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Australian tech leaders to gather in Bundaberg

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Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Wayne Gerard will be visiting the Bundaberg Region. Photo credit: Office of the Queensland Chief Entrepreneur.

Australian tech and innovation leaders are set to share their stories when they visit Bundaberg next week.

Featuring some of Queensland and Australia’s top technology leaders, the free event to be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex on 9 November is being held by ACS, the professional association for Australia’s technology sector and Bundaberg Regional Council.

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

The Tech Leaders Fireside chat will coincide with the Hinkler Innovation Series, a community-led collaboration to drive innovation in the Bundaberg Region.

The initiative draws on the pioneering spirit of Bundaberg-born innovator and adventurer Bert Hinkler while bringing well-known thought-leaders from across Australia and the globe to the region to drive discussion on regional innovation.

On the evening’s roundtable will be Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Wayne Gerard, QUT Pro Vice-Chancellor Rowena Barrett and Ian Oppermann, originally from Maryborough who now serves as the New South Wales Chief Data Scientist.

ACS Queensland Chair, Beau Tydd, who will be hosting the evening’s proceedings said the opportunities for the Bundaberg and Wide Bay regions were immense as digital technologies are changing local industries.

“Our annual Digital Pulse report this year found over 2,500 Queenslanders are working in tech jobs services the mining and agricultural sectors, something shown by the range of business in Bundaberg,” Beau said.

“In March, we hosted a sold-out Digital Transformation Regional Roadshow with NBN Co here in Bundaberg which showed the local interest in the sector.

“Next week’s event will highlight the opportunities for students, workers and businesses in what’s one of Australia’s fastest growing sectors.”

The workshop bringing Australian tech leaders to the region is part of a line-up of events focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitated by Bundaberg Regional Council.

Join Australian tech leaders

Spaces are still available at the ACS Bundaberg Tech Leaders’ Fireside Chat at 5pm on Monday, November 7 at the ACS website. Visit www.acs.org.au.