As the professional association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector, ACS is passionate about the ICT profession being recognised as a driver of innovation and business.

We are expertly assisted by three high-level Advisory and Standards Boards: Membership, Professional and Technical which provide advice and resource development validation to ensure ACS continues to evolve as a modern and contemporary professional body. ACS is also represented on National and International Committees and Working Groups.

Are you passionate about the ICT profession? Are you a national or international leader in your field? If so, ACS would be delighted to hear from you as we seek expressions of interest from candidates for:

· ACS Technical Committees (2-year terms):

o Artificial Intelligence Ethics Committee

o Blockchain Committee

o Cyber Security Committee

o Data Sharing Committee

o Internet of Things Committee

· Representative to the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) (2-year terms):

o Technical Committee 1: Foundations of Computer Science

o Technical Committee 2: Software Theory and Practice

o Technical Committee 5: Information Technology Applications

o Technical Committee 6: Communication Systems

o Technical Committee 7: System Modelling and Optimisation

o Technical Committee 10: Computer Systems Technology

· Representative to Standards Australia (2-year terms):

o Representative to Standards Australia IT-012 Information Systems, Security and Identification Technology

o Representative to Standards Australia IT-021 Records and Document Management

o Representative to Standards Australia IT-038 Cloud Computing

· ACS Expert Knowledge Pool (2-year terms):

o The ACS Expert Knowledge Pool, sitting under the Technical Advisory Board, are members recognised for their specialised knowledge and experience in areas which sit outside the above committee and external representative positions (for example FinTech, AgTech, Quantum Computing, MedTech, Augment/Mixed/Virtual Reality, Robotics etc). Members of this pool will be called on for their expert opinions in support of ACS policy positions, media and government submissions.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should complete the online Nomination Form which includes requirements for:

· your ACS membership number (for current members)

· a link to an up-to-date resume, curriculum vitae or active Linked-in profile

· a link to a photo (for use on the ACS website, should you be successful)

· a short statement (max 500 words) in support of your nomination addressing the selection criteria, the contribution you believe you can make, and why you’re interested in this position

Nominations close 9 March 2023.

Selection Criteria

In leveraging the knowledge capital of our members, ACS performs an important role in influencing the national agenda, driving professionalism in ICT and providing leadership in professional standards. As such, the criteria for successful candidature as an ACS representative is set consciously high.

1. Expertise: Is actively engaged in the profession and/or professional practice and/or teaching of ICT and has relevant qualifications and/or prior learning.

2. Networks and Spheres of Influence: Has relevant industry connections and/or education connections.

3. Accountable: Can deliver committee objectives & measures and can provide written reports detailing key outcomes.

4. Commitment and Passion: Can dedicate the time for meetings and thinking, has a passion for the ICT industry and is aligned to ACS’ Vision and Strategy, is prepared to join the ACS if not already a member and has no conflicts of interest.

5. Leadership Capabilities: Is resilient, flexible, a strong communicator both written and verbal, is a strategic thinker and is influential.

The ACS strives to represent our members and encourages anyone who believes they can contribute to apply regardless of disabilities, age, experience, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, race, or religion. We celebrate differing approaches and points of view and encourage nominations that reflect the diverse nature of the society that we live in.

Additional Information

· Positions are unpaid voluntary contributions to your profession.

· Limited budget is available on approval to cover necessary travel expenses.

· Minimum expectation is for successful nominees to attend the majority of committee meetings which are generally held four times per year typically via videoconference although this does vary for some committees. In addition, members would also be expected to contribute to committee initiatives. Note: Expert Knowledge Pool members are engaged as required and have no set meeting schedule.