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ACS WA State Conference 2018

The ACS WA State Conference is our flagship event, where we bring together a mix of ICT experts to share their knowledge with the ICT community.

Event Start: Fri 01 Jun 12:00 PM
Event Finish: Fri 01 Jun 02:26 PM


Registration End Date: Fri 01 Jun 02:26 PM

<img alt="conf" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1517215009000"></img><br><br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">Please visit our very own Conference Landing Page for ALL detailed information, speakers and event program by <a href="http://" target="_blank">clicking here</a>. <br><br>Our exciting 2018 Conference Program includes:</span></span></b><br><br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">MASTERCLASSES</span></span></b><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">Puzzle Out SFIA</span></span></b></a><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Louise Smith discussing SFIA version 7</span></span><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">DDLS MASTERCLASS - ART VS. SCIENCE</span></span></b></a><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 11.0pt;">The Art of Business Analysis vs. the Science of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence<br><br><b><a href="" target="_blank">SPLUNK MASTERCLASS</a></b></span><br><br><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">--</span></span><br> <br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt;">CONFERENCE PROGRAM</span></span></b><br><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><b>Welcome by MC, ACS Fellow Member, Gregg Boalch FACS CP<br><br>Opening address by Baryy Fitzgerald, Chief Executive Office</b><br>Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd<br><br><b>Keynote Address - Pat Scally, Interim CIO, Department of Communities</b><br>The transformation created by the new Department of Communities<br><br><b>This year’s Streams include:</b><br><br><b>ACS STREAM</b><br><br><b>1. How to de-risk ANY digital transformation,</b> presented by Marcel Wilson, Human Sparks.<br><br><b>2. Neurodiversity in Education and Employment: </b>Challenges and Opportunities in the ICT sector, presented by Jim Ellis, Chair of AASQA Advisory Board and Tele Tan, Director of AASQA</span></span><br> <br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">3. PANEL - The Social Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles</span></span></b><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Panellists will discuss the social, ethical and legal impacts of the introduction of automated passenger vehicles in Australia. In 2016 the RAC (WA) together with the Government of Western Australia imported a small automated bus, which operates in South Perth. There were legal issues which had to be overcome, and these are still under revision by governments within Australia.<br>In 2017, Curtin University imported another bus, and recently French manufacturer NAVYA decided on Perth as one of the three cities in the world where they will trial up to five automated cars from late this year.<br><br>The industry expectation is that by 2030, these cars will be mainstream, so how will they impact our lives? For better or worse?</span></span><br><br><b>Moderated by Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie, panelists include: </b> Matthew O&#39;Leary, Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills and Road Safety &amp; Member Manager, Anna Sawyer; and Thomas Bräunl, Professor at The University of Western Australia.<br><br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">4. BLOCKCHAIN Discussion</span></span></b><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Imagine a world in which self-running cars buy and sell services, enter contracts without human interference, provide transport in exchange for bitcoin, spend its earnings employing humans to conduct maintenance, and generate offspring (i.e. purchase other vehicles to expand its fleet), then sell itself for spare parts when it has outlived its productive life-span.</span></span><br> <br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">With blockchain technology, these things are made possible. As Australia moves in 2018 to join many other nations that have regulated cryptocurrencies, we ask how this innovative technology may provide for improved socio-economic certainty and prosperity in an increasingly uncertain world?”<br><br><b>VOTED SPEAKER STREAM </b><br>Giving you what you asked for! This year we invited speakers to pitch topics, which were voted on by members to decide which presentations were included.</span></span><br><br><b>1. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is Scary</b><br>Join ACS WA Vice-chair, George Coldham for an exploration of what the future COULD hold, if we let it.<br><br><b>2. Mining meaning from documents and workflows using AI</b><br>Presented by Jeff Andersen - Director, Office Information Australia.<br><br><b>3. Advanced Recognition Systems: Going Beyond Biometrics</b><br>Presented by Marcus Ashby, NEC WA Sales Manager.<br><br><b>4. Business Software Challenge</b><br>Presented by Colin Atkinson, BSc, CA, MACS, IT Specialist, Institute of Chartered Accountants.<br><br><b>5. Lessons Learnt from a Cyber-attack</b><br>Presented by James Cottrill, Principal in charge of IT Audit &amp; Risk Consulting/Internal Audit at Stantons International.<br><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><b>HISA STREAM</b><br>Working Towards Delivering Cohesive Integrated Digital Healthcare throughout WA presented by HISA (Health Informatics Society of Australia)</span></span><br> <br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><b>Speakers for this stream include:</b></span></span><br><br><b>Dr Louise Schaper, PhD FACHI CHIA</b><br>Chief Executive Officer, Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA): Australia’s Digital Health Community<br> <br><b>Dr Felicity Hodder</b><br><span style="font-family: times new roman,serif;">IT Clinical and Operational Commissioning Lead for Perth Children’s Hospital.