Upcoming events

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Findex, 16/120 Edward St Brisbane City, 4000
    • 80

    Cyber Security in the 21st Century

    Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce, with event partner Findex

    No organisation is immune to cybercrime, meaning that all need to make IT security a top priority.

    Cyber security is the “corporate terrorism” of our time. Data protection, endpoint, cloud, infrastructure, etc etc

    As a business, how do I feel protected while just getting on with what I do?

    As cyber-criminals continue to threaten to compromise the integrity of data for different entities - both government and non government organisation, cyber experts need to outsmart them keeping up to date with the latest tactics hackers are employing in the field.

    What is the latest in innovations in technology that will impact cyber security?

    Join our panel of experts and discuss Cyber Security in the 21st century.

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    Event Partner

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    Simon White
    Chief Executive Officer
    Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce - QLD

    Simon White is the Chief Executive Officer of Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce- QLD. Simon has extensive experience in management, marketing & expertise in facilitating events & trade missions that promote a high level of engagement between delegates, relevant in-country industry leaders and government.
    He is also the MD of WhiteCorp International which is dedicated to International Market Development within the Asian Pacific market. Simon is a board member of Gold Coast Innovation Hub and four tech startups in Australia. He most recently was the COO of Content Security, one of Australia’s largest cyber service companies.


    Scott Reid
    Smart and Connected Networks Director
    Riot Solution Queensland

    Scott is the director of Smart and connected networks for Riot Solution Queensland. Prior  to this Scott held many senior executive position in his 17 year career at Cisco Systems  including National lead of public sector digitisation, National Lead of Healthcare and Regional Manager of Cisco Systems responsible for its entire operations in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. A seasoned ICT executive, Scott has over 27 years’ experience in the ICT industry in Queensland and has held management roles with national and international companies such as Dell Computer Systems and Volante. He previously owned and operated a large local ICT firm, Silicon Data.
    Scott is dedicated to ensuring the ICT industry’s participation in social responsibility and continues to be a strong advocate for the industry.
    A consistent theme has been his dedication to ensuring the ICT industry participation in social responsibility, and he continues to be a strong advocate for the Industry. His personal areas of expertise include Healthcare and Education, and he has been a thought leader for the concept of Smart Connected Communities and Intelligent Urbanisation.

    Bridget Davidson
    Regional Sales Manager
    Forescout Technologies

    Bridget has been involved in the security industry for the past decade and is proud to have worked with a number of Queensland’s most recognisable organisations.  Currently representing global cyber security leader, ForeScout Technologies as their Regional Manager for Queensland and Northern Territory, she understands the business requirements that underpin the need for an organisation to have a stronger, more resilient security posture; and aligns those requirements to a technical solution.
    Forescout helps organisations reduce the risk of a security breach or incident, increases compliance and staff productivity with their agentless device visibility and control platform; and Bridget is responsible for driving revenue growth, building and developing the channel partner network, and developing the overall business strategy for these regions. 
    With a number of females in senior leadership roles in ICT in Queensland and a keen advocate of women in technology, Bridget also actively facilitates opportunities for these women to network and build relationships outside of their immediate environments.

    Tony Barnes, MBA, M.InfoSec, CISSP, MAICD
    Chief Executive Officer
    Cyber Research Group

    Tony Barnes is CEO of Brisbane-based Cyber Research Group which provides a range of specialist cyber security services to Global customers seeking to reduce cyber risk and rapidly improve the security posture of their organisations.
    He is an independent Non-Executive Director of WEL Networks, a large electricity distribution business in central New Zealand with more than $1bln in assets under management supplying electricity to more than 100,000 homes and businesses, and Independent Non-Executive Director of Ultrafast Fibre, which owns the fibreoptic broadband network currently being rolled out in central North Island, New Zealand. Ultrafast Fibre is rolling out Fibre-to-the-Premise connectivity to 200,000 homes and businesses and delivering connectivity which is among the fastest and cheapest in the OECD countries. He is a member of the innovation and technology committees of both companies.
    Tony has 30 years of business experience in utilities, media, HR services, software development and cyber security with more than half of that in senior executive leadership positions.
    He has previously served as CEO of London Stock Exchange-listed smart metering pioneer BGlobal PLC, Managing Director of utility market software company Utilisoft, CEO of electricity retail service platform provider Multibill Corporation and COO of ASX-listed HR services Group Chandler Macleod Group.
    Tony holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA), a Master’s in Information Systems Security (M.InfoSec), holds the ISC2’s Certified Information Systems Security Practitioner (CISSP) qualification and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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    • 4 Dec 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Method to the Madness, 3/9 Marshall Ln, Kenmore QLD 4069

