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Terms and Conditions

1.   Information on how to enter forms part of the Terms and Conditions of entry. Entry into 2017 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2.   The promoter is Australian Computer Society Inc. (ACT), (ACS) Level 11, 50 Carrington Street SYDNEY NSW 2000. ABN 53 156 305 487, ARBN 160 325 931.

3.   Important dates

Award nominations opened: 11 May 2017
Award nominations close: 28 July 2017
Award finalists are confirmed: 25 August 2017
Award finalists are filmed for promotion and marketing: 11 September - 12 October 2017
ACS Digital Disruptors Award winners announced: 2 November 2017

4.   The promotion commences at 12.01 pm (Sydney Time) on 11 May 2017 and closes at 11.00pm (Sydney Time) on 2 November 2017.

5.   Entry is open to any person or organisation who meets the entry criteria as outlined in Section 7. Employees and immediate families of the promoter, associated companies and agencies are ineligible to enter.

6.   To nominate for the awards, an entry must be submitted via the online portal. The awards to be presented are:

6.1   ICT Professional of the Year
6.2   Young ICT Professional of the Year (Male)
6.3   Young ICT Professional of the Year (Female)
6.4   ICT Researcher of the Year
6.5   ICT Educator of the Year
6.6   ICT Student of the Year
6.7   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Small Teams Under 20)
6.8   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Medium Teams 21 - 200)
6.9   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Large Teams 200+)
6.10   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Corporate)
6.11   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Government)
6.12   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Not for Profit)

7.   To be eligible for

7.1   ICT Professional of the Year

a. An ICT Professional is defined as:
i. a person who is or would meet the criteria to become an ACS Certified Professional, and
ii. has actively pursued at least 30 hours of CPD per year over the last 2 years, and
iii. is currently employed in an ICT role, or managing an ICT team or project.

7.2   Young ICT Professional of the Year (Male)

a. A Young ICT Professional is defined as:
i. a person who is or would meet the criteria to become an ACS Certified Technologist or higher, and
ii. has actively pursued at least 20 hours of CPD per year over the last 2 years, and
iii. is currently employed in an ICT role, or managing an ICT team or project.
b. was born after 3 November 1986

7.3   Young ICT Professional of the Year (Female)

a. A Young ICT Professional is defined as:
i. a person who is or would meet the criteria to become an ACS Certified Technologist or higher, and
ii. has actively pursued at least 20 hours of CPD per year over the last 2 years, and
iii. is currently employed in an ICT role, or managing an ICT team or project.
b. was born after 3 November 1986

7.4   ICT Researcher of the Year

a. An ICT researcher is a person who is actively engaged in research either by employment, further education or individual pursuit.
b. They have completed a peer reviewed research project in the last 12 months.
c. They have actively pursued other ICT research either as individually or as part of a team.

7.5   ICT Educator of the Year

a. A nominee for ICT Educator of the Year has been employed over the last 12 months either teaching ICT in an innovative way or using ICT to teach in an innovative way, to students who are pursuing a Bachelor Degree or higher.

7.6   ICT Student of the Year

a. A nominee for ICT Student of the Year is pursuing or has recently completed an undergraduate degree level qualification.
b. Pursuant to clause a, a recently completed degree must have been completed after 4 August 2016.
c. A nominee who has recently completed an undergraduate qualification, and is pursuing postgraduate studies is eligible for consideration based on the undergraduate degree only.

7.7   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Small Teams under 20)

a. A nominated Skills Transformation project is a project to enhance or improve the knowledge of teams using an innovative solution to upskill people in using an ICT system or in ICT skills in general.
b. The project may be ongoing, however must not have been completed prior to 4 August 2016.
c. A nomination must specify the number of individuals inside the work teams who are to benefit from the project. It is this number that determines the category the project is entered into.
d. A small team is defined as a team of twenty one (20) participants targeted for participation in the project.

7.8   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Medium Teams 21 - 200)

a. A nominated Skills Transformation project is a project to enhance or improve the knowledge of teams using an innovative solution to upskill people in using an ICT system or in ICT skills in general.
b. The project may be ongoing, however must not have been completed prior to 4 August 2016.
c. A nomination must specify the number of individuals inside the work teams who are to benefit from the project. It is this number that determines the category the project is entered in.
d. A medium team is defined as a team of twenty (21) to two hundred (200) participates targeted for participation in the project.

7.9   Skills Transformation of Work Teams (Large Teams 200+)

a. A nominated Skills Transformation project is a project to enhance or improve the knowledge of teams using an innovative solution to upskill people in using an ICT system or in ICT skills in general.
b. The project may be ongoing, however must not have been completed prior to 4 August 2016.
c. A nomination must specify the number of individuals inside the work teams who are to benefit from the project. It is this number that determines the category the project is entered in.
d. A large team is defined as a team of two hundred and one (201) or more participants targeted for participation in the project.

7.10   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Corporate)

a. A nominee for a Service Transformation project, is a project that has been completed after 4 August 2016.
b. Eligibility in the Corporate category is a project completed by a firm registered with an Australian Business Number (ABN), and is defined by the Australian Tax Office as a business.
c. The transformation must be digital in nature (utilising ICT).

7.11   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Government)

a. A nominee for a Service Transformation project, is a project that has been completed after 4 August 2016.
b. Eligibility in the Government category is a project completed by or for a Government Department, Statutory Authority or Local Government Area.
c. The transformation must be digital in nature (utilising ICT).