</span><br> <br><b>Joshua Sacks</b><br>South Metropolitan Health Services Telehealth Coordinator<br><br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">DATA SCIENCE STREAM<br><br>H</span></span>ow will WA meet the demand? by Erica Smyth MSc; FTSE; FAICD, </b>Non-Executive Director and Chairman at National Energy Resources Australia<br><br>It is obvious demand for skilled data scientists, analysts and interpreters is already outstripping supply. Looking forward the gap will widen before balance returns to the skills market. What can we do to understand where the critical gaps will appear and how should we address this when the pace of change makes it difficult to predict future trends. Universities, TAFEs, online educators, in-house courses and on the job training all have a role to play but the balance of short, medium and long term offerings will need to be more fit for purpose.<br><br><b>How Woodside is building a data driven culture through connecting people, data and insights, Shelley Kalms, Chief Digital Officer, Woodside Energy</b><br> <br>Dating back to the 1950’s Woodside drilled world record depths in offshore southern Australia.  Today we’re pioneering remote support and the application of cognitive computing, predicative analytics in our operations.<br> <br>Through the building of the data driven culture Woodside is enabling their people: By working with analytics and cognitive computing to connect people, data and insights to unlock the organisation’s collective intelligence, past and present.  Collaboration internally with the business and externally through Woodside’s future Lab program is key.<br> <br> As Data science has evolved the structure has changed and processes have matured to ensure the small but effective team remain agile, enabled and empowered.<br><br> Join the session to hear about how Woodside&#39; Digital function interacts with the business and continues to drive innovation. <p><br><span style="font-family: times,serif; font-size: 10pt;">--</span></p> <br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><b>LOCKNOTE - Unconscious Bias in the Workplace</b><br><br><b>Presented by Sarab Singh Illuminate Group</b><br>Our brains have evolved to make various shortcuts to make quick decisions, especially when the problems are complex, not all information is available and when there is, risks might be involved.<br><br>For the most part, these mental shortcuts or heuristics are helpful, because they allow us to quickly make sense of a complex environment, but there are times when they fail at making a correct assessment of the world which sometimes result in a cognitive bias.<br><br>Unfortunately, these are under our conscious awareness. We can’t see them or identify them in the moment.<br><br>Sarab Singh will take us through a fascinating journey of how our brains work and fail to see the obvious biases. As an expert in Business Leadership and Human Behaviour, Sarab will shed light on how to mitigate our biases in the workplace and avoid making systematic errors. Specifically, he will focus on how to survive the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World that we are currently living in.</span></span><br><br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">SUNDOWNER</span></span></b><br><i><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Following the Conference and prior to our Gala Dinner, a Sundowner will be held for Conference guests to Network over delicious drinks and Canapes.</span></span></i><br><br><b><i><img alt="drinks" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1517219009000"></img></i><br><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">ACS WA GALA DINNER </span></span></b><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Finalize an insightful day of learning with a <b>sumptuous Dinner</b> where physicist, comedian and <b>Mars One astronaut candidate,</b> Josh Richards will take us through a humorous and informative journey to the red planet inspired by his new book, <b>Becoming Martian</b>.<br><br>Short-listed as a candidate to Mars One’s 2031 mission to <b>send humans one-way to Mars</b>, Josh blends science, engineering and ethics with comedy to look at how colonising Mars will change humans in body, mind and soul. <br><br>The event also provide a unique opportunity for Networking whilst fostering new and strong connections with industry professionals.</span></span><br><br><a href="" target="_blank"><span style="color: blue;"><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">Book Your Seat Here</span></span></span></a><br> <br><b><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;">PACKAGES</span></span></b><br><br><span style="font-family: times,serif;"><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><b>Want to join us for the full day? Packages cover entrance to Masterclass of choice, Conference &amp; Dinner. </b><br><br>$350 Member - <i>Use Promo Code MEMBER</i><br>$370 Non Member - <i>Use Promo Code GUEST</i></span></span><br>  <div><b>2018 Conference Sponsors</b></div> <div><b><img alt="Sponsors" src=";oid=00D90000000o5NE&amp;lastMod=1517217722000"></img></b></div> <div><br>Sponsorship opportunities are available, our packages are tailored to maximize business exposure pre, during and post event. <br><br><i><b>To discuss further, please contact Alexandra Mollo at</b></i></div>

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  • Event Start: Fri 01 Jun 12:00 PM
    Event Finish: Fri 01 Jun 02:26 PM
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