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ACS President hosts CIO roundtable

Thursday, 08 Aug 2013

MELBOURNE, August 8: Australian Computer Society (ACS) President Dr Nick Tate has hosted a gathering of 35 of Australia’s most influential CIO’s at the 2013 iAwards in Melbourne on August 8, 2013. CIO’s from organisations representing a diverse cross section of Australian business including CBA, ANZ, Myer, Orica, Santos, VIC Roads, GE Capital, Yarra Valley Water, LeasePlan, NBN Co, Monash University, Amcor, Transurban, Linfox and more were in attendance.

 “ICT pervades every aspect of organisations and, increasingly, it is the primary means of enabling innovation for businesses. Yet many in senior management, let alone the board, struggle with the technology literacy necessary to provide guidance to the CIO. Every CIO needs techniques to communicate effectively with senior management and the board.” Said Dr Tate.

“This forum is a chance for some of the best technical and business minds in Australia to come together and discuss positive plans for the future of technology in their organisations. Additionally, this supports the need for greater digital literacy identified by the ACS in our 2013 Federal Election policy statement issued last week.”

“Digital literacy is an absolute necessity if Australia is to become a more competitive digital player in the global economy, and I am really looking forward to an open and honest discussion about how we work together to achieve this.”

The CIO roundtable is taking place prior to the announcement of the 2013 iAwards winners, and will be followed by a gala dinner attended by key industry stakeholders and Senator Kate Lundy.

Further Information

Thomas Shanahan

0449 902 130

Thomas.shanahan@acs.org.au