Perth BiG Day In

Thursday 7 May 2015

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Perth Town Hall
7 May 20159:00am - 2:30pm

Perth Town Hall

Perth Town Hall
Main Hall First Floor | Cnr Hay St and Barrack St | Perth WA

Purchase Methods

  • Order your tickets HERE. For enquiries call Kerrie Bisaro 02 8296 4444 / 0417 409 069 or email kerrie.bisaro@acsfoundation.com.au
  • Previous BiG Day In events have been sold out, so we cannot guarantee that tickets will be available to purchase on the day.

Getting there

Perth Town Hall is in the centre of the Perth CBD and is within close proximity to bus routes, trains, and car parks.

Train

Take any of the major lines to Perth Station.

From the station, walk along Wellington Street and turn right once you reach Barrack Street continue walking until you reach Perth Town Hall which will be on the left hand side.

Car

There is limited parking around the Perth Town Hall area, if you want to park there then is must be done early.

There are two major parking companies that provide parking facilities - Council House Car Park ($3.40/h) and Pier Street Car Park ($3.00/h).

Bus

Various bus stops at the Barrack St or head directly to the Perth train station.

Schedule

09:00am

Welcome

09:10am

Official Welcome

Professor Tony Watson, Australian Computer Society Foundation Minister Michael Mischin, Minister for Commerce
09:20am

'My Tech Rules!' - Anthony Johnson & Sukitha Krishnamoorthy, Westpac

Anthony completed a bachelor's degree in music & a master's degree in IT from University of Tasmania & started at Westpac Group in 2012 as a Technology Graduate. He is currently an Analyst in Technology's Enterprise Architecture team, helping to inform thinking on a wide range of technology-related topics. Sukitha is an ex UNSW Co-op BIS student who is currently a Technology Graduate at Westpac. She works in the Technology Optimisation team, exploring the 'people' aspect of technology.
09:45am

'Have Fun Building Great Software at Google Australia' - Jim Mussared, Google

Jim joined Google in 2009 as a Site Reliability Engineer working on Google's large-scale storage infrastructure, but recently transferred to the Android Auto team in Sydney. Before Google, he worked in Perth as a Software Engineer in the Oil, Gas & Mining industry.
10:10am

'Mothers of Technology' - Karla Bester, IBM

Karla Bester has been in the IT industry for 26 years. She is a software engineer with IBM and she is passionate about encouraging girls and young women to pursue studies and careers in technology.
10:35am

MORNING TEA

11:05am

'Digital Re-imagination' - Debayan Bagchi, TCS

Debayan has worked across the Manufacturing, Mining, Oil & Gas and Government sectors, starting in support & moving into business development. He has a degree in Electronics & Communication Systems Engineering. His career with TCS has allowed him to travel the globe.
11:30am

'Stand Out from the Crowd' - Dr Tim Kitchen, Adobe

Tim is the Senior Education Advocate at Adobe for Asia Pacific & the Vice President of DLTV (Digital Learning & Teaching Victoria). After 23yrs as a school teacher, Tim now works with students & educators in all sectors throughout Asia Pacific promoting the importance of creativity in education & in the workplace.
12:00pm
LUNCH 1

'The Role of ICT in a Power System Emergency' - Simon Thurtle, Western Power

Simon is the ICT Functional Support Manager for Western Power. He manages a team of people who configure & support IT systems that underpin operational & commercial processes. After a career in banking & process improvement, Simon has worked in ICT for 15 years as a project manager, strategist, customer manager & systems support manager.
12:30pm

LUNCH CHANGEOVER

12:35pm
LUNCH 2

'The Role of ICT in a Power System Emergency' - Simon Thurtle, Western Power

Simon is the ICT Functional Support Manager for Western Power. He manages a team of people who configure & support IT systems that underpin operational & commercial processes. After a career in banking & process improvement, Simon has worked in ICT for 15 years as a project manager, strategist, customer manager & systems support manager.
01:05pm

'Bankwest Graduate Ignite Talks' - Gary McPherson, Rebecca Platt &
Taryn Musgrave, Bankwest

Here at Bankwest we like to think differently & we thought, why not let our new Graduates who started in February talk about their stories & how they got here. We have 3 Bankwest Graduates presenting 3 distinct stories in the form of Ignite talks. Gary MacPherson will be presenting 'Creativity and Computer Science'; Rebecca Platt 'Opportunities in IT'; & Taryn Musgrave will be presenting "You can do IT".
01:30pm

'An Unconventional Career in Games' - Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie, FTI


Dr. Kate Raynes-Goldie has made a career out of doing the two things her parents hated her doing: playing games & going online. She is the Director of Games and Interactive at FTI (fti.asn.au) where she helps game designers make better games & become better business people & is also the Founder of Games We Play (gamesweplay.com.au) where she makes games for fun, education & positive change. She also has a PhD in Internet Studies from Curtin University, where she is also an Adjunct Research Fellow.
01:55pm

'This is IT' - Rusty Anderson & Michelle Sandford, Microsoft

Rusty graduated with a BSc in Software Engineering 9 years ago from ECU & he has worked at Zetta Serve in a number of roles before coming to Microsoft to be a Premier Field Engineer. Michelle graduated with a Degree in Philosophy & a Masters in Computing Science from the University of Newcastle in the UK. She is the Vice Chair of the Australian Computer Society in WA & an Executive Board Member of WAiTTA (WA IT Awards) & now works as a Service Delivery Manager for Microsoft. She did a Tedx Perth talk last year on why young people should get into the technology industry. Do check it out if you have 10 minutes! http://bit.ly/1yZ8xIh
02:20pm

Prize Draw & Closing Remarks