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ACS Think Tank (Virtual)

Addressing Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Technology: Where Does Merit Sit?

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Thu, 17 Nov, 12:00 PM

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<img alt="User-added image" src="https://id.acs.org.au/servlet/servlet.ImageServer?id=0150o00000HuurA&amp;oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1658713941000"></img><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><strong>Addressing Gender, Diversity and Inclusion in Technology: Where Does Merit Sit?</strong><br>The importance that we place on diversity now crosses into every area of employment, research and education. We consider choices about what kind of people are needed and we look for gaps and areas of exclusion. We are on a mission to fill those gaps and to ensure that there is representation that includes people of difference in everything that we do.<br> <br>Technology has long held a strong deference to male gender dominance, and a narrow field of vison in terms of diversity. Technology is an obvious target for greater inclusion and an increased focus on the global diversity that the internet has allowed us to see more clearly than ever before.<br> <br>November&#39;s ACS Think Tank looks at how we future proof the development of our profession. If we allow our professional choices to always support the superior candidate, then we exclude the key understanding about how they became superior in the first place. Our upbringing, our connections, wealth, gender, and popularity are the historical methods of ranking a person above or below someone else. <strong>Should we choose people on their successful ranking or should we choose them based on the opportunity to rise above their ranking once they get a chance.</strong></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"> </span></span><br><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Attendees are invited to pre-submit their questions on this topic or suggest future topics through the <u><strong><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ca_clr2qBUeByeo0Z7Wj34tnJscd4ZpNvuIxZHjERWxUMlJVWDVJQks2UVI2Wko0VDFPVTZTUjNDWC4u" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u> with the top unique questions being asked directly to our panel and in-room/virtual attendees.</span></span><br><br><br><strong>IMPORTANT INFORMATION:</strong><br>Lobby opens (virtually) at 4:50pm for a 5:00pm sharp start. <br><br><br><br><u><strong><a href="https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=Ca_clr2qBUeByeo0Z7Wj34tnJscd4ZpNvuIxZHjERWxUMlJVWDVJQks2UVI2Wko0VDFPVTZTUjNDWC4u" target="_blank">ACS Think Tank Question and Topic Submission Form</a></strong></u><br><br> 

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David Cook

David Cook

Technology advocate dedicated to advances and the progression of Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and cyber security, combined with research and academic engagement in six main areas, Business, Information Technology, International Relations, Security, Virtual Reality, Agricultural Data management

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Facilitator

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 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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Gail Jackman

Gail Jackman

Gail is the Training Manager/Learning Specialist for the Australian Cyber Collaboration Centre. In addition to her electronics and communications engineering, Gail has qualifications and certifications in cyber security, training and assessment, business management, marketing, accounting, administration management, project management, HR management, small business management and event management. Gail has worked in the Public, Corporate, NFP, Higher Education and Vocational Education Training (VET) sectors.

Gail founded and runs two social enterprises, CoGood Australia and Scuba in the Pub. Gail has run development projects in Cambodia since 2011 (Year of Humanitarian Engineering) and events since 2016 to build a community to inform and protect the marine environment.

Gail is a very active volunteer, volunteering with 7 organisations, including the Australian Women in Security Network (AWSN) Adelaide Chapter Executive Committee. Gail supports STEM programs: Cyber Sista, STEM Sista, STEM Mista, Her Tech Path, F1 in Schools, and Subs in Schools. A passion to encourage young people to choose STEM career pathways, increase workforce diversity and lives as near as possible zero waste lifestyle.

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Katherine Enderling

Katherine Enderling

Director Information & Technology | Chief Information Officer Director Information & Technology | Chief Information Officer
South Australian Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF)

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Edwin Lourdes Joseph

Edwin Lourdes Joseph

Dr Edwin Joseph is passionate about the ICT profession and advocates for inclusion. His experience is multifaceted, including roles in education, HR, project management, community engagement, research, policy, etc. He has served on the NT Branch Executive Committee of ACS since 2016, including as the Vice Chair for two years. He currently serves as the President of Multicultural Council of the NT, Secretary of Federation of Ethnic Communities Council of Australia, Board Member of National Ethnic Disability Alliance and NT Convener of Religions for Peace Australia
 

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