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ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series - Steve Vamos

Steve is the CEO of ASX-listed tech giant Xero, where he leads the business’s growth and performance.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series with Steve Vamos

Steve Vamos

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series features some of the ICT industry’s most respected leaders. The series explores innovation, challenges and opportunities in tech and considers what might be in store in ICT’s constantly evolving world.

Technology doesn't innovate, people do! Technology isn't disrupting your business, people are!

The world is now a highly connected and fast changing economic and social system, as are the organisations within which we work.

Information and communications technology has amplified the potential of people (and the organisations they work for) as the internet, low cost computing devices and communications networks connect people with others of common interest and new sources of knowledge and information.

People, their knowledge, relationships and the extent to which they are encouraged and enabled by management to create and innovate, increasingly determine how value is created for their organisation. This is a big change to embrace because traditionally we hired people to do what they were told, and now we want them to create, collaborate and innovate.

As a result, organisations that don't focus on enabling their people to create the future and innovate will find it tough to succeed in the future.

Join us at this upcoming ACS Industry Insight Leaders Series event on Thursday 4 June, where our speaker Steve Vamos, will talk on the leadership and management consequences of the changes are going on in the world and outline approaches business leaders and their teams can employ to drive creativity and innovation in their organisation.

About the Speaker

Steve has been CEO of ASX-listed tech giant Xero since April 2018, where he leads the business’s growth and performance with a team of more than 2,700 employees.

Steve is a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Technology Sydney Business School. 

Steve has previously served as a non-executive director of Telstra, Medibank Private and David Jones and as a non-executive director and advisor to a range of Australian organisations, which span from start-ups through to large established companies.  Steve has also been Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, ninemsn, Vice President and Managing Director of Apple Computer Asia Pacific, and Managing Director of Apple Computer Australia.

In his role at Microsoft as Vice President of worldwide sales and international operations for Microsoft Corporation's Online Service Group, he was responsible for the organisation's international business in more than 30 countries around the world. 

Steve was the founder and President of the Society for Knowledge Economics (SKE), a not-for-profit think-tank that operated from 2005 to 2014. SKE aimed to encourage and promote new and better leadership and management practices, which would enable innovation, productivity and sustainability. 

Steve holds a degree in Civil Engineering (with Honors) from the University of New South Wales.

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Upcoming Events

 

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30th Jul 2020 - Mikaela Jade, Founder of Indigital, will share her insights on how to provide a meaningful pathway for Indigenous people into the digital economy and how to move the needle on diversity.

 

 


 

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Past Events

 

ACS Industry Insights | Michael Malone

ACS CEO, Andrew Johnson has an in-depth conversation with a genuine pioneer of the internet in Australia, Michael Malone in the first episode of the Industry Insights series.

ACS Industry Insights | Karen Borg

Karen Borg, CEO of Jobs for NSW reflects on her experience in international leadership and business transformation for mature and emerging markets in our second episode of Industry Insights.

ACS Industry Insights | Robert Hillard

Robert Hillard has contributed to ICT for more than 25 years. Now Managing Partner of Consulting at Deloitte Australia, an organisation of more that 2,500 professionals.

ACS Industry Insights | Caroline Buchanan

ACS Millennial Ambassador, Caroline Buchanan - Olympian, world-champion BMX rider, social media influencer and digital producer discusses embracing cutting-edge technology.

 

ACS Industry Insights | Richard White

Learn from Richard White's experience building a global software firm and category leader within the logistics industry which has a market capitalisation of $3 billion.

ACS Industry Insights | Peter James

Gain insights from Peter James' executive and board experience across emerging tech, digital disruption, ecommerce and media with a focus on building high performance, customer-focused teams.

ACS Industry Insights | Sarah Adam-Gedge

Watch and learn as Sarah Adam-Gedge, Managing Director of Avanade Australia shares insights on building a knowledge economy and the underlying drivers of a great customer experience.

ACS Industry Insights | John Banks

Watch and learn as John Banks, Business Unit Director at Micro Focus, shares industry insights on executing organisational services at high velocity in a continuously trending ICT market.

 

ACS Industry Insights | Simon Moorfield

Hear Simon Moorfield, Executive General Manager Information Systems and Technology at AGL share industry insights on digital strategy, the future of tech firms and why diversity brings perspective.

ACS Industry Insights | Kumar Parakala

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ACS Industry Insights | Ajay Bhatia

Learn from Ajay Bhatia, Managing Director of Consumer Business at Carsales.com. How his team is strengthening their market position with advances in data science and artificial intelligence.

ACS Industry Insights | Michael Priddis

Learn from Mike Priddis, the CEO and founder of Faethm, a fast-growth scale up SaaS AI platform that is the world's data source for the Evolution of Work.

 

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Sam Mostyn

30th Apr 2020 - Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of sports governance.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Stevan Premutico

7th May 2020 - One of Australia’s leading tech entrepreneurs, in the middle of the GFC Stevan conceptualised Dimmi on the back of a napkin and went on to revolutionise the Aussie restaurant industry.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Matt Pancino

14th May 2020 - Former CTO of CBA Matt Pancino will be discussing the state of play of the financial sector and its use of cloud technologies.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Rod van Onselen

21st May 2020 - Rod is the Chief Transformation & Digital Officer at Origin Energy who is responsible for transforming Origin into a global leader in digital energy retailing.

 

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Steve Vamos

4th Jun 2020 - Steve is the CEO of ASX-listed tech giant Xero, where he leads the business’s growth and performance.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Adam Schuck

18th Jun 2020 - Hear from Canva's Director of Engineering Adam Schuck as he uncovers lessons learned and shares actionable insights on how best to work in a distributed team.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Bob Hennessy

25th Jun 2020 - CIO Bob Hennessy will cover how Lendlease is focused on leveraging emerging technologies to unlock value for their customers, industry, environment and community.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Philip Argy, Edward Mandla

2nd Jul 2020 - Philip Argy, Consulting Principal at Keypoint Law and Edward Mandla, General Manager, Mandlason Search will discuss the role of the startup ecosystem in Australia’s recovery post COVID-19.

 

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Wayne Baskin

9th Jul 2020 - Wayne Baskin, Chief Technology Officer, Booktopia will present the journey of a $130 million online business, using data and focusing on customers.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | Sarah McCullough

16th Jul 2020 - Essential Energy's Chief Information Officer Sarah McCullough shares her mentorship methods, experience in cyber security and vision of the ICT Industry.

ACS Industry Insights Leaders Series | David Thodey

23rd Jul 2020 - David Thodey will explain how to create innovation as a way of behaving within a large corporation laying bare the positives and negatives of the process from idea to product.