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Conference Wrap Up

Monday, 11 Nov 2013

ICT Shaping Our World, the Canberra ACS 2013 conference was held at Old Parliament House on 30 October. The day brought over 200 speakers, delegates and vendors from local and international settings and judging by the buzz on the floor and across the twitter feed there was a high level of engagement between speakers and participants.

Keynote sessions at the conference covered broad Our World themes in the morning and afternoon, and more specific leadership and skills topics aligned with the Your World theme in the closing sessions. The panel session through dinner, comprising of top ICT thought leaders and led by Graeme Philipson was entertaining and topical.

I would like to thank the Conference Organising Committee – Michael Hawkins, Tim Turner, Adrian Armitage and Jenalle Wei; IT & Finance team - John Catania, Victor Pacheco and Colleen Chan – and volunteers from the ACS Canberra Branch Executive Committee for their hard work in delivering the conference.

I would also like to thank all speakers and delegates who participated to make the day so successful, and the sponsors for the event ANU, CIT, UNSW Canberra, SME Gateway, Oracle, PSARN.

All keynote presentations will be made available on request to

 Nick Tate
ACS President Nick Tate Opening address

Jeff Mitchell
ACS Canberra Chairman Jeff Mitchell (right) shares a joke with CIO of Defence Dr Peter Lawrence

ACS Canberra Vice Chair Dr Tim Turner talking with one of the Conference sponsors UNSW ADFA.

Mr Andrew Barr MLA
Deputy Chief Minister Mr Andrew Barr MLA as Patron of the ACS - address the Conference dinner.

Conference ICT Panels at the dinner (from left Glenn Archer, Jon Grey, Paul Leahy and Kevin Noonan).

Kind regards
Jeff Mitchell
Chairman Canberra Branch
Australian Computer Society