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Standards Australia Representatives

  • Mr George Nikandros

    IT-006 Industrial Process Measurement, Control and Management
    MACS Snr

    George is a registered professional engineer (Electrical and ITEE) and ACS certified professional employed in the railway signalling industry since joining Queensland Rail in 1978 with a focus on safety technology since 1990. In addition to having significant leadership roles in major projects e.g. the electrification of the coal lines, the development and introduction of automatic train protection to facilitate Driver Only Operation, he has undertaken consulting assignments in relation to safety technology on behalf of Queensland Rail, nationally and internationally. He was a foundation member of the Australian Computer Society’s National Technical Committee on Safety-Critical Systems when it was established in 1992; a committee which evolved into the Australian Safety Critical Systems Association in 2002. George chaired the association from 2002 to 2010 and continues to serve on the association’s committee. He is a Chartered Member of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, and a Senior Member of the Australian Computer Society, the Risk Engineering Society and the Railway Technical Society Australasia (Queensland Chapter Chairman 1999 to 2004). He has authored many papers, is accredited as the author of a Standards Australia Handbook “Safety Issues for Software” and a co-author of the book “New Railway Environment – A multi-disciplinary business concept”.

  • Mr Ajoy Ghosh

    IT-012 Information Systems, Security & Identific
    MACS Snr

    Ajoy Ghosh has 20+ years experience in cyber security. After graduating as a Computer Engineer, he spent a number of years in various capacities in law enforcement, banking, consultancy and government.Ajoy is the author of Standard Australia’s Handbook 171 Guidelines on the Management of IT Evidence and co-author of Handbook 231 InformationSecurity Risk Management Guidelines (now ISO 27005). He advises a number of industry and government committees on cyber security and terrorism. He also lectures in cybercrime, computer evidence and cyber warfare to post-graduate law and international studies students.Ajoy is an accredited assessor, under the Australian Signals Directorate’s Infosec Registered Assessor Program (IRAP), a Certified Information Security Systems Practitioner (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), an Australian Computer Society Certified Professional (ACS-CP) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).In 2016 Ajoy was appointed by the Governor of NSW to the Board of St John Ambulance, serving the homes, workplaces and public gatherings of NSW. He also serves as an Instructor of Cadets for the Australian Army Cadets.

  • Mr Vipula Godamunne

    IT-015 Software and Systems Engineering
    MACS Snr

  • Dr Jon Mason

    IT-019 Information and Documentation, Information Technology - Learning, Education, Training and Research

    Dr Jon Mason is a senior lecturer at Charles Darwin University (CDU) in Australia where he leads research into digital education futures. He also holds adjunct positions as a Professor within the Department of e-Learning at Korea National Open University, a Professor of Educational Technology at East China Normal University, and as a Project Consultant for the Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education at Beijing Normal University. Prior to joining CDU, Dr Mason’s work was at the nexus of government services, education, and international standardization. He maintains a role as Australian Head of Delegation to ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC36 (IT for Learning, Education, & Training), in which infrastructure supporting 'smart learning' is a current focus. Since 2012 he has been an elected member of the Executive Committee of the Asia Pacific Society for Computers in Education (APSCE). In 2017, he was awarded the APSCE Early Career Researcher Award. Jon is the regional editor for the International Journal of Smart Technology and Learning, a member of the editorial boards for Research & Practice in Technology Enhanced Learning and the Journal of Computers in Education. His research spans the learning sciences, smart technologies, big data, data literacies, question technologies, and student questioning skills.

  • Ms Judith Ellis

    IT-021 Records and Document Management

    Judith Ellis is the Managing Director of Enterprise Knowledge Pty Ltd. and has worked in the information and knowledge management field for over 35 years, throughout Australia, Asia and the Pacific in consulting, recruitment, education and training. Judith has held various leadership positions with industry and professional groups; is currently Chair of ISO Technical Committee (TC 46/SC 11), a member of Standards Australia IT21 Committee, and ISO Task Force and Technical Coordination Group on Management Systems Standards. Having led national and sector work on recordkeeping compliance, Judith has also contributed to numerous professional conferences, publications, edited three books and is involved with three universities in Australia in teaching, course development and research programs, whilst is also the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Centre for Organisational and Social Informatics at Monash University.

  • Mr Wayne Moran

    IT-030 IT Governance

  • Vacant

    IT-038 Cloud Computing

    Do you want to help shape the face of ICT in Australia? Do you want to extend your profesisonal network whilst also building your personal brand? As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business and is currently seeking expressions for interest for this role. Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you. Please send through your expression of interest together with your updated resume to [email protected]

  • Mr Andrew Collins

    IT-041 Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Technologies

    An internationally experienced ICT senior leader with 23 years of experience in the commercial, government and health care sectors. A strong drive to use technology to improve peoples lives and business has seen my leadership of numerous transformation programs throughout my career establishing new business capabilities and transforming others.

  • Mr Tom Zorde

    IT-042 Internet of Things and Related Technologies

    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:

  • Mr Steve Nouri

    IT-043 Artificial Intelligence

    Steve Nouri is a data science leader who has evolved the way people look at AI and innovations. He has recently founded AI4Diversity, a non-profit global initiative with more than 4000+ volunteers that engages and educates diverse communities about AI to benefit global society. He is a member of the Forbes Technology Council, Australia's ICT Professional of the Year, and an accomplished influencer on LinkedIn with 300 million views the last year. Steve is also involved in advising public policy and developing international standards towards a more ethically responsible AI.

  • Mr Peter Runcie

    IT-268 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    Peter is an independent consultant assisting organisations engage with the research sector to undertake research and development programs. In recent roles at Data61 Peter led the development of CSIRO’s Future Communities strategy and Data61’s digital innovation mission program addressing smart cities, energy, supply chains and genomics. He is active in the IoT space being on the board of the NSW Smart Sensing Network, a member of the IOTAA Water Sector working group and a member of the Australian Citizen Science Association. His formal qualifications include an MBA(Exec) from the Australian Graduate School of Management and graduation from the Australian Institute of Directors Company Directors course. Peter is also an inventor on 28 granted patents in Europe, China and the US in the fields of voice and video communications, data networking, biometrics and the monitoring of civil infrastructure sensing and artificial intelligence.

  • Mr Chris Radbone

    JTC1 Strategic Advisory Committee
    MACS Snr

    Chris has over 40 years Information Management and Technology experience working collaboratively and innovatively across the Private, Public and Non-for-profit (Welfare) sectors. Current role since 2009 as the Associate Director of SA NT DataLink, a nationally leading collaborative partnership across the University Research and Government sectors, operating an authorised facility for South Australia and the Northern Territory to safely share de-identified data for approved use and unit record level analysis. Chris specialises in collaborative partnerships to unlock the public's value from data, supporting innovative research, planning, monitoring, evaluation and analysis, enabling greater value and accountability from organisations and government resources. Chris has professional qualifications in information security, and deep experience in data governance and privacy protection protocols.

  • Mr Neville Turbit

    MB-012 Project, Programme and Portfolio Management

    Now retired after a career spanning engineering, marketing, strategic planning, project management, consulting and software development. Neville spent about 20 years in the IT area in positions ranging from analyst, programmer, CIO, project management and consulting. He developed and sold project management software to over 50 countries. He was a foundation member of a project management group set up by Standards Australia and represented SA on an ISO standard for Programme Management. He also participated on an ISO group to look at PM competencies. During that group work he conceptualised and proposed a new ISO standard for project environment. Neville is also a past convenor of the ACS PM SIG.

  • Dr Jeremy Nunn

    MB-279 Innovation Management