The Reimagination Thought Leaders’ Summit and Digital Disruptors Awards 2019 would not be possible without the ongoing support of our partners. To learn more about how you can become an ACS partner please contact [email protected]
Major Summit and Awards Partner
The Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) was established on 1 January 2019 to ensure Victoria's strong economic performance by growing industries and regions. Here at DJPR, we're making sure Victoria's economy benefits all Victorians by creating more jobs for more people, building thriving places and regions and nurturing inclusive communities.
Our work supports six ministers, spans 10 portfolios and operates across metropolitan, regional and international offices. We also oversee various public entities, including public corporations, regulatory authorities and specialist boards.
Ultimately, our work is about sustainably developing the Victorian economy by growing employment and improving the lives and prosperity of all Victorians. We work with many government, industry and community stakeholders to do this.
Strategic Innovation Partners
AGL is committed to helping shape a sustainable energy future for Australia. We operate the country’s largest electricity generation portfolio, we’re its largest ASX-listed investor in renewable energy, and we have more than 3.5 million customer accounts. Proudly Australian, with more than 180 years of experience, we have a responsibility to provide sustainable, secure and affordable energy for our customers. Our aim is to prosper in a carbon-constrained world and build customer advocacy as our industry transforms.
That’s why we have committed to exiting our coal-fired generation by 2050 and why we will continue to develop innovative solutions for our customers.
GHD is one of the world’s leading professional services companies operating in the global markets of water, energy and resources, environment, property and buildings, and transportation. We provide engineering, architecture, environmental, advisory, digital and construction services to private and public sector clients.
Established in 1928 and privately owned by our people, GHD operates across five continents - Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America - and the Pacific region. We employ more than 9000 people in 200+ offices to deliver projects with high standards of safety, quality and ethics across the entire asset value chain. Driven by a client-service led culture, we connect the knowledge, skill and experience of our people with innovative practices, technical capabilities and robust systems to create lasting community benefits.
Vertiv designs, builds and services critical infrastructure that enables vital applications for data centers, communication networks and commercial and industrial facilities. Formerly Emerson Network Power, Vertiv supports today’s growing mobile and cloud computing markets with a portfolio of power, thermal and infrastructure management solutions including the Chloride®, Liebert®, NetSure™ and Trellis™ brands. For more information, visit Vertiv.com.
Kinetic IT is a leading Australian-owned technology services business, specialising in managed enterprise technology services, cyber and information security, and digital transformation. Since 1995, we’ve worked alongside some of Australia’s most important organisations, helping them deliver critical services to our communities – from law enforcement and education, to defence, emergency, utilities and transport services. Driven by our passion to bring out the best in people and technology, our crew of over 1,400 talented individuals operate across all states and territories to provide global capabilities, within a local context. We’re committed to delivering genuine success and tailor our services to each customer’s unique requirements, resulting in secure fit-for-purpose solutions, award-winning service delivery and consistent end-user satisfaction.
StartupAUS is Australia’s peak advocacy group for startups, with the mission to transform Australia through technology entrepreneurship.
StartupAUS works to make Australia one of the best places in the world to build and grow a tech startup, through catalysing a major shift in Australian attitudes from being consumers of technology to being creators of technology and using technology companies as a driver of economic growth.
As a non-for profit formed in 2013 by 50 leaders of the startup sector, StartupAUS believes innovative, high-growth businesses will play a crucial role in driving prosperity for Australia in the years to come. Technology is changing the world rapidly, and the Australian economy is no exception. StartupAUS seeks to help Australia get ready for, and make the most of, that technology- driven shift.
For 50 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies - the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumers, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible. AMD is enabling today and inspiring tomorrow.
Core Innovation Partners
Adobe gives everyone—from emerging artists to global brands—everything they need to design and deliver exceptional digital experiences. We empower people to create beautiful and powerful images, videos, and apps, and transform how companies interact with customers across every screen.
