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ACS Queensland Townsville Regional Roadshow: Exploring Local Digital Transformation Journeys

Join the ACS Queensland Townsville Chapter for a local panel event, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in Townsville and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment.

Event Start: Thu 21 Apr 05:00 PM
Event Finish: Thu 21 Apr 08:00 PM


Registration End Date: Tue 19 Apr 05:00 PM

<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Join the ACS Queensland Townsville Chapter for a local panel event, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in Townsville and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment. Hear and understand the impact digital transformation is making on the local economy particularly with respect to sectors such as education, the startup sector, mining, and IT managed services, with panelists sharing their respective journeys. Complimentary canapes and drinks will be served to support a great night of networking for the local tech profession.</span></span></span><br><br><b>The ACS QLD Regional Roadshow is proudly sponsored by: </b><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1644217809000"></img>

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Govinda Pandey

Govinda Pandey

CEO, Rockfield Technologies Australia; Co-Founder, LiXia and Adjunct Professor, James Cook University

Govinda Pandey is the CEO of Rockfield Technologies Australia, Co-Founder of LiXiA and an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University. He has 25 years of international experience both in industry and academia. Govinda works very closely with the universities, educational institutions, progressive businesses, and fellow civic leaders to help shift paradigms, transform societies and inspire future generation of leaders.

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Kelvin De Waele

Kelvin De Waele

Senior Manager - Information Technology and Services, Townsville Catholic Education Office

Kelvin de Waele is an Aboriginal man born on Wulgurukaba lands, his family totem is the Taipan.

Kelvin is the Senior Manager, Information Technology & Services with Townsville Catholic Education which spans an area of more than 435,000 km2 across North and North West Queensland. He has over 30 years of experience in IT within academic, commercial and not-for-profit Information Technology businesses. He has worked in Africa and Europe, but mostly in Australia. The growth and development of new IT professionals is his professional passion, with a focus on promoting indigenous people and women in IT.

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Tristan Davey

Tristan Davey

Director of Software Engineering - RANlytics; Director - Smart Precinct NQ; Chairperson - DevNQ

Tristan got his start in 2009 as a web developer doing small-scale consultancy and development and in 2012 joined SafetyCulture as their third employee. Having built several generations of successful cloud products, managed engineering teams, and lectured at universities, Tristan now develops analysis solutions for cellular and RF technologies with RANlytics, maintains and contributes to a number of open source projects and is heavily involved in North Queensland's software development and innovation communities. 

Tristan is passionate about building North Queensland's software engineering, electronics and cybersecurity industries to create a stronger ecosystem for startups, workers, and entrepreneurs alike; Building regional capacity to ensure we can build great products from North Queensland into the future. 

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Geoffrey Charles Purcell

Geoffrey Charles Purcell

Chief Digital Officer, James Cook University

I am a business-driven Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer, with global and CEO start-up experience. My passion is business, technology and digital transformation that drives business value. As a technologist, I believe the leader of Technology in a business, must truly understand the business and its full potential, in order to truly add value to that business.

I have co-sponsored business transformations that harvested $16 million in cost savings. I have led a significant number of Technology Transformations, the scope of which cover every aspect of Technology – people (digital capability uplift), process (COVID incident management, Agile, VPDSF cybersecurity compliance) and technology (Cloud, managed services replacement, business process automation). I delivered a 100% increase in project throughput at a reduced cost (<10%), This was achieved with ZERO disruption to the business. Finally, I led the establishment of the ASX-listed InPayTech (formerly known as Payment Adviser).

I am recognised by key stakeholders for my proven ability to establish a transformational Technology vision of the future, that enables the business to achieve its full potential, to communicate that vision and to influence people to achieve it by building collaborative relationships, effective communication and persuasion. I have built IT’s brand to enable it to attract top talent, promote diversity and inclusion and foster collaboration. I build highly engaged teams.

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Miranda Mears

Miranda Mears

Head of Smart Precinct NQ | Chief Impact Officer

Miranda Mears is an experienced and passionate leader and consultant with over 25 years of starting, running and exiting businesses. Her special interest and focus areas for business advisory and consulting are in Governance, Strategy, Digital Transformation and Cyber Security.

Miranda currently head Smart Precinct NQ and strategic projects for developing impact and positive improvement in North Queensland. Miranda previously owned registered Training Organisation Learning Partnerships and co-founded Securus Global, one of Australia’s most highly regarded Information Security and technical research companies before selling and floating it on the ASX. It is now part of the Tesserent group of companies which was admitted to the ASX All Ordinaries Index of the top 500 ASX listed companies by market capitalisation.

Miranda is passionate about the North Australia Region and focussing on three key areas Securing the North – Securing Supply Chains, Securing New Economic Opportunities and Securing New Jobs for the Future.

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143 Walker Street,Townsville,QLD,Australia

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  • Smart Precinct NQ
    143 Walker Street
    Townsville QLD 4810
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  • Event Start: Thu 21 Apr 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu 21 Apr 08:00 PM
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