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ACS Queensland State Tech Summit - Emerging ICT Professionals

The ACS Queensland State Tech Summit has been developed to explore tech profession challenges and opportunities post-COVID, in addition to highly-relevant technical, leadership, business and soft-skill content.

Registration End Date: Wed, 23 Mar, 05:00 PM

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  • where

  • River City Labs, The Precinct, TC Beirne Building
    315 Brunswick Street
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • when

  • Event Start: Fri, 25 Mar, 08:30 AM
    Event Finish: Fri, 25 Mar, 05:30 PM
  • event price

  • Non-Member: $150.00
  • Member-Concessional: $75.00
  • Member: $75.00

  • * Your price may vary on registration depending on your membership type.

<p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">The ACS Queensland State Tech Summit has been developed to explore tech profession challenges and opportunities post-COVID, in addition to highly-relevant technical, leadership, business and soft-skill content. Designed with dedicated concurrent streams for ICT professionals/leaders; and emerging professionals/students, the program features an outstanding cast of industry speakers.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b><i>Proudly sponsored by Defence Force Recruiting, Emerging Professionals Stream Sponsors.</i></b></span></span><br><br>Morning tea and lunch provided.<br><br><b>ALL SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED TO RECEIVE 5 CPD HOURS.</b><br><br><b><u>9-9:45AM Opening plenary </u></b><br>Welcome remarks</p> <p>Presenters: <br><b>Ian Oppermann</b>, President, ACS<br><b>Rupert Grayston</b>, CEO, ACS<br><b>Peter Verwer AO</b>, Prime Minister&#39;s Special Envoy for Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce<br><b>Lea Diffey</b>, A/Deputy Director-General at Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport<br><br><b><u>9.50-11AM Tech career winners and challenges post COVID</u></b><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Have you been wondering what ICT roles have been in demand following COVID, where to best position yourself as an emerging professional, and what to upskill or reskill in? Join our panel of industry experts to discuss what tech roles have been in strong demand in the post COVID climate, and which industry sectors are opening their doors to ICT professionals.</span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Panelists:</span></span></span></span><br><b>Nicola Steel</b>, Founder, JJP Talent Solutions<br><b>Rachael Goodenough</b>, Talent Acquisition Manager, Octopus Deploy<br><b>Cassidy Kruger</b>, Data and Analytics Manager, CUA Health<br><br><b>MC - Dulitha Piyasena, </b>Business Intelligence Analyst, Bank of Queensland; ACS Queensland Emerging Professionals Ambassador</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b>11-11.20AM - Morning Tea and networking</b></p> <p><u><b>11:20AM-12PM Understanding the <i>Skills Framework for the Information Age</i> and how it can benefit your career</b></u><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">The <i>Skills Framework for the Information Age </i>(SFIA) is the internationally-recognized professional benchmark and standard for the ICT profession. Learn about what the SFIA is, why it is important for your career planning, and how you can use the online MySFIA tool available.</span></span></span></span><br><br>Speaker:<br><b>Melissa Louise</b>, SFIA Consultant, ACS<br><br><b>MC - Dulitha Piyasena, </b>Business Intelligence Analyst, Bank of Queensland; ACS Queensland Emerging Professionals Ambassador<br><br><u><b>12-1PM Career vignettes: Software developer, Data analyst and Tech entrepreneur focus</b></u><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">This session explores careers in demand. Hear from three tech professionals who will step through what a typical day in the life of a software developer, data analyst and tech entrepreneur looks like.</span></span></span></span><br><br>Panelists:<br><b>Ankita Sareen</b>, Product Owner, Tabcorp<br><b>Brayan Song</b>, Founder, EZOZ (Australia No.1 International Student Online Platform) <br><b>Josh Garvey</b>, Software Developer at [ui!] - the urban institute<br><br><b>MC - Dulitha Piyasena, </b>Business Intelligence Analyst, Bank of Queensland; ACS Queensland Emerging Professionals Ambassador</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><b>1-2PM Lunch</b></p> <p><b><u>2-3PM What IT jobs look like in 10 years - perspectives from: </u></b><br><br><i>Generation Z</i> (Born 1995-2012)<br><b>Lily Kennedy</b>, Young Entrepreneurs Hub Manager - BOP Industries, 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholar (Japan) &amp; PRIA Student of the Year<br><i>Generation Y</i> (Born 1977-1994)<br><b>Scott Hansen</b>, Co-Founder and Director, Corematic<br><i>Generation