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ISACA Brisbane Award

Thursday, 14 June 2018 saw ISACA Brisbane members meet at Miss Kay's on George St to celebrate the awarding of the inaugural ISACA Brisbane Award to for demonstrating ISACA's purpose and promise; for helping business technology professionals and their enterprises realise the positive potential of technology, and inspiring confidence that enables innovation through technology to:

Tony Hayes

Tony has been a key leader of ISACA in Brisbane for the past decade.

In 2018 alone Tony has represented Brisbane, and QLD, at a number of executive level information system events both locally, and globally, including: ISACA Directors’ meetings, Oceania Leaders Conference, CIO Summit, and most recently the ISACA AGM.

Tony consistently demonstrates ISACA’s purpose and promise to the wider Brisbane ICT assurance, risk, and security community through his promotion of COBIT and ISACA certifications to key influencers in state government and supporting businesses.

Tony has supported and mentored a number of the chapter members through chapter leadership roles, professional career choices, and ISACA International roles.

Tony has held numerous positions in ISACA over the past decade, include the global Chair. Tony has never missed an opportunity to promote Brisbane and Queensland as an area for ISACA International to seek engagement with, or for Government and business to seek out ISACA members as subject matters experts in their field.

SheLeadsTech Lunch

ISACA Brisbane Chapter held a SheLeadsTech event on Friday, 1 June 2018 at the Marriott Hotel in Brisbane CBD, to raise awareness of the SheLeadsTech program. Through participation and partnerships with governments and private enterprises world-wide, the SheLeadsTech program aims to drive change and to end gender inequality across the technology profession.

The event was well-attended with over 90 attendees filling the Marriott Grand Ballroom, overlooking the Brisbane River. There was a good representation of women and men from both public and private sectors. Everyone enjoyed the lunch and the Marriott as the venue was just fantastic!

Attendees stayed on for at least half an hour after the event to network and catch up with colleagues and friends. Some people joined the organisers at the bar after the event as well, so it was definitely a good idea to host the lunch on Friday with many attendees taking the afternoon off for lunch and networking.

Jo Stewart-Rattray chaired the panel with key note addresses from three panellist.

Jo shared her experiences within the industry, government and her role as part of the delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in March 2018.

Pip Hold, Divisional Manager, Brisbane City Council shared her experiences in leadership and her various responsibilities previously undertaken in the now defunct role of Town Clerk.

Pip’s contribution and participation were enjoyable and hilarious at the same time!

Sarah Baster, General Manager, CITEC shared her experiences in leading the Queensland Government’s shared service provider for IT infrastructure. It was interesting to hear about Sarah’s experience over the past 18 months when she turned CITEC around to be financially sustainable and doubled the customer satisfaction ratings. She had her previous and current bosses in the room as well so there were lots of nods from the floor!

Jennifer Kahirimbanyi, Manager Security Model and Assurance, Credit Union Australia Limited described her experiences in the financial services sector that spanned across various facets of information technology. Jenny shared some really interesting stories about her journey from Uganda and the start of her passion for technology!

This was a timely and well-run event. ISACA Brisbane Chapter hope to do more similar events with the continued support, participation and contribution from our members!


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