Change and growth and the present and future for ICT in the Illawarra were discussed at the ACS forum at iAccelerate at the University of Wollongong last Wednesday.
It coincided with the South Coast chapter of ACS celebrating its 15th anniversary and featured a panel discussion on the subject of Creating The Future, Building on the Past.
NSW state manager Cheryl Mack facilitated a panel of speakers that included ACS board member and past president Anthony Wong, iAccelerate chief executive Omar Khalifa, Illawarra Business Chamber executive director Adam Zarth, Wollongong City Council chief information officer Ingrid McAlpin and University of Wollongong Institute of Cybersecurity and Cryptology director Willy Susilo.
ACS boasts the largest tech ecosystem and ICT community in Australia and is growing as more organisations embrace innovation and technology and rely on numerous IT platforms to facilitate and deliver their business. It helps organisations provide more efficient services in areas such as education, government, community services, business services, industrial and primary industries.
"I am really excited about what ACS is doing. It is really focusing more on startups in the tech space and new innovations that are coming in tech, small business, government and a lot of really exciting areas," Ms Mack said.