CBR Member insights & update - November 2023



Over the past month, ACS Canberra has experienced a particularly busy time, engaging with students, senior leaders and professional members.

  • Canberra Events
  • Management Committee (MC) and Congress come to town
  • Supporting student members


The Canberra Branch Executive Committee (BEC) has formed a small subgroup to assist the ACS Canberra team with events.  We will be focusing on the broad areas of cyber security, AI, data science and digital delivery, in addition to our community and career building events.

This month saw an ACS Leadership series event to cap off a very successful Cyber Security Month.  Hamish Hamsford (Dept Home Affairs), Stephanie Crowe (ACSC), MAJGEN Murray Thomson (Defence Australia) and John Karabin (NTT) discussed Cultivating Australia’s role as a cyber leader in front of 120 people at the National Press Club.  If you missed this one, keep an eye out for further flagship events in 2024.

We also saw the national launch of the ACS 2023 Australian Digital Pulse in Canberra during November.  The report outlines a five-point roadmap to prosperity and was launched by Jerome Laxale MP, Co-chair of the Federal Parliamentary Friends of Tech and Innovation.  

MC and Congress come to town

Canberra hosted the 2023 AGM, Management Committee and Congress meetings during November.  ACS has been building a strong relationship with Questacon - National Science and Technology Centre through Canberra based staff and it was wonderful to be offered the opportunity for a visit by Congress members.  

Supporting student members

November saw CIT become a Professional Partner Program (PPP) organisation.  It is wonderful to be working closely with CIT again.  One of the added advantages of the PPP for education institutions is that their students are able to access complimentary ACS membership.  We also attended the CIT Open Day this month.  It was wonderful to see so many students interested in a tech career.

ACS has also had a PPP relationship in place for 12 months with the University of Canberra.  There are now 70 UC students taking advantage of the complimentary membership.  This month ACS Canberra and former BEC Chair, Kevin Landale MACS CP, attended the UC Capstone Project Presentation event.  It was great to see so many innovative projects being undertaken.  

About the ACS Canberra Hub

The Hub is a custom-built collaborative space for members to drop by and use as a hotspot for meetings and events. Meeting room hire is also available to members and non-members. 

Click here to find out more about the room hire rate or click here to book a room for your next meeting/event. 

Find out more about what ACS can do for you, your membership benefits, and what upcoming events we have planned for you.