QLD Council

The AIIA in Queensland connects members to a network of local contacts, events, information and business opportunities. With more than 40 members operating throughout the state, AIIA has a strong presence in Queensland.

AIIA’s interests and activities in Queensland are coordinated by our QLD Council (listed below), an elected group of representatives from AIIA members who work on a voluntary basis to promote the Association and the ICT industry. The AIIA in Queensland aims to:

  • Increase the awareness of the digital economy outside of the ICT Industry
  • Engage with Government at all levels on the benefits and long term value of the digital economy
  • Engage with other industry bodies and encourage them to look to their members needs in relation to the digital economy; and
  • Position the AIIA as a trusted advisor on the digital economy.

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Mark Nicholls

Information Professionals Pty Ltd

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Peter Beven

Queensland University of Technology

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Brooke Moody

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Paul Bisson

Data#3 Limited

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Cameron Curtis

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

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David Freeman

Amazon Web Services Inc

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Richard James

Sypaq Systems Pty Ltd

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Cheryl Jensen

SAP Australia Pty Ltd

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Stuart Kiernan

Palo Alto Networks (Australia) Pty Ltd

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Selena King

Canvas3

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Justin Lee

SAS Institute Australia Pty Limited

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Paul Prokic

G1 Asset Management

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Owen Rayment

Telstra Corporation Limited

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Joseph Siracusa

Siracusa Legal

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John Swords

Technology One Corp

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Graham Cummins

KJR Australia

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Activities

The AIIA in QLD:

  • Offers access to knowledge, advice, contacts and business opportunities to people in AIIA companies throughout Queensland
  • Hosts a vibrant events program of business briefings, seminars and workshops, which provide insight into industry trends and technologies, valuable market intelligence and regular networking opportunities
  • Provides unparalleled networking opportunities to help members build business leads and stay abreast of ICT issues and directions
  • Presents a flagship series of CEO luncheons and events which connect AIIA member companies with Queensland Government ministers, politicians and policy makers and to the ICT vendor community
  • Works with the Queensland Government to advocate policies that support the growth of the ICT industry in our state, through the QLD Government PAN
  • Supports the QLD iAwards, to showcase local excellence in innovation and promotion of ‘ICT good news stories.

Our top 3 priorities are:

  • Continue to be the trusted advisor on Digital Economy/Digital Innovation to the government and to position ourselves as such with industry bodies in various economic sectors
  • Identify and promote case studies of businesses that are leaders or champions in their industry in the digital economy; and
  • Collaborate between Industry Bodies, all Levels of Government, Educational bodies and Innovators on the Digital Economy.

Key Achievements

  • Delivered a wide range of events, including breakfast forums, luncheons and Sundowner networking events. Highlights included:
  • Built engagement with the Queensland Government, focusing on growing the digital economy, procurement and participation in the ICT renewal agenda
  • Established regular lines of communication with key government stakeholders
  • Strong policy position put to government and opposition in leadup to 2020 state elections and which will form the thrust of our government engagement for the next 3 years

In previous years, our major achievements have been:

  • Delivering an excellent range of events, including luncheons, quarterly Sundowner events and the iAwards gala dinner
  • Continuing to build engagement with the Queensland Government, focusing on technology procurement and participation in the ICT reform agenda
  • Establishing regular lines of communication with key government stakeholders
  • Active participation in government processes to review procurement policies and arrangements
  • Researching the impact of the ICT industry in Queensland and comparing it to other Australian and international markets.
  • Engaging with the other ICT associations
  • Promoting interest in ICT careers at the school level, through the Digital Careers program.

2021 Council Elections

Council members are elected at the Territory AGM, held in December each year, to serve for the following year.

Key dates for the 2021 AIIA Council elections will be announced later in the year.

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