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Woden Valley to Silicon Valley - lessons for IT startups

ACS Canberra Branch Forum

Event Start: Wed 08 Nov 05:00 PM AEDT
Event Finish: Wed 08 Nov 07:00 PM AEDT


Registration End Date: Wed 08 Nov 02:00 PM

<div>Yohan will share his experience and observations on the startup ecosystem during his immersive secondment in the Bay Area during this interactive session. You can also find out about opportunities for Australian startups planning to enter the Bay Area market.<br><br><b>Yohan Ramasundara MACS CP, MAICD</b><br>Yohan is an experienced executive with a strong track record of high achievement of business outcomes leading high-performing teams in private, public and not-for-profit sectors for over fifteen years. Yohan is the Head of Governance at the Australian Federal Government agency administering intellectual property rights and he’s just returned to Canberra after a 3 month secondment as the Innovation Manager for Austrade International Operations, in San Francisco Bay Area in the USA. Previously he was the National Manager of Assurance Services at Ecowise Environmental, Australia’s largest provider of integrated environmental consulting services at the time.<br><br>Yohan is the Secretary General of SEARCC and the Vice President of the Australian Computer Society (ACS). He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and has over 10 years’ experience as a director of global organisations. Yohan is also an international Cricket Umpire. A graduate of University of Canberra, with Information Communication Technology (ICT), accounting and finance qualifications, he is also the recipient of the prestigious University of Canberra gold leadership award at the 2005 Blues &amp; Leadership awards for his sporting achievements. He is currently authoring a children’s story book in his spare time.<br><br><b>Details of the event</b><br>Date:           Wednesday, 8 November 2017<br>Time:           5:00PM – 5:15PM (Registration),<br>                    5:15PM – 6:20PM (Presentation)  and<br>                    6:20PM – 7:00PM (Networking canapes and drinks)<br>Venue:         Hyatt Hotel Canberra.<br><br>Getting there: For parking and public transport information, click <a href=";&#39;/hyatt+canberra/@-35.2992723,149.0542186,12z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m8!4m7!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x6b164d2257d6b7cd:0xfdfa780eb53d26be!2m2!1d149.1242587!2d-35.2992925" target="_blank">here</a>.<br><br><b>*Please join us for refreshments after the presentation.</b></div> <div> </div>


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120 Commonwealth Avenue,Canberra,ACT,Australia

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    Wed 08 Nov 05:00 PM AEDT

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    Wed 08 Nov 07:00 PM AEDT
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