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AIIA Navigating Jobs of the Future Victorian Roadshow event

Thursday, 21 June 2018



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Put this date in your diary – Thursday, 21 June 2018

A Victorian Perspective – ‘from where we’ve come, to where we’re going as a State in delivering digital services

The AIIA is again extending its flagship ‘Navigating Summit’ event into a roadshow series, designed to provide AIIA members and the wider AIIA community around the country with the opportunity to join in the conversation about this year’s summit theme – Navigating Technology and Jobs of the Future.

The AIIA Navigating Technology & Jobs of the Future Roadshow is designed to initiate the conversations that technology and digital leaders are driving. As such, this event will focus on working with government, industry peers and educators to understand how best to prepare for a future workforce in which technology is an inevitable and integral part of how most work is done today.

Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow means that we need to start building the skills we will need today. Be part of the conversation at the AIIA Navigating Technology & Jobs of the Future Victorian Roadshow event and help drive this important agenda across our local community.

This event will feature a keynote address by Richard Bolt, the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). Mr Bolt he leads more than 5,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally and supports and advises nine government ministers across five portfolio groups – transport; economic development, employment and innovation; agriculture and resources; and creative industries.

Stay tuned for details of other speakers.

Event Time:
  • 12.30pm – Registrations, networking & working lunch
  • 1.00pm – Richard Bolt keynote, panel session and breakout workshops
  • 3.30pm – Afternoon tea & networking
  • 4.00pm – Breakout outcomes and creative brainstorming
  • 5.30pm – Drinks, canapes & networking
  • 6.30pm – Event close

Guest Speakers

Richard Bolt
Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)

Richard Bolt is currently the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads more than 5,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally. Richard supports and advises nine government ministers across five portfolio groups – transport; economic development, employment and innovation; agriculture and resources; and creative industries.

Prior to joining DEDJTR, Richard was Secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (2011-14), and Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) (2006-11).

Richard has previously served on national committees advising ministerial councils on education and energy, including the Advisory Board to the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy. He was deputy chair of the state-territory National Emissions Trading Taskforce and has served as a director of Schools Connect Australia.

Richard holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology  (now the University of South Australia), a master’s degree in public policy and management from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Company Directorship.

Dee McGrath
Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Australia and New Zealand

Dee McGrath is Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services (GBS) for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Dee is responsible for the strategy, client value and growth of IBM’s consulting and digital businesses across all industries. This includes bringing together a portfolio of deep industry expertise and world-class digital, cognitive
and cloud solutions to help our clients digitally reinvent and solve complex business challenges.

Prior to this role, Dee was Vice President, Financial Services Sector, IBM Asia Pacific responsible for the strategy, capability and performance of the Financial Services business across 12 countries.

With a focus on helping clients in banking, wealth, insurance, payments and capital markets integrate IT with business insight to create and deliver value for their customers and shareholders, the business experienced a period of strong performance under her leadership.

Prior to joining IBM, Dee built extensive General Management experience across a number of industries. She has led business strategy, operating model transformations, merger integrations, and guided the development and management of very significant global client relationships.

Her career has also been distinguished with roles at Visa as Vice President & Head of Client Relationship Management, at HP Enterprise Services as Vice President of the Financial Services Industry and senior management positions at National Australia Bank including leading the Consumer & Commercial Cards business.

Dee is a member of the advisory board for Women in Payments, board member of 3SA and is a member of Chief Executive Women and the IBM Industry Academy.

Professor Rosemary Stockdale
Chair, Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School

Professor Rosemary Stockdale is Chair of the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne Business School.  Rosemary joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2009 having previously worked in universities in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Austria. She was a visiting professor at ESSEC, Paris in 2013.

Rosemary has a PhD in Management Information Systems from Edith Cowan University in Perth and has published over 80 papers in Information Systems journals and conferences.  Her research interests include the implementation and use of IT in organisations, the development of e-government, use of social media by organisations and the role of IT in the self-management of chronic diseases.

Rosemary also has a strong interest in increasing diversity in the IT industry and the development of university education to meet the changing demands of the workplace.

Trevor Townsend
Director, Startupbootcamp Energy Australia

Trevor is a seasoned startup executive, advisor and director, having garnered years of practical experience in all aspects of the startup industry.

Having started his career in technical roles at National Australia Bank’s Institutional Bank and PCCW Hong Kong, Trevor moved to silicon valley startup TIBCO in 1994, which was NASDAQ listed in 1999. Trevor has over 15 years of angel investing experience, co-founding a consulting company, AIPEX, that grew to over 70 consultants before selling to an ASX listed company.

