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ACS Virtual Tech and Employability Skills Half-Day Conference: Thriving as a remote tech professional

The ACS Virtual Tech and Employability Skills Half-Day Conference is targeted towards, but not limited to, students currently completing their studies. This online event will allow participants to keep abreast of their professional development through several industry-led sessions that will highlight how students and graduates can stand out and succeed in the tech world.

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Mon, 30 Aug, 09:00 AM

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  • Event Start:
    Tue, 31 Aug, 01:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Tue, 31 Aug, 04:00 PM
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<p>This virtual event will consist of 3 sessions where our industry experts will share their knowledge on what job opportunities are out there and how to keep up to date with the ICT industry.<br><br><b>Session 1:</b> Key attributes to be a successful remote tech professional<br><b>Speaker:</b> Jiaranai Keatnuxsuo, STEM Advocate, TEDx Speaker and multi-award winner of Women in Technology WA 2019<br><br>The presentation will focus on sharing some key insights on how to embrace remote working and thrive in a multinational organisation such as Microsoft. <br><br>The session will outline the key qualities a person needs to have as a remote tech professional including having the right mindset and actions that can be taken to greatly enhance outcomes. Key learnings the presentation will cover are: -</p> <ul><li>Accept that the world has changed</li><li>Be curious</li><li>Build a network of supporters</li><li>Follow a Growth Mindset </li><li>Importance of Focus</li><li>Don&#39;t underestimate recovery</li></ul> <p><b>Session 2:</b> How to adapt and prepare for applying for jobs remotely<br><b>Speaker:</b> Adam Kowalski, Managing Director, CBR Recruitment<br><br>COVID-19 has brought unprecedented changes to the Australian employment market, where remote and flexible work arrangements which were once considered the exception are our new “normal”. Not only has the way we work changed, so has the way we apply for, interview for, and commence new positions.<br><br>Adam Kowalski, Managing Director of CBR Recruitment, who has been part of the recruitment industry for the past two decades will provide his insights into:</p> <ul><li>Remote or flexible work arrangements – what is the difference and what is right for you?</li><li>How to successfully navigate a selection process without the benefit of a face-to-face interview.</li><li>Starting in a new position in 2021 – commencing and thriving in a new role.</li></ul> <p><b>Session 3:</b> The world is open to you! But how do you stand out?<br><b>Speaker:</b> Simon Tyrrell, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, LiveTiles<br><br>The COVID pandemic has had a dramatic impact on the acceptance of remote working globally. Companies of all types have accepted (and are even actively pivoting towards) talent being sourced from anywhere.<br><br>The opportunities available for people coming into the tech industry are very exciting but how do you stand out in a world of potential talent?<br><br>In this presentation you will hear: -</p> <ul><li>Some thoughts and tips on what types of skills and knowledge are being sought and</li><li>How by demonstrating those attributes your options on the global stage are just about limitless.</li></ul> <p><b>PLEASE NOTE: </b><b>ALL 3 SESSIONS MUST BE ATTENDED TO RECEIVE 3 CPD HOURS. </b></p> <p>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 minimise your window when attending a virtual event.<br><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 VPN.<br><br><b><i>* <a href="" target="_blank">Click here</a> to test your system before the webinar. </i></b><i><b>For technical assistance, phone Redback Connect on 1800 733 416.</b></i><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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Jiaranai Keatnuxsuo

Jiaranai Keatnuxsuo

Jia is a thriving Triathlete, Tech Optimiser, STEM Advocate, TEDx Speaker and multi-award winner of Women in Technology WA 2019.  She has participated in the NASA Space App Challenge, Energy Hacker, Transport Hack WA and UWA Innovation Challenge. Her superpower is learning new technology and smashing Microsoft certificates. In the world of fast changes, she strives to be 1% better technically every day by cultivating her abilities through persistence and effort.

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Adam Kowalski

Adam Kowalski

Adam Kowalski has 20+ years’ experience in HR and recruitment, which commenced being part of the team to first introduce outsourced HR to the Australian Public Service. He graduated from the University of Canberra with qualifications in HR and has extensive experience in Executive Search, Permanent Placement, Temporary Recruitment, Coaching, Contractor Management, HR Consulting, and Government Selection Process Management. Adam founded CBR Recruitment with a goal of delivering highly innovative, customised recruitment and HR solutions.

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Simon Tyrrell

Simon Tyrrell

Simon Tyrrell, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, LiveTiles.

Over 17 years in the tech industry the last 10 working from Hobart for global technology companies.

Simon Tyrrell have been with LiveTiles from its inception and part of a start-up that went from an idea to a global, publicly listed software company with some of the world’s biggest companies as customers.

In his current role he work as part of the global executive team to define and implement the strategic growth and innovation initiatives for LiveTiles in order to keep it at forefront of its target markets.

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ACS Virtual Tech and Employability Skills Half-Day Conference: Thriving as a remote tech professional

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