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Huge week for Victoria’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Thursday, 30 Mar 2017

It’s been a busy week with the Victorian Business Intelligence, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Cybersecurity Special Interest Groups (SIGs), all holding their first events for 2017.

Business Intelligence kick-started the week with a room of keen individuals there to hear from Sudarshan Roy, a Senior Technical Solutions Specialist from Microsoft Australia. With data coming at us from every direction Sudarshan’s perspective on how Business Intelligence roadmap and technologies, such as Microsoft Cognitive Services, can best support organisations to maximise the potential of data sources.

The following evening, James Kyd and Barry Nguyen, joined us to give us a perspective on both the ‘Entrepreneurship’ and ‘Innovation’ side of tech. James provided a primer on potential applications that Blockchain technology possesses, the new frontiers being explored and some tested techniques for identifying such opportunities. Barry, leveraged off his own experience, sharing some of the best practices on how to pick-up a business idea, validate it, nurture it and develop it to a stage where one is ready to ‘start-up’.

Concluding the SIG events for the week, was our Cybersecurity SIG. Convenor, Professor, and Fellow of ACS, Matthew Warren, spoke on ‘Cybersecurity: The Way Forward or The Way Backwards’. Matthew discussed recent and future security trends, how they will impact organisations and society in the future and what steps that are needed to deal with future security risks and issues.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our SIG committees, attendees and speakers, who joined us this week.

Victorian SIGs