Before heading up the debut Startupbootcamp accelerator programme in Australia, Trevor invested, advised and co-founded many startups including BroadCoast, YoYo Button and Digital Jungle, and was a founding shareholder of Quickflix, Melbourne Victory Football Club, and Mooter Media.

Therese Keane
Associate Professor Therese Keane, Swinburne University of Technology

For over 20 years Associate Professor Therese Keane has been a stalwart for empowering girls in STEM. Her passion and many achievements have been acknowledged by her peers in her receiving numerous national and state awards.

Therese is currently the Deputy Chair of the Department of Education at Swinburne University. She has worked in a variety of school settings where she has taught IT and lead in K-12 education as the Director of ICT. Her Doctorate in Education focuses on ICT Leadership in schools. At a national level, Therese is the Chair of Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) ICT Educators Committee, a member of the ACS Professional Advisory Board and a board member of the Australian Council of Computers in Education (ACCE). Internationally, she is the Australian representative for the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) Technical Committee on Education. Therese is a former office holder in three professional teaching associations, the Victorian Information Technology Teachers Association (VITTA), Information and Communications Technology in Education Victoria (ICTEV) and the Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria (DLTV).

Therese has presented numerous seminars and workshops for teachers involved in the teaching of IT. She has written several textbooks in all units of Senior IT in Victoria, VCE Information Technology since 1995 and has worked with the Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority (VCAA) in the development of the VCE IT Study Design and various roles associated with VCE assessment over the past 20 years.

Therese is involved in the provision of professional development to ICT teachers and research into the use of technology, gender inequalities in STEM based subjects, robotics in education and computers in schools for teaching and learning purposes. Therese runs humanoid robot (NAO) workshops for primary and secondary school students during the school holidays and is also involved with the FIRST LEGO League, as she is the Tournament Director for Victoria and is a lead mentor for the RoboCats – a school girl only robotics team that participates in the FIRST Robotic Competition.

Madeline Hill
Commercial Sector Director, Randstad

Madeline has over 15 years experience in the recruitment industry including leadership, consulting, operations, implementation, strategic client relationships and general management.

At Randstad, Madeline leads a diverse team of senior professionals and is responsible for the Commercial sector, overseeing a national customer base including FMCG, Engineering, Infrastructure, Technologies, Aviation, Telco, Professional Services, Life Sciences and Utilities.  Madeline is responsible for building strong senior stakeholder relationships to develop bespoke HR Services solutions that create value for customers with a focus on ROI and alignment of talent to business strategies.  Madeline consults with companies on how to effectively manage their total talent model including volume recruitment projects, transition of large temporary workforces, building models that create business impact, project management, psychometric testing, benchmarking and dynamic, innovative and tech enabled talent acquisition strategies.

Before Randstad, Madeline spent 5 years working in the UK HR Services market.  She has worked for global companies in General Management and Account Director positions delivering strategies and solutions that are future focused, keep pace with evolving trends and technology as well as deliver operational efficiencies to customers that positively impact achievement of strategic goals.

Madeline has a Bachelor of Science and a Graduate Diploma in Education.

Geoff Beggs
Executive Director, Enterprise Solutions, Department of Premier and Cabinet

Geoff has been the driving force behind the last three IT Strategies for the Victorian Government, and has longstanding experience in whole-of-government policy development and major project delivery.

His current work is focussing on enterprise systems – particularly cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning systems and workplace productivity.

He is a Canberra boy, but has lived in Melbourne for almost 20 years; and still resists supporting any football team.

Brian Ferreira
Vice President Executive Programs – ANZ

Brian began his career in retail in 1989 where he developed the first retail ‘store-in-store’ concept for the Edcon Group in South Africa. Having experienced the growth impact of using POS data and retail basket data mining, Brian was drawn to the world of Business Intelligence and commenced a business orientated IT career.

His career is dominated by a theme of business transformation through applying technology to improve business. He has served at customer and vendor organisations in executive management and Board committee roles across the globe giving him broad exposure across various industries and technologies.

During his career Brian completed various graduate business and technology qualifications. Being focussed on building an extended Board advisory profile, he has completed his GAICD and in progress of a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance and Finance.

Having formerly held Executive IT and senior IT leadership positions with Anglo American PLC, Standard Charter Bank, IBM, ASG and AusGroup, Brian is currently serving as Vice President of EXP Programs in ANZ managing advisory services to clients.  His team advises clients on the impact of technology on business models and people.

As a fundamental business principle Brian believes that the sum total of progress in business can be exceptional when technology and the business partner in delivery.


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