Canberra monthly events & news update - 3 Aug 2022

3 August 2022


  • The launch of ACS 2022 Digital Pulse in Canberra
  • SFIA Self-Assessment workshops for Government to our large PPP APSC, Emerging Talent Programs participants
  • Robotic Operating Model Fundamentals 
  • Coming soon - Canberra 2nd round of the Mentoring Program Launch - 23 Aug 2022

The launch of ACS 2022 Digital Pulse in Canberra

On Monday 25 July, ACS Canberra was delighted to host the Hon. Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science, for the national Digital Pulse launch at the National Press Club on Monday night.

Chris Vein, ACS CEO, congratulated Minister Husic and highlighted the potential the tech sector offers Australia, calling it “a perfect storm of opportunity” while Minister Husic laid out how the IT industry will help the Labor government deliver on its promise to get more Australians into high paid, secure jobs.

ACS Branch Chair, Peter O’Halloran emphasised how the Federal and Territory governments are working to boost Canberra’s tech sector, commending ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr for the Territory’s ongoing support for the technology sector, including the Canberra Cyber Security Centre and the assistance for ACS’ Women Transitioning to IT program.

It was a fantastic evening! A room filled with full energy and attention from guest speakers and attendees.

Thank you to everyone involved in making this a wonderful and enjoyable event. Special thanks to Ed Husic MP, John O'Mahony, Andrew Barr MLA, Shane Rattenbury MLA, Elizabeth Lee MLA, Chris Vein, Peter O'Halloran JP, Ian Oppermann, Yohan Ramasundara and Vicki-Anne Gardiner for their attendance.

For a copy of the ACS Digital Pulse, click here to download. You can read the full story from Media release from ACS website.

SFIA Self-Assessment workshops for our large Professional Partner Program (PPP) - Australian Public Service Commission (APSC), Emerging Talent Programs

On Friday 22 July, Canberra Branch delievered two Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) workshops to APSC members.

Self-Assessment provides ICT practitioners with a perspective on their current skills and future growth opportunities and reflection based on SFIA. As individuals we are aware of what our skills capabilities are, and the opportunity to solidify this using SFIA and self-assessment, enables individuals to have more direct and robust development conversations.

The Workshop was guided by Lisa Syrek, ACS Workforce Development Team and SFIA Accredited Consultant.

  • Materials and resources was provided, including instructions on how to login to the Corporate Edition of mySFIA.
  • Members were provided information on how to use the SFIA Self-Assessment data as a guide for their training and development needs through the ACS membership.

If you are interested in participating in an SFIA Self-Assessment Workshop in person in Canberra, please click here to register. Registrations are limited.

Robotic Operating Model Fundamentals 

On Wednesday 20 July,  our members learnt about seven (7) foundations of the Robotic Operating Model: Vision, Organisation, Governance, Delivery, Service, People, and Technology and the structures of the software delivery and test.

Thanks to our guest speaker Darren Cockerell, Head of Solutions Consulting, Australia and New Zealand, Blue Prism, for a great presentation and for sharing his knowledge and experience on the seven fundamental areas of the Robotic Operating Model last Wednesday at the Midnight Hotel.

Thanks to Eric Nguyen, Canberra Branch Executive Committee member, for your contribution to emceeing the event. Thank you to everyone who attended the event. It was an enjoyable presentation.

Thanks to SS&C Blue Prism for supporting this event and the sponsorship. 

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