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ACS & Digital Futures Panel Session: Confidence and Resilience in Digital - International Women’s Day Event

All people are invited to join ACS NT for a special International Women’s Day event, where we will hear a ​​​​​key note presentation followed by a panel session discussing how women working in digital, technical and ICT professions can build confidence and resilience in an ever-evolving tech landscape. Please note, this is a face to face event.

Registration End Date: Wed, 16 Mar, 03:30 PM

  • where

  • Signatures Room, Hilton Darwin
    32 Mitchell St
    Darwin NT 0800
  • when

  • Event Start: Thu, 17 Mar, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu, 17 Mar, 07:15 PM
  • event price

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This event will feature a key note presentation from Karen Hawkes – Director of Captovate, followed by a panel session featuring Karina Bourne – Director of Kinetic IT, Peta Hine - Traineeship Program Manager at NEC Australia, Bel Cook - Digital Ninja at Digitally Buzzed, and Camille Fong Lim – Regional Manager at SRA Information Technology. <br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1644382587000"></img><br><br>The key note presentation and panel will discuss how women working in digital, technical and ICT professions can build confidence and resilience in an ever-evolving tech landscape. How do we ask for a pay rise? How do we adapt and build resilience to succeed? How do we get what we want at work? Each speaker will draw on their own stories and experiences to address how women in Digital can build confidence and resilience. The panel session will include an audience Q&amp;A.<br><br>This is a joint event between NTG Department of Corporate and Digital Development Digital Futures and ACS. <br><br>We hope you can join us! Refreshments will be provided. Registration is essential.<br> 


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 05:00 PM - 05:15 PM  Arrival, registration                          
 05:15 PM - 05:50 PM  Keynote Presentation                          
 05:50 PM - 06:45 PM  Panel Session                          
 06:45 PM - 07:15 PM  Networking and Refreshments                          

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Bel Cook

Bel Cook

Bel is a Digital pioneer and has been in the Digital industry for 13 years creating software and technology, even before smartphones.
She has delivered over 400 projects and has worked with clients such as Google, Apple, Woolworths and many more.
Bel’s mission is to introduce technologies to the NT which led to the creation of her own agency, Digitally Buzzed and where she presents herself as a Digital Ninja. 
Digitally Buzzed has introduced the production of virtual and augmented reality applications to the Territory and are leading the way in developing drone light shows.

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Keynote Speaker

Karen Hawkes

Karen Hawkes

Karen Hawkes is Director of Darwin’s Digital Marketing Agency, Captovate. As a digital architect and lead Projects Director, Karen has played a pivotal role in the delivery of many prominent websites and Apps across the Territory. Captovate is also a leading supplier of web services for the NT, SA and federal Government. As Captovate’s social media expert, Karen delivers social media campaigns across the NT. She authored the Social Media Boot Camp and the Social Media Strategy for the NT Government. In 2018 Karen was a keynote Territory Success Story for October Business Month and in 2019 was a keynote speaker at the Innovation Symposium. She is also an invited member of the Ministerial Digital Advisory Council. Karen was the winner of the 2019 NT Digital Excellence ACS ICT Professional of the Year Award and the Minister's Gold Award.

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Karina Bourne

Karina Bourne

Karina strongly believes that anyone can learn to utilise technology to their advantage and is passionate about advocating ICT careers, service management, and excellent customer service. Karina actively supports growth and connectedness in her local (Northern Territory) ICT Industry by being the chair for the ICTNT and ITSMF committees, being a representative on the Women’s Innovation Network NT and NT Digital Excellence Awards Committees and a member of ACS and AISA. 

Karina’s career in ICT has spanned more than 20 years, predominantly in the Northern Territory ICT sector. She is a Director at Kinetic IT and is focused on Customer Development and Delivery Performance.  

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Peta Hine

Peta Hine

Peta is the Traineeship Program Manager with NEC Australia, with 15 years of experience in VET and Training. managing the Indigenous Work Placement Program, School-Based Apprenticeship and Traineeship Program, which provide a pipeline for young people into the workforce. Peta makes sure that we have a strong representation of women entering each of these programs by spending a significant amount of time encouraging participation at schools and events, as well as discovering new avenues by partnering with Wise Employment and Stars Foundation. Peta ensures the women entering our workforce are supported enabling them to thrive.

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Camille Fong Lim

Camille Fong Lim

Camille is a born and bred Territorian and is currently the Regional Manager – Northern Australia for SRA Information Technology (SRA).  Camille is passionate about growing ICT in the Northern Territory and has over 35 years experience both nationally and internationally.  She has represented the industry on many boards including Top End Group Training, Defence Reserves Support Council – NT/K, Industry Skills Advisory Council NT and ICT NT Industry Association

As a passionate advocate for community engagement, you may have met Camille through the Chung Wah Society, Defence or one of her many volunteer roles.  Camille has a keen sense of social responsibility and has raised funds for the Shave for a Cure Leukeamia Foundation, St Vinnies CEO Sleepout (2013 & 2014) and Hair with Heart, a Variety the Children’s Charity Fundraising Campaign 2019.

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32 Mitchell St,Darwin,NT,Australia

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