Importance of Women in IT

20/04/17 07:30 - 20/04/17 08:45
ANZ Centre
833 Collins Street, Docklands, Victoria, Australia

Being BOLD in making a Difference

Thursday, 20th April

ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands

Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites

7:30am – 8:45am

Light refreshments provided on arrival

Speaker: Permenthri Pillay
Come along to hear Permenthri  cover her bold journey in business, her passion for making a difference and how she has combined both in focusing on the Public Sector work.

Permenthri Pillay is VP and Partner at IBM. She leads the Public Sector business for IBM Global Business Services for Australia/ New Zealand. She will share her experience in South Africa work on Public Participation in the creation of South Africa’s Post-apartheid constitution, transformation of the City of Cape Town and her work in Public Sector in Australia. Permenthri will tell us how she navigated this journey as a woman, and why today presents such an enormous opportunity to create a different dialogue and continue to make a difference in all that we do.

$40.00 incl GST

$15.00 incl GST for members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter

Note: Employees of our Corporate and Education Sector Members also qualify for the discounted Member rate

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