ICT Making The Connection Summit - 22 April 2009

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					Australian Council of Deans of ICT


                            present




                      ICT:
  Making The Connection
         Summit
                     A Significant Opportunity for BUSINESS, INDUSTRY
                     and HIGHER EDUCATION Stakeholders to Discuss
                     the Future Development and Requirements of the ICT
                     Profession and Sector



Supported by:
                                          Wednesday
                                         22 April 2009

                                       ANZ Pavilion,
Endorsed by:                          The Arts Centre,
                                        St Kilda Rd,
                                         Melbourne
General Information
What’s It All About                                                             Who Should Attend
Australia’s economic future is dependent upon the effective management          • Senior executives from business and industry, especially those within
of globally competitive and innovative enterprises. Knowledge                     sectors dependent on ICT skills
management and knowledge transfer are key elements. The ICT                     • Deans and senior academics from all relevant disciplines
graduate of tomorrow will be different from today’s. How different is the
                                                                                • Senior Technical and Organisational Development executives from
issue? B-HERT and ACDICT believe there is a need to focus on the
                                                                                  business and industry
knowledge, skills, and attributes those entering the ICT professions will
need in the future.                                                             • Senior executives from private providers, including vocational
                                                                                  education and training
B-HERT and the ACDICT, are organising a one-day forum focusing on
ICT education, ICT as an industry sector, and the sector’s interaction with     • ICT directors and Senior Policy advisers from all levels of
higher education. We are focused on the trend of ICT enrolments and its           government
implications re growth in the implementation / usage of ICT, the need for       • Senior executives from professional associations and industry
a digital economy and its role in knowledge diffusion, the imperative of          groups
expenditure on ICT and R&D in Australia, and the impact on the services         • Senior representatives from the fields of Technology, Knowledge
sector and beyond.                                                                Transfer, Project Management, System Integration, Design,
This forum will also highlight prima facie examples of commitment to              E-commerce, Health, R&D, Building, Communications, Logistics,
innovation, productivity improvements, ICT adoption and linkages with             Manufacturing
higher education institutions.
In 2003 IT commencements for bachelor degrees was 39 599, in
2006 it was 9 769. A decline of 75%. The story is similar for Masters
                                                                                Why
(-48%) and Doctoral degrees (-75%). source DEEWR                                There are a number of issues to be explored including:
                                                                                • Clarifying the needs of business and industry
How this will impact on Australia’s ranking across a number of OECD
criteria and our ability to promote ourselves as a ‘knowledge’ economy          • Recognising the ICT sector’s pivotal role in Australia’s future
is an unfolding story.                                                            economic performance
To examine these critical issues this forum will bring together for the first   • Improving mutual understanding between employers and academe
time all Deans of ICT and senior academics from relevant disciplines,           • Development of collaborative course modules
leaders from the professions, and senior executives from business to            • Helping to change attitudes to traditional perceptions and career
discuss what needs to be done to ensure our graduates continue to                 pathways
meet the needs of business.                                                     • The relevance of curriculum, course structure, pedagogical
There is enormous potential for industry and business to derive increased         development and professional development
value from links with universities, and for universities similarly to benefit   • Debating the need for and benefit of generic and employability skills
from increased clarity on the needs and motivation of its relevant
stakeholders.                                                                   • The adequacy of school preparation in subjects such as
                                                                                  mathematics, science and business




                                                                                Australian Council of Deans of ICT
                                                                                The ACDICT represents all Universities in Australia who teach in the ICT
                                                                                field. Our role is to promote recognition of the profession of ICT, work with
                                                                                industry to ensure that the University sector is responsive to the evolving
                                                                                needs of the profession, and effectively represent our aspirations and
B-HERT is devoted to improving the performance of both business                 needs to appropriate government bodies. Founded in 2008, we view this
and higher education for the benefit of Australian society. As a not-for-       B-HERT summit as a key part of establishing the Council and ensuring
profit organisation created in 1990, it is the only body where leaders
                                                                                deep and enduring links with the business community.
of Australia’s business, research, industry and academic communities
come together to address important issues of common concern,
to improve the interaction between Australian business and higher
education institutions, and to help guide the future directions of higher
education.
B-HERT plays an important role in helping to shape Australia’s higher
education system by influencing thought leaders and developing                  The Victorian Government is proud to support the ICT: Making The
practical, workable policies and strategies for addressing issues in which      Connection Summit. The Victorian Government works to support
business and universities have a shared interest.                               innovation and technology, working closely with the industry, education
                                                                                and training providers, and the wider business community to help secure
                                                                                the State’s long term growth and prosperity.
Programme
Date: Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Venue: ANZ Pavilion, Lvl 8, The Arts Centre, Melbourne

