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ProfessionAL STANDARDS Board

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  • Mr Jeffrey Smith

    Director - Profession Standards Board
    MACS Snr

    Jeff is a current CEO/Managing Director and former CIO, who’s parlayed being a builder labourer at 16, a teen father and a high school drop out into a successful career in ICT spanning almost 30 years. He is experienced in business transformation, cyber security, and governance and brings a high level of entrepreneurial business thinking to the enterprise. Jeff is the first Regional Ambassador appointed by the ACS, and works with ICT educators and professionals in country Victoria to increase awareness of, and improve, the ICT profession in the regions. Jeff has post graduate degrees in Business and Cyber Security and is a certified CISSP. He is on the Housing Industry Association (HIA) Regional Executive Committee for Victoria, a part of the Bendigo Education Plan, a member of the Bendigo Tech School Industry Advisory Committee, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a Senior Member and Certified Professional of the Australian Computer Society. Jeff is passionate about education and personal growth, and a has a deep and personal understanding that everyone learns differently.

  • Miss Amy L Tang

    Member
    AACS

    Ever climbed mainland Australia's highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko? Then it is time for you to conquer the more interesting and challenging, second highest peak, Mount Townsend in both your personal and professional life. Amy has a diverse professional background in information technology, cyber security, corporate strategy, project management, coaching, communications, change and transition, business design and improvement, training and facilitation and procurement. Through a fusion of management consulting and coaching, Amy is fortunate to be of service to your ACS Information and Communication Technology journey.

  • Dr Anna Yang

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Dr Anna Yang is an ICT Professional in the Australia Public Service (APS). She has 20 years' experience working in a number of Commonwealth and ACT Government agencies, where she delivered key ICT policies and digital service initiatives. She actively collaborates with ICT professionals across public, private, and research communities to improve future-focused ICT capability, create innovative workplace culture, and strengthen Australia's competitiveness in the digital world. She holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of New South Wales. Her professional interests and expertise include cybersecurity, web-trust, digital-identity, and risk management. Anna has presented and published a number of professional papers at national and international ICT conferences. A part of her work for the PhD was granted a US patent. As a woman in the field of science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM), Anna also takes time to mentor, coach and support other women of STEM in the APS.

  • Professor Caroline Chan

    Member
    FACS

    Professor Chan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Singapore) University of Newcastle, Australia and Chief Executive Officer of UON, Singapore. She is a professor of Digital Business, with extensive experience in international education and global education partnerships. Prior to joining the University of Newcastle, Professor Chan was the Dean and Head of the School of Business IT and Logistics, RMIT University. Professor Chan is Fellow of Australian Computer Society (ACS), Adjunct Professor (Research) of Monash University, Skills Futures Fellow for the Australia Indonesia Centre (AIC), and the past President of the Australia Council of Head and Professors of Information Systems (ACPHIS), the peak body established to represent Australian Information Systems academics.

  • Mr Keith Besgrove

    Member
    AACS

    Keith has over fifteen years’ experience in global digital economy policies, gained as a division head in the National Office of the Information Economy (NOIE), and the Department of Communications. He was responsible for policy advice to government on all aspects of the digital economy. He also developed Australia's first two cyber security strategies; over sighted the creation of auDA; crafted legislation to combat spam and internet gambling; established the Do Not Call Register; helped create the Australian Communications Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) and implemented programs to adopt broadband in healthcare and education. Keith was also responsible for radio spectrum policy including the sale of the Digital Dividend. He developed the Commonwealth Government's first Cloud Computing Strategy, worked on data retention and copyright policy, and had policy responsibility for Australia Post. Keith has represented Australia in many international groups including the OECD, APEC, ICANN and ITU. I was the Chair of the OECD Working Party on Information Security and Privacy (WPISP) for five years. Since retiring from the public service in July 2014, Keith has been busy mentoring technology start-up companies, chairing committees and providing strategic advice to not for profit groups. He was a research associate at the University of Technology (Sydney) and an honorary fellow at the Cyber-security Research Centre at Macquarie University. Keith is a member of the Australian Computer Society’s Profession Advisory Board. For the past three years I have also been a part-time senior policy adviser to the CEO of Energy Consumers Australia.