    Breakfast with Wallaby Legends, Roger Gould and Anthony Faingaa

    Stars such as David Campese and Mark Ella may have grabbed the headlines, but the rock on which Australia's successes in the mid 1980s were built was long limbed fullback Roger Gould. Tall, strong and mentally resilient, Roger's career spanned seven years, during which time he won 25 caps and scored 86 points. The enigmatic Alan Jones, Australia's coach for much of that period, was so convinced of Gould's importance to the side that he was to bring him out of international exile in 1984 stating he was "Just a remarkable lynch pin in all our endeavours." If the Queenslander had a weakness it was his tendency to be injury prone, and but for many setbacks of this nature he would have won many more caps and perhaps have joined his contempary Simon Poidevin in landing a world cup medal in 1991. He was also one of the last players to use the outmoded "toe end" style of goal kicking, and this lead to occasional lapses with the boot, notably against the All Blacks in 1984.

    Roger's first taste of the international scene came in 1978, at the age of 21, when he was picked for the tour to New Zealand, but injury and illness prevented him from making his debut. His chance eventually came two years later and he played superbly in the first test against the All Blacks. Indeed, Roger appeared so relaxed and in control during the game that he might have easily been heading out for a lazy day in the surf rather than a blood and guts encounter against the fiercest opponents in world rugby. With Australia's new look back line hitting peak form and Gould's mighty clearance kicks reaching the heavens, the Wallabies took the game 13-9. Roger's summing up of his debut was like the man, modest and uncomplicated: "We just went out there and played the footie - a few things came off." The series was won 2-1, a perfect way for Australia to start the decade. 

    From Sporting Heroes

     Anthony Fainga'a was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, and started playing rugby league as a five-year-old with the Queanbeyan Kangaroos. He attended St. Edmund's College where he first represented the school's 1st XV aged 15. He was selected as vice-captain of the Australian Schools team in 2004.[2]

    Anthony's twin brother Saia, and younger brothers Vili and Colby are also professional rugby union players. The Fainga'a's are of Tongan and Aboriginal descent.[3]

    Rugby career

    Fainga'a was vice captain of the World Championship-winning Australian Under 19's in 2006. He sealed Australia's 17–13 Under 19 final win over New Zealand with a late drop goal and was later nominated for the International Rugby Board's Under 19 Player of the Year. He also represented the Australian Under 21s in 2006.[1]

    Fainga'a made his Super 14 debut for the Brumbies against the Bulls in 2007 after recovering from a Lisfranc fracture in his left foot and added a further two caps during the season, coming off the bench against the Stormers and Sharks.[2]

    A confident ball player and punishing defender, Fainga'a was called into the Australian Sevens side for the final two tournaments of the 2007 World Series in London and Edinburgh.[1] He played in all eight matches for the Canberra Vikings in the Mazda Australian Rugby Championship, taking on the goal kicking duties at the back end of the season.[1]

    In 2008, Anthony and his twin brother Saia signed on with Queensland Reds for the 2009 season. He joined the Reds Development Tour to Ireland and France at the end of 2008 and made his full Reds debut in 2009. At the start of the 2010 season, he lined up as the Reds' starting No. 12.[4]

    Fainga'a made his test debut for Australia against the All Blacks in Melbourne in 2010. He played in 16 matches of the Reds 2011 Super Rugby title-winning season in including the semi-final win over the Blues and final victory over the Crusaders. He was selected alongside his brother Saia in the Wallabies squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, where Australia took third place.[2]

    Source: Wikipedia

    Annual General Meeting

    Voting in the AGM is only available to financial members of Brisbane West Chamber of Commerce

    8.30 to 8.45am

    Election of the following officeholders

    • President
    • Vice-President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary

    Nominations will be open until close of business Friday 22nd Nov.

    Nomination form

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Ian Reynolds, President

Alison McGrath, Vice-President

Don Collins, Treasurer & Secetary


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