stadia Instruments with Bernard Cecchele taking over the distribution of Topcon in WA. MacPhail was Company Director for eight years until Stadia Instruments combined with ABC laser, Laser Quip, Laser Beams and Ross Instruments to form Aptella. Since the formation of Aptella, MacPhail has held the role of State Manager for Western Australia and is also a member of the Aptella Board. MacPhail has recently been appointed the head of Geospatial Business within Aptella.

Scott Wielt, Senior Manager of the MAGNET Product Management Team, Topcon Positioning Systems
As Senior Manager of the MAGNET Product Management Team, Scott Wielt is responsible for defining and managing the innovation for the MAGNET system of solutions. Wielt has worked for Topcon Positioning Systems since 2013. He is responsible for the management of the Topcon Technical Partner Program which provides access to Topcon technology for software and hardware development partners. Wielt has been in the Geomatics Industry for more than 30 years and holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The Ohio State University, specializing in Geomatics.

David Banks, Senior Application Specialist, Aptella
David Banks is a qualified survey technician who has been with Aptella for seven years, although he started his career working in the field on T1 road projects around Sydney. Using his industry experience, Banks has had an interchangeable path with Aptella, as he has been an integral member of the Campus and Support teams providing, training nationwide for all solutions with a focus around the MAGNET Suite. Banks has spent many years as the National MAGNET Office Support Manager building relationships with customers and Product Managers to aid their success. Banks is now servicing NSW as a Senior Application Specialist in the Aptella Geospatial business.

Greg Goodman, Professional Surveyor and Managing Director, LandTeam Australia
Greg Goodman is a Registered Surveyor who graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1976. Goodman has been the President and Secretary of the Institution of Surveyors New South Wales and was an interim Board Member of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia demonstrating both his standing in the profession and his commitment to the Surveying Profession in New South Wales and Australia.  Goodman continues his professional involvement as Chairman of the Southern Group of the Institution of Surveyors NSW and through various public speaking and mentoring engagements. Goodman is a passionate envoy for the LandTeam business and its values, ethics and professionalism. Goodman believes in and supports the LandTeam human resource as an accomplished, innovative, loyal and vital team. He pursues and promotes excellence in customer service, client expectation, product control and product delivery whilst promoting work health safety, quality management, environmental safeguards and technology/innovation within the business. Greg’s current focus is the implementation of LandTeam 2018 – a strategic plan for growth. LandTeam is a multi-disciplined consulting firm of Surveyors, Engineers, Town Planners, Project Managers and Water/Sewer Servicing Co-ordinators employing 50 staff throughout Southern NSW.

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