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ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter presents: A career in IT – What it looks like and how to get there!

SOLD OUT - Interested in attending? Email [email protected] to join the waitlist! Digital transformation is occurring across all industries and requiring a broad range of IT capability. There is a shortage of IT professionals which is hampering industry’s ability to transform as fast as they need to remain competitive and safe. By attending this event, you will hear from industry on how big the demand is for ICT skills, you will understand the scope of skills required as there is more to IT than being a software engineer, and you will find out how to gain the skills you need for a long and satisfying career as an IT professional

Registration End Date: Sun, 22 Aug, 05:00 PM

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  • where

  • Room A1.11/12, TAFE Qld Toowoomba Campus
    100 Bridge Street
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 24 Aug, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 24 Aug, 07:30 PM
  • event price

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

<b>SOLD OUT - Interested in attending? Email [email protected] to join the waitlist!</b><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;"><span>Digital transformation is occurring across all industries and requiring a broad range of IT capability.  There is a shortage of IT professionals which is hampering industry’s ability to transform as fast as they need to remain competitive and safe. By attending this event, you will hear from industry on how big the demand is for ICT skills, you will understand the scope of skills required as there is more to IT than being a software engineer, and you will find out how to gain the skills you need for a long and satisfying career as an IT professional.  </span></span><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;"><span>Speakers will include a range of ICT Leaders and Professionals at different career stages.</span></span></span></span></span><br><br>* ACS Queensland are currently keeping a close eye on the current COVID environment. Should the QLD Government regulations change resulting in the event being postponed, all registered attendees will be notified immediately.

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Speaker

Darren Mentor

Darren Mentor

General Manager, QuadTech

Darren Mentor is the General Manager of Quadtech, a leading Technology organisation based in Toowoomba providing cloud, communication, web, and digital solutions to businesses from Brisbane throughout South Western Queensland. For over 25 years Darren has a background in facilitating organisations and vendors, with a deep understanding of enterprise requirements, delivering excellence and management in all aspects of ICT.

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Stephen Dummett

Stephen Dummett

Agtech and Logistics Hub Community Manager, TSBE

Stephen Dummett is considered an ‘out of the box’ thinker who looks at challenges differently.  Recently appointed as the Community Manager for the new AgTech and Logistics Hub in Toowoomba, he brings 9 years of direct Agtech knowledge and experience. He has over 35 years of broader technology background across multiple industries.
 

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Wayne Trevor Marchant

Wayne Trevor Marchant

Senior ICT Executive Manager, Heritage Bank

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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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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Mark Godfrey

Mark Godfrey

Enterprise Applications Support Officer for Toowoomba Regional Council

Mark began his career transition to become an ICT professional at the age of 30 while being a self-employed personal trainer of twelve years. While studying his USQ degree, Mark juggled two jobs simultaneously after getting an opportunity to work as a casual intern at Toowoomba Regional Councils ICT Branch. 

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Sachi Ranaweera

Sachi Ranaweera

Project Officer and Client Services Team Leader, University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

Sachi Ranaweera is a Project Officer (Academic Plan Technologies) and Client Services Team Leader at University of Southern Queensland (USQ). She prides herself as being a ICT Professional who can navigate the obstacles from both the IT and user sides. Sachi completed her Bachelors in Information Technology (2012) at USQ. She completed her postgraduate studies at USQ in 2020 graduating with a Double Masters in Project Management and Information Systems awarded with Distinction (GPA of 6.8 out of possible 7). She was awarded USQ’s Phoenix Award in 2020 for community service and engagement. Apart from her substantive roles in USQ ICT Services, Sachi likes to dabble in a bit of everything. She is a part-time Lecturer in Cyber Security at USQ, Intermediate Painter, Lions Club Volunteer and Hobbyist Nature Photographer

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100 Bridge Street,Toowoomba,QLD,Australia

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