Canberra news & events update - 7 Dec 2022
- Final Leadership Series event for 2022 - People, processes, and partnerships with the Government
- ACS Think Tank – Facial Recognition: Identity Management vs Dystopian
- Supporting ICT students for the University of Canberra Capstone projects
- Supporting Women in leadership and diversity & inclusion
ACS Canberra final Leadership Series event for 2022 - People, processes, and partnerships with the Government
Participants heard from our remarkable leaders: Kylie Rendina, Assistant Commissioner, Australian Border Force; Mark Sawade, CIO, Australian Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry; Matt Smorhun, CIO, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Lynn White, Founder / Director of Mind You Services who shared their insights about delivering smarter and more sustainable solutions and recommended ways on management solutions regarding people, processes and partnerships when working with the government.
Many industry partners have attended this Leadership breakfast event, include SAP Australia, Salesforce, Atturra, AxSym Technology, NTT Australia and more. Please feel free to click here to share the LinkedIn post with your connections.
ACS Think Tank – Facial Recognition: Identity Management vs Dystopian panel discussion
On 1 Dec, we had our ACS Think Tank – Facial Recognition: Identity Management vs Dystopian panel discussion event delivered in person in the Canberra office and virtually. This event was led by Marc Portlock and Dr David Cook, and the panel speakers, including,
- Kavita Kewal, Assistant Secretary for Identity and Biometrics and Futures Branch for the Digital and Technology Policy Division, Department of Home Affairs
- Chris Radbone, SA Branch Chair & ACS National Treasurer elect
- Kimberlee Weatherall, Professor of Law, University of Sydney Law School
- Deanna Gibbs, Cyber Security Expert in critical incident management, IT Governance IBM
It was great to hear so many passionate members involved in discussing this topic and sharing their viewpoints on what is important to us as human beings/or rights.
On 14 Nov, the University of Canberra Capstone projects for ICT students
ACS Canberra was invited to be part of the judging process for the University of Canberra Capstone projects for ICT students taught by Abu Barkat Ullah and some other professors. We saw some amazing projects from a talented bunch of people who will impact our future in many ways!
Supporting Women in leadership and diversity & inclusion
On 11 Nov, the Canberra team (and some BEC members) participated in the WIC annual dinner debate and awards night to support and promote women in leadership and transitioning to an ICT Career pathway.
The message was clear and impactful. It was great to see an amazing group of women and supportive men at this event!