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Governance

The Australian Computer Society is governed by a national Management Committee.  This committee is assisted by a National Congress, eight State and Territory Branch Executive Committees, and three expert advisory boards - the Member Advisory Board, the Profession Advisory Board, and the Technical Advisory Board.

All three Boards provide strategy advice within their areas of expertise to Management Committee via their Vice Presidents.

One of the key strengths of the ACS is the collective knowledge and skills of its members, and the expert advisory boards are the framework for optimising this expertise.

The ACS Management Committee controls and manages the Society, within the bounds set by the Associations Incorporations Act (ACT) and the Society’s Objects, Rules and National Regulations.

The Management Committee consists of the National Office Bearers (President, three Vice Presidents, Immediate Past President, National Treasurer) as well as the Chief Executive Officer and four National Congressional Representatives.               

Internet of Things (iot) committee

  • Mr Tom Zorde

    Chair
    AACS

    Tom Zorde leads purpose driven communities to future-proof Australia for a changing digital world. He convened and lead volunteers to deliver a free-to-use wireless Internet of Things Communications Network for Western Australia which now enables entrepreneurs, academia, industry, rural and city councils. His efforts were recognised by the Australian Computer Society awarding the project the 2018 Digital Disruptor award for transforming skills of work teams 21 to 200 staff. In addition to launching the world’s first certified internet of things practitioner accreditation in compliance with ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024 standards, Tom is a respected leader nurturing collaboration across industry, government and academia, and is a sought-after advisor for organisations embarking on digital transformation. Twitter: @TomZorde LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/zorde

  • Mr Alastair Pearson

    Member
    AACS

    Alastair Pearson is the lead Partner for PwC Consulting's Insight Analytics team, part of the Data & Analytics practice in Australia. Alastair is an analytics expert, working extensively with our broader Consulting capability to deliver data backed, insight led solutions for our clients' complex problems.Alastair provides strategic direction and operational leadership to a team of ~100 analytics experts based across Australia in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra. Alastair has a strong focus on building trusted client relationships and creating innovative, analytical solutions to provide insight and value to clients making critical business decisions. Alastair has over 22 years' experience in consultancy and professional services working directly with a broad range of clients, with specific focus on the government sector. In addition, Alastair is the Co-Head of the NSW Chapter of the Institute of Analytical Professionals of Australia (IAPA), an association for education, networking and interaction of business analytics professionals. Alastair is also the ‘Grand Fromage' of The Cheese Authority, a boutique business selling amazing global artisan cheese in Australia. Alastair's specialties include: analytics, modelling, data visualisation and reporting, data governance and quality, development of tactical analytics solutions, model review, decision support, business development, leading teams, innovative thinking, cheese and wine.

  • Professor Arkady Zaslavsky

    Member
    AACS

    Dr Zaslavsky is a Senior Principal Research Scientist with Data61, CSIRO. He is leading Data61 R&D projects in Internet of Things, mobile analytics andcontext-awareness science areas. He is a technical leader of the EU Horizon-2020 project bIoTope –building IoT Open Innovation Ecosystem for connected smart objects. Professor Arkady Zaslavsky holds Adjunct-Professorship appointments with a number of Australian and International universities. Arkady Zaslavsky has published more than 400 research publications throughout his professional career and supervised to completion more than 35 PhD students. Arkady Zaslavsky is a Senior Member of ACM, a Senior Member of IEEE Computer and Communication Societies.

  • Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

    Member
    AACS

  • Prof. Michael Sheng

    Member
    AACS

    Dr. Michael Sheng is a full Professor and Head of Department of Computing at Macquarie University. Before moving to Macquarie, Michael spent 10 years at School of Computer Science, the University of Adelaide (UoA). Michael holds a PhD degree in computer science from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and did his post-doc as a research scientist at CSIRO ICT Centre. From 1999 to 2001, Sheng also worked at UNSW as a visiting research fellow. Prior to that, he spent 6 years as a senior software engineer in industries. Prof. Sheng’s research interests include Internet of Things (IoT), data analytics, Web technologies, and service computing. He has more than 370 publications and his research has been highly cited by his international peers. Prof. Sheng has been invited to give keynotes at a number of international conferences and served as Conference General Chair or Program Chair for several top international conferences in his areas. Dr. Michael Sheng is the recipient of the AMiner Most Influential Scholar in IoT award (2019), ARC Future Fellowship (2014), Chris Wallace Award for Outstanding Research Contribution (2012), and Microsoft Research Fellowship (2003).

  • Neil Temperley

    Member
    AACS

  • Mr Peter Runcie

    Member
    AACS

    Peter leads the Data Driven Future Communities portfolio for CSIRO – Australia’s national science and technology agency. In this role he is exploring collaborative research and development programs and projects to create national impact. Peter is also the Vice President of the Australian Smart Communities Association and a board member of the New South Wales Smart Sensing Network

  • Dr Phil Robertson

    Member
    AACS

    Dr. Phil Robertson has deep experience in ICT research, development and commercialisation in global industry, research institutes and universities. He is currently lead for Strategic Partnerships at the ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science, and a Consultant to industry and government. His past positions include Chief Operating Officer for National ICT Australia (NICTA), Director of Canon’s Australia R&D Centre (CiSRA), and Program Leader in CSIRO. Phil is a member of the National Archives of Australia (NAA) Advisory Council, and has been on many government, industry, research and educational advisory boards and committees, including founding editorial boards of the IEEE TV&CG and the IEEE Visualisation Conference. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD).

  • Mr Ton Dijkgraaf

    Member
    AACS

    Ton leads GHD’s smart city and places strategy. This includes the creation of Smart Cities and precincts, innovation ecosystems, connected buildings, critical infrastructure, transport and campuses. 20 years of experience, trusted advisor, strategist, and innovative leader with extensive experience in leading complex and business digital transformation engagements across global enterprises and government. He has in-depth experience with emerging technologies and applies his experience and insights to the application of technologies in the build environment and critical infrastructure to enable the convergence and transformation of information and operational technology.