The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has completed their annual look at the state of technology jobs in Australia and the news is a mixed bag. While exports of ICT services are now worth $3.2b per year - an increase of over 60 percent over the last five years, we will need in import skills as there simply aren't enough graduates in the education pipeline to meet to anticipated demand. And we're also very much in the middle of the road when it comes to IT performance. But those challenges also create opportunities. Here's where you might find some great opportunities.
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The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has announced that Yohan Ramasundara will take over as ACS President from 1 January 2018 for a two-year term. At 39 years old, Ramasundara is the youngest president to be elected at ACS for over two decades and is the current Vice President overseeing ACS Membership Advisory Board. Ramasundara was previously the organisation's National Treasurer for five years.
A panel hosted by the Australian Computer Society (ACS), featuring Liz Bacon (a past President British Computer Society), Marita Cheng (Founder/CEO of Aubot and winner of Young Australian of the Year), Mike Hinchey (from the International Federation for Information Processing) and Anthony Wong (current President of the ACS) discussed what AI is and how it will impact the IT industry and society.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has launched their 2017 Digital Life Report during this year's CeBIT conference in Sydney. With ICT such a critical component of the country's economic future, it provides a snapshot into the influence of technology in everyone's life and where the IT industry stands in a number of important areas.
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has released new research that breaks down the yearly ICT jobs growth rate per state between 2014 to 2020. While NSW currently has the largest ICT workforce nationally, employing 215,576 people in the ICT sector during 2014, it's projected ICT job growth rate per year is just 2.1 percent, which is under the national average of 2.5 percent per annum.