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The AIIA has a very strong presence in Western Australia through its membership which represents the depth and breadth of the diverse ICT community. Our members play a significant part in the development of Western Australia’s economy. Our members all play an active role in helping to drive the state’s digital economy and contribute to shaping national agendas.  Like our interstate counterparts, the AIIA in Western Australia connects members to a network of local industry contacts here on the ground, key state government agencies, provides access to local and national events, delivers insights and business opportunities.

 AIIA’s interests and activities in WA are coordinated by the WA Council, an elected group of representatives from across our local membership, who work on a voluntary basis to promote the Association in Western Australia and the digital industry sector.

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Sharon Brown

Sharon Brown Associates

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Geoff Harben

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Daniel Harvey

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Malcolm De Silva

Telstra Corporation Limited

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Beccy Flock

Amazon Web Services Inc

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Stuart Strickland

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Gary Wainwright

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Andy Wood

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James Reid

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Scott Cowans

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Alan Hodson

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Mark Kelly

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Minesh Hirani

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David Hawson

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Activities in 2021 & Beyond

The AIIA in WA:

  • Along with an active Council membership, WA supports five (5) state-based PANs to advise on policy issues.  They include a Government PAN, Digital Skills PAN, Innovation PAN, Cyber Security PAN and Mining & Energy PAN.  A number of these PANs intersect with the AIIAs network of national Policy Advisory Networks (PAN) and help to inform policy outcomes;
  • We have an ongoing program of engagement with key state government agencies including the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Office of Digital Government, the state Department of Finance and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science & Innovation;
  • We hold a number of seats on the WA ICT Consultative Forum, a key planning and advisory forum for the Minister and Government Agencies;
  • We engage directly with key Ministers and the Opposition to ensure the government is well versed on industry trends;
  • We have produced a number of local industry discussion papers and provide a direct and well-connected source for information and analysis;
  • We provide local media commentary and insight in the local press;
  • Hosts a vibrant events program of business breakfasts, CIO luncheons, member showcases and workshops which provide insight into industry trends, valuable market intelligence and regular networking opportunities.
  • Promotes local ICT capability through our sponsorship of the WAITTA Incite Awards, the WA aspect of the iAwards program.

Key Achievements

  • Ongoing engagement with the WA State Government through various channels;
  • Prepared submissions to the WA State Government on Digital Inclusion and the imminent WA State Digital Strategy;
  • Presented the WA Pre-Election Policy Statement 2021 to all state political parties, in advance of the March state election;
  • Assisted in the preparation and presentation of a survey of the WA digital industry 2021 in conjunction with the JTSI Department;
  • Continuing work on the WA Jobs planning to maximise the employment impact of the digital industries sector in WA;
  • Met and briefed representatives of the government including the new Minister for Innovation and ICT, the Hon Don Punch MLA.
Contact

Council Chair: Sharon Brown

MD, Sharon Brown Associates

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2021 Council Elections

Council members are elected at the WA Council 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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