TasICT Generations Hobart
In the next decade an estimated 75 per cent of jobs in the fastest-growing industries will need skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
TasICT Generations is a free guest lecture program for students from Year 7 to 12, that aims to inspire and encourage young Australians to enrol in STEM subjects and improve their digital literacy.
This event showcases guest speaker, John MacLeod, IBM’s lead specialist in the Internet of Things (IoT) for Australia and New Zealand. The IoT is the connection between everyday devices, including things such as headphones, coffee makers, mobile phones, wearable devices, to the internet. Basically, if something has an on/off switch then it has the potential to be a part of the IoT. John’s role involves assisting companies explore how the opportunity provided by the IoT could help transform their business and he believes that the opportunity presented by the IoT is only limited by our imagination and ability to communicate it. The event will include lecture from John including a demonstration and an opportunity for students to engage in a question and answer session with John.
We are proud to present this instalment in the Generations series and are excited for the insight and inspiration John will provide to students.
As with all our Generations events teachers are encouraged to enrol groups of students from Year 7 to 12 across all subject areas. Venue capacity is limited so we recommend registering student groups ASAP to avoid missing out.
Date: Thu. 21 September 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm AEST
Location: Wellington Room, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay, TAS 7005