WiT Supported Events

WiT is Proud to support the AIIA Queensland Luncheon - Startups Past, Present and Future

When:        28 Nov 2017
Time:         11:30 AM - 2:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
Venue:       Stamford Plaza Brisbane, Cnr Edward St & Margaret St, Brisbane
WiT Offer:  Discount code WITMember to access AIIA Member ticket prices

Join tech leaders Steve Baxter, John Grant and Faith Rees as they dissect the startup environment and explore how the opportunities and challenges for startups have changed.  With new technologies and lower entry-barriers to business, the capital-intensive software and hardware projects of the nineties have been replaced by the lean startup.  Bricks and mortar have been swapped for the cloud, and small local businesses are quickly gaining global reach through easier access to the resources they need.

Technology has opened new avenues for unimagined small businesses and more rewarding careers, as our panelists will attest.  Hear the hot issues for startups today, including:
  •     The importance of the startup ecosystem
  •     Bricks and mortar versus the cloud
  •     The need for speed and agility
  •     The role of government, accelerators and venture capitalists
Moderated by Monica Bradley, an extended panel discussion will provide an opportunity for guests to pose questions to the speakers.

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WiT is proud to support the ASI Women’s Initiative Panel Discussion - Life Skills for a Sustainable Research Career

NOTE: Attendance is open to all Australasian Society for Immunology conference registrants

The Australasian Society for Immunology (ASI) has a very strong commitment to gender equity and runs a successful Women’s Initiative program. This year,  ASI is delighted to partner with Women in Technology to host a panel discussion focusing on life skills all researchers need to sustain and grow their career. Three outstanding guest speakers will draw on their experience to speak about leadership, authentic self-promotion and resilience.  This will be followed by an interactive session with audience participation. In the spirit of ASI’s commitment to gender equity, both female and male participation is strongly encouraged.  Panel facilitated by Dr Alison Rice, Co-President, Women in Technology:

Commissioner Katarina Carroll APM, Commissioner, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services, joined Queensland Police Service in 1983 and worked in various roles early in her career including Detective work, a Commission of Inquiry, Criminal Investigation Branches, the Joint Organised Crime Task Force and Covert Unit.  She undertook a number of senior roles throughout Queensland and in 2010, was promoted to Assistant Commissioner. In 2012 she undertook the role of Program Executive, G20 Group where she planned and was the Operations Commander for Australia’s largest peacetime security operation. In January 2015 Katarina was appointed as the Interim Commissioner of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) and was permanently appointed to the position in August 2015.

Jen Ramsey, jenramsay.com, has more than 23 years experience in branding, positioning and corporate communication and has advised clients from start-ups through to multinationals.  During her career, she has created and launched brands, trained hundreds of people to be better communicators and coached people including elite athletes, CEOs and politicians.  Jen has consulted to multi-national and national companies including BDO, Ernst and Young, PWC, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Alcan.

Associate Professor Tanya Smith, Griffith University is an Associate Professor in the Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution at Griffith University. She previously held a professorship at Harvard University and fellowship at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Dr Smith explores evolution and development of the human dentition. Her research has helped identify origins of a fundamental human adaptation: the costly yet advantageous shift from a “live fast and die young” strategy to “live slow and grow old” strategy helping make us one of the most successful mammals on the planet.

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