Importance of Women in IT

From IT nerd to making #BOLDMoves – shining a light on the path Do you want to hear how an introvert learnt how to  present in front of 100 people? How understanding and using your strengths can help you excel in your job?  How building self-esteem can help you become confident in your job and put your hand up for #BOLDMoves? Hear about how a shy, quiet kid who fell into the world of IT as a Developer became a senior leader within IT in a global company, passionate about diversity, leadership and continuous learning. Speaker: Caroline Stainkamph Caroline leads the Business Management & Transformation team within Global Development at Computershare (CPU).  Among many other things, she is responsible for the Leadership & Culture strategy across 400+ staff and leads a global Talent Management initiative in Technology Services. Caroline is the founder and sponsor for CPU’s Women in Technology program and  participates in Vic ICT for Women’s #BOLDMoves initiative. Join us to hear about Caroline’s transition from Nerd to #BoldMoves. Cost:    $40.00   ($15.00 for members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter) Light refreshments provided on arrival. Proudly supported by: And hosted by:

Importance of Women in IT

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TechDiversity Awards Gala Dinner

Save the Date! Recognizing & celebrating inclusion – seeking nominations of leaders and champions of diversity in the digital technology sector. Visit TechDiversityawards.com for further details – bookings for the Gala Dinner to be made via www.aiia.com.au/events  

Importance of Women in IT – 20th October 2016

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE A CHANGE OF VENUE FOR OUR OCTOBER EVENT Speaker: Betsy Tolmer Business and Development Director of Driven Outcomes Betsy Tolmer is a relationship builder with a focus and interest in business collaborations to better communities, with a particular passion for education and coaching. Join us to be amazed by an amazing lady who will share with us her energy, passion, journey and tips     $15.00 for members of Vic ICT for Women, ACS and PMI Melbourne Chapter $40.00 for Non-Members Light refreshments provided on arrival.

What’s Hot in IT?

iInnovate Big Data! Big Data refers to data of a size beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage and analyse. According to Mckinsey, Big Data is the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity.  What’s Hot in IT is an evening of networking & discussion in a friendly and informative atmosphere, to connect with Technology leaders who are making this future a reality.  In a ‘round table’ format, our panel of Technology specialists will lead discussions to showcase innovative ways Big Data can be utilised in Cognitive Thinking, Predictive Analytics and Augmented Reality (AR). Be part of the discussion with our distinguished panellists including entrepreneurs, accelerators and corporate innovators who will share their personal experiences of working on this hot topic. Our panel members Leading discussions at this event will be: Darren Abbruzzesse, General Manager – Technology Data, ANZDarren is the General Manager and Divisional CIO for Technology Data. His remit is to develop and execute the technology strategy and lead the global team responsible for delivery of data-related projects and innovation. Darren’s previous roles at ANZ include General Manager, Technology Institutional and Global Head of Technology for Global Markets. Prior to joining ANZ in 2008, Darren worked across a multitude of industries in IT-based roles at Toyota, Deutsche Bank, Reuters and a dot com.  Darren holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and a MBA. Madhumita Arora, Business Intelligence/Data Warehousing/Big Data Analytics-IM Delivery Leader at HCL TechnologiesMadhu has more than 18 years of experience in the IT industry, specialising in information management. She has worked as a consultant in several large organisations in Australia. She has a well-rounded experience and progressed through various technical and delivery roles.  She has successfully led technical teams and is a keen and enthusiastic learner, and always endeavours to keep abreast with latest technology trends. Her assignments include delivering an end-to-end Data Warehousing and Business Intelligence program, and working on a Big data platform implementation in a lead role. Serene Chia, Consultant – Big Data & Analytics, DeloitteSerene is regarded as a true one-woman band with experience in the end to end delivery of Big Data solutions and driving the realisation of business value from data insights. She recently single-handedly worked closely with general managers, embodying Agile ways of working to translate business requirements into functional Big Data solutions and strategize the upfront delivery of tangible business value. Serene has also consulted in Telecommunications, Retail and Financial Services industries, with a keen passion for the intersection between technology, business process optimisation and enabling super-user organisations Jeff Feldman, Director – Big Data & Analytics, Deloitte Jeff is a seasoned professional, specialising in bringing to market emerging technologies and cutting-edge trends.  Over his 18 year career, which has spanned North/South America, Europe, Russia and Asia Pacific he has been involved with a number of leading tech startups and global conglomerates, including leading the architecture of a few $100M+ projects for some of the world’s largest telecommunication companies.  In his current role with Deloitte, he helps lead the Big Data …