Adobe Creative Cloud, Document Cloud, and Experience Cloud bring together our design expertise with customer intelligence to deliver experiences that get results. With a robust platform that’s powered by advanced science, a thriving community of partners and developers, and a culture that’s passionate about pushing the boundaries of what’s possible with our products, Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences.
Pendula helps companies delight customers with a better experience by configuring workflows and conversations that are relevant, effective and automated. Enable scale and lower your cost to serve with automation. Increase revenue and improve the customer experience with the platform that streamlines cross-sell and upsell initiatives. Consolidate your communication technology stack into one solution and gain visibility across the customer journey.
Customers are engaged when service is simple. Businesses are successful when they are experience-driven. Pendula makes this a reality with our conversation and workflow engines that enable automation, simplicity, and speed across every stage of the customer experience lifecycle.
At the School of Computing and Information Systems of the University of Melbourne, we know what’s possible when the world’s greatest minds are empowered to push the boundaries of technology. For half a century we have pioneered the way information and computing systems are used and have fundamentally changed human life. This is why we were ranked number 1 in Australia and 14th in the world in the 2018 QS World University Rankings. Our degrees and training will prepare yourself for leadership roles in a growing world of digital business with the latest knowledge in project and change management, business process modelling, as well as IT strategy and governance.
Ecosystem Development Partners
Brennan IT supports and manages the ICT infrastructure of more than 1,000 Australian companies, helping make their lives easier. It’s why Brennan IT has been ranked Australia’s No. 1 Managed Services Provider for nine consecutive years. With capability spanning hybrid IT, networking, end user services and security, our promise is to continually innovate and evolve to deliver on the needs of our clients.
It all started with a realisation that Australian businesses could be so much more — if only they could get a handle on their IT.
Our founder, Dave Stevens, knew there had to be a better way for these businesses to get the benefits of technology. He set out to find a solution — a chance for businesses to get away from the stress of IT management altogether and simply focus on what they do best: their business.
That solution is Brennan IT.
Being the leading provider of independent brand management in Australia, PMA Global provides our clients with an end to end service covering the sourcing, storing and distribution of branded material.
Our approach has attracted a wide range of companies keen to improve the control they have over their branded materials. Many of our clients have become long term partners of PMA.
Through our extensive experience and strength in partnering with clients, PMA’s model continuously evolves to deliver accuracy and control for our customers.
Independence, state of the art facilities, simple processes and experienced staff working with PMA’s smart systems provide our clients with access to all information, full traceability and performance measurement, meaningful reports and sound recommendations.
PMA’s program delivers a broad range of benefits to our clients. As we are considered a strategic partner we become integral to our clients’ success.
MEDIASMITH is a strategic media planning and buying agency that provides insights, direction, and results for clients that need to reach key decision makers in major verticals such as IT, funds management, banking, education, professional services, luxury and travel.
We are well known for creating impressive value as well as the results needed to support the commercial objectives of our clients via impactful media campaigns; both digital and traditional.
Working out of Sydney and London since 2004, our expert and versatile team focus on delivering the best optimised solutions possible. We have worked with ACS for 5 years to help them communicate to government, industry, and students about the importance of developing IT skills for the future economy.
The pressure to do more with less and to prove campaign effectiveness is ever present. This is where our expertise proves invaluable to our clients.
Australian News Channel Pty Ltd (ANC) is Australia’s unrivalled 24-hour multi-channel, multi-platform news service provider, a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corp Australia.
Sky News is a news service operated by ANC delivering news you can trust, opinions you can’t ignore.
It provides unrivalled LIVE news, sports news, weather news and national affairs coverage via dedicated channels including Sky News Live (Ch 103 & 600), Sky News Business (Ch 601), Sky News Weather (Ch 603), Sky News Extra (Ch 604), Sky News UK (Ch 605), Sky News New Zealand and FOX SPORTS News (Ch 500 & 602).
Sky News is available across Australia via subscription television provider Foxtel and in New Zealand via Sky Television.