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ACS Unplugged: ICT Professionals Open Day

ACS looks forward to welcoming you virtually to an exciting free session packed with opportunities for you to network with industry peers and discover ways to leverage an ACS membership to accelerate your career in technology and take it to the next level.

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Wed, 08 Sep, 05:00 PM

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  • Event Start:
    Thu, 09 Sep, 12:00 PM

    Event Finish:
    Thu, 09 Sep, 01:45 PM
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<p>Whether you’re in the technology workforce and looking to maximise your potential, or an emerging professional looking to grow your career, an ACS membership has plenty of opportunities for you. </p> <p> </p> <p>Now is a perfect time to explore the membership benefits at the virtual <b>ACS ICT Professionals Open Day on Thursday 9 September from 12.00PM - 1:45PM AEST</b>. </p> <p> </p> <p>Register free today and learn how ACS can support your professional development through the many services ACS offers to help you grow and upskill, including: </p> <ul><li><b>MySFIA framework, the global skills and competency framework for a digital world </b>with Lisa Syrek, Training and Development Leader - Professional Standards, Learning &amp; Development at ACS. Learn about the framework describing the skills and competencies required by professionals in roles involved in information and communication technologies, digital transformation and software engineering used by ACS.</li><li><b>Harbour City Labs, helping local tech brands create global businesses, </b>with Siobhan Casey, Director Scaleups &amp; Innovation Labs. In our Barangaroo office reside the ultimate scaleup lab for founders and entrepreneurs. Hear about HCL and how it can help you get out of your way, play to your strengths and augment your growth journey.</li><li><b>Data privacy principles to thrive in the ICT industry </b>with Mathias Gaertner MACS CP, Director Technical Advisory Board. One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise. Hear from our expert&#39;s experience on data privacy and how our technical events can help you expend your knowledge. </li><li><b>Mentoring Program, connect, increase knowledge and give back </b>with Dr. Richard Hemsworth, ACS NSW Branch Executive Committee Member. ACS offers a mentoring program to assist ICT professionals to either progress their careers or to give back to the tech community through their experience and expertise. This program is an opportunity to support entry, retention and progression of future ICT Leaders and Professional Specialists. Learn how the mentoring program could benefit you.</li></ul>   <p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1630560365000"></img></p> <p> </p> <p><b><u>Notice for ACS Members</u></b></p> <p> </p> <p><i>When attending virtual events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours. Please be aware that you will need to attend the online event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team.</i></p> <p> </p> <p><i>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.</i></p> <p> </p> <p><b><u>Please allow up to 1 week for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</u></b><i>For the sole purpose of registering you for this event, your registration details have been shared with Redback conferencing.</i></p> <p><i>Please refer to the Redback Data Policy at</i></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><i></i></a></p> <p><i>for confirmation that the data will not be used for any other purpose outside of this webinar.</i></p>


 12:00 PM - 12:05 PM  Event Commences                          
 12:05 PM - 12:25 PM  A SFIA framework presentation by Lisa Syrek                          
 12:25 PM - 12:45 PM  A tech presentation about Data Privacy by Mathias Gaertner, TAB committee member                          
 12:45 PM - 01:05 PM  A presentation of the mentorship program by Richard Hemsworth BEC                          
 01:05 PM - 01:25 PM  A presentation of HCL by Siobhan Casey                          
 01:25 PM - 01:40 PM  Q & A                          
 01:40 PM - 01:45 PM  Event Concludes                          

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Learning and development management (ETMG) -> Level 4


Lisa Syrek

Lisa Syrek

Lisa Syrek is a Training and Development Leader with extensive experience working across a range industries including ICT, with small to large organisations including corporate and government organisations.

Lisa's expertise includes working with organisations to implement successful learning and development programs that align with the business plan of the organisation and the individuals professional development plan; assuring the programs are of the highest quality and are value for money by ensuring funding opportunities are sought if appropriate; client relationship and consulting services to stakeholders for learning and development support including Federal and State/Territory governments, Registered Training Organisations and other Professional Development providers. Lisa has extensive knowledge of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector including all nationally recognised qualifications.

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Siobhan Casey

Siobhan Casey

Director Scaleups & Innovation Labs

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Klaus Mathias Gaertner

Klaus Mathias Gaertner

Mathias Gaertner is a publicly accredited and sworn in expert witness for IT, Vice President at NIFIS e.V. MACS Snr CP (Cyber Security), IP3PLecturer at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt/Germany, Information and Computer ScienceMember Technology of the Steering Committee of the “Initiative IT-Sicherheit in der Wirtschaft” of the German Federal Minister of Economics and TechnologyVice Chairman Global Information Security Forum, Diplomatic CouncilVice Chairman of the National Initiative for Information Security, NIFIS e.V.Technical advisory panel Tripoli Rocketry USACCIE #11220 since Mar. 2003, emeritus since 2015

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Richard John Hemsworth

Richard John Hemsworth

Richard is program director specialising in PMO project governance (certified in PRINCE2, Agile, and PMP) and with extensive understanding of regulated governance environments having been the General Manager of Transformation for Employers Mutual Insurance; Group Commercial Manager for TransGrid, and EPgMO Executive Director for the NSW Department of Planning and Environment. Each of these roles required the establishment of an EPMO and the integration with new PPM software. Richard has over 25 years experience successfully delivering complex and varied technical programs including regulatory and business projects (Peoplesoft, SAP, Oracle, MinCom-Ellipse and Sage ERPs) for Zurich Financial Services, Employers Mutual, Attorney General and Justice, RailCorp, TransGrid, Metcash, Westons Foods, the Royal Australian Air Force, and the NSW Dept of Transport; amongst others. Richard drives capability enhancement and business process improvement in all of his roles. His skills include: planning, benefits realisation, program governance, vendor management, risk control, and dependency coordination. He has a passion for helping people grow and works as a volunteer coach and mentor through his professional associations.

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  • ACS reserves the right to change the program at any time. Every effort will be made to ensure a program of equivalent standard and members are updated with changes.
  • All dietary requirements are considered, however we cannot guarantee a 100% allergen free environment.
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