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 for further details – bookings for the Gala Dinner to be made via  

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 …