Speakers

SpeakerProfile

Vikas Pandit |
Head of Cyber Education at QILA
Vikas is a senior learning and development professional with over two decades of professional training experience. His domain of expertise is in E-Commerce, Telecom (Retail, Customer Care), Software, Business Process Outsourcing, and IT Training. He has nearly a decade of experience in building and managing the training function of Top Fortune 100 mobile phone manufacturing companies such as Samsung and Nokia.

Vikas is an entrepreneur at heart and in action and is passionate about building from the ground up.

Mike Carmody |
Principal of Paratus Global Consulting
Mike is a seasoned Director, Chief Executive, and internationally recognised government advocate, business leader, and strategist in the corporate, not-for-profit, and international peak body sectors. As a Director and CEO, Mike has managed two global service organisations and two national industry peak bodies. Mike is degree-qualified and a graduate of the Australian Army Officer Cadet Academy, Senior Officers’ Command and Staff College, as well as the Canadian Defence Force (NATO) Command College.

Michael Konarzewski |
Partner at Jigsaw Tax and Advisory
Michael specialises in providing advice on debt management, objections, technical requests for penalty and interest remissions, and overall ATO strategies. His unique knowledge of the ATO’s processes and legislative interpretation methods have been integral to helping his clients manage their ATO relationships to achieve better results.

Michael is passionate about coming up with outcomes that are legal and of the highest quality while maximising the value-added to the client’s situation.

John Forbes |
CEO & Founder of Civillise.ai
John is the Director and Founder of the Canberra based start-up Civilise.ai. He is also a soon to be graduate from ANU, with a Master of Computing in Artificial Intelligence. His professional experience has included time in finance, healthcare, academia, mining, in addition to telecommunications design and construction. He also holds a Master Degree in Engineering Management and a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering from UTS.

Harry Hoang |
MIPA AFA MAICD |
Founder & CEO at Tailored Accounts
Harry has been well-versed in the importance and impact of technology in Accounting since 2005. His solution of Cloud-Based Accounting helps businesses eliminate non-value adding activities such as the manual, endless processes of invoicing, billing, and receipt management. Today, Harry and his team have developed expertise in assisting more than 200 Australian businesses with developing an efficient management system through cloud-based accounting.

Fuzuki Nishimura |
CPA Australia |
Chief Technical Officer at Tailored Accounts
Fuzuki looks after Tailored Accounts' internal Quality Control System, Quality Management Standard, and AccountantChange Training Programs. Fuzuki enjoys researching different interests and training junior accountants. She is passionate about bringing the best knowledge and skills for the participants of AccountantChange.

Erin Adams |
CPA Australia |
Senior Account Manager at Xero
Erin's personal goal is to make business better and easier in regional areas while utilizing all the latest technology and best practices. A strategic thinker, Erin is equally at home working independently or when contributing to a team. Her communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are first rate and her hunger to learn sees her striving to reach new goals, both personal and professional.

David Hocking |
Principal & Director at Strategic Fusion Group
David has been involved in the Association sector for more than 20 years. Much of his success has been grounded in his years as a sports coach, where he cultivated his ability to be an effective communicator and motivator for national and international athletes. David has effectively applied many of these skills to the business environment.

Chien Dang |
CPA Australia |
Team Leader at Tailored Accounts
Chien specialises in budgeting, cashflow management, and economic modelling. His knowledge in Finance and Accounting has enabled him to develop tailored advice for each client. He is interested in how technology and innovation impact the Accounting industry. He would like to share his experience and knowledge with others particularly, Accounting students and graduates.

Donna Moulds |
CEO at Mantra Training and Development
Donna has been in the training sector since 2003 and has been working in Vocational Education and Training as the CEO of her own RTO since 2008. Specialising in Training & Assessment, Emotional Intelligence, professional development and leadership strategies. She has been fortunate to work with adult learners from all backgrounds. from academics in the public service to people recovering from addiction, those affected by homelessness, and many people in-between.

Sam Thing |
Partner Success Manager |
NSW/ACT Xero

Sam currently manages existing key accounting and bookkeeping partners in the NSW and ACT. He has contributed significantly to Xero's education and training for Australian accounting professionals and businesses. Sam specialises in providing deeper usage guidance of Xero’s product offering, promoting best practices in the Accounting industry.

Rosaline Truong
Rosaline is a highly effective business management officer with dynamic experience in marketing, communications, and project management. She has excellent analytical, organisational, stakeholder management, and interpersonal skills. Rosaline is passionate about career development mentorship for university students.