The Big Day In, UTS, 28 March 2017

The IT careers conference for students by students drew record numbers.

on Mar 31 2017 03:40PM

The Big Day in, UTS Great Hall, 28 and 29 March 2017.
Attila Brungs, Vice Chancellor and President, UTS (at lecturn) welcomes students to UTS; Seated L to R: John Ridge, Executive Director, ACS Foundation; Andrew Johnson, CEO of ACS; Hon Victor Dominello, NSW Minister for Finance, Services and Property.
Andrew Johnson, CEO of ACS. “There are going to be 70,000 new ICT jobs by 2020, but we’ll only have 4,000 graduates to fill those roles.”
Richard White, CEO of WiseTech Global. "All you need is an enquiring mind and a desire to learn new things."
Michael Quandt, Software Developer, Animal Logic. The Lego Movie, Lego Batman and upcoming Lego Ninjago owe their look to Animal Logic.
Dan Bowen, STEM Education Lead and Minecraft EE Lead, Microsoft. "Machine learning means computing systems will become smarter with experience."
Fergal Murphy, Business Unit Executive, IBM, discusses Watson, IBM's face of cognitive computing.
Matt Deshon, R&D Evangelist, TechnologyOne, talks about jobs that will disappear as technology progresses. Who needs a delivery driver when a robot can deliver your pizza?
Jimmy Taylor (L) and Kristy English of Westpac. "We take down 150 fake Westpac sites a week."
Students listen to presenters in the UTS Great Hall.
Anna Emmerson, Site Reliability Engineer, Google Australia. "Computer science is in demand and the jobs are great!"
Dr Tim Kitchen of Adobe. "Next time someone asks you what you want to do when you leave school, tell them you want to be a lifelong creator."
Tony Wang, Commonwealth Bank. "Working for CBA is like working for a tech company."
Students listen to presenters in the UTS Great Hall.