On 18th August 2015, the Australian Computer Society awarded ACS WA Branch Chairman, David Cook, Fellow Membership for his outstanding contribution to the ACS and ICT profession in Western Australia.
Over the years David has not only displayed leadership and professionalism but also a genuine commitment to developing a strong and enthusiastic ICT community. This is reflected by his Fellow Citation, as follows.
“David Cook has made a distinguished contribution to the ICT profession through his long standing commitment to outreach by engaging with the community to improve their confidence and use of ICT and the Internet in their daily lives, recognising the ubiquity and pervasiveness of this.
David has worked since 2006 as a volunteer in promoting the use of technology in a secure and safe manner by improving Cultural and Linguistic Diversity in multiple languages, through his work with indigenous communities to both reflect their needs within teaching pedagogies as well as fostering their interest in ICT as a career choice. Further he has worked with some 18,000 seniors and citizens to educate and inform his various audiences. Because of his voluntary activity David is regularly called on by the WA Government's Seniors Ministerial Advisory Council to provide input and advice thus exerting influence on decisions at that level.”
David is a lecturer and specialist in Security at ECU Security Research Institute. He is also a strong advocate of the ACS Code of Conduct and Ethics within the ICT profession.
We congratulate David on his latest achievement!
Dr. Bob Cross presents Fellow Certificate to ACS WA Chair, David Cook