7.12   Service Transformation for the Digital Consumer (Not for Profit)

a. A nominee for a Service Transformation project, is a project that has been completed after 4 August 2016.
b. Eligibility in the Not for Profit/NGO category is open to any project completed by or in collaboration with, and for the direct benefit of an entity that is defined by the Australian Tax Office as a Not for Profit Organisation.
c. The transformation must be digital in nature (utilising ICT).

8.   In accepting these Terms and Conditions, the nominee agrees to allow the ACS to promote their nomination in any way deemed fit.

9.   The winners will be published on the ACS website no later than the next business day after the draw (refer to clause 3).

10.   The Promoter will not be responsible or liable for any lost, incorrect information, late or misdirected entries.

11.   There is no prize attached to the award/s.

12.   The result of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

13.   The finalists will be contacted by phone or email no later than 1 September 2017. Their name will be published on the ACS website, and in any other ACS publication. The winners will be presented with their award at the ACS Digital Disruptors Awards dinner, 2 November 2017 at The Star, Sydney. Any winner not present will have their award presented at a mutually beneficial time.

14.   The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions or problems with internet or network congestion including any injury or damage to or loss of any entry or any damage to a participant’s or any other person’s computer related to participation in this competition.

15.   If for any reason the promotion is not capable of running as planned (including but not limited to) infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this promotion, the Promoter reserves the right (subject to any written directions given under applicable law) to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the promotion.

16.   The nominees must, on request by the Promoter, be able to provide evidence which, to the reasonable satisfaction of the Promoter, demonstrates that the winner is an eligible entrant and has complied with these Terms and Conditions. One of the eligibility criteria is that the winners must be financial members of the ACS.

17.   The Promoter reserves the right to redraw in the event of the winner being unable to satisfy these Terms and Conditions or forfeiting or not claiming the award.

18.   Entry details remain the property of the Promoter. The name and a photograph may be used for promotional purposes by the Promoter, unless the winner otherwise notifies the Promoter at the time of accepting the award. Eligible entrants consent the Promoter using personal information provided in connection with this promotion for the purposes of facilitating the conduct of the promotion and awarding of awards. For further information, visit ACS Privacy Policy at www.acs.org.au.

 

Partners

Susan Andrews
Manager – ICT Roadmap for Minerals and Energy Resources


Susan has spent the past 20 years serving the ICT industry in South Australia with roles at the Department of State Development and Innovate SA - in particular with the Growing Global Companies program that made a significant contribution to the development of many ICT companies in South Australia. Her passion is to assist the growth and commercial success of innovative ICT companies, led by focused entrepreneurs.

Since 2012 Susan has developed and managed the ICT Roadmap for Minerals and Energy project for the South Australian government with a team from the CSIRO, Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and Deloitte. The Roadmap identified specific opportunities to develop South Australia’s mining and petroleum sectors through innovative ICT. Over the past two years Susan has managed six ICT collaborative innovation projects involving remote control, big data, cloud based environmental compliance platforms, real-time data from remote drill sites and predictive analytics - all identified as important opportunities by the ICT Roadmap.

Susan won South Australian ICT Woman of the Year in the 2013 iAwards.

Jo Stewart-Rattray
25 years' experience in IT including CIO in the Utilities space
and 18 in Information Security


Jo has over 25 years’ experience in the IT field some of which were spent as CIO in the utilities space, and 18 in the information security arena. She underpins her information technology and security background with her qualifications in education and management.

Jo specialises in consulting in information security issues with a particular emphasis on governance in both the commercial and operational areas of businesses. Jo provides strategic advice to organisations across a number of industry sectors including banking and finance, utilities, automotive manufacturing, tertiary education, retail and government.

Jo is actively involved at state and national level with ACS. She is currently serving as an Elected Director on ISACA’s international Board of Directors and is Chair of its global women’s leadership initiative. ISACA is a professional body with some 140,000 members in approximately 100 countries around the world and represents professionals from the IT assurance, governance and information security disciplines.

Arnold Wong
Director of Shared Information Services,
Department of the Attorney General (WA)


Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever-evolving ICT services industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills in diverse industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President – Community Boards, is a member of the BEC in Western Australia; and is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.

Arnold Wong
Director of Shared Information Services,
Department of the Attorney General (WA)


Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever-evolving ICT services industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills in diverse industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President – Community Boards, is a member of the BEC in Western Australia; and is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.

Arnold Wong
Director of Shared Information Services,
Department of the Attorney General (WA)


Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever-evolving ICT services industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills in diverse industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President – Community Boards, is a member of the BEC in Western Australia; and is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.

Arnold Wong
Director of Shared Information Services,
Department of the Attorney General (WA)


Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever-evolving ICT services industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills in diverse industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President – Community Boards, is a member of the BEC in Western Australia; and is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.

Arnold Wong
Director of Shared Information Services,
Department of the Attorney General (WA)


Arnold has enjoyed a long and successful professional career in the ever-evolving ICT services industry for over 30 years. He has developed extensive strategic leadership, general management, customer service and business development skills in diverse industries including technology, education, healthcare and resources in public and private sectors across Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

A Fellow of ACS, he serves as Vice President – Community Boards, is a member of the BEC in Western Australia; and is also the Chair of the Conference Logistic Committee for the WWW2017 Conference to be held in Perth. Arnold is the Director of Shared Information Services at the Department of the Attorney General, and a member of the WA Government CIO Council.