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ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter presents: Digital Transformation – Opportunities and Challenges for the Downs and South West Region

Join the ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter for an inaugural panel event, featuring leading government, education and tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in Downs and South West regions and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment. Hear and understand the impact digital transformation is making on the local economy particularly with respect to sectors such as agriculture, finance and supply chain. Complimentary canapes and drinks will be served to support a great night of networking for the local ICT profession.

Registration End Date: Wed, 19 May, 02:00 PM

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  • where

  • The Empire Theatre (The Church Event Space)
    54 – 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 20 May, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu, 20 May, 08:00 PM
  • event price

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<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Join the ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter for an inaugural panel event, featuring leading government, education and tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in the Downs and South West regions and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment. Hear and understand the impact digital transformation is making on the local economy particularly with respect to sectors such as agriculture, finance and supply chain. Complimentary canapes and drinks will be served to support a great night of networking for the local ICT profession.</span></span></span><br>  <div style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b>Proudly sponsored by Defence Force Recruiting </b></span></span></span></div>

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 SCHEDULE  ACTIVITY
 05:00 PM - 05:30 PM  REGISTRATION                          
 05:30 PM - 05:35 PM  MC Welcome, Chapter Introduction and Housekeeping                          
 05:35 PM - 05:45 PM  Opening Address                          
 05:45 PM - 06:00 PM  Keynote Address                          
 06:00 PM - 06:20 PM  Panel Introductions                          
 06:20 PM - 06:55 PM  Panel Q&A                          
 06:55 PM - 07:00 PM  Sponsor Address                          
 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM  NETWORKING & EVENT CLOSE                          

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Emerging technology monitoring (EMRG) -> Level 4

MC

Beau Tydd

Beau Tydd

Beau Tydd has been a member of the QLD BEC for five years, and is currently the Chair of the QLD BEC, QLD National Congress Representative, member of the Business Assurance Committee, member of the Membership Advisory Board and on the Industry Reference Group (IRG) for the Gateway to Industry Schools program (GISP). He has previously held roles Vice-Chair of the Gold Coast Chapter and also a member of the ACS National Digital Enablement Committee. He has contributed significantly in the last 2 years to advocate and further the engagement of the ACS across multiple industry partners including significant events such as QUT MIT Industry partnership capstone project and professional development days. 

Beau is Adjunct Industry Fellow at Griffith University (Business Strategy and Innovation) also a member of the Healthcare Innovations Advisory Board for Bond University and a Member of the ICT Course reference committee for CQ University.  

In his spare time, he recently took up the role of Chair of Philanthropy Advisory Board for Oxfam Australia. 
 

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Speaker

Fiona Gaske

Fiona Gaske

An elected Councillor from 2012 - 2020, Fiona is an active voice for regional economic development, public health and arts and culture and is the current Chair of Regional Development Australia DDSW. She is a recognised leader in rural and remote community issues, with appointments on a number of Boards, and an advocate for strategic innovation, diversification and sustainable futures for rural communities.

Fiona is passionate about a synergy between arts, culture, health & well-being, and regional economic development; Bringing her vision and leadership to communities, she actively seeks and supports opportunities for community-led, place-based initiatives, with holistic goals to combine emotional and social well-being in communities through economically viable and sustainable ventures in business and the arts and culture space.

A finalist in the Queensland Rural and Remote Women’s Network Leadership Awards in 2014, and recently graduated from the Australian Rural Leadership Program, she is well-regarded for investing her time, energy and skill into regional economic opportunities, health, business, and arts, and for proactive management of regional challenges.

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Keynote Speaker

David Inderias

David Inderias

David Inderias has an educational background in Medicine, before turning to entrepreneurship.  He has always had an interest in the intersection of digital and physical -- which is reflected in his work digitising real assets in real-world supply chains.  With two previous successful exits in manufacturing, he has now placed his focus on how data can be effectively used to improve capital/payment flows and structured debt to the food & beverage and agribusiness sectors. Stating, “we work in close collaboration with Mastercard, banks, and non-bank lenders to make operational data consumable by the financial sector in building the future of payments and lending”.  

