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Queensland’s digital future on show at Tech Summit

Full day event maps out state’s technology opportunities

21 March 2022

Queensland’s leading technology entrepreneurs will be heading an all-day summit exploring the state’s digital future at Fortitude Valley’s Cloudland on 25 March.

The Australian Computer Society’s Queensland State Tech Summit will feature some of the state’s recent success stories at the event discussing technology opportunities and IT career prospects along how tech can drive Queensland’s post-pandemic economy.

During the day, speakers and panellists will discuss the different generations’ perspectives of IT careers, how Queensland can attract more digital talent, leadership challenges raised by new technologies, and the direction of cybersecurity in the current global political climate.

Keynote speakers at the event will include Jamie Wilson, founder of Brisbane based Cryptoloc, named as one the world’s top cybersecurity startups to watch in 2020 by Forbes Magazine. The company’s global operations now boasts clients in twenty countries with offices in US, Japan, the UK and South Africa.

Beau Tydd, ACS Queensland Branch Chair, said: “the State Tech Summit is a great opportunity for Queenslanders to explore the opportunities our sector offers in the post-Covid world.”

“In addition to highly-relevant technical, leadership and business content we’re looking at engaging leaders across the Queensland political, business and technology community along with emerging professionals and students looking to enter the field.

Also speaking will be Bob Tisdall, Executive Director of the Dialog Group which as acquired this year by Singtel’s NCS for $325 million.

Originally founded as a mining technology services consultancy in 1979, the Queensland based business now employs over 1200 information technology specialists across operations in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and Darwin.

Queensland technology leader Bevan Slattery will also be giving an update on the HyperOne Project, the largest private, independent digital infrastructure project in Australia’s history, and what this means for in terms of jobs, regional connectivity, and investment.

The event will be held at Cloudland on, Friday 25 March 2022 from 9am - 5.30pm. Limited tickets are still available at the ACS website.

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Further information

Troy Steer Director of Corporate Affairs and Public Policy
M – 0417 173 740
E – [email protected]

ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. ACS members work across business, education, government, and the community delivering the digital services essential to the nation’s prosperity and security.

ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives for technology professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on technology and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.