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ACS Week in Review: 6 September 2013

Friday, 06 Sep 2013

ACS seeking expressions of interest for TSA Leadership Group

The ACS is calling for expressions of interest (EoI) to take on leadership roles within the Telecoms Society of Australia (TSA), a national special interest group within the ACS.

Expressions of interest should be sent to by 15th September 2013 along with a 1 page biography of relevant experience.

Join the ACS-TSA leadership and help shape the next chapter of Australia's telecoms history. 

TSA focuses on the C in ICT.   TSA has served the Australian telecommunications industry since its formation as the Telegraph Electrical Society in 1874. Since then, TSA has kept industry members informed of new developments in network infrastructure, products and services, regulatory changes, end user experience and policy issues. Members interact through a combination of lunchtime lectures, major industry networking events, and the publication of newsletters and journals, including the Telecommunications Journal of Australia (TJA).

Whatever your interest in telecommunications, we invite you to take the time to explore our events, news, contacts, papers and information relating to the industry.

Senator Stephen Conroy to deliver 2013 ACS Telecommunications Address

The Honourable Senator Stephen Conroy will be delivering the 2013 ACS Telecommunications Address on October 11, 2013 at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf in Sydney.  Senator Conroy has a long and distinguished history in Government, having served as the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy for almost 6 years.

Hosted by the Australian Computer Society, the address will bring together some of the leading minds in telecommunications in Australia for an informative and entertaining session covering the development of telecommunications and the issues that will affect the ongoing growth of the sector in Australia.

Further information will be released shortly.

ACS completes successful series of Cloud Protocol Discussions

Thursday night in Canberra saw the completion of a series of Cloud Protocol Discussions facilitated by the ACS in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. In the last 2 weeks over 400 people have attended these sessions and provided thoughtful and free flowing contributions to this important discussion paper.

Submissions will remain open until September 10 so that the widest range of feedback can be received. After this time, all submissions will be analysed by expert policy and technical staff before a final report is prepared for the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy.

You can view existing submissions, or make a submission of your own, by visiting

Information Age now available

The flagship member publication of the Australian Computer Society is Information Age and the latest edition is now available for members by visiting

This month we take a closer look at Google Glass, expand on the ACS election priorities and federal Government issues, speak with Dr Ian Opperman of the CSIRO and TSA and look at the future of Social Media for the ACS.

You can download Information Age as a PDF document to read on the go, or view it through the online digital reader.