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ACS tech event aims to inspire locals

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Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur and CEO and Co-Founder of RedEye will be one of the panel members at the ACS Fireside Chat.

The region's aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals will have a chance to network with a cast of innovators and tech experts at an upcoming ACS event at the Bundaberg Multiplex.

The Australian Computer Society Bundaberg Chapter will present its free Tech Leader’s Fireside Chat on Wednesday 9 November from 5 pm to 7.30 pm.

The workshop is part of a line-up of events focused on innovation and entrepreaunership, facilitated by Bundaberg Regional Council.

ACS Queensland State Manager Holly Bretherton said the Tech Leader’s Fireside Chat would feature esteemed tech, business, academic and government leaders.

“They will share their own career journeys into tech, lessons learned as tech professionals and business leaders, and insights into tech trends shaping business and organisations over the coming year,” she said.

“We will also touch on the very timely topic cyber risks and how you can minimise these in your business.”

Holly said there would be plenty of benefits gained by participants during the free event.

“There will be fantastic insights into tech leadership trends, career pathways in tech, how to progress your tech career, and broader tech/cyber related trends that organisations small and large need to be aware of,” she said.

“You’ll also have the chance to mix and mingle with Bundaberg’s tech and business community over canapes and drinks.”

The ACS Fireside Chat panel includes:

Ian Oppermann
NSW Government Chief Data Scientist

Wayne Gerard
Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur and CEO and Co-Founder of RedEye plus a member of the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee

Rowena Barrett
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Entrepreneurship), QUT

Gillian Gardiner
Chief Operating Officer – Innovation, Department of Tourism, Innovation and Sport

Emcee: Beau Tydd
ACS Qld Chair and former CIO, Queensland Airports

Holly said in today's digital world, technology was revolutionising all sectors and the ACS Bundaberg Chapter's Tech Leader’s Fireside Chat would provide a chance for locals to learn more.

“Here you can learn from leading lights in Australian technology, and whether you are a current tech professional or not, you’ll grasp some amazing lessons on leadership and tech trends to be aware of,” she said.

“The ACS team are really looking forward to delivering this great, free event on the ground in Bundaberg to support budding and current tech and business professionals.”

The ACS Fireside Chat event is free to attend.

Registration can be made here.

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