2 August 2021
ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector, will be highlighting the technology opportunities for the Wide Bay – Burnett region with a series of events held with Bundaberg IT and the Queensland Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport.
The ACS Queensland Branch are hosting the ACS Qld ICT Leader’s Roundtable in Bundaberg on 6 August, with 15 CIOs confirmed to attend from Bundaberg Regional Council, Greensills Farming, Best Practice Software, Corematic Engineering (amongst others), along with A/Deputy Director-General at Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport, Lea Diffey and key government stakeholders.
Bundaberg is a fast growing Qld region with significant growth in agtech and high-tech local manufacturing. The objective of the Roundtable is to scope ACS Qld support of a new local regional Chapter and activities to support members, to canvass ‘live’ ICT industry issues on the ground (that ACS Qld and Government can help advocate on, including talent pipeline shortfall issues) and to connect industry Bundaberg employers on the ground with the ACS Gateway to Industry Schools Program.
The events will showcase some of the region’s technology success stories including Bundaberg based Best Practice Software, one of Australia’s leading medical management services; mechatronics specialist Corematic Engineering, Australian partner of Boston Robotics; and the Hinkler AgTech hub Bangara.
Over two days, attendees will be visiting some of the leading AgTech, advanced manufacturing and ICT businesses in the region along with a round-table lunch to discuss the region’s opportunities at Bundaberg’s innovation hub, The Generator, based at the city’s historic Post Office.
Beau Tydd, ACS Queensland Chair said: “Regional Queensland has some great tech success stories so it’s great to work with Bundaberg IT and the state Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport to showcase the great work being done in the Wide Bay – Burnett area.
“IT is at the core of modern agriculture and manufacturing so it’s why ACS has been promoting careers in ICT and investment in fields like AgTech as these are key to local businesses and communities creating skilled jobs in regional centres.
“We’re looking forward to catching up with Bundaberg’s tech and business leaders and thank the Queensland government for its support.”
ACS Queensland has been running regional events throughout 2020-21 promoting the state’s regional technology opportunities. More details are available at www.acs.org.au.
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ACS is the professional association for Australia's technology sector. More than 48,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. ACS strives 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.