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ACS Qld and JJP Talent Solutions presents: Building a high-performance tech team

Join Nicola Steel, Founder at ACS Queensland Preferred Recruiting Partner JJP Talent Solutions, along with panelists from industry for a discussion on the theory and practice of building a high-performance tech team, covering aspects of team structure and recruiting complementary team members, building a positive team culture that fosters innovation, and practical retention strategies you can employ in a very competitive environment for tech talent.

Event Start: Thu 18 Feb 05:00 PM AEST
Event Finish: Thu 18 Feb 08:00 PM AEST


Registration End Date: Wed 17 Feb 08:00 PM

<div><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Designed for ICT Leads and People &amp; Culture team representatives, join Nicola Steel, Founder at ACS Queensland Preferred Recruiting Partner JJP Talent Solutions, along with a range of industry leaders and professionals for a discussion on the theory and practice of building a high-performance tech team. The panel will cover aspects of team structure and recruiting complementary team members, building a positive team culture that fosters innovation, and practical retention strategies you can employ in a very competitive environment for tech talent.<br><br>Please note: 5:00pm registration for 5:30pm start. Light refreshments will be provided.</span></div> <div style="text-align: center;"><br><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif; font-size: 11pt;">Proudly supported by<br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1607562653000"></img></span><br><br><br> </div>        <br>  <br><br><br><br><br><br> 

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Nicola Steel

Nicola Steel

Since 1999, I have connected over 1000 IT professionals with leading startups, SMEs and corporates in both Australia and the UK. Over 99% of candidates I place pass their probation period and become highly valued team members thus avoiding the pain and cost of a bad hire.My passion is connecting tech start-ups with software experts. A major barrier to growth for start-ups is finding the right balance of exceptional technical skills with the right cultural fit. Over the last 20+ years, I have gained a thorough understanding of what kind of person thrives in the fast-paced and rapidly changing world of start-ups. Based on my expertise with start-ups, I have been selected as the Preferred Recruitment Partner for ACS QLD and River City Labs. I am also a volunteer mentor at River City Labs to advise and help start-ups grow and succeed.

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Faith Rees

Faith Rees

Faith Rees is the Founder and CEO of SixPivot and Cloud Ctrl. SixPivot is a cloud first innovator which helps startups, SMEs, corporates and governments by building software that creates real change. Cloud Ctrl is a multi-cloud service management platform, providing customers with insights and financial control of their cloud subscriptions. Faith is also mentor and adviser for various organisations and panels. She is a judge and has won numerous awards and accolades herself including the 2016 ARN Women in ICT Entrepreneur of the Year and also Start-up of the Year Award.  

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Arthur Poropat

Arthur Poropat

I focus on building relationships that bring out the best in people, guiding their learning and performance. With a career combining practical experience in management development and organisational change, with world-leading expertise in personality, evaluation, and performance management, I have worked locally & internationally with public, private and community sector organisations, including:Educational Testing ServiceQueensland HealthCSRRoadTekNational Tertiary Education UnionQueensland Public Sector Commission

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Lynne Cawley

Lynne Cawley

Lynne Cawley is a successful, solution-focused HR and Operations professional and the Group Executive, People & Operations at Canstar.

Established 25 years ago, Canstar is Australia’s biggest financial comparison website whose purpose is to simplify the world of finance and help consumers confidently find the right product for them. In 2010, we expanded our services and launched Canstar Blue to provide customer satisfaction research and ratings for consumer products and services including energy, telco, NBN, appliances and much more.

Lynne is responsible for fostering across both brands the company’s culture, encouraging employee engagement and developing and leading the implementation of Canstar’s operational strategy to drive business goals through quality research and technological advancements.

With a degree in psychology at QUT and having specialised in organisational psychology, Lynne established the human resources function at Canstar. Lynne has expanded this role in recent years to now head up the entire operations function, leading the People & Culture, Research, Product Data, Data Platform Services and Site Reliability teams.

Lynne’s leadership role sees her managing the back-end technology platforms that power many of Canstar’s data initiatives, including the company’s Star Ratings research, product database and data feeds to the website. Her teams are also responsible for building resilience into the Canstar technology infrastructure and applications. This includes managing the company’s website stability, tech partnerships and cloud services. 

Having spent most her career working in the financial services industry, Lynne is the first to highlight the career opportunities and the job satisfaction that comes from working in a digital company like Canstar where your purpose is to empower consumers to make better purchase decisions.  

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Jane Humphreys

Jane Humphreys

Jane is an Industrial/Organisational Psychologist, with extensive People and Culture and Organisational Development experience across diverse industries and sectors spanning Private Practice, FMCG, Consulting, Manufacturing, Higher Education and Aviation.

Jane has a strong track record of transforming operating environments within organisations that are dynamic, fast-paced and highly innovative. She has successfully maximised human capital potential through logical and realistic approaches and she gains credibility quickly given her strong influencing, communication and leadership skills.

Jane’s experience leading cross-functional projects, developing enterprise-wide capability and implementing sustainable business outcomes adds value to TechnologyOne’s leadership team.

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Russell Adcock

Russell Adcock

I am a software engineering leader who enjoys building highly talented cross-functional teams that are passionate about what they do. My experience ranges from Government Agencies, large corporates, to startups in my current role at Skedulo.

I thrive in environments where I feel empowered and the work that I do contributes to the success of the company. As a leader, I strive to create that environment for my team. I believe that hiring and empowering outstanding talent is paramount to success. I prioritise doing things "right" while recognising the importance of predictability and commitments in an engineering team to grow a business.

I'm a full-stack engineer. My hands-on experience includes architecting and building distributed service-oriented systems, rich web applications, and native mobile applications. I remain close to the technology design, prioritisation, and process. While I sometimes review code and often help troubleshoot, I rarely write code (at work) these days.

Finally, I enjoy learning about, contributing, and mentoring to other parts of the business, including product management, design and customer support.

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Cnr of Albert and Charlotte Street, Level 5,Brisbane,QLD,Australia

  • where

  • The Sebel
    Cnr of Albert and Charlotte Street, Level 5
    Brisbane QLD
  • when

  • Event Start:
    Thu 18 Feb 05:00 PM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Thu 18 Feb 08:00 PM AEST
  • event price

  • Member: $0.00
  • Member-Concessional: $0.00
  • Non-Member: $0.00

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