FITT 2016 Executive Forum Luncheon - Sydney
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM (AEDT)
FITT 2016 Executive Forum Lunch
‘Why we need to encourage Australia’s Future STEAM Leaders’
The fundamental issue facing Australia’s IT market today is the distinct lack of students taking on IT studies and pursuing careers in the IT and digital spaces… and in doing so, keeping Australia at the forefront of innovation nationally and internationally.
Australia’s Chief Scientist Alan Finkel noted recently that, “The most striking finding in my mind is the range of occupations that people with STEM qualifications have pursued. We have people with physics doctorates working as financial analysts. We have chemistry graduates running farms and making wine.
We have ICT graduates planning cities. There are no limits on what a STEM graduate can do, and we shouldn’t impose them.”
“Do we impose them? I suspect we do, perhaps particularly on women with the talent and passion for STEM….
“Our STEM community, and most of all our young people, should be given every encouragement to find new applications for their skills across the economy. Our best future is a future that builds on technology, innovation, ideas and imagination. It is a future with STEM. And it is a future that is ours to build.”
Come and join with like-minded STEAM professionals at FITT’s Inaugural ‘FITT Executive Forum’ to start the conversation about how we can encourage today’s students and graduates to become the future STEAM leaders of our nation – and the world.
This event will feature a keynote presentation by David Thodey, Chair of the Commonwealth Science, Industry & Research Organisation, Chair of Jobs NSW and former Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Telstra.
About David Thodey:
David Thodey is a global business leader focused on technology and telecommunications
with more than 30 years of experience creating brand and shareholder value.
He is currently Chairman of Australia’s national scientific research agency, the
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Chairman of
JobsNSW focused on job creation in NSW, and on the Advisory Boards of SquarePeg Capital
Mr Thodey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from Victoria University,
Wellington, New Zealand. He attended the Kellogg School of Management postgraduate
General Management Program at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA.
Date: Tuesday 29 November, 2016
Time: 12.00pm - 12.30pm– Registrations & networking
12.30pm – Lunch and keynote presentation from David Thodey
2.30pm – Event close
Venue: Doltone House, Hyde Park
Level 3, 181 Elizabeth Street, Sydney
$150.00 + GST (early bird price, available until Friday 21 October)
$165.00 + GST (standard price, available from Saturday 22 October)
Tables (of 10)
$1450.00 + GST (early bird price, available until Friday 21 October)
$1600.00 + GST (standard price, available from Saturday 22 October)
RSVP: Ticket bookings close at 5.00pm AEST on Wednesday 23 November, 2016
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P: 03 9785 3050
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Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT)
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) was founded in New South Wales in 1989 as a Not-for-Profit organisation and today has a subscriber base of 4,000 across Australia. FITT’s purpose is to inspire women to achieve their career aspirations and potential at all levels and disciplines within ICT, by facilitating peer networking and support through our programs.