X</i> (Born 1966-1976)<br><b>Professor Trina Myers</b>, Associate Dean, Faculty of Science at QUT<br><b>Nicola Steel</b>, Founder, JJP Talent Solutions<br><i>Baby Boomers</i> (Born 1946-1965)<br><b>Sharon Singh</b>, Head of eLearning and Innovation, St John&#39;s Anglican College, ACS QLD BEC Member, ACS ICT EC Member <br><b>Bob Tisdall</b>, Director, Dialog Information Technology and Treasurer, ACS Queensland<br><br><b>MC - Matthew Jorgensen, </b>Project Manager, GISP for ICT<br><br><u><b>3.10-4PM  Smart Cities Roundtable</b></u><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #1f3864;">Inviting active participation from our Summit attendees, this interative round table discussion will canvass:</span></span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Smart place maturity and benchmarking </span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Standardisation and interoperability of smart technologies between jurisdictions,</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Data sharing, AI and Data Governance,</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">IoT for Smart Places</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Cyber security concerns</span></span></span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Access to key resources such as how to guides, maturity models, frameworks, case studies.</span></span></span></span></li></ul> <p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Following the discussion, a report will be prepared on high level discussion outcomes. This report will then provide the basis for the development of the next iteration of a Smart Australia feasibility study.</span></span></span></span><br><br>Panelists: <br><b>Matthew Schultz</b>, Director at Gravelroad Group; Member - ACS IOT Committee; Smart City &amp; IoT Expert<br><b>Ian Oppermann</b>, ACS President, NSW Government Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor at UTS<br><b>Harman Singh</b>, Digital&#39;s Smart Cities and Places Lead, GHD Digital<br><br><b>MC - Beau Tydd</b>, Chair, ACS Queensland Branch Executive Committee</p> <p><u><b>Closing remarks</b></u></p> <p>Presenter: <br><b>Beau Tydd, </b>Chair, ACS Queensland Branch Executive Committee<br><br><u><b>4-4.30PM Boston Dynamics Spot demonstration by Corematic Engineering </b></u><br><br>Corematic Engineering has been chosen as the Official Accredited Boston Dynamics Partner for Australia. Corematic Engineering and Boston Dynamics have decided to bring together their worldwide-known expertise in robotics and cutting-edge technology to provide Australian businesses with the latest, most mobile, and versatile robot that can operate in a wide variety of environments where no human can safely go. <br><br>Hi I’m Spot,<br>your new teammate who has landed fresh in Australia thanks to Corematic Engineering. <br>Getting eyes on potentially hazardous areas is not easy, especially when taking on undesirable and unsafe environments. Many organisations continue to rely on manual inspections and data collection despite it being error prone, expensive, slow, and impractical in remote or hazardous environments. I am here to help. <br>Considered as the best candidate for high-risk and more complex use cases, I can provide operational intelligence that results in efficiency gains and reduced maintenance costs for your business. <br>Link :<a href="https://corematic.com.au/spot-robot" target="_blank">https://corematic.com.au/spot-robot<br><br><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HSLIm&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1619743081000"></img></a><br><br><u><b>4.30PM Summit networking drinks</b></u><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="color: #002060;">Attendees are invite to join the ACS Queensland Branch Executive Committee for post-event networking drinks. One complimentary drink ticket will be provided as part of registration.</span></span></span></span><br><br><u><b>Major Event Sponsor </b></u><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HSS3u&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1624855303000"></img></p>

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  • William Buck
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  • Active Law Pty Ltd
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Speaker

Ian Oppermann

Ian Oppermann

President, Australian Computer Society

Dr Ian Oppermann is the ACS President, NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist and Industry Professor at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).  Ian has 25 years’ experience in the ICT sector.  These include senior leadership roles in Europe and Australia’s the Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO. Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy, a champion for the NSW Smart Places Strategy, and a regular speaker on big data.
 

