IT security expert to start networking year for Illawarra Connection

Roger Summerill

Roger Summerill

The co-founder of the Australian IT Security Forum is the first speaker for the region’s peak networking group The Illawarra Connection in 2017.

TIC president Roger Summerill said on February 7 at the Novotel business and civic leaders will hear Chris Joscelyne talk about his role as an IT security advisor and thought leader for the last two decades.

Mr Joscelyne’s clients have included government departments and agencies in Australia and New Zealand, and non-government enterprises such as major banks.

He has served as the Australian spokesman at the Global e-Business Forum at the United Nations in Geneva, and as leader of the Australian industry delegation in bilateral talks with the United States on information security.

He has served on the IT security advisory board at the Defence Signals Directorate in Canberra and he has been in regular demand as an IT security keynote speaker in Australia and overseas.

Mr Joscelyne was vice-president of the NSW Division of the Australian Red Cross for a decade and as an Honorary Associate of the School of Government at Sydney University.

He is a trustee of the Lizard Island Research Foundation at the Australian Museum.

Mr Joscelyne has more than 40 years service as a Rotarian and is the marketing chairman for Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC). He was also the liaison between the Board of Rotary International in Chicago and the fourteen original e-clubs in the proof-of-concept pilot for web-based Rotary clubs that has now spread worldwide.