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ACS Queensland Downs and South West Regional Roadshow: Exploring Local Digital Transformation Journeys

Join the ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter for an inaugural panel event, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in the Downs and South West Region and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment.

Event Start: Thu 21 Jul 05:00 PM AEST
Event Finish: Thu 21 Jul 08:00 PM AEST


Registration End Date: Tue 19 Jul 05:00 PM

<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;"><span>Join the ACS Queensland Downs and South West Chapter for an insightful panel discussion, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in the Downs and South West Region 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, agriculture, health, construction, managed IT services and the startup sector, with panelists sharing their respective journeys. A focus on digital transformation and the end user experience from a customer perspective will be explored. Complimentary canapes and drinks will be served to support a great night of networking for the local tech and startup sectors.</span></span></span></span></span><br><br><br><strong>The ACS QLD Regional Roadshow is proudly sponsored by: </strong><br><br><img alt="User-added image" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1644217809000"></img><br> 

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Sean Clanchy

Sean Clanchy

Managing Director, Swanky Australia

Sean Clanchy is the Managing Director of Swanky in Australia. A global Shopify Plus agency, Swanky build, optimise and market online stores on Shopify for brands like HelloFresh, Huel, Schwarzkopf, Goondiwindi Cotton and WhiskyLoot."

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Scott Sorley

Scott Sorley

Executive Director (ICT Services), University of Southern Queensland and Committee Member of the ACS QLD Downs and South West Chapter

Scott Sorley is responsible for enterprise-wide planning, coordination and delivery of USQ information and communications systems. Scott has led major system and change projects to deliver benefits that transform and maximise business value. He has a particular interest in enabling Higher Education and its mission to improve people's lives and create value for society. Scott is also a committee member of the ACS QLD Downs and South West Chapter. 

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Guy Hoffensetz

Guy Hoffensetz

General Manager - Growth & Innovation, RDO Equipment Australia

Guy started his professional career in the irrigation industry, working for a dealer in Roma, Queensland. For the next 10 years, he moved into different roles with irrigation manufacturers covering landscape and agricultural sectors in Queensland, Australia and the Asia Pacific region. 

Guy’s first encounter with machinery occurred while he was Director of Sales and Marketing for John Deere Water in Australia and New Zealand, his last role in irrigation. He subsequently moved into a Dealer Development Manager role, where he was introduced to the John Deere machinery dealer network. In that position, Guy gained valuable insights into the critical components that drive a successful dealership.  

His interest in enabling dealerships to excel led him to take on the Vanderfield Chief Operations Officer role in 2017, where he managed the branches and support functions of the agricultural business across 11 locations. Following the merge of Vanderfield, Vermeer and RDO Equipment into the RDO Australia Group in late 2019, Guy transitioned into the role of GM Growth and Innovation. In this position, he oversees strategic planning and direction, business improvements, precision ag, marketing and communications for the group

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Tandra Coleman

Tandra Coleman

General Manager, Russell Mineral Equipment Pty Ltd

An Executive Manager, Manufacturing professional and member of the Russell Mineral Equipment (RME) family, Tandra Coleman is known for making things better for her employers, colleagues and staff. Tandra is RME’s General Manager – RME 365, responsible for overseeing the effective delivery of a digital transformation of RME’s enterprise platforms including implementing Dynamics 365 along with complex integrations across our engineering and service departments.  

The RME365 program enjoys significant benefit thanks to Tandra’s maintenance of LEAN practices and her strong process focus. Tandra is a Certified Supply Chain Professional with Australasian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS) and an Agile Project Management Practitioner, allowing her to draw upon both agile and traditional project management methods to deliver this program and embed business change. 

Tandra is a master mentor, professional strategic planner and a skilful business analyst. Her impressive background allows her to bring valued hybrid vigour to the RME group and insightful professional development to her team members, while her native curiosity and commitment to her own holistic professional development ensures her unique and valuable contribution to RME’s team.

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Michele Berkhout

Michele Berkhout

Director of Corporate Solutions, TAFE Queensland

Michele Berkhout is the Director of Corporate Solutions at TAFE Queensland, South West, extending a career focused on creating and operationalising customer-focused strategies that deliver brand-aligned, value-driven and sustainable market growth. Michele has extensive experience in customer experience management and supporting technologies, with a focus on uncovering business value at the intersect of people and their conversations and the data and technology to support these conversations.

Well-travelled and well-informed, Michele acts as a change agent to influence and enable workforce transition through automation and digital disruption, and business action to achieve sustainability in a net zero world. Michele is driven to implement key technologies that solve significant business and ecosystem challenges, underpinned by alignment and commitment to realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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554 Ruthven Street,Toowoomba,QLD,Australia

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  • Burke and Wills Hotel
    554 Ruthven Street
    Toowoomba QLD 4350
  • when

  • Event Start:
    Thu 21 Jul 05:00 PM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Thu 21 Jul 08:00 PM AEST
  • event price

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