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ACS Tech and Employability Skills Half Day Conference: Skills the employers of the future are looking for

Join this half day conference held virtually to unlock your potential to break into and thrive in the Australian tech industry.

Registration End Date:

Thu, 29 Apr, 10:00 AM

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  • Event Start:
    Fri, 30 Apr, 01:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Fri, 30 Apr, 04:00 PM
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  • Non-Member: $40.00

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<p>Our Tech and Employability half-day conference includes three sessions hosted by accomplished industry professionals who share their expertise in what it takes to stand out as an emerging tech professional.<br><br>As the next generation of leaders in our industry, this event improves your interpersonal skills to network, undertake mentoring, and get that dream job you&#39;ve been looking for.<br><br>For this session, learn about the most required ICT skills on the market based on the latest Digital Pulse Report. Hear from our senior experts and benefit from their expertise and actionable advice to start a career in the ICT industry.<br><br><br><img alt="V2" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1618361039000"></img></p> <p><b>ALL 3 SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED TO RECEIVE 4 CPD HOURS.</b></p> <p><u><b>Session 1: Work hacks for your career!</b></u><br>You’ve heard the saying “work smarter not harder” but does anyone actually tell you how to do this? In this session, Tamer will share:<br>- Technology hacks to improve your personal productivity<br>- Behavioral hacks to focus on the things that matter<br>- Career hacks to build your career and create opportunities for yourself<br><i><b>Speaker: </b></i>Tamer Galil, Lead Business Analyst - SAP Retail @Woolworths Group<br><br><u><b>Session 2: Does Blockchain have the ability to change the world of economy and will the majority of industries utilize it to create an efficient and thriving society?</b></u><br>Learn just how Blockchain is influencing and impacting the world we live in today and does it have the ability to continue benefiting our society or not?<br><i><b>Speaker:</b></i> Samuel Brooks<br><br><b><u>Session 3: Reading between the lines: understanding the hidden language of job descriptions.</u></b><br>Roncey will unpack job descriptions, what they really mean, and how to use this information in recruiter screenings and interviews to have the best chance of getting the job. This will include deciphering what companies are really looking for based on Job Descriptions and how to leverage this to get your foot in the door. <br><b><i>Speaker:</i></b> Roncey Horton, Senior Relationship Manager @2dSearch<br><br><b><u>CPD POINTS:</u></b><br><br>In attending this event you will receive 4 CPD hours if all 3 sessions are attended. You are still required to complete all event reports during the Professional Environments online course to document your participation and key learning outcomes for these professional development events.<br><br>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team. Please ensure you don&#39;t minimize your window when attending a virtual event.</p> <p><br>If a cloaking software program is used when connecting to an online event, your attendance cannot be recorded and CPD hours cannot be allocated. This does not include the use of a VPN.<br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u><br><br><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing. Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i></p>

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Tamer Galil

Tamer Galil

Lead Business Analyst - SAP Retail @Woolworths Group

Tamer's a Lead Business Analyst at Woolworths Group who’s passionate about leveraging best practices to achieve business goals. 

Tamer loves executing big ideas and fixing problems that others run away from. He's obsessed with the happiness of those who follow him, empowering others to achieve things they think they can't and delivering operational excellence.

He's a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP), holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Information Systems from Victoria University.

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Roncey Horton

Roncey Horton

Senior Relationship Manager @2dSearch

Roncey has been connecting people across the IT Industry for the past 7 years, working with a wide range of clients including ASX200, Startups, Government and International organisations.  
As a recruiter, she has a deep understanding of how people are the most important part of any technology strategy, and in order to find the best people, a bold plan must exist to attract and retain them.
She partners with leaders to help them define and execute this plan, which requires her to have broad knowledge of current technologies, emerging trends, and deep industry knowledge.  

Roncey's curious nature helps her to uncover peoples strengths, which she applies to guide people on their journey to a new role and new organisation, whether that is a technical role or a senior executive.
She encourages people to find their voice, increase connections and to talk more and text less.  Her interests include increasing diversity within the IT sector, including women in IT and leadership and partnering with Indigenous IT organisations. 

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Samuel Brooks

Samuel Brooks

Samuel G Brooks is a Blockchain thought leader and expert in combining product, technology, microeconomics, and strategy to develop decentralised software products. He has designed numerous solutions for startups, enterprises, governments, and "OpenTech" since 2014.

Samuel is a regular speaker at technology conferences, meetups, and podcasts, and holds several advisory positions on technical industry boards and committees. He is also a heavy contributor to Blockchain and Fintech-related public inquiry and writes about the nature and benefits of distributed ledger technology.

Samuel holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from UNSW, and has stayed close to both the code and the latest research ever since encountering Bitcoin in 2011.

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