 8.30am     Registration
            Welcome
 8.55am             David Hind, President, Business/Higher Education Round Table
                    Assoc Professor Peter Cole, President, Australian Council of Deans of ICT

            Opening Address
 9.05am
                    Dr David Skellern, CEO, NICTA

            ICT meeting the needs of a Knowledge and Service Economy
            Chair   Dr Dennis Franklin, Director Leading Edge Forum, CSC
 9.30am             Kim Denham, CEO, Australian Computer Society
                    Andrew McCredie, Executive Director, Australian Services Round Table
                    Steve Vamos, President, Society for Knowledge Economics

            ICT in Context: an overview of curricula development and career pathways
 10.15am
                    Peter Grant, State Director Qld, NT and Pacific Islands, Microsoft

 10.30am    Morning Tea

            ICT Labour Market Dynamics: workforce planning and skills shortages
 10.50am
                    Professor Ron Weber, Chair, Working Group, ICT Workforce and Labour Market Research

            Innovation in ICT Curricula: – pedagogical development and alignment with school students,
            graduate and employer needs
            Chair   Assoc Professor Peter Cole, President, Australian Council of Deans of ICT
 11.15am
                    Professor Margaret Vickers, Centre for Educational Research, University of Western Sydney
                    Assoc Professor Sylvia Edwards, Assistant Dean – Teaching and Learning, Faculty of Science and Technology, Qld University of
                    Technology

            Linking Research into Teaching and Business
            Chair   Dr David Skellern, CEO, NICTA
 11.55am
                    Chris Vonwiller, Chair, Standing Committee for Information and Communications Technology, The Warren Centre
                    Professor John Yearwood, Director, Centre for Informatics & Applied Optimisation, University of Ballarat

            Sessions Q & A: innovation in ICT curricula and linking research into teaching and business
 12.25pm    Chairs Dr David Skellern, CEO, NICTA
                   Assoc Professor Peter Cole, President, Australian Council of Deans of ICT

 12.35pm    Lunch

            Implications for Accreditation and Development of the Profession
            Chair   Professor Simon Kaplan, Vice-president, Australian Council of Deans of ICT
 1.20pm             Professor Doug Grant, Director – Professional Standards Board, Australian Computer Society
                    Ian Birks, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Information Industry Association
                    Peter Grant, State Director Qld, NT and Pacific Islands, Microsoft

            Case Study: Innovation – the Tasmanian experience
 2.00pm
                    Kieran O’Brien, Research Fellow, Australian Innovation Research Centre, University of Tasmania

            ICT and Competitive Advantage in a Global Context
            Chair   Randall Straw, Deputy Secretary (Innovation and Technology), Dept of Innovation, Industry and Regional Development VIC
                    Richard Emerson, Managing Director, Systems Integration and Technology, South East Asia, Australia and Korea, Accenture
 2.30pm             Ken Boal, Director Public Sector, Cisco Systems Australia
                    Glen Wightwick, Director, IBM Australia Development Laboratory
                    Allan Aaron, Director and General Partner, Technology Venture Partners
                    David Quilty, Group Managing Director – Public Policy and Communications, Telstra

            Summary Session
 3.30pm             Dr Sharon Winocur, Executive Director, Business/Higher Education Round Table
                    Professor Simon Kaplan, Vice-president, Australian Council of Deans of ICT

 3.45pm     Close – Networking Drinks
 Australian Council of Deans of ICT



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