Here are upcoming events organised by FITT and others that may be of interest to our members. These events are themed around topics that provide education in the ICT industry, how to effectively manage career and support women to thrive in all workplaces.
FITT presents the 2017 International Women’s Day Luncheon
‘Celebrating the Digital Frontier’
It’s no secret that Information Technology is one of the most pervasive, if not THE most pervasive industry today. At home, in the office, in the car, in the supermarket, bank or gym – Information Technology is everywhere. It’s pretty easy then to draw the conclusion that there are lots of really cool jobs out there in the IT and digital space and that skills in STEM can take you pretty much anywhere you want to go in your career.
This year, FITT is ‘celebrating the digital frontier’ and our IWD luncheon series will feature a number of people with cool carers and super cool outlooks when it comes to the opportunities that our industry presents… and where they see the future of digital heading.
We invite you to join with hundreds of people across the ICT industry to hear about the digital future from the eyes of a rocket scientist, a leading Group CIO of an ASX listed organisation, inspirational inventors and more… They’re the people of today who are pushing the boundaries for tomorrow.
So, come and celebrate International Women’s Day 2017 with the FITT community and be part of the discussion about how we can all join together to ‘celebrate the digital frontier’ and in doing so, build a greater, brighter and more exciting future for our industry, locally and globally.
There will also be opportunities to network – both over the sumptuous lunch and during our networking breaks.
The FITT IWD luncheon events sell out each year, so we encourage you to get your tickets before they’re all gone. Be part of IWD 2017 – and Celebrate the Digital Frontier!
IWD 2017 SYDNEY
Date: 8 March, 2017
Venue: Star City – Event Centre
80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009
IWD 2017 MELBOURNE
Date: Friday 17 March, 2017
Venue: Park Hyatt Melbourne – Grand Ballroom
1 Parliament Square, East Melbourne, Vic, 3002
(off Parliament Place)
11.45am – registration
12.00pm – 12.30pm – drinks & networking
12.30pm – 3.00pm – lunch and presentations
Early Bird Single Ticket $170.00 +GST
Early Bird Table Ticket (10 pax) $1650.00 + GST
Standard single ticket $180.00 + GST
Standard table ticket (10 pax) $1750.00 + GST
** Early bird ends: 5.00pm AEST, Friday 3 February, 2017
** Sydney bookings close: 5.00pm, Tuesday 28 February, 2017
** Melbourne bookings close: 5.00pm, Thursday 9 March, 2017
For all event enquiries, please contact:
Big Mouth Marketing Communications & Events
Ph: 03 9785 3050
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FITT Executive Roundtables – Invite only for Corporate Sponsor Executives
Following the success of the first set of roundtable discussions in Sydney throughout 2015, FITT will be continuing this initiative in Sydney and Melbourne throughout 2016.
Roundtables promote informed discussion and debate concerning the current state of diversity within the IT industry, work currently in progress or the particular problems involved in the employment of new approaches. The roundtable format lends itself to open discussion in an atmosphere where participants provide their points of view and engage the audience in active discussion.
The roundtable is aimed at Senior HR and IT Executives within our corporate sponsors, with 15 being the ideal number of participants. We invite them to share thoughts, challenges, exchange ideas, and discuss current trends and other hot topics in diversity today.
Corporate sponsors are given the opportunity to co-host a roundtable at their offices alongside a FITT representative, who takes full responsibility in coordinating the event.
Previous roundtable topics have included:
- How to build a more gender diverse pipeline entering the IT industry (co-hosted with CBA)
- How to increase the number of women in leadership positions (co-hosted with Oakton)
- How does your parental leave policy affect the ability to attract and retain top female talent (co-hosted with Cisco)
The roundtable topics for 2016 are to be determined with the corporate sponsors co-hosting the events and will be held on quarterly basis in Sydney and based on demand in Melbourne. The first 2016 event is to be held in March.