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Skilled Journeys: Navigating IT Migration in Australia

Join us in Cairns on Wednesday 6 March to discuss how skilled IT migration system functions are addressing the skills shortages

Event Start: Wed 06 Mar 05:30 PM AEST
Event Finish: Wed 06 Mar 07:00 PM AEST

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Registration End Date: Tue 05 Mar 06:00 PM


<em>*If you are not a current ACS member, you will be asked to &#39;create an account&#39;. Your details will be used for registration processes only. If you experience technical issues, please contact <a href="mailto:acs.qld@acs.org.au?subject=Event%20Registration" target="_blank">acs.qld@acs.org.au</a>.</em><br><br>Join us for the inaugural launch of the ACS Skilled Journeys: Navigating IT Migration in Australia Report that provides an invaluable basis of knowledge to better understand how the current skilled migration system functions and its outcomes, both for ICT skilled migrants and employers. You’ll also hear directly from both the ICT employer and ICT skilled migrant perspectives (including a case study from JCU Technology Solutions team) on how regional migration is paying dividends, with cohorts surveyed more likely to live and stay on permanently outside Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. The discussion will also explore opportunities to improve migrant outcomes through managing clear expectations (salary, job prospects) and helping employers understand the opportunities when hiring ICT skilled migrants.<br><br>By attending this event, you will learn: <ul><li>ICT Skilled migrants has shifted onshore. Since 2020, consistently around one in five visa applications have been made from offshore, the rest onshore.</li><li>Why the local tertiary education sector is becoming more important in how it aligns skills of migrants with industry demand in Australia.  </li><li>Regional challenges impacted by potential misalignment between migration and regional industry policy settings or impact of settings.</li><li>How to support migrants through their migration experience, which is complex and can be stressful.</li><li>The impact of positive employment outcomes. 95% of ICT Skilled Migrants said they secured employment in Australia, primarily within the IT sector, demonstrating effective job market integration and alignment of supply and demand. </li></ul> Speakers include: <ul><li>Siobhan O&#39;Sullivan, <span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><span>Chief Growth Officer, ACS</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><span>Geoff Purcell, Chief Digital Officer, Technology Solutions Team, James Cook University</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><span>Dr Sasha Block, Senior Researcher, Regional Australia Institute</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><span>Anusha Hewage, Head of Software Engineering and Platforms, JCU Technology Solutions</span></span></li><li><span style="font-size: 10.0pt;"><span>Felipe Duncan, Associate Director, Digital Applications &amp; Software Engineering, JCU Technology Solutions</span></span></li></ul>

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Siobhan O Sullivan (Casey)

Siobhan O Sullivan (Casey)

Over Siobhan's 25+ year career she has worked in fintech, mortgages, logistics and retail.  She is a passionate supporter of Australia's innovation ecosystem and is currently Chief Growth Officer at the ACS (Australian Computer Society) based in Sydney.   

Siobhan is also a Director/Advisory Board member for Wych (Banking as a Service), Director for Silicon Beach Australia, the oldest innovation community, Advisory Board Member and Mentor with Enterprise Ireland helping Irish businesses successfully scale into Australia, Innovation Mentor and Lecturer for Australian Film, Television and Radio School (AFTRS), Education Board Advisor to SP Jain Global School of Management and Board Advisor to BrainSTEM helping raise the next generation of STEM leaders.   

She has an MBA from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), a Diploma in Project Management and a Bachelor of Commerce, Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations and Associate Degree of Applied Science, Hospitality Management + Black Belt in Hap Ki Do. 

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Geoffrey Charles Purcell

Geoffrey Charles Purcell

I am a business-driven Chief Information Officer, Chief Technology Officer, Chief Digital Officer, with global and CEO start-up experience. My passion is business, technology and digital transformation that drives business value. As a technologist, I believe the leader of Technology in a business, must truly understand the business and its full potential, in order to truly add value to that business.

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Sasha Block

Sasha Block

Sasha’s predominant focus is on several interrelated domains of regional development: international migration, belonging, social cohesion and liveability. Sasha is passioned in creating relevant policies in which sustainable regional cultural production is a part of regional development. Sasha’s academic interests are reflections of her industry experience. As a cultural manager, she created and executed various projects built around the arts and its multiple effects on communities and local development.

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Felipe Duncan

Felipe Duncan

Felipe is a trilingual versatile technology senior leader with diverse local and international experience and a successful track of results and solutions delivered. Currently serving as Associate Director, Digital Applications and Software Engineering at JCU, Felipe is a committed and passionate professional with a wealth of business and digital skills acquired across diverse industries such as professional services, energy, government, logistics and education, in organisations such as JCU, Deloitte, NSW Education, PwC, Shell, Toll and Kroton educational.

Felipe’s professional journey is supported by a growth and learning mindset with ongoing participation in industry groups, conferences, and having achieved globally recognised certifications and tertiary qualifications in Information Technology and Business including an MBA. One of his main passions is developing people through innovation and strong team culture.

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Anusha Hewage

Anusha Hewage

Anusha Hewage, a dynamic professional, currently serves as the Head of Software Engineering and Platform Services at James Cook University. With an extensive background in the technology industry, she has garnered valuable experience from renowned global corporations including GE, IBM, Accenture, and 3M. Anusha's career has taken her across borders, allowing her to bring a wealth of international expertise to her current role in Australia.
 
Her educational journey is marked by a diverse range of disciplines, having pursued studies in IT, Project and Program Management, and AI. Anusha has been associated with esteemed institutions such as Charles Stuart University, Oxford University, and Flinders University, where she cultivated her knowledge and skills.
 
Beyond her professional responsibilities, Anusha is a multifaceted individual. As an author, researcher, and lifelong learner, she remains committed to pushing the boundaries of knowledge and contributing to the advancement of her field.

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Pierre Daguier

Pierre Daguier

I am a 31-year-old software engineer with an international career background. Originating from Toulouse, France, I have worked in Paris, France, and Frankfurt-am-Main, Germany, before relocating to Australia in March 2023. I have extensive experience as a full-stack web developer and blockchain developer at Universal Investment through its startup, UI Enlyte. Currently, I am leveraging my skills and expertise as a software engineer at James Cook University in Townsville, Australia.

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36 Shields St,Cairns,QLD,Australia

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  • Room CO004-103, James Cook University, Bada-jali campus
    36 Shields St
    Cairns QLD 4870
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  • Event Start:
    Wed 06 Mar 05:30 PM AEST

    Event Finish:
    Wed 06 Mar 07:00 PM AEST
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