Welcome to QESP
QESP is a specialist group of practitioners wishing to share their experiences and learn from others in the area of Software Quality, Software Process and Software Metrics. Amongst our members we have some of the best known experts in this field. It is a national organisation and may have international members.Learn more about QESP
QESP BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP
Thursday 14th March 2019 – 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Swissôtel, 68 Market Street Sydney
Networking & Registration start at 5:30 pm
25% Early Bird Discount Until 28th of February
Blockchain expertise captured the No. 1 position on the latest skills index by Upwork for being the hottest in the U.S. job market (Forbes). In Australia, Blockchain was one of the factors whereby ACS became the first professional association in the ICT sector to be admitted as a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in September 2018, and multiple incubators and accelerators developed and grew massively to support the adoption of this technology.
This Workshop is focused on use cases of the Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies. We will answer questions about how to apply blockchain, why and “is it right for us?”. The workshop will feature Keynote presentations by Blockchain experts, and a panel will answer questions from the audience.
The first Keynote presenter is Dr Liming Zhu, Research Director, Software and Computational Systems of the CSIRO and a Blockchain GURU, who has participated in many international forums.
The second Keynote presenter is Steve Lennon, Digital Partner for Cognizant in Australia and NZ. He has been an active contributor with the IoT Association of Australia since its inception. His role covers the key digital technologies now impacting the business landscape, including IoT, data analytics, Blockchain, AR/MR, robotics, automation and 360˙ customer experience.
The third Keynote presenter is Darren Younger. He is the Chief Growth Officer and Co-Founder of the Lakeba Group, an established technology innovator, or “Reverse Incubator” recognised for developing an innovative business platform for conceiving, creating, and commercialising at scale, disruptive, digital solutions.
Everyone interested in this new exciting area is welcome to participate, senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, students, academics and stakeholders in general.
5.30 – 6.30 Registration & DRINKS/NETWORKING
6.30 – 6.40 Introduction by Hilda Rozenberg (Co-founder QKIP. One wallet. All certifications.)
6.40 – 7.00 Keynote #1 (Liming Zhu. CSIRO)
7.05 – 7.25 Keynote #2 (Steve Lennon. Cognizant A&NZ)
7.30 – 7.50 Keynote #3 (Darren Younger. Lakeba)
7.55 – 8.55 PANEL (Q&A)
8.55 – 9.00 Closing comments and future Workshops, by Hilda Rozenberg
For more information see the BLOCKCHAIN WORKSHOP SERIES - ABSTRACT
Non Members: $40
QESP members: $20
Students or seniors: $20.
By George Washington University - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
A team of researchers including Neil Johnson, a professor of physics at the George Washington University, has discovered that decentralized systems work better when the individual parts are less capable.Dr. Johnson was interested in understanding how systems with many moving parts can reach a desired target or goal without centralized control. This explores a common theory that decentralized systems, those without a central brain, would be more resilient against damage or errors.
By Stephen Easton - Sunday, February 24th, 2019
A new partnership between the federal government’s peak cyber security team and a professional association promises to improve cross-sector collaboration, and might also lead to more consideration of independent expertise in the development of public policy.The most visible outcome of the deal between the Australian Cyber Security Centre and the Australian Information Security Association is a plan to merge their respective annual conferences into one big get-together in October.AISA chair Damien Manuel says the new Australian Cyber Conference will be the largest on the sector’s events calendar, a “cornerstone piece for the region” that helps position Australia as a centre for cyber security research, industry innovation and professional collaboration.
By Ted Smillie - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
From food safety to cybersecurity, Blockchain is being hailed as the biggest thing since the internet. A January 2, 2019 MIT Technology Review, In 2019, blockchains will start to become boring, suggests that “In 2017, blockchain technology was a revolution that was supposed to disrupt the global financial system. In 2018, it was a disappointment. […]
By Tom Sear , PhD Candidate, UNSW Canberra Cyber, Australian Defence Force Academy, UNSW - Saturday, February 23rd, 2019
The Australian political digital infrastructure is a target in an ongoing nation state cyber competition which falls just below the threshold of open conflict.Today Prime Minister Scott Morrison made a statement to parliament, saying:The Australian Cyber Security Centre recently identified a malicious intrusion into the Australian Parliament House computer network.During the course of this work, we also became aware that the networks of some political parties – Liberal, Labor and the Nationals – have also been affected.