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Rupert Grayston

Rupert Grayston

CEO, Australian Computer Society

Rupert Grayston is the ACS CEO.  Following an 11-year stint at Engineers Australia as the Executive General Manager of Professional Standards and Practice, Rupert held roles at the Office of Professional Standards Council and the Australian Property Institute.  Rupert holds a degree in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Engineering Management.
 

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Panellist

Nicola Steel

Nicola Steel

Founder, JJP Talent Solutions

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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Panellist

Cassidy Kruger

Cassidy Kruger

Data and Analytics Manager, CUA Health 

Cassidy Kruger is the Data and Analytics Manager for the private health insurer, CUA Health. As an accomplished data professional, Cassidy has more than 8 years’ experience specialising in data science, strategy, and advanced analytics. With a proven ability for developing modern data-driven solutions across numerous industries, Cassidy’s leadership and strategic advice is highly regarded amongst his peers. Finalising his Master of Data Science at the University of Queensland, Cassidy is a passionate mentor and a coach for other data professionals    
 

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MC

Dulitha Piyasena

Dulitha Piyasena

Business Intelligence Analyst, Bank of Queensland; ACS Queensland Emerging Professionals Ambassador 

Dulitha is a Data Analytics professional with experience in various roles such as Business Analyst, Data Analyst and a Data Solution Analyst, currently working at Credit Union Australia as a Data Solution Analyst providing data driven solutions to business related problems.He has always been passionate about data driven insights and using those insights to solve business problems and drive growth. He is also an energetic extrovert who highly believes in professional networking to gain knowledge and expand network. He currently represents the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as the Practice Lead of Queensland Emerging Professionals Community    

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Speaker

Melissa Louise

Melissa Louise

SFIA Consultant, ACS 

Melissa Louise – Organisational Development Consultant is a specialist in Learning and Organisational Development and capability development with 15 years’ experience across private and government organisations. Consulting with clients to deliver core learning frameworks and curriculums, conduct training needs analysis, design deliver and evaluate learning solutions, imbed competency frameworks and build technical competency.

Melissa’s consulting experience and knowledge in technical competencies, workplace training and assessment, industry best practice and employee engagement have been successfully implemented into small and large organisations to identify individual and organisational skills gaps, strategic development plans, talent and succession planning, training frameworks and employee engagement strategies. 
Melissa’s career spans across various industries across Australia and international markets including Singapore, Jakarta and Korea. Melissa holds a Bachelor in Adult Education and qualifications in Human Resources, Leadership and Psychology.
 

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Panellist

Ankita Sareen

Ankita Sareen

Product Owner, Tabcorp

Ankita is a management professional with 8+ years’ experience in leading teams to deliver on strategic goals, senior stakeholder management. Her top skills include senior stakeholder management, strong communication skills, analytical bend of mind, business analysis & process analytics. Ankita’s professional career spans founding and running boutique digital marketing, public relations & advertising agency. Her passion remains in solving real world customer problems through deploying best practices in analysis, innovation and technology. She has been working with Suncorp since 2017 and held various positions across marketplace, Insurance PMO & Digital Labs.
 

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Brayan Song

Brayan Song

Founder, EZOZ (Australia No.1 International Student Online Platform)

Brayan is a 23 years old Entrepreneur in Brisbane, Australia motivated to help make international students and foreigner's life easier in Australia. Bayan is a keynote speaker and technology enthusiast. He likes to travel, explore and takes on adventurous journeys that can challenge and improve himself. He calls himself a problem solver in his professional career.

Graduated in 2019 from QUT with a Distinction in Information Technology Degree (major in Information Systems). Former head of conversion specialist at Fintech Worldwide (London). Team leader of Malaysia national team and represented Malaysia for IoT device design competition held in Switzerland in the year of 2017.

