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ACS Discussion: Diversity & Inclusion of Women in Tech Breakfast

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’re proud to be hosting our ACS Panel on Diversity & Inclusion breakfast: Women in Tech with Facilitator Jo Stewart-Rattray for a robust discussion around Diversity & Inclusion and the effect the pandemic has had on women in the Tech field.

Registration End Date: Fri, 25 Mar, 10:00 AM

  • where

  • ACS Melbourne Innovation Hub
    Level 14, 839 Collins St
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 31 Mar, 08:00 AM
    Event Finish: Thu, 31 Mar, 10:00 AM
  • event price

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<span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Arial,sans-serif;"><b><span style="font-size: 13.0pt;"><span><span>ACS Discussion: Diversity &amp; Inclusion of Women in Tech Breakfast</span></span></span></b></span></span></span> <h6><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><span style="font-size: 10pt;">As we </span><span style="font-size: 13.3333px;">continue</span><span style="font-size: 10pt;"> to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’re proud to be hosting our ACS Panel: Diversity &amp; Inclusion of Women in Tech Breakfast on Thursday 31 March with facilitator Jo Stewart – Rattray, ACS VP of Communities. Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the ICT field and has had an annual award established in her honour to recognise her outstanding leadership and commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology leadership and the tech workforce more broadly.</span></font><br><br><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span><span><span style="color: black;">We’ll also be joined by special guest panellists, Luli Adeyemo, Director &amp; Founder-Best Case Scenario and Director of #techdiversity and Ajay Bhatia, Managing Director of Carsales, Australia as we delve into what the post pandemic workplace looks like for women.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></h6> <img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1645596983000"></img><br><br><br><b>Notice for all attendees including ACS Professional Year Students</b><br><b><u>Please note this is a face to face event. </u></b>When attending events, in order to claim and qualify for the required CPD hours, Professional Year students need to attend the event in its entirety which will be tracked by the ACS events team.<br><br><br><u><b>Please allow up to 2 weeks for CPD hours to be allocated to your membership profile.</b></u><br> 

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Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo Stewart-Rattray

Jo has over 25 years experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the Utilities space, and 18 years in the Information Security arena.
She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management. Jo specialises in consulting in information security issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government. Jo is actively involved with the Australian Computer Society, at state and national level, and she is currently serving as an Elected Director on ISACA's international Board of Directors and is Chair of its global women's leadership initiative.

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Luli Adeyemo

Luli Adeyemo

Luli Adeyemo has over 30 years+ experience curating content for thought leadership discussions and campaigns within the Technology, Government, FinTech and Healthcare sectors. In 2007, Luli founded leading industry marketing agency Best Case Scenario, proving integrated marketing solutions to influential change makers. Luli and her team pride themselves on bringing the right people together to have meaningful conversations and deliver impactful change. Current and past clients include InterSystems, Microsoft, Appian, Intel, AIIA, Queensland AI Hub, Dataminr, InfoMedix and more.
Prior to founding Best Case Scenario, Luli worked for Gartner heading up their Asia-Pacific conference business. During this time Luli grew the APAC event business by a staggering 250%. This required managing and launching a portfolio of senior executive programs in Australia, Singapore, India & China.
In early 2020, Luli was appointed the Director of not-for-profit foundation #TechDiversity - an industry alliance committed to amplifying diversity awareness and achieving a culture of inclusion through conversation, collaboration, and action among a committed #TechDiversity community. The initiative has representation from the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), Vic ICT for Women, Australian Women in Security (AWSN), and SeniorPreneurs.#TechDiversity is focussed on strengthening frameworks to increase the participation of all diverse groups within the technology workforce, including cultural diversity, racial diversity, religious diversity, age diversity, sex and gender diversity, sexual orientation, and disability.
Luli’s unique professional network has seen her involved in initiatives that propel innovation and business growth. In 2020, Luli co-designed a virtual trade mission between Australia and the UK to support scale-up organisations expand overseas. Luli secured Government support from Senator Jane Hume, Federal Coalition’s Assistant Minister for Superannuation, as well as other key industry associations and organisations within the start-up community.
Luli is an active member active member and elected council member of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), a non-profit association leading the Australian ICT industry. She is also a member of WeConnect International, a non-profit that connects member buyers to women-owned sellers based.

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Ajay Bhatia

Ajay Bhatia

Ajay Bhatia is currently Managing Director – Australia leading the company’s Australian focused operations include Consumer, Dealer, Media, OEM, Commercial Excellence and Sales Operations. He was previously Chief Product and Information Officer, responsible for all aspects of product management, software development, infrastructure, IT operations and various support functions at the Ltd. Ajay has over 13 years of experience in pure digital businesses. During this time he has held several technical and commercial leadership positions ranging from GM Commercial, Product Director, and Technology Director to CIO. Ajay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Technology, Sydney and a Masters in Management from the same university. Ajay was awarded Australian CIO of the year for 2015 by CEO Magazine Ltd.

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Level 14, 839 Collins St,DOCKLANDS,VIC,Australia

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