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ACS Victoria Innovation Panel Lunch

Join us to hear unique insights from an expert panel of industry professionals who themselves are being confronted with changes, and who are aware of how quickly they need to lead with innovation to drive their strategy and continue to achieve organisational outcomes.

Registration End Date: Thu, 20 Jun, 05:00 PM

  • where

  • Crown Palladium Room C
    8 Whiteman Street
    Southbank VIC 3006
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 25 Jun, 11:30 AM
    Event Finish: Tue, 25 Jun, 02:00 PM
  • event price

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<p>The wider economy is currently undergoing significant and rapid technological change, and disruption is presenting both a challenge and an opportunity to organisations within the Australian ICT sector.<br><br>In light of this, ACS Victoria are hosting an Innovation Panel Lunch, that will boast an expert panel of industry professionals who themselves are being confronted with these changes, and who are aware of how quickly they need to lead with innovation to drive their strategy and continue to achieve organisational outcomes.<br><br>Panel members will also introduce the mechanisms or products their businesses have recently launched to combat the challenges, and/or take advantage of the opportunities.<br><br>Panellists include:</p> <ul><li>Lyndon Maydwell, Head of Engineering at Silverpond</li><li>Ben Carter, General Manager of Residential Independence at TAC</li><li>Tony Wu, Co-Founder &amp; CEO at Weploy</li><li>Damien Scalzo, CIO at Mercedes-Benz Financial Services</li><li>Matt Kuperholz, Chief Data Scientist at PwC</li></ul> <p><b>Standard Registration </b></p> <ul><li>ACS Members  -   $110.00 (inc. GST)</li><li>Non-Members  -   $135.00 (inc. GST)</li></ul> <p><b>Corporate tables of 8</b></p> <ul><li>ACS Members  -  $750.00 (inc. GST)</li><li>Non-Members -   $960.00 (inc. GST)</li></ul> <p><b>For corporate table bookings and sponsorship, please contact T&#39;arne Whelan at <a href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected]</a>.</b></p>


 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  Registration & Networking Drinks                          
 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM  Event Start / Innovation Panel                          
 02:00 PM - 02:00 PM  Event Concludes                          

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Matt Kuperholz

Matt Kuperholz

Matt is a Partner and PwC Australia’s Chief Data Scientist.  Matt is passionate about the importance of making important decisions based on evidence and focuses on innovative application of analytical methods to discover this evidence.  Matt focuses on integrating data and analytics inside the firms offerings and is proud to have been recently awarded one of the top 100 knowledge workers of Australia by the office of the prime minister and the office of the chief scientist as well as the honour of being judged Australia’s top analytics leader for 2018 by the premier industry body.

Formally trained in actuarial and computer sciences, Matt has been a data scientist working at the intersection of maths, computers and business consulting for over 25 years.  He has helped his clients, large and small, local and global, in almost every industry increase the value of their data assets to bring actionable insights to a wide variety of business challenges ranging from customer, to employee, to supply chain, to financial  and to many different forms of risk.  Matt has a deep understanding of emerging “exponential” technologies including A.I., blockchain, IoT and robotics and is expert in the supply chain data and analytics solutions focused on increasing trust.

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Tony Wu

Tony Wu

Success means more than just a pay cheque for Tony Wu. To impact, inspire and spark positive change is what pushes him to make a difference. 

Tony’s career and experience is vast yet complimentary. He has worked in complex business development and relationship management roles as a lead consultant with one of the world’s top four recruitment firms, helped kick start Telstra’s B2B centre in their Icon store and set up a customer care centre for a major mining company.  

Being selected in 2013 for StartUpSmart’s Future Makers list of young entrepreneurs under 25, Tony’s true passion has always been building businesses. Throughout Tony’s career he has built with both success and failure multiple businesses ranging from services, retail and e-commerce with his most recent and current journey, founding Weploy, a tech company often described by journalists as “the uber for temp jobs”, solving hiring problems for some of Australia’s leading organisations. Weploy has already been recognised in Deloitte’s fast 50, and won many awards and competitions such as the ATC leading HR innovation award, Launch festival category and overall best, Xero’s emerging app partner of the year and most recently, winning the grand prize on the RiverPitch TV show.

Outside of Weploy Tony is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu coach and loves his ice cream.

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Lyndon Maydwell

Lyndon Maydwell

Lyndon is currently head of engineering at Silverpond. Having joined the company 6 years ago, over this time he has been instrumental in transforming the agency from a handful of software and technology experts to the leading AI delivery specialists in Melbourne. A large part of this has been due to his commitment to a full-stack competency within Silverpond - providing not only the ability to crack the core of difficult problems requiring the application of cutting edge research, but also the buildout of instrumentation, integration, interfaces, deployment, and support required to take ideas to market.

He has a strong interest in the analysis of building software quickly and correctly and as such has been a central figure in the functional-programming community - helping organise Melbourne's first non-academic conference in this field. This focus is tempered with the necessary pragmatism to work with clients on aggressive timelines to deliver in make-or-break scenarios. His diverse experience across search, ontologies, ISP tech, graph problems, distributed systems, web, and AI make it likely that he will have a useful contributing perspective on any software technology problem. Lyndon is also an amateur cellist and finds inspiration from musicality in the art of the expressive construction of beautiful programs.

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Ben Carter

Ben Carter

Ben is the General Manager, Corporate Services and Residential Independence Pty Ltd (RIPL) at the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Victoria, with an educational background in engineering, project and program management and corporate governance.

In his role at the TAC, Ben has responsibility for the management of RIPL, which is tasked with delivering highly accessible and electronic assistive technology enabled housing to support seriously injured TAC clients to live full and independent lives.

As part of the RIPL initiative, the TAC is researching and trailing emerging electronic assistive technologies that may support clients with cognitive impairment to live more independently.

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Damien Scalzo

Damien Scalzo

Damien is the CIO of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services Australia/New Zealand.

For over 15 years, Damien has combined his business and technology experience as a CIO, Management Consultant, Systems Integrator and Chartered Accountant to help organisations use technology to add value to their core and new business processes across industries including Financial Services, Manufacturing, Utilities and Public.   

Damien is passionate about technology and spends time mentoring startups to grow and scale.

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