  • Dr Kirsten Wahlstrom

    Member
    MACS CP

    Kirsten Wahlstrom is a teaching and research academic at the University of South Australia. Her research focuses on the social effects of emerging technologies and she has been involved in two successful grant applications. The first funded research into personalisation and search; the second aims to identify false discourse online. She applies a critical theoretic method to investigate whether emerging technologies disrupt privacy. Kirsten holds five awards for outstanding teaching practice, among them a national award for providing experiential learning to transnational teams of students. Her teaching ethos blends constructivist, humanistic, and experiential pedagogies to initiate and support meaningful transformation. Students are invited to undertake purposive active learning tasks and critical reflections; these intellectual activities support the completion of cognitively demanding, multifaceted assessment tasks. Kirsten’s teaching practice is also characterised by collaboration and her professional network plays an important role, with representatives from industry providing talks, projects, one to one coaching of students, placements, and more. Kirsten’s commitment and motivation emerge from her respect for others, inclusivity, intellectual practice, and social responsibility. Kirsten is currently enrolled in a doctoral programme with the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility at DeMontfort University, in Leicester in the UK. The doctoral project identifies and studies privacy disruptions arising from emerging technology; it's theoretical framework is part Theory of Communicative Action and part privacy in context; it's definition of privacy acknowledges the natural fact of privacy while anchoring research design and analysis in privacy as a social construct. Thus far, the project has produced three papers.

  • Mr Steve Godbee

    Member
    FACS

    Steve Godbee is IBM’s CIO for Australia and New Zealand. His business career has spanned over 30 years, performing local, regional and global roles, while living in Australia and in the USA. Steve is passionate about engaging with business leaders and users from across the business; to understand their dynamic and challenging business needs; to share his transformation and digital agendas; and to solicit feedback for growth and continuous improvement. Steve is regularly engaged by business units, clients, industry organisations and universities, for his expertise and experience in areas such as Leadership, Business Transformation, Digital Transformation, Agile Workplaces, Cloud, Mobile, Security and Cognitive Business. While Steve recognises the role that technology plays as a catalyst for both Business and Digital transformation, he is always keen to stress the vital roles that Process and Culture play in effective transformation. Steve is active in promoting the advancement of ICT as a profession, both in Australia and Internationally. Steve is also a member of a number of industry and academic advisory groups and is involved in mentoring students and leaders of the future. Steve is a Fellow of the ACS and holds a degree in Computing Science from the University of Technology, Sydney.

  • Mr Tom Cleary

    Member
    MACS Snr

    Tom is a long time Cyber Security professional and has had a varied career in ICT. He firmly believes that the default answer for security questions should be “Yes, but…” Having worked in commercial, public, large, small and restricted environments he has seen most of the mistakes it is possible to make in enforcing “security theatre”. He firmly believes that shouting and waving hands doesn’t help things improve. Making sure that people who make decisions are fully informed (preferably practitioners with requisite experience) is the only way to make sure we reduce the number of expensive Cyber mistakes that are made.

  • Mr Tom Worthington

    Member
    FACS

    Tom Worthington is an independent computer professional, award winning educational designer and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Research School of Computer Science at the Australian National University. He previously worked on IT policy forthe Australian Department of Defence and HQ Australian Defence Force. In 1999 Tom was elected a Fellow of the Australian Computer Society for his contribution to the development of public Internet policy. He is a Past President, Honorary Life Member, Certified Professional and a Certified Computer Professional of the ACS as well as a voting member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

  • Ms Ivanka Zebic

    Member
    MACS Snr

    I am a business-focused Digital Technology professional with a breadth of experience that has enabled me to deliver effective solutions for a wide variety of business problems and stakeholders. I thrive on change without compromising business as usual. My current role is Associate Director – IT Solutions for Arts Centre Melbourne. I am leading the digital transformation of the Customer Experience Program. My capabilities include driving work forward with executives in a positive and constructive way; growing and developing a business and its people; building collaborative partnerships with customers, stakeholders, vendors, and technical teams to achieve successful business outcomes. I have strong leadership skills, having developed, and led high performing teams, including creating collaborative innovative team cultures across multiple business divisions. I have a particular interest in the way technology is evolving, and in providing strategic technology leadership to bring benefits to businesses and their clients and in sharing my passion with professional associations.

  • Mr Scott Thomson

    Member
    MACS Snr, MIPAA, CISSP

    Scott has a long working history in the IT and Cyber industry. He is currently following his passions through his doctoral research into cyber security social engineering attacks by exploring the intersection of people, humanity and security and drawing on his cyber, technology and behavioural science backgrounds. After three decades in the public sector, he now works in the industry as a highly credentialed auditor with a very strong network of clients across all levels of government, where he seeks to share his knowledge and understanding. As an educator, Scott has advanced the opportunities for those seeking to enter the industry through traineeships, VET and Higher Education pathways. As a Senior Member of ACS with CP and CP (Cyber), membership of the PSB enables Scott to work closely with others who share the same passion for the profession, share ideas and make a difference for IT and Cyber professionals across the nation and beyond.