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ACS Queensland Gold Coast Chapter Leaders Series: The Business of ICT Lunch (proudly sponsored by William Buck)

Proudly supported by William Buck, ACS Qld Preferred Accounting Partners, join our insightful ICT leader’s panel over lunch as they navigate key challenges, opportunities and future market directions in the ‘new normal.’ Complimentary for ACS members, join friends and colleagues over a delicious lunch to discuss and explore what 2021 and beyond holds for the Gold Coast’s ICT leaders.

Registration End Date: Tue, 30 Nov, 05:00 PM

  • where

  • Royal Poinciana Room, RACY Royal Pines Resort
    Ross Street
    Benowa QLD 4217
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 02 Dec, 11:30 AM
    Event Finish: Thu, 02 Dec, 02:00 PM
  • event price

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<p><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;"><span>Proudly supported by William Buck, ACS Qld Preferred Accounting Partners, join our insightful ICT leader’s panel over lunch as they navigate key challenges, opportunities and future market directions in the ‘new normal.’  Complimentary for ACS members, join friends and colleagues over a delicious lunch to discuss and explore what 2021 and beyond holds for the Gold Coast’s ICT leaders.</span></span></span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">ACS Queensland is 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.<br><br>Major Event Sponsor</span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1627529088000"></img><br><br>ACS Professional Partners<br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1629960660000"></img> </span></span></p> <p><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1629961060000"></img></p>

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David Rudduck

David Rudduck

Founder and Managing Director, Insane Technologies

For over 20 years, David and his team at Insane Technologies have been protecting small to mid-sized businesses. David and his team provide assessment, education, protection and response services for businesses throughout Australia and New Zealand from the beautiful Gold Coast. David’s team has responded to over a thousand cyber incidents in the last few years alone and as a by-product have unparalleled insight into the reason why so many businesses end up a victim of cyber criminals.

David is a CISSP, GCFE (Certified Forensic Examiner), GCFA (Certified Forensic Analyst) and Certified Professional (Cyber Security) by the Australian Computer Society. David and his team believe in educating and empowering business owners and IT/IS professionals with the knowledge and tools to better protect themselves from cyber incidents, as well as to arm them with strategies that will help incident responders investigate an incident more effectively.

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Shannon Overs

Shannon Overs

Founder of onPlatinum ICT, Shannon Overs is a veteran of the IT industry with over 20 years’ experience.  Shannon has collaborated with a variety of organisation sizes and can relate to all levels within a company.

In his previous role, he was responsible for the ICT systems and infrastructure for one of Australia’s largest financial services company, in 12 worldwide locations. The infrastructure supported 4,500 associated clients and their teams.

Now in his role as Group CEO of onPlatinum ICT, he specialises in the engineering of the cloud infrastructure and creating workable solutions for our clients.  He works closely with the sales, service, provisioning, and operations teams, with a keen eye over all areas of the business.

Shannon is passionate about IT Governance & Risk Management which ensures a seamless experience for customers of onPlatinum ICT.

Shannon’s professional qualifications include an MBA in Information Technology, Project and Services Management and Information Technology Infrastructure Library.

Shannon is responsible for the architecture of the cloud computing systems onPlatinum ICT brings to market for its customers. He is passionate about IT Governance & Risk Management to ensure a seamless experience for customers of onPlatinum ICT.

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Megan Cappelleri

Megan Cappelleri

General Manager, Datacom

Megan Cappelleri is a practiced digital transformation professional, with over two decades of experience across the government, private and utilities sectors. Megan is the General Manager of the Data and Analytics, Robotic Process Automation and Enterprise Information Management Practices at Datacom and engages with customers across Australia and New Zealand to help solve their technology challenges.

Megan is an engaging speaker who has spoken both domestically and internationally to share her experience and has won numerous awards and accolades including, Women in Technology finalist 2016, Enterprise Information Management Champion 2014 and most recently the Records and Information Management Professionals Association of Australasia Most Outstanding Individual, recognising her work in mentoring others.


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Sharon Hunneybell

Sharon Hunneybell

Chief Executive Officer, The Gold Coast Innovation Hub

I have a passion for technology, innovation and collaboration and a keen interest in promoting and increasing youth participation in startups and technology.

With over a decade of experience in software development and project management, I have held senior roles in some of Australia’s fastest growing companies including multi award winning software company, Opmantek.

In 2017, I drove the formation and launch of the Gold Coast Innovation Hub (GC Hub). The GC Hub is a not for profit organisation that has received Federal, State and Local government support to deliver a citywide innovation strategy that will provide infrastructure and services to support new business growth in the city. It is anticipated that the GC Hub project will have a $3Billion economic impact on the Gold Coast over the next 5 years.

I have also co-founded a number of initiatives, including Startup Apprentice with Sam Winter, which launched on the Gold Coast in 2013. The organisation delivered Australia’s first in curriculum high school startup accelerator program, introducing a new generation to entrepreneurship and paving the way for many other organisations to launch in the space. Since then, thousands of students across the city have participated in Startup Apprentice led workshops, events and programs, Startup Apprentice is also a foundation partner in the Mayors Telstra Technology Awards.

In 2018, I had the honour of being named by the Australian Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence. I have also been recognised as a Startup Leader in the Westpac Community leader awards and named, alongside Sam Winter as an ‘Innovation Champion’ by the Queensland Government for contributions to the Gold Coast Startup Ecosystem in 2015.


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Laura Johnstone

Laura Johnstone

I joined the Accounting world as an intern while obtaining my business degree. That early insight and the company’s culture sparked my desire to help businesses chase down their dreams.

11 years later, as a Director at William Buck, I assist privately owned businesses to achieve their financial goals. I have a first-hand understanding of the issues private businesses are facing and what makes them tick through my husband’s commercial construction business.

My client-centric approach is based on providing collaborative advice, which is a blend of strategy, compliance and business advice, with a strong focus on my client’s needs first, regulations second.

My expertise is based on a profound legislative knowledge and understanding the client’s point of view which I use to solve complex problems. I thrive on being a trusted advisor and derive satisfaction from assisting my clients in growing their business and knowing they can ‘sleep at night’ as their business is well taken care of.

My Expertise and Specialisations are:

- Taxation
- Periodic management reporting
- Benchmarking
- Building and construction
- Technology and innovation
- Privately owned businesses
- Tax planning and tax research
- E-Commerce and Global Business 

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Ross Street,Benowa,QLD,Australia

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