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ACS WA Young Professionals Conference

The Young Professionals Conference is a half day multi speaker event aimed at providing young ICT professionals and students with the knowledge and skills on how to be successful in their career.

Registration End Date: Fri, 27 Sep, 08:30 AM

  • where

  • Technology Park Function Centre (Seminar Room 2)
    2 Brodie-Hall Drive
    BENTLEY WA 6102
  • when

  • Event Start: Fri, 27 Sep, 08:30 AM
    Event Finish: Fri, 27 Sep, 12:00 PM
  • event price

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<img alt="Young Professional Summit Pic" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM0o000001vj1v" style="height: 332px; width: 500px;"></img><br><br><b>REGISTRATIONS FOR THIS EVENT HAVE NOW CLOSED.</b><br><br><u><b>SPECIAL OFFER</b></u><br>Join as a new member and receive a free registration for this event. <br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><a href="" style="color: #0563c1; text-decoration: underline;" target="_blank">Click here to join as member.</a></span></span></span><br><br>Email [email protected] to claim your free registration.<br><br>This Conference will have three sessions presented by accomplished industry professionals who will share their experience and expertise in what it takes to stand out and be a successful ICT professional.<br><br>As the next generation of leaders in the ICT industry this event will explore relevant topics on: <ul><li>the personal attributes needed for ICT career success, </li><li>offer an insight to the skills employers are looking for in contemporary working environments</li><li>examine ICT Opportunities of the Future.</li></ul> <b>Keynote Presentation - </b><b>Personal Attributes for Career Success<br>presented by Nilesh Makwana<br>CEO at Illuminance Solutions</b><br><br>Nilesh Makwana, CEO of Illuminance Solutions, will share his story of being an international student in Perth, and how he achieved professional success in the Information and Communication Technology field through his life journey covering India, UK and Australia. He will also share how he set up his own business to be a pioneer in his field, recently winning a global award by Microsoft and developing a cultural and gender diverse workforce and achieving great business success.<br><br><b>Session Two - Skills Needed by Today&#39;s Employers<br>presented by Amanda Fox<br>Director at HR Dept Perth Inner City</b><br><br>Soft skills and hard skills remain the focus of what employers look for in an employee. The ability to get the job done – utilising hard skills is key, but so too is the ability to work well with others by utilising finely tuned soft skills such as communication, collaboration and time management which will set a successful employee apart from the rest of the pack. The rise of AI sees an increasing focus of the importance of soft skills as they are precisely the type of skills which cannot be automated.<br><br><b>Session Three - ICT Opportunities of the Future<br>presented by Andy Battle<br>Chief Technology Officer at ES2</b><br><br>Technological progress is a key driver of economic growth throughout Australia, and across the globe. The current rate of technological change is unparalleled, with technological advancement driving major change across all industries and throughout the ICT workforce. Andy will talk about how new technologies like Robotics, Autonomous Vehicles, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality (AR), Data Analytics and Cloud computing are altering how businesses operate, and how technology is helping small businesses bring new innovative products to market through agile development practices, prototyping and code. Andy will explain how ICT professionals have become a vital part of the corporate world, and explain how both employment and remuneration in the profession have increased in recognition of the critical role ICT now plays in business innovation. <br><br><b>PROUDLY SPONSORED BY</b><br><br>                                  <img alt="YIT Summit Event Sponsors" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM0o000001vna1"></img><br><br><b><img alt="Plan Your Journey Pic" src=";feoid=00N9000000EVCh7&amp;refid=0EM0o000001vkzw"></img></b><br><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;"><b><u>TRAVEL TO VENUE</u></b></span></span></span><br><span style="font-size: 11pt;"><span><span style="font-family: Calibri,sans-serif;">To get to the event venue, catch the 960 bus from Wellington Street Bus Station, stands 5-8, in Perth city. Departs from station every 8 minutes. Get off bus at stop # 26788.</span></span></span>


 08:30 AM - 09:00 AM  Registration Open                          
 09:00 AM - 09:05 AM  Conference Welcome & Housekeeping                          
 09:05 AM - 09:50 AM  Keynote: Personal Attributes for Career Success by Nilesh Makwana                          
 09:50 AM - 10:15 AM  Morning Tea                          
 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM  Session Two: Skills Needed by Today's Employers by Amanda Fox                          
 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM  Session Three: ICT Opportunities of the Future by Andy Battle                          
 11:45 AM - 12:00 PM  Closing Comments                          

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Keynote Speaker

Nilesh Kishorbhai Makwana

Nilesh Kishorbhai Makwana

CEO at Illuminance Solutions

Nilesh Makwana is an entrepreneur, social impact innovator, technology thought leader and advocate for workplace diversity.

As the CEO of ICT consultancy and advisory business Illuminance Solutions, Nilesh applies his philosophy of “living life with purpose” to his every day, leading the organisation with social impact at its core. Illuminance provides technological solutions with purpose, largely servicing the non-profit sector. 

Bringing his experience in business development, IT project management and business analysis to his CEO role at Illuminance, Nilesh has supported the company in developing AvantCare, a software solution for care providers.

Nilesh believes that all members can have a powerful impact on the culture and ethics of a business and that diversity in the workplace is not just the right thing to do, but is good for business. It is this value of inclusivity that led Illuminance to receive the WA 2019 Rising Stars Diversity Award. 

Always on the lookout for innovative ways to create a positive impact on business and society, Nilesh is an ambassador for technological change and a champion of diversity in thought and people

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Amanda Fox

Amanda Fox

Director at The HR Dept Perth Inner City

With many years of experience in human resources, Amanda Fox commenced her business The HR Dept Perth Inner City in early 2019.
Amanda offers business owners outsourced HR advice and support, leaving them free to get on with growing their businesses. “I am passionate about working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to get to know the business, develop ongoing relationships with the stakeholders and to partner with them to grow together over time”. Amanda’s global experience spans across various industries including being HR Manager at JGC Oceania, a key partner on Darwin’s Ichthys Project; and 12 years at Emirates Airlines, during which time she partnered with key stakeholders in multi-cultural and multi-faceted environments to coach and mentor staff, enabling them to achieve the required business outcomes.

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Andy Battle

Andy Battle

Chief Technology Officer at ES2

Andy has worked in the IT Security & Networking industry for over 22 years, and throughout his career this has seen him perform many roles from engineer, consultant, auditor, analyst, trainer, team leader and security manager. Andy holds the CISSP, CRISC and is a certified and practicing SABSA Security Architect. Andy has delivered enterprise scale projects in industries like Oil & Gas, IT & Communications, Mining & Energy and Government. Andy is a founding owner and the Chief Technology Officer at ES2 a cyber security and solutions development business and considers himself to be a Trusted Advisor.

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2 Brodie-Hall Drive,BENTLEY,WA,Australia

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