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Landing Your First Leadership Role as an Emerging Tech Professional

As you start off in your career, you may aspire to work in a project team or team leader position but not know how to best prepare when applying for that level of role.

Event Start: Thu 13 Oct 03:00 AM
Event Finish: Thu 13 Oct 06:00 AM


Registration End Date: Wed 12 Oct 07:00 AM

<p>As you start off in your career, you may aspire to work in a project team or team leader position but not know how to best prepare when applying for that level of role. This event is designed to equip you with some key tips around personal branding, leadership ideals to keep in mind as you start out in your career, how to demonstrate leadership experience without the title, along with tips for your resume and interview preparation. Hear from a range of seasoned professionals who will share strategies to help you to land a team leader role without leadership prior experience. Included in the event is also an opportunity to understand different career paths in cyber and the avenues to be successful in the ever growing tech field.<br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>1:05PM – How to Approach Your First Leadership Role</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Sarah-Jane will share her tech journey as a student, starting out as a web developer and growing ATech into a multimillion dollar company. She will reveal what she looks for in emerging professionals and how you should approach that first leadership role.</span></span><br><br>Presenter: <strong>Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann</strong>, Managing Director, ATech<br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>1:45PM – The Importance of Personal Branding</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">As a professional, you’re ultimately selling yourself and your skills, backed up by proof of experience. In order to achieve success, personal branding plays a big part in your career development. Branding is ultimately storytelling and good brand narrative will positively differentiate you from others in the field and allow you to build a brand that’s engaging and unique. After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression.  </span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">This session will dive into what personal branding is, the benefits to establishing a clear and coherent identity and why it is important to keep this up to date.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Presenter: <strong>Jimmy Patch</strong>, Director, Patch Creative</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>2:35PM - Career Pathways in Cyber Security </strong></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Certification, study, conferences, internships...there are many pathways to a career in cyber security. Getting started and making the best choices for your development and professional goals can be a daunting prospect. </span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">This session will provide a straightforward introduction to the types of roles in cyber security, and the many avenues to building a successful and fulfilling career.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Presenter:  <strong>Joshua Riesenweber</strong>, Principle Consultant and Technical Director, Division 5 </span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>3:15PM - Interviewing for your first leadership role </strong></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">As an emerging tech professional looking to step up into a supervisory or leadership role, there are some key attributes tech employers look for and some critical preparation you can undertake. How do you demonstrate this, when you don’t have any prior leadership or supervisory experience?</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Hear from Nicola Steel, Founder, JJP Talent Solutions (and ACS Qld Preferred Recruiting Partner), on how to position and prepare for your first leadership interview, including skills (soft skills) and leadership attributes you can demonstrate on your CV and in the interview discussion.</span></span></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Presenter: <strong>Nicola Steel</strong>, Founder, JJP Talent Solutions</span></span></span></p>

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Olivia Zhou

Olivia Zhou

Software Engineer, Queensland Government and Events and Stakeholder Lead, ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee

Olivia is a Software Engineer at the Department of Manufacturing, Regional Development and Water in the State Government. She is also the Events and Stakeholder Lead at ACS QLD Emerging Professionals Committee. Prior to her IT career, Olivia has 5 years of digital marketing experience in international consultancies. 

With her IT and marketing background, Olivia is passionate about problem-solving to create positive social impacts.

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Joshua Riesenweber

Joshua Riesenweber

Principle Consultant and Technical Director, Division 5

Joshua is an experienced Technical Director at Division 5, working with organisations across a range of industries, including critical infrastructure, health, defence, finance, energy, government, tertiary education, and more. He is passionate about the security community, business operations, technical leadership, and process improvement. He serves as a board member for non-profit organisations and helps enable business transformation through cyber security. He also serves on the CREST International Council - a non-profit organisation focused on raising professional standards and delivering measurable quality assurance for the global cyber security industry. 

He has established and actively runs the IoT and SCADA Hackers Australia group, as well as the BSides Brisbane conference. Through these avenues he actively promotes the cyber security industry and helps break down barriers to new entrants. Joshua has extensive experience in Operational Technology and Critical Infrastructure, Penetration Testing, IoT, Red Teaming, and more.


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Nicola Steel

Nicola Steel

Founder, JJP Talent Solutions

Nicola Steel is the Founder of JJP Talent Solutions, an IT recruitment business based in Brisbane. She has over 20 years IT recruitment experience in both Australia and the UK working with a diverse range of clients. Since 1999, she has connected over 1000 tech professionals with high growth startups, innovative SMEs and visionary corporates. Over 99% of candidates she places pass their probation period and become highly valued team members thus avoiding the pain and cost of a bad hire. Nicola is the Preferred Recruitment Partner to both the Australian Computer Society and River City Labs. One of her passions is helping tech startups to scale and grow and she is also a Mentor at River City Labs. Nicola is passionate about improving diversity within the tech industry as well as building high performing tech teams and outstanding IT careers.

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Jimmy Patch

Jimmy Patch

Director, Patch Creative

Jimmy Patch is the director of Patch Creative and a multidisciplinary Brisbane creative who specialises in brand narrative and storytelling through illustration, animation, professional development and creative direction for clients of all professional backgrounds.

His illustrations and animations have been featured in exhibitions across Australia, the Middle East and within US publications. Jimmy has designed band t-shirts for comedy duo Hamish and Andy’s 2018 tour, worked with Osaka-based musician Satsuki Minoda to produce the Roseville Girls music video, and collaborated with Australian dance-punk trio DZ Deathrays to create a post-apocalyptic T-shirt design. His business, Patch Creative, has worked alongside Universal Music, the ABC, QLD Government, Engage Works (UK), QUT, Arup, QLD AI Hub and Griffith University to help create simple and visually active communications that are derived from complex messages.

A significant part of Jimmy’s work involves developing unique ways to generate engaged audiences, by combining new technology and authentic storytelling. More recently, Jimmy developed a versatile brand from scratch. The product, ‘illani’, addresses a gap in the market of digital illustration which has been an exercise in both brand development and product design.

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Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann

Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann

Managing Director, ATech

Sarah-Jane Peterschlingmann is Managing Director of ATech, an Australian cloud hosting and web development company specialising in mission critical websites for large corporations and government. 

Sarah-Jane has served on the ACS QLD Branch Executive Committee, CQU ICT Advisory Board, and is Entrepreneur in Residence at iiHub Cairns and SmartHub Rockhampton. 

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