Bayan founded EZOZ-Australia No.1 Online International Community Platform, to Assist International Transitions in Australia, while studying as a year two international student in QUT, partnered with more than 15 students associations and service providers around Queensland. EZOZ (Easy-Aussie) is an online open blogging platform for international students and travellers to share their experience while studying, travelling or working in Australia. EZOZ actively run workshops with partners to provide guidance and advice for international students. 

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Panellist

Josh Garvey

Josh Garvey

Software Developer at [ui!] - the urban institute 

Josh is a Software Developer working for UI Australia on the Sunshine Coast with a focus on product delivery, especially dashboard development.

His more recent development experience centers around programming in q for kdb & Javascript on a platform called KX (https://kx.com/). He studied Geoscience & IT during his bachelors then majored in data science during his masters. His main area of interest is data modelling using machine learning e.g. text classification using neural networks (the subject of one of his final projects).  
 

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Panellist

Lily Kennedy

Lily Kennedy

Young Entrepreneurs Hub Manager - BOP Industries, 2020 New Colombo Plan Scholar (Japan) & PRIA Student of the Year 

Working with young digital creators across the country and as a part of the start-up community herself, Lily brings insights from future leaders in the IT space and beyond. Her international study and work also provide additional lenses from which to view the changing nature of the workforce of the future. 
 

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Panellist

Scott Hansen

Scott Hansen

Director and Co-Founder, Corematic

Scott is the Director of Engineering at Corematic Engineering and co-founder along with Jonathan Legault. A world leader in certain aspects of engineering, he brings extensive experience in control systems and robotic welding systems predominantly relating to automation. With an exceptional array of technical skills, a vast understanding of industry solutions, and a heart committed to his community, Scott Hansen exemplifies what Corematic Engineering aspires to be for the Australian business landscape. Corematic has one of the most impressive trajectories of success in Queensland thanks to his entrepreneurial leadership and undeniable technical expertise. 

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Panellist

Trina Myers

Trina Myers

Professor, Information Systems & Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology

Trina is a Professor of Information Systems and the Associate Dean, Faculty Science (Science, Maths, Data Science and Information Technology), Queensland University of Technology. Previously, she was the Head of School of Information Technology at James Cook University across all campuses (Townsville, Cairns, Singapore and Brisbane). She led a team of dedicated educating staff for the Technology Degrees and programs. Trina is the current President of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT) that aims to promote and advance ICT education, research and scholarship on behalf of Australian universities.

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Panellist

Sharon K Singh

Sharon K Singh

Head of eLearning and Innovation, St John's Anglican College, ACS Queensland Branch Executive Committee Member, ACS ICT Educators Committee Member 

Sharon Singh is the Head of e-Learning & Innovation at St John’s Anglican College, Australia. She is an international educator, proactively providing thought leadership and commentary on technology education and computer science for educators globally. She is the Australian Country Member Representative to the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee 3 Education and the Secretary to IFIP TC3 Executive Committee; a board member of ACS BEC and QSITE; and a CSIRO STEM professional. Sharon is a recipient of a 2019 ACS Gold Disruptor award for ICT Educator of the Year. She is a QLD Justice of Peace (Qualified) and an international faculty for Haggai International.

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Panellist

Robert Tisdall

Robert Tisdall

Director, Dialog Information Technology and Treasurer, ACS Queensland  

Bob Tisdall graduated from the University of Wales with a degree of Bachelor of Science (Eng) in electronic engineering in 1972 and moved to Australia two years later. He quickly established an IT services company, A I Pty. Ltd., which merged with Dialog in 1987. He became an executive director and shareholder of Dialog, positions he still holds.

Bob is a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and has been the National Vice President of the society. His contribution to the ACS was recognised with an honorary life membership.
 

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MC

Matthew Jorgensen

Matthew Jorgensen

Project Manager, Queensland Government

Matthew Jorgensen is the Project Manager for the Queensland Government-supported Gateway to Industry Schools Program. The ICT GISP connects schools to tech industry leaders to provide experiential learning and promote careers in ICT. He has been a Primary School Teacher and Microsoft Teacher Ambassador, and prior to joining ACS was the Director of eLearning at Saint Stephen’s College.

