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ACS IT Expert for Australian IT Strategy Project

Thursday 25 July 1996 - The Australian Computer Society has announced the nomination of Dr. Bernard Robertson-Dunn to the working party formulating a Research Strategy for Information Technology in Australia.

Dr. Robertson-Dunn will join the Working Party of the Discipline Research Strategy for Australian IT, chaired by Professor Peter Poole FTSE, Dean of Information Technology at Bond University.

The research was commissioned by the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the Department of Employment, Education, Training and Youth Affairs (DEETYA). It is due for completion in June 1997.

The aim is to develop a picture of where the IT discipline should be in a decade and a comprehensive plan for getting there.

Dr Robertson-Dunn is a consultant with Azimuth Consultants Australia Pty Ltd, working in the areas of information management strategies and information technology architectures.

For the past four years he has chaired the Australian Information Industry Association Open Systems committee and represented the IT industry on a number of Federal Government IT committees.

"Australia needs to position itself as an innovative adopter of IT products and services so that we can compete successfully in a worldwide market place," Dr Robertson-Dunn said.

"By making innovative and creative use of IT we can enhance our performance in a wide range of other service and product areas. We need to ensure that the benefits that can come from IT are realised to the advantage of as wide a community as possible."

ACS President, Tom Worthington, congratulated Dr. Robertson-Dunn on his nomination and suggested the working party meet at the 14th World Computer Congress, to be hosted by the ACS in Canberra in September.

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