Australian Information Industry Association


AIIA Navigating Jobs of the Future Victorian Roadshow event

Date: Thursday 19 April 2018

Time: 08:00 am - 02:00 pm

Where: Level 17 RACV Club Melbourne, 501 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Enquiries: Kerryn Nelson 0397853050

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This event has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances and a new date will be advised soon.

The AIIA is again extending its flagship ‘Navigating Summit’ event into a roadshow series, designed to provide AIIA members and the wider AIIA community around the country with the opportunity to join in the conversation about this year’s summit theme – Navigating Technology and Jobs of the Future.

The AIIA Navigating Technology & Jobs of the Future Roadshow is designed to initiate the conversations that technology and digital leaders are driving. As such, this event will focus on working with government, industry peers and educators to understand how best to prepare for a future workforce in which technology is an inevitable and integral part of how most work is done today.

Preparing for the jobs of tomorrow means that we need to start building the skills we will need today. Be part of the conversation at the AIIA Navigating Technology & Jobs of the Future Victorian Roadshow event and help drive this important agenda across our local community.

This event will feature a keynote address by Richard Bolt, the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). Mr Bolt he leads more than 5,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally and supports and advises nine government ministers across five portfolio groups – transport; economic development, employment and innovation; agriculture and resources; and creative industries.

Stay tuned for details of other speakers.

Event Time:
  • 8.00am – registrations & networking
  • 8.45am – presentations commence, including keynote with Richard Bolt and panel session
  • 10.30am – morning tea & networking
  • 11.00am – breakout workshop sessions
  • 12.45pm – Working lunch & networking
  • 2.00pm – Event close


Richard Bolt
Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR)

Richard Bolt is currently the Secretary of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), where he leads more than 5,000 staff based in metropolitan Melbourne, regional Victoria and internationally. Richard supports and advises nine government ministers across five portfolio groups – transport; economic development, employment and innovation; agriculture and resources; and creative industries.

Prior to joining DEDJTR, Richard was Secretary of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) (2011-14), and Secretary of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI) (2006-11).

Richard has previously served on national committees advising ministerial councils on education and energy, including the Advisory Board to the Australian Centre for Renewable Energy. He was deputy chair of the state-territory National Emissions Trading Taskforce and has served as a director of Schools Connect Australia.

Richard holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the South Australian Institute of Technology  (now the University of South Australia), a master's degree in public policy and management from Monash University, and a Graduate Diploma in Company Directorship.

Malcolm Peak
National Director, Randstad HR Consulting

With over 20 years consulting experience, Malcolm is an expert in the areas of organisation change, value proposition development, transformation and career transition.

Malcolm brings a unique perspective to his engagements, having worked in both line management and consulting roles allowing him to clearly understand and cut through to the core aspects of any project that are the true drivers of success or failure.

Malcolm’s experience has extended to some of Australia’s most recognised companies, where he has worked with leadership and management teams across change management, leader development, succession planning, employee value proposition development and organisation transition.

Malcolm is currently National Director of Randstad’s HR Consulting Practice.

Prior to joining Randstad, Malcolm held senior consulting and relationship management roles with a number of large HR consulting businesses, and was also the global HR manager for a technology startup  where he was responsible for the establishment of the HR function across three continents and played a key role in growing the business from 30 to 120 people in 18 months.

Dee McGrath
Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, Australia and New Zealand

Dee McGrath is Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services (GBS) for Australia and New Zealand. In this role, Dee is responsible for the strategy, client value and growth of IBM’s consulting and digital businesses across all industries. This includes bringing together a portfolio of deep industry expertise and world-class digital, cognitive
and cloud solutions to help our clients digitally reinvent and solve complex business challenges.

Prior to this role, Dee was Vice President, Financial Services Sector, IBM Asia Pacific responsible for the strategy, capability and performance of the Financial Services business across 12 countries.

With a focus on helping clients in banking, wealth, insurance, payments and capital markets integrate IT with business insight to create and deliver value for their customers and shareholders, the business experienced a period of strong performance under her leadership.

Prior to joining IBM, Dee built extensive General Management experience across a number of industries. She has led business strategy, operating model transformations, merger integrations, and guided the development and management of very significant global client relationships.

Her career has also been distinguished with roles at Visa as Vice President & Head of Client Relationship Management, at HP Enterprise Services as Vice President of the Financial Services Industry and senior management positions at National Australia Bank including leading the Consumer & Commercial Cards business.

Dee is a member of the advisory board for Women in Payments, board member of 3SA and is a member of Chief Executive Women and the IBM Industry Academy.

Professor Rosemary Stockdale
Chair, Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship, Swinburne Business School

Professor Rosemary Stockdale is Chair of the Department of Business Technology and Entrepreneurship at Swinburne Business School.  Rosemary joined Swinburne University of Technology in 2009 having previously worked in universities in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Austria. She was a visiting professor at ESSEC, Paris in 2013.

Rosemary has a PhD in Management Information Systems from Edith Cowan University in Perth and has published over 80 papers in Information Systems journals and conferences.  Her research interests include the implementation and use of IT in organisations, the development of e-government, use of social media by organisations and the role of IT in the self-management of chronic diseases.

Rosemary also has a strong interest in increasing diversity in the IT industry and the development of university education to meet the changing demands of the workplace.

Trevor Townsend
Director, Startupbootcamp Energy Australia

Trevor is a seasoned startup executive, advisor and director, having garnered years of practical experience in all aspects of the startup industry.

Having started his career in technical roles at National Australia Bank's Institutional Bank and PCCW Hong Kong, Trevor moved to silicon valley startup TIBCO in 1994, which was NASDAQ listed in 1999. Trevor has over 15 years of angel investing experience, co-founding a consulting company, AIPEX, that grew to over 70 consultants before selling to an ASX listed company.

Before heading up the debut Startupbootcamp accelerator programme in Australia, Trevor invested, advised and co-founded many startups including BroadCoast, YoYo Button and Digital Jungle, and was a founding shareholder of Quickflix, Melbourne Victory Football Club, and Mooter Media.

Richard Clem
Program Director, Startupbootcamp Energy Australia 

Prior to his role as Program Director for Startupbootcamp Energy Australia, Richard gained years of experience helping train startups and business minds around the globe. He's been active in the startup community as a Founder, Investor and Mentor since 2001 when he invested and took an active role in

Having mentored both in Startupbootcamp Denmark, London, Barcelona and the University of Cambridge Queen's Young Leaders Programme, his expertise lie in building, promoting and supporting startup founders, using experience gained working in Australia, Europe and the USA. In London he ran the Emerald Investment Fund and played a key role in establishing Digital Shoreditch.

Richard is also a key player in the Tasmanian startup scene, working with the local startup community, university and government as an adviser. He developed a state wide strategy and played a key role to open Innovation Hubs in Hobart & Launceston'


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