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Matthew Schultz

Matthew Schultz

Director at Gravelroad Group; Member – ACS IOT Committee; Smart City & IoT Expert 

Matthew Schultz is a Director at Gravelroad Group and an Executive leader with expertise in all facets of next-generation connectivity including 5G, digital infrastructure, Smart City & Internet of Things, and data-driven digital strategy and delivery within high-profile operations. Matthew is skilled in collaborating within organizations and industry to achieve business, financial and service delivery objectives.

Matthew is also Co-Chair of the G20 Global Smart Cities Digital Infrastructure Taskforce, Past National President of the Australian Smart Communities Association and the Chair of the newly formed Standards Australia 5G Committee.  He is also an inaugural Board Director of Open Data Australia, a member of Standards Australia IT­042 Internet of Things Standards Development Committee and Standards Australia JT-001-01 Smart City Standards Development Committee.
 

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Panellist

Rachael Goodenough

Rachael Goodenough

Talent Acquisition Manager, Octopus Deploy 
 
Rachael Goodenough is the Talent Acquisition Manager at Octopus Deploy. Rache has over 15 years of experience in the tech recruitment industry and loves hiring fabulous people who go on to do awesome things! She champions Diversity, Equality & Inclusion and is always reading and learning more on what she can do to play her part to create an equal society.

In her day to day, she strives to build recruitment processes that enable candidates to feel comfortable and put their best foot forward during interviews. Her favourite place to be is organising and speaking at community events such as women who code, tech conferences or falling over at roller derby.
 

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Harman Singh

Harman Singh

Smart Cities and Places Lead, GHD Digital

Harman is the Smart Cities and Places Lead at GHD Digital, where he pursues his passion of developing innovative solutions for Smart Cities, Precincts & Buildings. He brings with him 20 years of global work experience with various technology-related businesses in USA, Dubai, India and Australia. Harman is a Certified Smart Cities Practitioner and a regular speaker on smart technologies, applied innovation and digital transformation. 

In the past, he served as the Chief Innovation Officer at Brady Family of Companies, USA, where he led the organisation to be awarded the “Most Innovative Workplace” in North Carolina in 2017. He also led the development of an IoT platform for smart buildings, Building Clarity, built on world leading SAS Analytics technology. Harman holds an MBA from London Business School and currently serves on Standards Australia’s committee for Smart City Systems with the goal to foster the development of standards in this evolving space.
 

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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

Peter Verwer

Peter Verwer

Prime Minister’s Special Envoy for Global Business and
Talent Attraction

Peter Verwer AO leads the Australian Government’s Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce.The Taskforce aims to attract the world’s marquee enterprises and exceptionally talented individuals to Australia to help supercharge the nation’s recovery from COVID19, boost resilience and drive competitiveness.

The Taskforce operates in the Department of Home Affairs and is co-led with the Australian Trade and Investment Commission. A multi-skilled team from the Departments of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Employment, Skills and
Education, Industry, Science, Energy and Resources and the Treasury, along with private sector experts, support the Taskforce. Peter is a respected and experienced business leader with extensive commercial, academic and
cultural networks across international markets. Peter’s previous roles include Executive Chairman of start-up think tank Fractal IQ, CEO of the Asia
Pacific Real Estate Association, CEO of the Property Council of Australia and Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the National University of Singapore.
His most recent focus has been working with governments and industry in Asia to help open-up capital markets platforms.

Peter has chaired several leadership groups, including the joint Australia-New Zealand Counter- Terrorism Committee’s Business Advisory Group on Mass Gathering Places, Liveable Housing Australia, the Construction Forecasting Council, the nine-government Development Assessment Forum, and the Kirribilli Dialogue on Universal Design (as co-chair). Peter also served on several Australian ministerial advisory councils, including, the Urban Policy
Forum and the Australian Statistical Advisory Council.

The Australian Government appointed Peter one of six Disability Community Ambassadors in 2011. Peter was also special advisor to CareerTrackers, Australia’s leading indigenous internship program. Peter was invested as an Officer of the Order of Australia in January 2019 for "distinguished service to the property sector, to sustainable development and construction and to professional bodies''.

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