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 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 across locations in top fortune 100 mobile phone manufacturing companies namely Samsung & Nokia. Vikas is an entrepreneur at heart and in action and is passionate about building from the ground up.

Mike Carmody | Principal at 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 and Senior Officers’ Command and Staff College, and the Canadian Defence Force (NATO) Command College.

Michael Konarzewski | Partner at Jigsaw Tax and Advisory
My unique knowledge of the ATO’s processes and legislative interpretation methods has helped clients manage their ATO relationships to achieve better results. I provide advice on debt management, objections, technical requests for penalty/interest remissions, and overall ATO strategies. I like coming up with outcomes that are legal, high quality and add value to the client’s situation.

John Forbes | CEO & Founder at Civillise.ai
John is Director and a Founder of Canberra based start-up Civilise.ai and is soon to graduate from a Master of Computing in Artificial Intelligence from ANU. His professional experience has included time in finance, healthcare, academia, mining, and 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
Since 2005, Harry has understood the importance and impact of technology in accounting. His solution of cloud-based accounting could eliminate non-value adding activities such as the manual, endless process of invoicing, billing and receipt management. Today, Harry and his team have developed expertise in assisting more than 200 Australian businesses with the 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 and training for junior accountants. She hopes to bring the best knowledge and skills for participants in AccountantChange.

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

David Hocking | Principal/Director at Strategic Fusion Group
I have been involved in the Association sector for more than 20 years. Much of my success has been grounded in my years as a sports coach where I was an effective communicator and motivator of national and international athletes. I have 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 economics modelling. His knowledge in Finance and Accounting has enabled him to generate valuable advice for clients. He is interested in technology and innovation in Accounting industry. He would like to share with experience with others, especially Accounting students and graduates.

Donna Moulds | CEO Mantra Training and Development
Donna Moulds has been in the training sector since 2003, 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, academics in the public service to people recovering addiction and those that have been 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 in Xero education and training for Australian accounting professionals and businesses.
Sam provides deeper usage guidance of Xero’s product offering, enabling the best practice in the accounting industry and engaging his Xero partners with Xero app marketplace.

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 interested in career development mentorship for university students.