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So you want to own and run your own IT Business | Peter Metcalf
Author: Grant Paisley Date Posted: 10/2/2013 5:20:28 PM
The story of Talman Pty Ltd - Wool Industry Software Solutions

Software Developers and Service Suppliers for 37 years

This month I thought we could look at the technical side of running a Business...

Peter will talk about;

· Who are Talman

· Company history

· Technology (Microsoft), methodologies

· Marketing

· Products

· Service - Customers

· Staffing, recruitment

· Industry positioning

· Strategic decisions Talman made that made them successful

· What did they do right

· What setbacks did they have

· What are the big lessons learnt

· Would he do it all again?

· What did he learn

· Personal Management

· Who were his mentors

· Partnerships

· Advice to new players in IT

· Company Structure – R&D

· How did he manage stepping out of a company after 35 years

· What does he do now

· Talman today

1. Business

2. Owners

3. Staff

4. Products

5. Services

Peter Metcalf

Peter Metcalf was one of the founders of Talman in 1976
· Peter’s background/history

Sydney born, Banking/Accounting/Taxation Investigator background, travelled for 5 years and worked in travel (Bus Tour Guide) and computing in Europe and the UK

Returned to Australia 1976
1976 Worked in a Wool Co. Lohmann & Co
Started Talman developing software for the wool industry
Formed Talman
Sold Talman in 2009
Retired late 2011

Venue: Mechanics' School of Arts, Level 1, 280 Pitt St, Sydney | Duration 5:30PM Networking (Pizza & Drinks provided) 6:00PM Session | On: Tuesday, October 8, 2013