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Panellist

Josh Pienaar

Josh Pienaar

Josh leads the Student portfolio of the Academic Division at the University of Southern Queensland. He is responsible for shaping and delivering the University's priorities related to the student experience and provides the strategic leadership to drive innovation in student success, retention, and graduate and career outcomes, by strengthening student engagement at the University.  Josh has worked in more than 20 countries in various industries, including information technology and software development, Enterprise Resource Planning, higher education, financial management, construction, oil and gas exploration, procurement, and logistics.  He has significant external engagement experience as a Specialist for the Hong Kong Council in Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications (HKAAVQ), an External Reviewer for the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA), and an Expert of the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).  

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Panellist

Wayne Trevor Marchant

Wayne Trevor Marchant

Mr Wayne Marchant was appointed Chief Information Officer in December 2016 after initially joining the Bank as Interim CIO, consulting to Heritage through 451 Consulting. Mr Marchant has more than 28 years in IT management across large and medium businesses in a diverse range of industry sectors. Before joining Heritage, Mr Marchant was responsible for leading significant transformational change as the Regional CIO for Billabong and at Department of Main Roads through 451 Consulting. He has also held Senior IT roles at Flight Centre and Woolworths. 
 

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Panellist

Shane Hinchliffe

Shane Hinchliffe

Shane Hinchliffe is currently the Manager of Information, Communication and Technology at the Toowoomba Regional Council. With over 30 years’ experience across both state and local government as well as the private sector, Shane is an Information and Knowledge Management specialist, having held extensive strategic and operational leadership roles built upon a solid foundation of technical ICT capability.Servicing a population of nearly 170,000 residents and an area of nearly 13,000 square kilometres, Toowoomba Regional Council provides Local Government services in support of the community from north of Yarraman to south-west of Millmerran. Toowoomba Regional Council ICT supports over 1,400 users across 102 sites and provides technical, information and knowledge management capability to quite a geographically dispersed organization. 

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Panellist

John Henderson

John Henderson

John Henderson boasts over 20 years of experience in the ICT realm, with a strong background in management and working with customers to facilitate organisational change. With a passion for innovation, future growth, and technological advances, John is currently the General Manager of Australia’s newest Tier III Uptime Institute certified data centre – Pulse DC.   

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Panellist

Christine Stephenson

Christine Stephenson

Christine is a Consultant with specialist skills and domain expertise in enterprise and business architecture, experience design, strategy development and IT management. She has successfully established and managed a broad spectrum of business units and projects for global organisations, and government departments across multiple industry verticals including higher education.  She works with not-for-profits and for profit organisations to deliver new business models that realise their desired business transformation outcomes. Christine is passionate about Human Centred Design Experiences and has built her practice based on Service Design thinking.  

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Panellist

Ryan Cooling

Ryan Cooling

Ryan is a skilled IT professional with over 15 years’ experience, primarily in consulting and managed services. He started his career in the Army and branched out into the private IT sector working with various local, interstate and multinational companies as well as government agencies. Joining Wagner Corporation in 2019 as their IT Manager, Ryan has been instrumental in delivering secure, reliable, high performance IT infrastructure and operations across Wellcamp Airport, Wellcamp Business Park, Wagners Pinkenba Wharf and their carrier business Wellcamp Telecommunications. He has been a key part to the company’s continued IT strategy and development. 

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Panellist

Bruce McConnel

Bruce McConnel

Bruce McConnel is the General Manager of Food Leaders Australia, bringing with him a wealth of experience in agribusiness management. Bruce holds a Bachelor of Agribusiness and Diploma of Export Management and has spent the last 17 years in a range of roles across the Australian finance industry. Before joining FLA, Bruce was Regional Manager (South West Queensland, Regional and Agribusiness Banking) for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and a driver of business growth across the Toowoomba and Surat Basin region. In his current role, Bruce uses his expertise in beef, horticulture, grains and cotton industries and their respective supply chains to assist businesses Innovate, Export, Network and Learn.Bruce has toured global innovation networks to learn of ecosystem successes, and understand how these models could assist the Toowoomba and Surat Basin become a leading home for AgriFood Tech innovation and entrepreneurship.Food Leaders Australia (FLA) is a sister entity of TSBE, and exists to support the growth of food and agricultural businesses to allow them to capitalise on new market opportunities, innovation and export.

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54 – 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba,Toowoomba,QLD,Australia

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