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ACS Queensland Brisbane Regional Roadshow: Exploring Local Digital Transformation Journeys

Join the local Brisbane tech community for an insightful panel session, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in Brisbane and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment. This event is now sold out, if you are interested in being added to the waitlist please email

Event Start: Thu 15 Sep 05:00 PM
Event Finish: Thu 15 Sep 08:00 PM


Registration End Date: Tue 13 Sep 05:00 PM

<span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">This event is now sold out, if you are interested in being added to the waitlist please email<br><br>Join the local Brisbane tech community for an insightful panel session, featuring leading tech industry perspectives on the future of Digital Transformation in Brisbane and opportunities for tech employment, upskilling and investment. </span></span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Hear and understand the impact digital transformation is making on the local economy particularly across a range of sectors, with panelists sharing case studies from their respective organisations.</span><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"> Complimentary canapes and drinks will be served to support a great night of networking for the local tech profession.</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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Damian Green

Damian Green

Deputy Director-General, eHealth Queensland, and Chief Information Officer, Queensland Health

Damian Green, Deputy Director-General, eHealth Queensland, and Chief Information Officer, Queensland Health, is leading Queensland’s public health digital modernisation agenda.

Previously, as Executive Director, Digital Transformation and Chief Information Officer, Gold Coast Health, Damian led the delivery of Gold Coast Health’s journey to become a fully digital hospital.

Damian is a Fellow of the Australasian Institute of Digital Health and of the Australasian College of Health Service Management and Adjunct Professor School of Business Strategy and Innovation, Griffith University. He also serves on the Boards of the Gold Coast Primary Health Network, Australasian Institute of Digital Health and the Australian eHealth Research Centre.

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Linda Herden

Linda Herden

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, nbn Local

Linda Herden is the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for nbn in SE’Qld working in both Community and the Business Segment.  Linda has worked with nbn for nearly 7 years and has worked closely with nbn’s business products and accounts team and with external business and ICT professional to keep them informed on nbn’s initiatives and product launches to both better enable and support their businesses digital strategy.  Linda works with businesses of all type and scale, from Micro-Business to Government and Enterprise highlighting the business nbn™ network capability from a local perspective to Queensland industry.  Whilst encouraging all business to make the most of the nbn™ network and the benefits a digital strategy can bring, she also acknowledges ongoing education within the business community is the key to managing sustainability and supply chains, driving digital uplift whilst supporting economic benefit to all Australian business.


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Trina Myers

Trina Myers

Professor, Computer Scientist & Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Science, Queensland University of Technology

Professor Trina Myers is a Computer Scientist and the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Science at Queensland University Technology. Trina is the current President of the Australian Council of Deans of ICT (ACDICT) that aims to promote and advance ICT education, research and scholarship on behalf of Australian universities. Trina’s research interests span both Technology-based research and Learning and Teaching-based research. Trina’s Technology-based research interests focus predominately on semantic technologies, data and knowledge management, collective intelligence and the Internet of Things (IoT). She works predominantly in multi-disciplinary research projects that have included other disciplines such as Health Science, Conservation Management and Business.

Trina’s current research projects include: semantic enablement of IoT and collective intelligence for more efficient water conservation resource management; data and AI-driven virtual reality environments; and combining text mining with semantic context for intelligent data extraction from the information found on the Web.

Trina’s Learning and Teaching-based research interests currently focus on three areas:

Academic integrity – Trina is presently working on a project in collaboration with other universities that aims to build student comprehension of academic integrity in computing degrees.

Longitudinal learning and authentic assessment – Trina is exploring how differing initiatives in longitudinal learning and authentic assessment in design thinking/studio curriculum compare between regional and metropole universities.

Active learning in Online Learning Environments – Trina is continuing to investigate best practices in integrating active-learning to engage online students to learn in both synchronous and asynchronous modes from previous projects she has led.

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Desma Curtis

Desma Curtis

Executive General Manager of Customer Engagement, nbn Local

Desma Curtis is currently Executive General Manager of Customer Engagement within the Operations arm at nbn. Her role is accountable for managing the service experience across the organisation, which includes the Operation’s customer strategy, nbn’s Customer Contact Centre,  and working with key external customers in the delivery of their nbn products, including those in the New Developments space. 
Having commenced her career in the Telecommunications sector over 37 years ago, Desma’s experience means she has not only witnessed, but been actively involved in great change within the Industry. This has developed into a deep understanding of the telco industry, as well as breadth of roles across various business and technical functions, including Information Technology, Business Strategy and Network Deployment & Operations. Coming off the back of what has been a deeply challenging period around the globe, Desma is proud of the role the nbn and entire telecommunications industry played through the global pandemic, a time that saw Australians rely on digital connectivity more than ever. 

Her current role sees Desma leading the implementation of key Operation’s customer strategies that enable nbn to continue delivering on its purpose to lift the digital capability of Australia, and maintain a forward thinking vision that will deliver our nation’s digital future. She is equally passionate about her people, from their development and career growth to their mental health and wellbeing, with Desma recently launching an organisational initiative for Operations employees which focuses on their mental fitness.  
After spending 25 years in AFL-mad Melbourne before returning to sunny Queensland in 2016 to lead the initial rollout of the nbn across the state, Desma has become an avid supporter of the Brisbane Lions. She also takes every opportunity she can to visit her adult daughters, who still reside in Melbourne.

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Chris McLaren

Chris McLaren

Chief Customer and Digital Officer, Queensland Government

Chris is the Chief Customer and Digital Officer and is focussed on driving Queensland’s Digital Economy, delivering better citizen-centric services and optimizing Queensland Government’s investment and use of technology.

Chris is a globally experienced senior executive with a successful 25-year track record leading, growing, transforming and advising technology, telecom, utility, energy, services and software organizations including multi-nationals and start-ups. Chris specializes in digital enablement and transformation, customer experience, operations improvement and technology innovation. Chris has an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering from UTS and has completed studies in Governance at AICD and Digital Strategy & Transformation at MIT

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Matthew Eames

Matthew Eames

CIO, Protech and Chair, ACS QLD Gold Coast Chapter

Mathew has 20+ years’ experience in the ICT industry, delivering ICT strategy and planning for a large global enterprise across multiple industries. Recently Mathew has focussed his career on working with and supporting local Queensland businesses, currently working as CIO for a national recruitment company.

Passionate about growing ICT locally and helping open pathways for our future workforces, Mathew is involved with the ACS as a Gold Coast and the ACS QLD Branch Executive committee. Mathew works to mentor students and is developing a Gold Coast Innovation group of local business ICT leaders to lift the profile of ICT on the Gold Coast. His focus is on developing the ICT sector locally, to help the development of local talent and ultimately see the Gold Coast be known as an ICT world leader.

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315 Brunswick Street,Fortitude Valley,QLD,Australia

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  • Stair Stadium, Level 2, The Precinct
    315 Brunswick Street
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
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  • Event Start: Thu 15 Sep 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Thu 15 Sep 08:00 PM
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