#BOLDMoves Celebration & Whitepaper Launch

You are invited to attend the launch of the #BOLDMoves White Paper.  This exclusive event concludes a 12-month program of inspiration, innovation and industry trials. Our goal was to uncover high impact initiatives to see more women lead in technology and digital, and our white paper will show we have more than succeeded. This is our opportunity to thank the organisations who participated in the innovation workshops and workplace trials. Join us to be inspired and share the results with your social networks. Tickets strictly limited.

#BOLDMoves Celebration & White Paper Launch

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Bar Lourinha, 37 Little Collins Street $45.00 pp, includes drinks & tapas You are invited to attend the launch of the #BOLDMoves White Paper.  This exclusive event concludes a 12-month program of inspiration, innovation and industry trials. Our goal was to uncover high impact initiatives to see more women lead in technology and digital, and our white paper will show we have more than succeeded. This is our opportunity to thank the organisations who participated in the innovation workshops and workplace trials.Join us to be inspired and share the results with your social networks. Tickets strictly limited. Registrations have now closed – please contact [email protected] if you wish to be placed on the wait list

2016 Annual General Meeting

Save the Date! Vic ICT for Women’s agenda is driving actions that change our world through programs that positively affect the lives of our members and the industries they work in, and engaging with those that shape our future pipeline – the students and graduates. Every year at this time we look back in amazement at what has been accomplished.  In collaboration with our members, sponsors and volunteers we have enhanced and extended our programs to facilitate entry, retention and progression of women working in ICT.  2016 has been a year of high activity and momentous achievements with increased member participation and active involvement lead by champions of change. All current members of Vic ICT for Women (including employees of Corporate and Education Sector members) are invited to participate in our AGM to celebrate the progress we have made in 2016 and learn about the changes in store for 2017.

‘Diversity – How far have we come?’

ACS Victoria is hosting this breakfast event featuring  a moderated panel of diversity champions who will share their opinion on the diversity agenda and how it has differed with each generation, evolved as a country and how we can continue to break down the diversity barriers. Wednesday 22nd February 2017 7.30am – 9.00am Zinc – Federation Square   Panel members Chief Product and Information Officer of Carsales.com, Ajay Bhatia Senior Adviser of India Business Practice at KPMG & Chair of the Multicultural Ministerial Business Advisory Council, Rohini Kappadath Former COO of Qantas and Chief Executive Officer of OACIS, Matthew Lee Winner of the 2016 Emerging Women in Leadership Award and Founder & Director of Medcorp Technologies, Jacqueline Savage Cost Members: $75.00 (ACS, FITT, Vic ICT for Women & PMI Members) Non-members: $95.00 ACS Event Details and Registration Bookings are essential as places are strictly limited. Note: Members of Vic ICT for Women must specify the promotional code of PROMO03 when registering to qualify for the discount rate

Importance of Women in IT

ANZ Bank technical leaders share their stories Thursday, 23rd February ANZ Centre, ​833 Collins Street, Docklands Upper Ground Floor Conference Suites 7:30am – 8:45am

Hidden Figures

– co-hosted by Vic ICT for Women Women in Tech celebrate International Women’s Day – ‘Hidden Figures’ Join other women in tech (and their friends) for an early celebration of International Women’s Day with the critically acclaimed and popular film, based on the true but little known story of the space race. Starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the film is engaging and entertaining, and will have you cheering for these historical pioneers while inspiring your inner bad-ass. HIDDEN FIGURES is the untold story of the spectacularly intelligent scientists and mathematicians who were the brains behind NASA missions, and who didn’t get their due because they were women, and African-American. Date and Time: Thursday 2 March 2017, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm AEDT Location: Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton VIC 3053 Fee: $20:00 per person ($17:00 for Concession Card holders) Book Now! … please tick the box for Vic ICT for Women when making your booking