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ACS QLD Tech Professionals Industry Panel - Ask Me Anything

Find out about the ICT sector from real people in the ICT sector. The Ask Me Anything panel will feature leading tech professionals where students and emerging professionals will hear a short introduction from panellists on their current roles and ICT journey and have an opportunity to ask questions.

Registration End Date: Mon, 30 Jan, 05:00 PM

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  • Stair Stadium, Level 2, The Precinct
    315 Brunswick Street
    Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
  • when

  • Event Start: Tue, 31 Jan, 05:00 PM
    Event Finish: Tue, 31 Jan, 07:30 PM
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<span style="font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">Find out about the ICT sector from real people in the ICT sector. The <em>Ask Me Anything</em> panel will feature leading tech professionals where students and emerging professionals will hear a short introduction from panellists on their current roles and ICT journey. Get ready to then ask questions about the panellist’s organisations and hiring habits, personal experiences applying for jobs as a graduate, challenges, career aspirations or specific skills that they’ve acquired in their roles. This session provides a safe and informative space for students to obtain answers to questions that are not often asked, and provide clarity around the expectations and careers experiences of professionals in the ICT industry.</span></span><br> 

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Knowledge -> Level 4

Panellist

Hannah Crosby

Hannah Crosby

Senior 3D Artist, Gameloft

Hannah is a Senior 3D Artist with 16 years experience across games and film, currently working with Gameloft Brisbane on mobile titles, including the official successor to The Oregon Trail™ on Apple Arcade and the recently announced My Little Pony: Mane Merge.  After working with games companies THQ and Rare on multiple console titles as a 3D artist, Hannah branched out into practical prop sculpture and art finishing, her work can be seen in such films as Thor: Ragnarok, Aquaman and Love and Monsters.  Hannah is committed to mentoring upcoming digital artists, and is an active participant in the online games community, fostering diversity within the industry.
 

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Scott Brady

Scott Brady

Head of SaaS Platform Architecture – Core Services, TechnologyOne

Scott is one of the lead technical architects at TechnologyOne, with a specialty in cloud architecture and SaaS. As a DevOps pioneer, he was one of the first developers at TechOne to deploy and run their own code on the cloud in production. This has led to a lot of lessons learnt over the years in everything from 24x7 incident response, observability, CI/CD, shift-left security, architecting for scale and cost optimisation. Scott now spends most of his time helping colleagues design and deliver solutions for the cloud, and evolving TechOne's cloud platform to keep on top of the ever-evolving changes in tech. Outside of work, Scott enjoys spending time with his family and relaxing in the pool.
 

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Katrina Monteith

Katrina Monteith

Principle, Evolve Sustain Pty Ltd (Self Employed)

It was the desire for variety and transferable skills that could support a lifestyle of flexibility and travel that led Katrina to choose the IT industry over 20 years ago. After starting as a programmer, Katrina chose to try a myriad of roles including Systems Analyst, Senior Software Design Analyst, Product Support Manager, Implementation Consultant, Pre-Sales Consultant and Senior Business Analyst. 

Her choices have found her living and travelling through Asia, leading a FIFO lifestyle between Gold Coast and Tasmania, meeting amazing people and learning new cultures. On her journey, she has helped aircraft engineers design a workshop system, university faculties align their practices, vessel traffic officers implement a decision support tool to track vessels transiting the Great Barrier Reef, and port surveyors and dredgers source software to manage commercial and environmental requirements.

After branching out on her own she found her sweet spot – providing Senior Business Analyst skills in the space where Operational Technology meets ICT in highly technical environments undergoing major technological transformation. Her current gig is with the Department of Regional Development, Manufacturing and Water helping to evaluate emerging technologies such as image velocimetry and satellite imagery to measure surface water in the Northern Murray Darling Basin. 

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Panellist

Alex Hempel

Alex Hempel

DevOps Lead, Canstar Pty Ltd

With over 20 years of experience across different roles and industries, including companies like RACQ and Silverrail, Alex has found his passion in DevOps, automation and CI/CD. He was closely involved in RACQ's journey to the cloud, and has used his skills to improve and accelerate software development. As the DevOps Lead at Canstar, he is dedicated to mentoring younger colleagues, with the objective to help set them up for career success. He likes to spend his spare time with his family, as well as running model trains of different sizes.
 

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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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315 Brunswick Street,Fortitude Valley,QLD,Australia

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