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Indigenous Cyber and Digital Skills Workshop

Indigenous Cyber and Digital Skills Conference

Speakers Jeffrey Whitton, Wendy Bode, Dr Joseph West, Captain Paul Scott, RAN, Jason Duerden and Candice Bowditch

There remains significant under-representation of Indigenous Australians and other groups in technology and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers, and across the country there’s a patchwork of education initiatives that attempt to increase pathways in the vocational and higher education systems and into the technology and defence industries.

This half-day conference will canvas a range of curriculum and engagement initiatives in cyber-security and STEM as well as government and industry responses to both support those already in work, and to attract diverse candidates. What can defence, and defence-related sectors, do to support the next generation of technology champions? 

This invitation-only event is a component of the Defence-funded IndigiCyber STEM Pathway Grant, part of ASPI’s IndigiCyber, Defence and Space Program.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only, please speak to Gabriel Zito for further information.   



Jeffrey Whitton

Jeffrey Whitton, FAICD, CDPSE, MAISA is the New South Wales Security Innovation Node Ambassador and managing Director.

Wendy Bode

Wendy is the Deputy Principal at Thuringowa State High School.

Dr Joseph West

Dr Joseph West is a Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne.

Captain Paul Scott, RAN

Captain Paul Scott, RAN is the Director of the Department of Defence's Joint Cyber Directorate.

Jason Duerden

Jason Duerden is the Regional Director for SentinelOne.

Candice Bowditch

Candice Bowditch is an Indigenous Australian Computer Scientist, and works as a Security Engineer for Google.