ACS In The Community - Archive for 2020

ACS 2019 In Review

2019 was a big year for ACS. Read the highlights including the Rockstar Aussie Founders Report, Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and Digital Pulse report launched by the Federal Treasurer the Hon Josh Frydenberg. Read More

Dr Ian Oppermann, NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist Becomes New ACS President

ACS has appointed the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist, Dr Ian Oppermann, as its new President effective until the end of 2021. Read More

ACS Hosts A Series Of Events On International Women's Day

ACS hosted a series of events across the country  on International Women's Day. Held across several locations, these events aimed to help women thrive in ICT and explore why they are still under-represented in the industry. Read more 

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson Presents To The Select Senate Committee Undertaking The FinTech RegTech Review

In an appearance before the Government’s Select Committee on Financial Technology and Regulatory Technology, Johnson called for improved startup incentives and greater investment in Australia’s human capital to boost Australia’s competitive position in the fintech and regtech fields. Read More

ACS Releases Technology Impacts on the Workforce with Faethm AI

The Technology Impacts on the Australian Workforce report highlights the significant and far-reaching impact of emerging technologies on the Australian workforce in the next fifteen years and how the growth in technological capabilities is already transform ing supply chains, reshaping the workforce and redefining jobs. Read More

ACS opens AI Hub in Melbourne, appoints Steve Nouri as Head of Data Science and AI 

ACS has launched a new AI hub at its Melbourne premises aimed at helping build the capacity and capability of the Australian AI sector. Steve Nouri, recent ACS Gold Disruptor winner in the ICT Professional category, has been appointed to the role of Head of AI Community Development. Read More

AFR Special Report- 2019 Reimagination Thought Leaders' Summit

Find out insights from the industry leaders in The AFR Special Report of the 2019 Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and ACS Digital Disruptors Awards. Download now.

ACS Announces Early Stage Tech Investment Fund

ACS has announced the establishment of an early stage tech investment fund with a $5 million contribution, calling on other investors to join. Announced at the ACS Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit in Melbourne, the fund demonstrates our commitment to the next generation of tech founders. Read more

ACS Releases Privacy - Preserving Data Sharing Report

ACS releases world first Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing Report to make the case to government to develop a systemised and standardised safe data sharing regime. Read More

ACS Hosts Women in ICT Pathways Program 

ACS and TasTAFE launched the Women in ICT Pathways Program. This 24-month pilot program aims to support female students in Tasmania with training, mentoring and work placement, to attract and retain women in the tech profession. Read More.

ACS Champions Robocup Tournament

ACS was a STEM champion for RoboCup 2019, a tournament where autonomous robots compete to win soccer games, attracting teams from around the world. Read More

Andrew Johnson interviews Senator Andrew Bragg

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson speaks with Senator Andrew Bragg about reviews into FinTech, RegTech and the impact of COVID-19 on Australian business. Find out more.

ACS releases Small Business Guide

Tips to assist your business in maximising working from home arrangements over a three-month timeline to help flatten the COVID-19 curve. Find out more.

Complimentary Professional Certification Assessment

ACS will be providing complimentary professional certification assessments to associate members until 30 June 2020. Find out more.


ACS proudly organised the #flattenthecurvehack to rally the tech sector to find solutions to problems arising from COVID-19. Over 2,000 competitors participated in the 48-hour hackathon over the Easter long weekend. Find out more.

ICT Educators Virtual Dev Series 

ACS released an 8 online events, ACS’ ICT Educator Virtual Development Series, to provide ongoing support to teachers and educators focused on using technology in  new learning environments. Find out more.

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson on Supporting Innovation During COVID-19

ACS CEO Andrew Johnson was interviewed by Sky News on their program 'The Innovation Forum' where he shares his insights on how to support innovation during a crisis like COVID-10. Find out more.

ACS GISP Expressions of Interest Now Open

ACS had secured a 2-year contract to deliver the Gateway to Industry Schools Program for the ICT sector in Queensland building partnerships between schools and industry. Expressions of interest are now open to secondary schools and industry partners for the Gateway to Industry Schools Program (GISP) for the Information and Communications Technology sector in Queensland. Find out more.